“Harrowing, gripping, and beautiful.”

—LAURA DAVE, #1 New York Times bestselling author of
The Last Thing He Told Me



About Ann

Ann Leary is the New York Times bestselling author of a memoir and three previous novels, including The Good House, which was recently adapted as a film starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline. Her work has been translated into eighteen languages and she has written for the New York TimesPloughshares, National Public Radio, Redbook and Real Simple, among other publications.

About The Foundling

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Good House, the story of two friends, raised in the same orphanage, whose loyalty is put to the ultimate test when they meet years later at a controversial institution—one as an employee; the other, an inmate.

Praise for Ann's Books

“Leary writes with humor and insight.”

New York Times

"One of the best works of Massachusetts fiction in recent memory… " 

—The Boston Globe

“Leary commands every scene with the poise of a practiced storyteller who has mastered the timing required to craft narrative tension..."


“No one does the unreliable female narrator like Ann Leary." 

—Lit Hub

“Fresh, sharp and masterfully told, Hildy’s tale is as intoxicating as it is sobering.” 

People Magazine,
The Good House

“Leary’s characters are a delightful blend of strong personalities, all with their own little touch of delicious evil…”

Publishers Weekly