"Painful secrets are brought to light in this rueful, honest account."
"Secret Girl is an unwaveringly courageous, wisely seen, and gorgeously written book about family secrets, indelible loss, and the healing power of reconciliation that stands equal to groundbreaking memoirs like Kathryn Harrison's The Kiss, and Lucy Grealey's Autobiography of a Face."
-Julie Checkoway, author of the forthcoming book Waiting for Hockney and director of the forthcoming documentary Waiting for Hockney
"Molly Bruce Jacobs takes you on a rollercoaster ride through the range of emotions a family experiences when the parents choose to institutionalize their daughter."
-Steve Morgan, executive director of the Arc of Baltimore
"Secret Girl is a compelling evocation of the dynamics of one family around an invisible sister tucked away into an institution, and the long journey of the author to claim her sister, and claim herself. This is a memorable book...The author's accurate eye and deep desire for truth make this book a necessary one to enter, a great visit to the birth of love between sisters, and to its persistence."
-Anya Achtenberg, Zoetrope Award-winning author and poet
Praise for Molly Bruce Jacobs's award-winning short story collection Small Burials:
"The author writes effortless prose. She is confident of the worlds...being created, and that confidence and a clarity of vision pull the reader in and make all the stories believable and poignant...This is wonderful work."
-Edward P. Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World