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‘Elegantly structured, unsettling, yet with moments of surprising wit – in this novel Suzanne Leal captures the life of a small community with real tenderness.‘ Kathryn Heyman, author of Floodline

A small coastal town is rocked by scandal when a beloved teacher is forced into early retirement.

A popular teacher with something to hide.

A new principal determined to uncover the truth.

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A young mother, suddenly single, who struggles to rebuild her life.

A grieving daughter who must learn to face the world again.

A family forced to flee their homeland and start afresh.

A small town can be a refuge, but while its secrets are held, it’s hard to know who to trust and what to believe.

The Teacher’s Secret is a tender and compelling story of scandal, rumour and dislocation, and the search for grace and dignity in the midst of dishonour and humiliation.

Suzanne Leal is a lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law. A former legal commentator on ABC Radio, Suzanne is a regular interviewer at Sydney Writers’ Festival and other literary functions. The Teacher’s Secret is her second novel. www.suzanneleal.com

The Teacher’s Secret, by Suzanne Leal, is available from Dymocks.

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