"The Devil You Know" is the follow-up volume to Farrell's acclaimed debut collection, "Sugar Bush & Other Stories."The stories in "The Devil You Know" deal with the familiar, yet ever-engrossing, territories of sex, love, work, birth, and death. Life's defining moments are explored through the eyes of female characters, from children to teens to adults. Family relationships, particularly between mothers and daughters, are a central theme of this collection. All families have secrets and things unspoken, but eventually these dark truths come to light, often in surprising and transformative ways.