Debut novel by Vail author inspired by two teens lost to suicide

Debut novel by Vail author inspired by two teens lost to suicide
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By caramie schnell

During the five years Heather Sappenfield taught at Battle Mountain High School, two students committed suicide. “It was awful,” she said. “I was confused and sad and angry. I couldn’t stop wondering what their lives must have been like behind the veil of their daily routine. My heart went out to their friends and families. It must have been exponentially worse for them.” Along with profound sadness, Sappenfield was angry, too. “I thought darn it, I’m going to write a book where you guys stick around and see how much it hurts the people they love, because if they understood …

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