The Angel Tree

Author: Daphne Benedis-Grab

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545613892

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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A heartwarming Christmas mystery and friendship story! Every Christmas in the small town of Pine River, a tree appears in the town square--the Angel Tree. Some people tie wishes to the tree, while others make those wishes come true. Nobody's ever known where the tree comes from, but the mystery has always been part of the tradition's charm. This year, however, four kids who have been helped--Lucy, Joe, Max, and Cami--are determined to solve the mystery and find out the true identity of the town's guardian angel, so that Pine River can finally thank the person who brought the Angel Tree to their town. This is a heartwarming Christmas mystery, full of friendship, discovery, and loads of holiday cheer!
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The Angel Tree

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447288459

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Angel Tree by Lucinda Riley is a compelling mystery of family secrets and forgotten pasts from the author of The Seven Sisters. Thirty years have passed since Greta left Marchmont Hall, a grand and beautiful house nestled in the hills of rural Monmouthshire. But when she returns to the Hall for Christmas, at the invitation of her old friend David Marchmont, she has no recollection of her past association with it - the result of a tragic accident that has blanked out more than two decades of her life. Then, during a walk through the wintry landscape, she stumbles across a grave in the woods, and the weathered inscription on the headstone tells her that a little boy is buried here . . . The poignant discovery strikes a chord in Greta's mind and soon ignites a quest to rediscover her lost memories. With David's help, she begins to piece together the fragments of not only her own story, but that of her daughter, Cheska, who was the tragic victim of circumstances beyond her control. And, most definitely, not the angel she appeared to be . . . *First published as Not Quite an Angel under the name Lucinda Edmonds, now extensively rewritten*
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The Angel Tree

The Enchanting Quest for the World's Oldest Olive Tree

Author: Alex Dingwall-Main

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628724854

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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A serendipitous, fender-bending encounter between the author, a distinguished landscape architect, and a wealthy Frenchman in Provence leads to the strangest, funniest horticultural odyssey in recent memory. The rich, eccentric Frenchman has just finished renovating, with great care and attention, a beautiful house in Provence. But the elegant courtyard looks very empty. “Find me the oldest olive tree in existence,” he challenges the author, “and bring it back to take pride of place in my garden.” The author’s travels take him to the olive groves of France, the farms of Greece and Spain, and many backyards of Italy. Along the way, he encounters a 3,000-year-old tree, a farmer who won’t sell his tree unless he can sell the farm that surrounds it, mafiosi skullduggery in the plant world, unscrupulous dealers, divided families, local weddings, farcical disasters, and a village that believes a drop of rain that has touched the leaves of the Angel Tree will cure any illness or sadness.
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The Angel Tree

Celebrating Christmas at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810996922

Category: Art

Page: 128

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This book showcases the magnificent collection of Neapolitan Baroque angels and crche figures that have thrilled visitors from across the country each Christmas season for more than 50 years. New fiber-optic lighting and a new tree now enhance its beauty.
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The Olive Tree

The Bestselling Story of Secrets and Love Under the Cyprus Sun

Author: Lucinda Riley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150982474X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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The Olive Tree is the number one international bestseller from Lucinda Riley, author of the bestselling Seven Sisters series. *This title is also published as Helena's Secret.* A magical house. A momentous summer. It has been twenty-four years since a young Helena spent a magical holiday in Cyprus, where she fell in love for the first time. When the now crumbling house, 'Pandora', is left to her by her godfather, she returns to spend the summer there with her family. Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. At the difficult age of thirteen, Alex is torn between protecting his beloved mother, and growing up. And equally, desperate to learn the truth about his real father . . . When, by chance, Helena meets her childhood sweetheart, a chain of events is set in motion that threatens to make her past and present collide. Both Helena and Alex know that life will never be the same, once Pandora's secrets have been revealed . . . Praise for Lucinda Riley: 'Thoroughly addictive storytelling with a moving, emotional heart' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tea Planter’s Wife
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Project Angel Tree

A Christmas Story

Author: Rusty Fischer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595263704

