13 Treasures

Author: Michelle Harrison
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316088770
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Tanya is no ordinary girl. She can see fairies. But not the fairies we imagine. Evil fairies who cast spells on her, rousing her from her sleep and propelling her out of bed. At wit's end with her daughter's inexplicable behavior, Tanya's mother sends her away to live with her grandmother at Elvesden Manor, a secluded countryside mansion on the outskirts of a peculiar Essex town. There is plenty to explore, as long as Tanya stays away from Hangman's Wood- a vast stretch of forest, full of catacombs and notorious for people losing their lives. Fifty years ago a girl vanished in the woods, a girl Tanya's grandmother will not speak of. As Tanya learns more about this girl, she finds herself dangerously close to vanishing into the fairy realm forever. Debut author Michelle Harrison weaves an intricate mystery into a beautiful and haunting fantasy that captures a rich world of fairy lore where only the color red can offer protection.

All Roads Lead Home

Author: Diane Greenwood Muir
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781482021806
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Polly Giller returned to Iowa from Boston to start a new life; with her inheritance, she purchased an old school building in Bellingwood and is in the middle of renovating it when the bones of two bodies are pulled out of a ceiling. The whole town knows who those bones belong to, but when she also finds crates and crates of items from the sixties through the early nineties in the old root cellar, they wonder if the two things are connected.

Look Always Forward

Author: Diane Greenwood Muir
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781517514266
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A quiet evening at home is rocked by an accident on the highway in front of Sycamore House. The car crash isn't the worst thing that will happen, but it is the first in a series of events that will disrupt Polly's easy summer. We all know that this is just the beginning of the chaos that will erupt around Polly Giller until it finally settles out and her life is changed. The beginning of the new school year is just a couple of weeks away. Andrew, Rebecca, and Kayla are going into seventh grade, leaving their elementary years behind them. This introduces an entirely new set of worries for kids who are just trying to figure out how to grow up. Change is enough to scare anyone and at this age, change happens every day. Characters are introduced to Bellingwood and whether they stay for a few days or much longer depends on the choices they make. From the knight errant to the new manager at the coffee shop, each person's unique personality knits them into the fabric of the community. Polly's big heart is tested by those she wants to trust and others that she wants to simply set aside. She is surprised at just how these people will find their way into her family's life.

You Won t Remember this

Author: Kate Blackwell
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780870745157
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The twelve stories in Kate Blackwell’s debut collection illuminate the lives of men and women who appear as unremarkable as your next-door-neighbor until their lives explode quietly on the page. Her wry, often darkly funny voice describes the repressed underside of a range of middle-class characters living in the South. Blackwell’s focus is elemental--on marriage, birth, death, and the entanglements of love at all ages--but her gift is to shine a light on these universal situations with such lucidity, it is as if one has never seen them before. In "My First Wedding,” a twelve-year-old girl attends her cousin’s Deep South wedding, where she discovers both mystery and disillusionment and, in the end, finds she’s not immune to her family’s myth of romantic love. In "Heartbeatland,” when a young woman’s husband dies suddenly, she refuses to sell his Jeep to an importuning gay neighbor. The more she clings to the Jeep--and to the memory of her beloved David--the more he becomes someone she doesn’t recognize. In "Queen of the May,” a former belle looks for ways to assuage her loneliness in her large new house in the empty Carolina sandhills.

Regarding Anna

Author: Florence Osmund
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780991518524
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Things that happen to you in the past can mold you into someone you're not. After recovering from the shock of her parents perishing in a tragic accident, Grace Lindroth discovers clues in their attic that cause her to believe the people she called Mom and Dad her whole life may not have been her real parents. In her search for the truth, Grace encounters people whose actions cause her to be distrustful of just about everyone, making her mission that much more difficult but heightening her determination to uncover what she believes is essential for her to go on with her life. What Others Are Saying About REGARDING ANNA: For a fun, fascinating, and somewhat unpredictable mystery, look no further than Regarding Anna by Florence Osmund. Written in a friendly and straightforward style, readers will enjoy sleuthing alongside Grace as she seeks the truth about Anna. Grace is an admirable character, and her determination to understand where she came from, even as it begins to put her in danger, is amazing. Don't be surprised if you have a hard time putting this novel down --San Francisco Book Review

