Coming from HarperCollins June 2014
"Slowly a small town's secrets come to light in a story that skits a fine line between mystery and psychological suspense."
—Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"The Qualities of Wood, the fine debut novel by Mary Vensel White, grabbed me right away and held me in its thrall until the final page. The writing is tensely crafted and beautifully precise."
—Wendy Lawless, author of Chanel Bonfire
"Haunting, delicate and utterly controlled. The Qualities of Wood is, quite simply, truly beautiful."
—Caroline Smailes, author of Black Boxes