Category: Fiction

Page: 130

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"CHURCH NEEDS KIDS IN NEED!" Grace Pastermark has been sad for a long, long time. Three months, to be exact, ever since she lost her newborn son two days after delivery. Now Grace spends her days looking for work—unsuccessfully—and gobbling up every piece of junk food she can find—quite successfully! Overweight and unhappy, she wanders into a church one weekday just before Christmas only to find an empty tree in the lobby. Or is it? Finding a blue paper angel hidden at the very bottom, Grace realizes that she has just become part of Project Angel Tree. Now it’s up to Grace to find winter clothes for a ten-year-old boy she’s never met, and find a way to fill that hole in her heart with enough Christmas love for the both of them!
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The Christmas Tree Angel

Author: Lisa Soland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996572156

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 66

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The Christmas Tree Angel is an inspirational holiday story about an angel ornament who discovers from the other ornaments, what will happen to them when Christmas is over.
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The Angel Tree

Author: Robin Muller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780385258814

Category: Angels Juvenile fiction

Page: 32

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The Angel Tree is the story of Kit, apprentice to the blacksmith Grimshaw. For seven long years, the boy has obeyed the demands and dictates of his tyrannical master. Kit's only pleasure is resting among the branches of an ancient tree that stands near the smithy--a tree he loves deeply. One day, the trilling song of a sparrow attracts Kit's attention and looking up, he sees an angel. She explains that she needs Kit's help in keeping the tree from dying. Together they forge three magical tools--a dainty trowel, tiny shears, and a beautiful pitcher. That night, Kit has a strange dream, and wakes to find the magical tools are gone. How will Kit keep the angel's tree alive? The young boy's troubles are just beginning. He soon encounters a mysterious stranger, and has to face the wrath of Grimshaw and a raging fire. In the end, Kit learns the meaning of the angel's words, Even in the deepest darkness, there is a silver thread of hope.
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Miracles from Heaven

A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing

Author: Christy Wilson Beam

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 0316381853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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"Miracles from Heaven is a powerful, healing story about family, love, faith, and hope. It amazed me and it will inspire readers everywhere.---T.D. Jakes, bestselling author of Destiny In a remarkable true story of faith and blessings, a mother tells of her sickly young daughter, how she survived a dangerous accident, her visit to Heaven and the inexplicable disappearance of the symptoms of her chronic disease. Annabel Beam spent most of her childhood in and out of hospitals with a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from ever living a normal, healthy life. One sunny day when she was able to go outside and play with her sisters, she fell three stories headfirst inside an old, hollowed-out tree, a fall that may well have caused death or paralysis. Implausibly, she survived without a scratch. While unconscious inside the tree, with rescue workers struggling to get to her, she visited heaven. After being released from the hospital, she defied science and was inexplicably cured of her chronic ailment. Miracles from Heaven will change how we look at the world around us and reinforce our belief in God and the afterlife.
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Meet Me Where I Am

An Alzheimer’s Care Guide

Author: Mary Ann Drummond

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1683509595

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: N.A

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Me Where I Am provides knowledge and essential tools to lovingly, confidently and, above all, successfully care for those who live with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. Over 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease. Along with them, 15 million unpaid caregivers seek knowledge and resources to assist them in the journey. The unique care principles found in Meet Me Where I Am help mitigate depression, decrease anxiety, and allow for successful relationships as long as possible in the dementia journey. Mary Ann Drummond, RN credits her unique care philosophy to the greatest teachers of all—the many individuals living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias she has had the pleasure of caring for over the years. Imbuing practical tips with wisdom, respect, and sensibility, Drummond comes full circle by sharing what happened when her own mentor fell prey to the disease. Meet Me Where I Am is a road map that teaches caregivers how to focus on the possibilities, discover the joy in the journey, and prepare for the road ahead.
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Paper Angels

A Novel

Author: Jimmy Wayne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451606206

