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Perched amid the leaves of the Osage orange tree in her stepfather’s backyard, Beryl Fonteyn observes the life around her—Mama’s desperate attempts to gain Jack’s approval by writing her novel, which he mercilessly critiques; her brother Stevie’s unhealthy fascination with acting out events from the Bible; and Jack’s obsession with his bees—all the while imagining that her runaway father will one day return. But as Beryl’s adolescent turmoil collides with the confines of Jack’s eccentric home, a shattering secret will divide their loyalties—and in one irrevocable moment the home that Beryl’s family has found, their shelter in the storm, will be torn apart forever. . . .

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From the vantage point of the branches of an Osage orange tree, Beryl Fonteyn watches her family's craziness unfold, until her stepfather draws her into his manipulative schemes. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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Angela Davis-Gardner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels Felice, Forms of Shelter, and Plum Wine, which was inspired by the time she spent teaching Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan. An Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Angela has won nearly thirty awards for writing and teaching. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel.

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ISBN:
9780440337270
Publisher:
Dial Press
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Davis-Gardner, Angela
Author:
Davis-Gardner, Angela
Author:
Angela Davis-Gardner
Subject:
General
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Family -- Southern States.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20071030
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
336

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Product details 336 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440337270 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the vantage point of the branches of an Osage orange tree, Beryl Fonteyn watches her family's craziness unfold, until her stepfather draws her into his manipulative schemes. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Angela Davis-Gardner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels Felice, Forms of Shelter, and Plum Wine, which was inspired by the time she spent teaching Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan. An Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Angela has won nearly thirty awards for writing and teaching. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel.
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