The Wishing Thread

The Wishing Thread
Author: Lisa Van Allen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013-08-27
ISBN: 0345537823
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER “Reader to reader, knitter to knitter: You’re going to love this book.”—Debbie Macomber For fans of Jennifer Chiaverini and Sarah Addison Allen, The Wishing Thread is an enchanting novel about the bonds between sisters, the indelible pull of the past, and the transformational power of love. The Van Ripper women have been the talk of Tarrytown, New York, for centuries. Some say they’re angels; some say they’re crooks. In their tumbledown “Stitchery,” not far from the stomping grounds of the legendary Headless Horseman, the Van Ripper sisters—Aubrey, Bitty, and Meggie—are said to knit people’s most ardent wishes into beautiful scarves and mittens, granting them health, success, or even a blossoming romance. But for the magic to work, sacrifices must be made—and no one knows that better than the Van Rippers. When the Stitchery matriarch, Mariah, dies, she leaves the yarn shop to her three nieces. Aubrey, shy and reliable, has dedicated her life to weaving spells for the community, though her sisters have long stayed away. Bitty, pragmatic and persistent, has always been skeptical of magic and wants her children to have a normal, nonmagical life. Meggie, restless and free-spirited, follows her own set of rules. Now, after Mariah’s death forces a reunion, the sisters must reassess the state of their lives even as they decide the fate of the Stitchery. But their relationships with one another—and their beliefs in magic—are put to the test. Will the threads hold? BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Lisa Van Allen’s The Night Garden. Praise for The Wishing Thread “With deft needlework, a dash of folklore, and some good old-fashioned family angst, Lisa Van Allen knits together the threads of second chances, the pleasure of giving, the complications of sisterhood, and love. There’s a bit of magic in The Wishing Thread, in the words and the story as well as in the yarn.”—Meg Waite Clayton, author of The Wednesday Sisters “Rich in myth and mystery, The Wishing Thread explores the tangle that is being a woman—from family and friendship to romance and community. Prepare to be ensnared, enthralled, enchanted!”—USA Today bestselling author Christie Ridgway “The Wishing Thread is a lyrical, emotional, finely knit portrayal of three sisters struggling with love, magic and sacrifice. This is the best book I’ve read all year.”—Lisa Verge Higgins, author of The Proper Care and Maintenance of Friendship “An intriguing story of three sisters tied by blood and a strange inheritance, each searching for a way to belong in that place where magic and life intersect. Wonderful!”—Shelley Noble, author of Beach Colors “Van Allen knits together this pleasantly entertaining tale as easily as the Van Ripper women knit together the often unraveling threads of people’s lives. . . . Chick-lit cozy meets magical realism with inevitably warm and fuzzy results.”—Booklist “Fans of magical realism will want to pick up this enjoyable novel, which not only weaves magic through stitchery, but also weaves a realistic story about family and sisterhood and the threads that pull us back home.”—RT Book Reviews Includes an exclusive conversation between Sarah Addison Allen and Lisa Van Allen. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

The Overland Monthly

The Overland Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indians of North America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Overland Monthly

Overland Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 694
Release: 1893
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: West (U.S.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Insect Architecture

Insect Architecture
Author: James Rennie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 468
Release: 1869
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Animal behavior
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Many Colored Threads from the Writings of Goethe

Many Colored Threads from the Writings of Goethe
Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Golden threads from an ancient loom Das Nibelunglied adapted to the use of young readers

Golden threads from an ancient loom  Das Nibelunglied  adapted to the use of young readers
Author: Lydia Hands
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Threads of Fate

Threads of Fate
Author: Lillian Rozell Messenger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 227
Release: 1873
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wish to Believe

The Wish to Believe
Author: Wilfrid Philip Ward
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 225
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Night Garden

The Night Garden
Author: Lisa Van Allen
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-10-07
ISBN: 0345537572
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night Garden Book Excerpt:

For fans of Sarah Addison Allen, Aimee Bender, and Alice Hoffman, The Night Garden is a luminous novel of love, forgiveness, and the possibilities that arise when you open your heart. Nestled in the bucolic town of Green Valley in upstate New York, the Pennywort farm appears ordinary, yet at its center lies something remarkable: a wild maze of colorful gardens that reaches beyond the imagination. Local legend says that a visitor can gain answers to life’s most difficult problems simply by walking through its lush corridors. Yet the labyrinth has never helped Olivia Pennywort, the garden’s beautiful and enigmatic caretaker. She has spent her entire life on her family’s land, harboring a secret that forces her to keep everyone at arm’s length. But when her childhood best friend, Sam Van Winkle, returns to the valley, Olivia begins to question her safe, isolated world and wonders if she at last has the courage to let someone in. As she and Sam reconnect, Olivia faces a difficult question: Is the garden maze that she has nurtured all of her life a safe haven or a prison? Praise for Lisa Van Allen’s The Wishing Thread “Reader to reader, knitter to knitter: You’re going to love this book.”—Debbie Macomber “Whimsical . . . great for fans of Sarah Addison Allen and Alice Hoffman.”—Library Journal Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

The wish of his life From the Fr

The wish of his life  From the Fr
Author: Charles Victor Cherbuliez
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1878
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bible Object Lessons and Songs for Little Ones

Bible Object Lessons and Songs for Little Ones
Author: Lillie E. Affolter,F. E. Belden
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 155
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Take My Hand

Take My Hand
Author: Edith Segal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 1970
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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English Mechanic and World of Science

English Mechanic and World of Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1909
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Mechanics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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English Mechanic and Mirror of Science and Art

English Mechanic and Mirror of Science and Art
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 614
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems

ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems
Author: Association for Computing Machinery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Computer programming
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Joy of Hand Weaving

The Joy of Hand Weaving
Author: Osma Gallinger Tod
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 306
Release: 1950
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Hand weaving
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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English Mechanic and World of Science

English Mechanic and World of Science
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1887
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Industrial arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Australian Literary Studies

Australian Literary Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Australian literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency

Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency
Author: Bombay (Presidency)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bombay (India)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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By Force Of Fantasy

By Force Of Fantasy
Author: Ethel S. Person
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1995-08-09
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

By Force Of Fantasy Book Excerpt:

Challenging Freudian opinions that state that happy, well-balanced people do not fantasize, a revealing look at the benefits of positive fantasy lives explains why they are crucial to emotional health. Tour.