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From Billboard Top Ten charted country music artist Jimmy Wayne comes an inspirational holiday story about a child in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program who encounters the disillusioned businessman who picked his name—soon to be a made-for-TV movie starring Josie Bissett! Kevin Morrell is a forty-three-year-old husband and father who runs a successful design and marketing firm now suffering in the current economy. Attempting to navigate the hectic Christmas mall traffic, Kevin stumbles across the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Project. His wife insists that he take a paper ornament. The name on the ornament is Thomas Brandt, a fifteen-year-old still reeling from the implosion of his family—from years of verbal abuse from an alcoholic father to a struggling single mother who now finds herself and her children penniless. The only thing that has allowed Lynn to survive is her faith. Thomas shares that faith, but he also wonders why God has seemingly abandoned them. Destined to become a holiday classic, Paper Angels shares “two intertwined stories about family life and hard times…the hope of the Christmas holiday and…the goodness and compassion of loving hearts” (RT Book Reviews).
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The Angel of Grozny: Orphans of a Forgotten War

Author: Sne Seierstad

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458759687

Category: History

Page: 484

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In the early hours of New Year's Eve 1994, Russian troops invaded Chechnya, plunging the country into a prolonged and bloody conflict. A foreign correspondent in Moscow at the time, sne Seierstad traveled regularly to Chechnya to report on the war, describing its effects on those trying to live their daily lives amidst violence. Over the course of a decade, she traveled in secret and under the constant threat of danger. In a broken and devastated society, Seierstad lived amongst the wounded and the lost. And she lived with the orphans of Grozny, those who will shape the country's future, asking the question: what happens to children who grow up surrounded by war and accustomed to violence?
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Angel in a Gum Tree

Author: Diana Chase,Valerie Krantz

Publisher: Fremantle Arts Center Press

ISBN: 9781921064777

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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The littlest angel has been sent to Australia to see first hand what happens at Christmas time. In his travels around the continent, he discovers that the traditions of many countries have found their way to Australia, with the country celebrating Christmas in diverse and exciting ways. This littlest angel reaches the conclusion that, despite its isolation, Australia celebrates Christmas just like the rest of the world. Magically illustrated and simply told, Angel in a Gum Tree perfectly captures the mood of celebrations at Christmas time in Australia.
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The Angel & The Abyss

Author: Gunther, J. Daniel

Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.

ISBN: 089254211X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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In this companion to Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, now available in paperback, author J. Daniel Gunther provides detailed and cohesive analysis of the two major spiritual crises in the career of the aspirant in the Aeon of the Child--the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing the Abyss between the divine realms and the human. Expounding on the sublime Formulas of Initiation confronting those who would aspire to these Mysteries, the author draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, and the doctrines of the classic Mystery traditions, explaining how the revelations of Thelema apply to the individual. The Angel & The Abyss is written in clear, precise language that will aid those students who seek to navigate the difficult terrain of this advanced stage of the Spiritual quest. More knowledgeable students will find tantalizing clues to serve as guideposts and eventual confirmations of their direct experience. The book offers copious illustrations including some in full color and numerous diagrams. It features detailed references that encompass ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, Greek philosophy, alchemy, hermetic qabalah, and tarot, as well as the writings of Carl Jung, Eric Neumann and Aleister Crowley.
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The Angel's Game

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780385530484

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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From the author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes a riveting new masterpiece about love, literature, and betrayal. In this powerful, labyrinthian thriller, David Martín is a pulp fiction writer struggling to stay afloat. Holed up in a haunting abandoned mansion in the heart of Barcelona, he furiously taps out story after story, becoming increasingly desperate and frustrated. Thus, when he is approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems almost too good to be real, David leaps at the chance. But as he begins the work, and after a visit to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he realizes that there is a connection between his book and the shadows that surround his dilapidated home and that the publisher may be hiding a few troubling secrets of his own. Once again, Ruiz Zafón takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a breathtaking tale of intrigue, romance, and tragedy From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Tinsel

