Ways to Hide in Winter: A Novel

By Sarah St.Vincent
Read by Sarah Mollo-Christensen


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    ISBN: 9781982590659

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Runtime: 9.03 Hours
Category: Fiction/Political
Audience: Adult
Language: English



Deep in Pennsylvania’s Blue Ridge Mountains, a woman befriends a mysterious newcomer from Uzbekistan, setting in motion this suspenseful, atmospheric, politically charged debut.

After surviving a car crash that left her widowed at twenty-two, Kathleen has retreated to a remote corner of a state park, where she works flipping burgers for deer hunters and hikers—happy, she insists, to be left alone.

But when a stranger appears in the dead of winter—seemingly out of nowhere, kicking snow from his flimsy dress shoes—Kathleen is intrigued, despite herself. He says he’s a student visiting from Uzbekistan, and his worldliness fills her with curiosity about life beyond the valley. After a cautious friendship settles between them, the stranger confesses to a terrible crime in his home country, and Kathleen finds herself in the grip of a manhunt—and face-to-face with secrets of her own.

Steeped in the rugged beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains as America’s War on Terror rages in the background, Sarah St.Vincent’s Ways to Hide in Winter is a powerful story about violence and redemption, betrayal and empathy, and how we reconcile the unforgivable in those we love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[An] atmospheric suspense novel.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“The tightly plotted tale combines a story of regret with the war on terror.” South Florida Sun Sentinel
“A tautly plotted thriller cradled by a well of emotion.” Refinery29
"Gives us a human-scale drama that seems a necessary answer to action-focused war and espionage fiction; fraught and unexpected, it rightly rebuts the cliche that world events don’t creep into secluded, sleepy places.” Criminal Element
“As the action of this gripping novel unfolds, then the mystery of two personal histories races against the present: What will be revealed, and will it be in time to save the protagonists? Ways to Hide in Winter is an impressive, compelling first novel, with characters that will be missed after its conclusion.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“Against the background of the ‘war on terror,’ St. Vincent sensitively explores her believable characters’ motives in this tightly plotted tale.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The author’s background as a human rights attorney and advocate for victims of domestic violence serves her well as she makes subtle connections between socio-economic powerlessness and male rage as the story moves toward a harrowing denouement…Sensitive prose conveys both compassion and outrage in this impressive debut.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)



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Author Bio: Sarah St.Vincent

Sarah St.Vincent grew up in a rural Pennsylvania community. She has worked as a legal fellow at the Center for Democracy & Technology and as a clerk at the International Court of Justice. She is currently a researcher and advocate on national security, surveillance, and domestic law enforcement for Human Rights Watch. She frequently writes on these topics and has been interviewed recently by such outlets as the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Reuters, NPR, and Bloomberg West. She lives in New York.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Political
Runtime: 9.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English