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 Wai
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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.
“Moving, romantic, and downright funny! A magical read, perfect for anyone who’s ever made a wish.” Samantha Tonge, 5 stars What do you do when ‘the one that got away’ now won’t go away? In fact, he’s so determined not to go away that he’s literally chained himself to a tree.
Olivia Pennywort is the caretaker of her family's maze garden on an upstate New York farm and leads a reclusive existence, but when a childhood best friend, Sam Van Winkle, return to the valley, she must decide if she is going to let someone into her sheltered world.
The wishing thread: 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 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 blossoming romance. But for the magic to work, sacrifices must be mad -- and no one knows that better than the Van Rippers.
The author reflects upon the daily activities involved in Ohio farming, the beauty of the land, family relationships, and her own growing self-awareness
In this collection of articles, Isherwood writes about his teachers, his conversion to Vedanta, and various literary concerns.
By focusing on political change in the cotton town of Paisley in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book highlights important trends which shaped society and politics in modern Scotland. Having traced the evolution of the proud civic and industrial heritage of the town, the author then charts its erosion and the rise of competing popular voices which emerged as the old order deteriorated. Popular Unionism, New Liberalism, Trade Unionism, Labourism and Socialism competed for the mantle of the town's Radical inheritance. Yet the changes which emerged owed much to the town's past.
Defines telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and psychokinesis, and advises psychotherapists how to distinguish between psychotic delusions and possibly genuine psychic experiences.
Covers basic terminology and concepts of object oriented programming. Contains programming exercises and illustrations.
Anonym: Historia von D. Johann Fausten 1587 erscheint anonym im Verlag des Frankfurter Druckers Johann Spies die Geschichte von Johann Georg Faust, die die Hauptquelle der späteren Faustdichtung werden wird. Edition Holzinger. Taschenbuch Berliner Ausgabe, 2013 Vollständiger, durchgesehener Neusatz bearbeitet und eingerichtet von Michael Holzinger Erstdruck: Frankfurt am Main (Johann Spies) 1587. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Historia von D. Johann Fausten, dem weitbeschreyten Zauberer unnd Schwartzkünstler. In: Das Volksbuch vom Doctor Faust. Nach der ersten Augabe, 1587, herausgegeben von Robert Petsch, Zweite Auflage, Halle a.d.S.: Niemeyer, 1911. Herausgeber der Reihe: Michael Holzinger Reihengestaltung: Viktor Harvion Umschlaggestaltung unter Verwendung des Bildes: Faust und Margarethe. Öl auf Holz. Unten rechts signiert: J. Tissot. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 10 pt.