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Hannah Allman Kennedy

Author + Small Story Teller

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And It All Came Tumbling Down, a new novel set in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

Amy Reilly grew up in the rural town of Haven in the Oil Region of Western Pennsylvania, a once-prosperous land where oil barons built magnificent mansions and grand boomtowns. Now the boomtowns are ghost towns, the money is gone, and nature is reclaiming the land inch by inch. As soon as she was old enough, Amy left the town behind and started a new life in Pittsburgh, where everything was more exciting and she could forge a new identity. In the city, Amy could be a speck in so many layers of strata: invisible, mysterious, reinvented.

But a family tragedy pulls Amy back to Haven again where she must reckon with the identity she left behind. Conflicting family dynamics, religious trauma, and the haunting of the past remind her that Haven is still in her blood, whether she wants it to be or not. Amy is forced to try to make peace with the past, to face her fears, and to choose a new way, before she loses everything that is most important to her.

About the Author

Hannah Allman Kennedy grew up among the oil ghost towns of Venango County, Pennsylvania. She earned her MFA in creative writing from Carlow University, and her B.A. in writing from Geneva College. Hannah is a freelance writer, editor, and web designer. She lives in Pittsburgh, where she teaches writing. Her work has appeared in :Lexicon, SHIFT, In Parentheses, Marathon Literary Review, and The Watershed Journal.