The Garden Book

Author : Brian Castro
ISBN : 188503007X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 79.26 MB
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Brian Castro's award-winning novel, "The Garden Book," is a meditation on loneliness, addiction and exploitation. Set in the years between the Depression and the Second World War in Australia's Dandenong Ranges, it follows the emotionally turbulent life of the beautiful Swan Hay (born Shuang He)--her marriage to the passionate yet brutal Darcy Damon, her love affair with the aviator Jasper Zenlin and her rise to literary fame overseas after her poetry is translated into French without her knowledge. Fifty years after her disappearance into institutions and a life of poverty and despair, Norman Shih--a rare-book librarian and "expert in self-effacement"--begins to piece together the life and losses of Swan. Tracking down clues from guesthouse libraries, antiquarian bookshops and Swan's own haunted writings, Shih fills out a portrait of early twentieth-century Australian lives wracked by modernist impulses of racial prejudice.
Category: Fiction

The Butterfly Garden

Author : Dot Hutchison
ISBN : 168324303X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 69.33 MB
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"Near an isolated mansion a beautiful garden is discovered with luscious flowers, shady trees...and a collection of 'butterflies'--young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed by the Gardener, a twisted man obsessed with preserving his lovely specimens. When a survivor is questioned, the more she shares, the more agents wonder what she is hiding"--
Category: Fiction

The Girls

Author : Lisa Jewell
ISBN : 9781473507890
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 36.17 MB
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Dark secrets, a devastating mystery and the games people play: the gripping new novel from the bestselling author of The House We Grew Up In and The Third Wife. You live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbours for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really? Midsummer night: a thirteen-year-old girl is found unconscious in a dark corner of the garden square. What really happened to her? And who is responsible? Utterly believable characters, a gripping story and a dark secret buried at its core: this is Lisa Jewell at her heart-stopping best.
Category: Fiction

The Garden

Author : Robin Craig Clark
ISBN : 9781453773376
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 40.1 MB
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A tranquil ode to love, this beautiful book features page after page of lavish, colorful lettering, illumination, decoration and flowering illustrations all inspired by Celtic art, sacred patterns and the Golden Mean Spiral - The Flower of Life. The Garden is an ancient journey down a nearly forgotten path of wisdom. A modern illuminated manuscript containing the four cycles of soul awakening. A rare book that speaks the infinite language of the Universe.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

In The Garden Of Beasts

Author : Erik Larson
ISBN : 9781446464502
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 71.4 MB
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Berlin,1933. William E. Dodd, a mild-mannered academic from Chicago, has to his own and everyone else's surprise, become America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, in a year that proves to be a turning point in history. Dodd and his family, notably his vivacious daughter, Martha, observe at first-hand the many changes - some subtle, some disturbing, and some horrifically violent - that signal Hitler's consolidation of power. Dodd has little choice but to associate with key figures in the Nazi party, his increasingly concerned cables make little impact on an indifferent U.S. State Department, while Martha is drawn to the Nazis and their vision of a 'New Germany' and has a succession of affairs with senior party players, including first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as the year darkens, Dodd and his daughter find their lives transformed and any last illusion they might have about Hitler are shattered by the violence of the 'Night of the Long Knives' in the summer of 1934 that established him as supreme dictator. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the times, and with brilliant portraits of Hitler, Goebbels, Goering and Himmler amongst others, Erik Larson's new book sheds unique light on events as they unfold, resulting in an unforgettable, addictively readable work of narrative history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

In The Garden

Author : Marion Johnson
ISBN : 2894503830
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 73.77 MB
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Caillou helps Grandpa in the garden by growing carrots and finds out how much fun it is.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Garden

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ISBN : NYPL:33433007824760
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 39.58 MB
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Category: Gardening