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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Thorndike Pr
Publication date October 18, 2006
Pages 257
Binding Hardcover
Edition Large print
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9780786290222
ISBN-10 0786290226
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $21.95
Other format details large print
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The death of an apparent stranger in the Steeple family's old home triggers troubling questions for sixteen-year-old Declan as he tries to make sense of his fragmented dreams, random memories, and unexplained coincidences, hoping to learn the truth aboutthe mother who suddenly left when he was ten.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
Family secrets, forgotten memories, and the transforming power of truth

It's been six years since sixteen-year-old Dec's free-spirited mother, Lindy, disappeared. Dec feels so trapped in the present, he's avoided examining his past. But when an intruder dies in the museum-like family home, the man's death sends forth tremors that reawaken forgotten memories. Suddenly Dec is flooded with visions of his mother so tangible it's hard to believe they're not real. At least Dec has his best friend - gifted, funny Ezra - to help him sort out what's real and what isn't. But as Dec's dream visions of his mother turn into nightmares, Ezra announces he's going away, leaving Dec haunted by questions that must be answered. What did happen to his mother? And who really is the thief in the house of memory?

In this masterful new novel, Tim Wynne-Jones explores with wit, compassion, and humor the fictional territory he knows best - the prickly ties that bind families, the murky connections between imagination and real life.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374374785 Book cover for 9780786290222
 
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (October 18, 2006)
9780786290222 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $21.95
About: The death of an apparent stranger in the Steeple family's old home triggers troubling questions for sixteen-year-old Declan as he tries to make sense of his fragmented dreams, random memories, and unexplained coincidences, hoping to learn the truth aboutthe mother who suddenly left when he was ten.
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 15, 2005)
9780374374785 | details & prices | 209 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $17.00
About: The death of an apparent stranger in the Steeple family's old home triggers troubling questions for sixteen-year-old Declan as he tries to make sense of his fragmented dreams, random memories, and unexplained coincidences, hoping to learn the truth aboutthe mother who suddenly left when he was ten.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 1, 2008)
9780374400194 | details & prices | 210 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.25 lbs | List price $8.00
About: Family secrets, forgotten memories, and the transforming power of truthIt's been six years since sixteen-year-old Dec's free-spirited mother, Lindy, disappeared.
from Usborne Pub Ltd (January 26, 2007)
9780746078785 | details & prices | 256 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $9.40
About: Synopsis Dec hasn't seen his mother for six years.
Prebinding
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (April 9, 2009)
9781439585801 | details & prices | 210 pages | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | List price $17.00

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