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Garden spells

Author: Sarah Addison Allen
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
A successful caterer in Bascomb, North Carolina, Claire has always remained tied to the legacy of the Waverley family, until her peaceful life is transformed by Tyler Hughes, an art teacher and new next-door neighbor, and by the return of her prodigal sister, Sydney.

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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fantasy fiction
Domestic fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Addison Allen
ISBN: 9780553805482 0553805487 9780553384833 055338483X
OCLC Number: 78787120
Description: 290 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Addison Allen.
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A magical, utterly delicious debut that will cast its charm over everyone who loved Chocolat or Fried Green Tomatoes.  Read more...

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by sgramsay (WorldCat user on 2008-04-14)

Acknowledgments PART ONE - Hindsight Chapter 1 .... 3 Chapter 2 .... 27 Chapter 3 .... 49 Chapter 4 .... 69 Chapter 5 .... 87 Chapter 6 .... 105 PART TWO - Insight Chapter 7 .... 137 Chapter 8 .... 149 Chapter 9 .... 169 Chapter 10 .... 185 Chapter 11 .... 201 Chapter 12 .... 237 Chapter 13 .... 253 PART THREE - Foresight Chapter 14 .... 279 From the Waverley Kitchen Journal .... 287 About the Author .... 291


by sgramsay (WorldCat user on 2008-04-14)

From the book jacket: In a garden surrounded by a tall fence, tucked away behind a small, quiet house in the smallest of towns, is an apple tree that is rumored to bear a very special sort of fruit. In this luminous debut novel, Sarah Addison Allen tells the story of that enchanted tree, and the extraordinary people who tend it.... Garden Spells The Waverleys have always been a curious family, endowed with peculiar gifts that make the outsiders even in their hometown of Bascom, North Carolina. Even their garden has a reputation, famous for its feisty apple tree that bears prophetic fruit, and its edible flowers, imbued with special powers. Generations of Waverleys tended this garden. Their history was in the soil. But so were their futures. A successful caterer, Claire Waverley prepares dishes made with her mystical plants--from the nasturtiums that aid in keeping secrets and the pansies that make children thoughtful, to the snapdragons intended to discourage the attentions of her amorous neighbor. Meanwhile, her elderly cousin, Evanelle, is known for distributing unexpected gifts whose uses become uncannily clear. They are the last of the Waverleys--except for Clair's rebellious sister, Sydney, who fled Bascom the moment she could, abandoning Claire, as their own mother had years before. When Sydney suddenly returns home with a young daughter of her own, Claire's quiet life is turned upside down--along with the protective boundary she has so carefully constructed around her heart. Together again in the house they grew up in, Sydney takes stock of all she left behind, as Claire struggles to heal the wounds of the past. And soon the sisters realize they must deal with their common legacy--if they are ever to feel at home in Bascom--or with each other. Enchanting and heartfelt, this captivating novel is sure to cast a spell with a style all its own.... SARAH ADDISON ALLEN lives in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel.


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'Beguiling ... Weaves a magical spell that enchants you as it draws you in. An absolute gem.' -- Now 'This compelling book has it all - passion, romance and sibling rivalry. This is Sarah Addison Read more...

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Magical and enchanting story of sisters reconciling the past

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2011-03-11) Excellent Permalink

What I learned from this book is...if an apple tree throws its apples at you, for goodness sake, pay attention already!

This book is lovely, magical, enchanting. I sat down to read just one chapter, basically to decide whether it was worth holding onto even though it was already...
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Delightful novel

by sgramsay (WorldCat user published 2008-04-14) Very Good Permalink
This is the perfect novel to welcome spring. With a hint of magic, this is a delightful read. Once I started I couldn't put it down!
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It Just Didn’t Cast a Spell on Me

by Norabee (WorldCat user published 2008-10-02) Good Permalink

This story didn’t stir my emotions nor did it work its magic on me.  I wish it had because I was looking forward...
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