The Tea House
by Paul Elwork

Fiction · Paperback · 172 pages
ISBN 978-1-934081-07-5 · Out of Print

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Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Emily Stewart has a secret. So does her brother, Michael.

Thirteen years old, precocious and privileged, the Stewart twins are just beginning to learn the power of secrets. But what starts as a game among their small circle of friends soon grows out of control; Emily and Michael's secret spills into the adult world, where secrets can be deadly.

The Tea House is a richly evocative tale of coming of age in early 20th century America. With period detail and deep compassion, Paul Elwork delivers a suspenseful novel that delves into the intricate truths lying at the very heart of families.

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Paul Elwork is a writer and editor living in Philadelphia with his wife and sons. He graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in anthropology and Arcadia University with a master's degree in English. His fiction and literary criticism have appeared in All Hallows: Journal of the Ghost Story Society, Quiet Feather, Edifice Wrecked, Johnny America, Pipes & Timbrels, and South Asian Review. The Tea House is his first novel.

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