With a strung-out heroin addict mother, Rita is a streetwise girl who cares for her 8-year-old sister Diamond. She's forced to face a secret from her past that will rock her world and force her to face her darkest fears ... or never see her sister again.
The house brought them together, but secrets will tear them apart. The Qualities of Wood is a novel about family secrets, community secrets and secrets between lovers, past and present. All secrets have a price.