Boundless Dreams

Author: Diane Greenwood Muir
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781977616739
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It's the middle of summer and Bellingwood has been relatively quiet so far. That's all about to change. Polly wakes up on a Monday morning ready for another fun week spent with her friends and her family. The fence around the back yard has been replaced giving the kids and the dogs a safe place to play. Renovations on the three upstairs bedrooms at the Bell House are nearly finished. and it won't be long before Polly regains control of the living room and dining room. A short walk through the cemetery is all it takes for her world to turn upside down. You might think that should be enough, but it's only the beginning of a very long day. A phone call tosses Polly's life into chaos and she soon realizes that is going to be the norm for the next few weeks. The donkeys are stolen from the Sycamore House pasture, frightening both Polly and her horses. Rebecca continues to test boundaries and in a surprising twist, Noah and Elijah stumble across an unexpected group of new friends. In the middle of it all, Polly rediscovers just what it means to have friends who will unexpectedly show up to take care of you. Welcome back to Bellingwood. Come for the chaos, stay for the fun. The short story - Break Through the Clouds - can be found at the end of the paperback version.

Through the Storm

Author: Diane Greenwood Muir
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781505352405
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Once things start falling apart around Polly Giller, chaos takes over and all she can do is hold on for the ride. Sylvie Donovan has finished school and things are supposed to be rainbows and unicorns. Not in Bellingwood. Her oldest son, Jason, has just started high school and isn't handling the transition well. Within the span of three weeks, his behavior has escalated to the point that she doesn't know what to do next. Her ex-husband shows up and the mere sight of him drains her confidence, returning her to the days when she lived with an abuser. Polly's little family is dealing with bedlam of its own. Jessie Locke is twenty years old and no matter how badly she wants to be an adult, she's making horrible decisions. When she runs away, Polly has to deal with a furious husband and a devastated little girl. Poor Rebecca Heater's life is already in disarray as she watches her mother's health deteriorate. The one constant through all of the storms that come is the friendships each person has developed along the way. Friends show up when you least expect it and are there when you need them. If there's one thing Polly knows and Sylvie is learning, it's that when you need strength to stand against the horrors of the world, you can find it in those who love you.

The Art of Effortless Living

Author: Ingrid Bacci
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399527937
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The author draws on her own personal experience with a crippling disease to present a series of clear and simple mind-body techniques for developing an effortless lifestyle, combining breathing exercises, meditation, visualization, bodywork, and unconscious guidance to promote a more fulfilling life. Reprint.

The Complete Artist s Way

Author: Julia Cameron
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9781585426300
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Cameron reflects on the artists journey, and provides rich insights into how readers may set about cultivating a more creative and spiritually rewarding existence using the principles found in this compilation that includes "The Artists Way, Walking in This World," and "Finding Water."

The Darkroom Cookbook

Author: Steve Anchell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317337603
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This is the classic guide for analog photography enthusiasts interested in high-quality darkroom work. The fourth edition from darkroom master Steve Anchell is packed with techniques for silver-based processing. In addition to "recipes" for darkroom experiments, this book contains invaluable information on developers, push-processing, reversal processing, enlarged negatives, pyro formulas, printing, and toning prints. The Darkroom Cookbook also offers advice about where to get darkroom equipment, how to set up a darkroom, safe darkroom working spaces, and more. Key features of this revised edition include: Over 200 step-by-step or do-it-yourself formulas Tips for mastering the "ingredients" of analog photography processing, namely the chemicals used to develop, fix, stop and tone Special technique contributions and stunning black and white imagery by professionals such as Bruce Barnbaum, Tim Rudman, John Sexton, and more.