Author(s): Lauren Wolk
Annabelle has lived in Wolf Hollow all her life: a quiet place, still scarred by two world wars. But when cruel, manipulative Betty arrives in town, Annabelle's calm world is shattered, along with everything she's ever known about right and wrong. When Betty accuses gentle loner Toby - a traumatised ex-soldier - of a terrible act, Annabelle knows he's innocent. Then Betty disappears...Now Annabelle must protect Toby from the spiralling accusations and hysteria, until she can prove to Wolf Hollow what really happened to Betty. Powerful, poignant and lyrical, Wolf Hollow is an unforgettable story.
A stunning debut novel about prejudice, friendship and justice.
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Younger Fiction 2017.
"There are echoes of To Kill a Mockingbird ... An accomplished and powerful debut" The Bookseller "A beautifully written, poignant page turner" -- Jacqueline Wilson "Atmospheric, haunting and beautifully written, this is a wonderful and very moving story" -- Robin Stevens "Gorgeous ... Wolk's novel stuns" Kirkus "The spare but hauntingly beautiful language paints every early morning walk to school, household chore, emotion, and rational and irrational thought in exquisite detail ... Perfectly pitched to be used in classrooms alongside To Kill a Mockingbird" Booklist
After graduating from Brown University in 1981 with a degree in English literature, Lauren Wolk spent a year as a writer with the Battered Women's Project of the St. Paul American Indian Center, and then worked as both an editor and an English teacher. Since 2007, she has been the Associate Director of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. She is an award-winning poet and also a visual artist. Wolf Hollow is set in western Pennsylvania where her family roots run deep. Both of her parents were raised in that area, her mother on a farm and in a family that served as the inspiration for the novel.