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The Ivy Tree

Author : Mary Stewart
ISBN : 9781444720471
Genre : Fiction
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Upon being mistaken for the missing heiress Annabel Winslow, Mary Gray - destitute and at her wit's end - impulsively agrees to pretend to be the other woman in order to carry out a terrible deception. Mary finds it easy to slip into Annabel's comfortable life, so different from her own, but not everyone is convinced by her act - least of all Adam Forrest, Annabel's former lover, who hides secrets of his own... The ivy had reached for the tree, crept up it, engulfed it, till now the trunk was one towering mass of the dark gleaming leaves, and only the tree's upper branches managed to thrust the young gold leaves of early summer through the strangling curtain. Eventually the ivy would kill it. . . The sixth novel of gothic suspense by beloved novelist Mary Stewart, The Ivy Tree is a classic of mistaken identity and unreliable narrators, and features perhaps the author's most complex and exceptional heroine.

The Ivy Tree

Author : Carolyn Brown
ISBN : 0803494661
Genre : Fiction
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Nine Coaches Waiting

Author : Mary Stewart
ISBN : 9781444711127
Genre : Fiction
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'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans Linda Martin understands what is to be lonely: her parents died when she was young, and she was raised in an orphanage. When she is hired as a governess to the orphaned young Philippe, Comte de Valmy, Linda finds a kindred spirit in the lonely little boy. But Philippe is the heir to a vast estate in Savoy, and his dangerously handsome uncle may be willing to kill to ensure that Philippe never inherits it. Mary Stewart's wonderful novel of suspense and intrigue set in the idyllic countryside of Savoy. A classic tale by one of the world's most beloved authors.

The Bean Trees

Author : Barbara Kingsolver
ISBN : 0061809691
Genre : Fiction
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The Bean Trees is bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver’s first novel, now widely regarded as a modern classic. It is the charming, engrossing tale of rural Kentucky native Taylor Greer, who only wants to get away from her roots and avoid getting pregnant. She succeeds, but inherits a 3-year-old native-American little girl named Turtle along the way, and together, from Oklahoma to Tucson, Arizona, half-Cherokee Taylor and her charge search for a new life in the West. Written with humor and pathos, this highly praised novel focuses on love and friendship, abandonment and belonging as Taylor, out of money and seemingly out of options, settles in dusty Tucson and begins working at Jesus Is Lord Used Tires while trying to make a life for herself and Turtle. The author of such bestsellers as The Lacuna, The Poinsonwood Bible, and Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver has been hailed for her striking imagery and clear dialogue, and this is the novel that kicked off her remarkable literary career. This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from the author, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.

Ghost Flower

Author : Michele Jaffe
ISBN : 9781101561683
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Eve, a runaway, finds a new job at a coffee shop on the outskirts of Tuscon. When she's approached by two wealthy teens who claim she bears an uncanny resemblance to their missing cousin Aurora, her life takes a turn for the dark and mysterious. Drawn into a scheme to win Aurora's inheritance, Eve finds herself impersonating the girl, who disappeared three years ago on the night her best friend Elizabeth died. But when Liza's ghost begins to haunt Eve, doing harm to the people close to her under the guise of "protecting" her, Eve finds herself in a nightmare maze of lies and deception that leads her to question even her own identity. She realizes her only chance is to uncover the truth about what happened the night Liza died, and to find Liza's killer - before she's next. This teen thriller by Michele Jaffe will keep readers turning pages well into the night.

Fruit Key And Twig Key To Trees And Shrubs

Author : William M. Harlow
ISBN : 9780486139524
Genre : Nature
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DIVOne of the handiest and most widely used identification aids. Fruit key covers 120 deciduous and evergreen species; twig key covers 160 deciduous species. Easily used. Over 300 photographs. /div

Speak

Author : Laurie Halse Anderson
ISBN : 1429997044
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.

African Tree Tales

Author : Ivy Newton
ISBN : 1515322785
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The baobab (bay-oh-bab) is known as the tree God planted upside down and also the tree of life. There are many folktales, myths and legends surrounding the baobab tree, stories were told to an ancestor whose ancestors told them to them, who had received them from their ancestors, and so back into the ancient San Tribe storytelling history. The baobab is truly the tree of life this is why the African San people believe the tree has enchanted powers. Baobab tree African folktales teach powerful lessons on resilience, inner strength and the unyielding hopefulness of the human spirit.

Wildwood Imperium

Author : Colin Meloy
ISBN : 9780062119643
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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From Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society, comes the stunning third book in the New York Times bestselling fantasy-adventure series the Wildwood Chronicles. A young girl's midnight séance awakens a long-slumbering malevolent spirit.... A band of runaway orphans allies with an underground collective of saboteurs and plans a daring rescue of their friends, imprisoned in the belly of an industrial wasteland.... Two old friends draw closer to their goal of bringing together a pair of exiled toy makers in order to reanimate a mechanical boy prince.... As the fate of Wildwood hangs in the balance. The Wildwood Chronicles is a mesmerizing and epic tale, at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh at the same time. In this book, Colin Meloy continues to expand and enrich the magical world and cast of characters he created in Wildwood, while Carson Ellis once again brings that world to life with her gorgeous artwork, including six full-color plates.

Mr Willowby S Christmas Tree

Author : Robert Barry
ISBN : 9780449810323
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A holiday classic and the inspiration for the televised Christmas special featuring Kermit the Frog and Robert Downey, Jr.! Mr. Willowby's Christmas tree Came by special delivery. Full and fresh and glistening green-- The biggest tree he'd ever seen. That was the trouble. The tree was so tall, it couldn't stand up straight in his parlor. Mr. Willowby asked his butler to chop off the top of the tree. What happens to the treetop? Where will it be for Christmas? Snuggle up with this story and follow along through a forest full of friendly creatures who get to share in a bit of Christmas joy.

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