"Don't Tell Anyone" offers Frederick Busch's funny, tender, and heartbreaking writing about the American family and the ways in which husbands and wives, sons and daughters connect in spite of themselves. In "Heads" a mother is haunted by her own past when her daughter is accused of murder. A child gives her bereaved father the gift to go on living in "Malvasia". A father suffers over his inability to save his grown son from heartbreak in "Passengers". The subtle beauty of Busch's prose enhances the power of these stories as he demonstrates once again the brilliant craftsmanship that makes him one of our most treasured writers.