“Harrowing, gripping, and beautiful.”

—LAURA DAVE, 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’s latest is a stunning tale of corruption, compassion, and hope, and includes one of the best endings I’ve read in ages … Full of jaw-dropping twists and intriguing characters – you won’t be able to put it down."

—Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Magnolia Palace

"Ann Leary’s The Foundling is a compelling, shocking record of a too-hidden piece of history ... A stunning reminder that not much time has passed since everyone claimed to know what was best for a woman - everyone except the woman herself.”

Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here

“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

“Leary's wit complements her serious approach to historical and psychological issues in this thoroughly satisfying novel." 

Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Leary's gripping latest chronicles a naïve young woman's role in a eugenics program at a Pennsylvania asylum in 1927 .... Readers will rip through this tale of historical injustice."

Publishers Weekly