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|Material Type:||Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sarah Addison Allen
|Description:||290 pages ; 22 cm|
|Responsibility:||Sarah Addison Allen.|
Table of Contents:
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
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.
WorldCat User Reviews (3)
Magical and enchanting story of sisters reconciling the past
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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