Mindy’s second novel, Secret Keepers, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. Picador published the paperback in 2010. Secret Keepers is set in a small Southern town — a land of neglected Confederate Monuments, faith-based shopping centers, and overgrown, seedy estates — where a once-grand heirloom garden is covertly rescued, revealing a divided family’s secret lives of turmoil and yearning.
An excerpt from SECRET KEEPERS:
The town had moved the Confederate monument from the square to the gates of Springforth Cemetery some twenty years after the War of Northern Aggression, and General Robert E. Lee — who stood atop the mossy marble with a scowl — had never quite recovered. The general was listing, slowly sinking in the boggy soil, his finger pointing no longer at the ghostly Union brigade ahead, but just down and to the left, toward the new ldeal Laundry Factory, as if to demand extra starch. >>>READ MORE.
An excerpt from THE GARDEN ANGEL:
“Our house sat at the end of Gerard Avenue: coquettish and tattered, on tippy toes, it seemed, from the encroaching world. In the backyard, our family cemetery guarded its weed-choked >>>READ MORE