A Search for America's Christmas Present

Author: Hank Stuever

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547427573

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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A heartfelt, hilarious look at the evolution of a half-trillion-dollar American holiday Hank Stuever turns his unerring eye for the idiosyncrasies of modern life to Frisco, Texas, a suburb at once all-American and completely itself, to tell the story of the nation’s most over-the-top celebration: Christmas. Stuever starts the narrative as so many start the Christmas season: standing in line with the people waiting to purchase flat-screen TVs on Black Friday. From there he follows three of Frisco's true holiday believers as they navigate through the Nativity and all its attendant crises. Tammie Parnell, an eternally optimistic suburban mom, is the proprietor of "Two Elves with a Twist," a company that decorates other people's big houses for Christmas. Jeff and Bridgette Trykoski own that house every town has: the one with the visible-from-space, jaw-dropping Christmas lights. And single mother Carol Cavazos just hopes that the life-affirming moments of Christmas might overcome the struggles of the rest of the year. Stuever's portraits of the happy, mega-churchy, shop-until-you-drop community in Tinsel are revealing and riotously funny, showing how our ancient rituals of celebration have survived—and succumbed to—the test of time.
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The Angel in My Pocket

A Story of Love, Loss, and Life After Death

Author: Sukey Forbes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143127578

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 246

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A woman born to privilege as part of a well-known New England family discusses how she learned to live again after losing her young daughter to a rare genetic disease and found ways to reconnect with her in the afterlife through clairvoyants.
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The Angel of Losses

A Novel

Author: Stephanie Feldman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062228935

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The Tiger’s Wife meets A History of Love in this inventive, lushly imagined debut novel that explores the intersections of family secrets, Jewish myths, the legacy of war and history, and the bonds between sisters. When Eli Burke dies, he leaves behind a mysterious notebook full of stories about a magical figure named The White Rebbe, a miracle worker in league with the enigmatic Angel of Losses, protector of things gone astray, and guardian of the lost letter of the alphabet, which completes the secret name of God. When his granddaughter, Marjorie, discovers Eli’s notebook, everything she thought she knew about her grandfather—and her family—comes undone. To find the truth about Eli’s origins and unlock the secrets he kept, she embarks on an odyssey that takes her deep into the past, from 18th century Europe to Nazi-occupied Lithuania, and back to the present, to New York City and her estranged sister Holly, whom she must save from the consequences of Eli’s past. Interweaving history, theology, and both real and imagined Jewish folktales, The Angel of Losses is a family story of what lasts, and of what we can—and cannot—escape.
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Not Quite an Angel

Author: Lucinda Edmonds

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671852566

Category:

Page: 471

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The Angel of Darkness

A Novel

Author: Caleb Carr

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307432728

Category: Fiction

Page: 768

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Dr. Laszlo Kreizler—the brilliant hero of The Alienist, now a TNT original series—returns in a “whopping thriller” (The Washington Post) that showcases Caleb Carr “at his strongest” (USA Today). June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. Kreizler and his friends—high-living crime reporter John Schuyler Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime—have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case. But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara’s aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war. Their investigation leads the team to a shocking suspect: a woman who appears to the world to be a heroic nurse and a loving mother, but who may in reality be a ruthless murderer of children. Once again, Caleb Carr proves his brilliant ability to re-create the past, both high life and low. Fast-paced and chilling, The Angel of Darkness is a tour de force, a novel of modern evil in old New York. Praise for The Angel of Darkness “A ripping yarn told with verve, intensity, and a feel for historical detail . . . Once again we are careening around the gaslighted New York that Carr knows, and depicts, so well.”—The New York Times Book Review “Gripping . . . Carr is at his strongest, exploring the dark underside of the human psyche and ferreting out the terrors and tragedies that drive men—and women—to kill. . . . In Libby Hatch, Carr has created a villain whose cunning is nearly equal to his detectives’ crime-solving prowess. . . . The mystery is plotted with military precision.”—USA Today “[A] whopping thriller . . . Carr keeps us racing along with him to the very end.”—The Washington Post Book World “Fascinating . . . In a brilliant bit of historical casting, Clarence Darrow, a rising courtroom wizard from Chicago, turns up to defend the villain at a tense upstate New York murder trial.”—Time
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