How do you know what you know is true? During the blizzard of 1978, a woman is discovered face down at the edge of her Delaware estate, a boxer, half-dead, by her side. Nearby, a CIA officer lies buried under two feet of snow. Their secret meeting—sabotaged. When Emma Quinn gets a call in her Manhattan apartment—your grandmother, found dead—she has no reason to suspect foul play. But she is drawn into a harrowing intrigue that harks back to the beginnings of the Cold War—and forced to confront the truth about her family and history as we know it.
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Susan Bacon’s career as a writer spans more than 25 years. She is a former journalist, an author, an award-winning copywriter and a ghost writer whose credits include an international best seller. A graduate of Barnard College with a degree in history, she began writing fiction in earnest the early 2000s and studied with Richard Bausch in his Moss Workshop in Fiction in 2009.
Her debut novel, THE HISTORY TEACHER, is set in 1978 and the 1940s—and pays homage to the classic political thrillers of the 1970s. “THE HISTORY TEACHER is set in the past. But it’s a tale for our times about privilege, politics and America’s place in the world,” says author Susan Bacon. “After all, when it comes to history, all roads lead to the present.”
Susan grew up in Delaware and has lived in Washington, DC, and New York City. Today, she lives and writes in Memphis, Tennessee.