The Consequences of Family Secrets

In These Ghosts Are Family (Simon & Schuster 2020), a debut novel by Maisy Card ’00, tells of the emotional entanglements that have arisen from a long-kept family secret. Central to the story are the decisions of a patriarch, whose actions have had a powerful impact upon his descendants. Card’s book also examines the challenges posed by migration to the U.S. through the lives of a family that has relocated from the West Indies to Harlem.