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The Scent of Lilacs
Ann H. Gabhart
0800730801
May 2005
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From Booklist
*Starred Review* Thirteen-year-old Jocie Brooke prays God will send her a dog and wishes her senile aunt would stop quoting scripture. The setting is semirural Kentucky. The story revolves around Jocie's dad, David, a newspaper editor and the "interim" pastor of a little Baptist church. Where is Jocie's mom? She left seven years ago, taking Jocie's older sister with her. David's strange marital status explains why he's always "interim" and also why he's so sad. Jocie gets her mutt, the onslaught of Bible verses is ameliorated, and real drama emerges as Jocie explores her family's secrets in this universal tale of growing up. John Mort
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Nancy Drew Starter Set: The Secret of the Old Clock/The Hidden Staircase/The Bungalow Mystery/The Mystery at Lilac Inn/The Secret of Shadow Ranch/The Secret of the Red Gate Farm
Carolyn Keene
0448416735
October 1996
Hardcover
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The Mystery at Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories Series #4)
Carolyn Keene
0448095041
October 1930
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
As Nancy's friend Emily prepares for her wedding, Nancy andHelen visit her at Lilac Inn. Before long, a weekend of scuba divingand wedding planning turns into disaster as Emily's heirloom diamondsare stolen, as is Nancy's identity, by a larcenous doppelgänger.Laura Linney does an admirable job reading this 1930 mystery, althoughshe's not completely believable as a young woman of 1930--even onewith the tenacity and spunk of Nancy Drew. Further, her pace seemsrushed. Nevertheless, the story is a good one, filled with surprisinglore about lilacs, and the action is punctuated by mood music andsound effects. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Telltale Lilac Bush...-Pa
Ruth Ann Musick
0813101360
Dec 1965
Paperback
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White Lilacs
Carolyn Meyer
0152958762
October 1993
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Based, as the author explains in an endnote, on an event that took place in 1921-22, this somber, moving story focuses on prejudice, injustice and everyday bravery. When the city council of Dillon, Tex., unveils its plans to raze Freedomtown--an all-black enclave in the town's center--and replace it with a park, the proposal unleashes a tumult of rage and defiance in the black community. The Freedomtowners' indignation dwindles down to a trickle of unrest and, eventually, resignation after a Klan cross-burning, the destruction of the local school and several other frightening, dispiriting events. As seen through the eyes of 12-year-old aspiring artist Rose Lee Jefferson, this struggle for equal rights quickly becomes a sorrowful march toward an inevitable eviction. Even Rose Lee's activist older brother--a World...


Lilac Spring
Ruth A. Morren
037378550X
Dec 2005
Paperback
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs
"Ruth Axtell Morren writes with skill, sensitivity and great heart about the things that matter most."

Liz Curtis Higgs, bestselling author of Whence Came a Prince
"Lilac Spring blooms with heartfelt yearning and genuine conflict as Cherish and Silas seek God's will for their lives."

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Maeve Binchy: Three Complete Books : The Lilac Bus; Firefly Summer; Silver Wedding
Maeve Binchy
0517148641
September 24, 1995
Hardcover
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Book Description
Beloved on both sides of the Atlantic, bestselling Irish writer Maeve Binchy has been acclaimed by critics and readers alike for her heartwarming, beautifully crafted takes celebrating Ireland, its people, and the journey of life itself. Now three of her finest, most memorable works have been brought together for the first time in an outstanding collection that shines with the luminescent storytelling that has earned the author international renown.
THE LILAC BUS
Featuring two novellas, The Lilac Bus and Dublin 4, this national bestseller showcases Binchy's talents at their finest. In The Lilac Bus, Binchy masterfully and poignantly interweaves the lives and fates of eight very different individuals who travel from Dublin to the Irish country town of Rathdoon every Friday night in a...


The Lilac Bus
Maeve Binchy
0440213029
May 1992
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In the first eight interrelated stories of the dozen that comprise her new collection, Binchy ( Circle of Friends ) introduces eight people who travel on a lilac-colored bus from Dublin every Friday night to spend the weekend in their hometown, Rathdoon. Each of the seven passengers and the bus driver is the protagonist of an individual story; taken together, the tales have the cohesion of a novelette. Though these people have known one another for years, they are totally unaware of the compulsions, anxieties, heartaches and dreams of their fellow travelers. As is gradually revealed, everyone on the bus has a secret; thus the stories have the pull of taffy: having finished one, the reader is hooked on discovering the essence of yet another protagonist's existence. Each story delivers a kick of surprise--and often...


The Mystery of Lilac Inn (Nancy Drew Series)
Carolyn Keene
0807207632
September 2002
Audio
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From AudioFile
As Nancy's friend Emily prepares for her wedding, Nancy andHelen visit her at Lilac Inn. Before long, a weekend of scuba divingand wedding planning turns into disaster as Emily's heirloom diamondsare stolen, as is Nancy's identity, by a larcenous doppelgänger.Laura Linney does an admirable job reading this 1930 mystery, althoughshe's not completely believable as a young woman of 1930--even onewith the tenacity and spunk of Nancy Drew. Further, her pace seemsrushed. Nevertheless, the story is a good one, filled with surprisinglore about lilacs, and the action is punctuated by mood music andsound effects. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Read by Laura Linney
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White Lilacs
Carolyn Meyer
0152006419
Oct 1993
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Based, as the author explains in an endnote, on an event that took place in 1921-22, this somber, moving story focuses on prejudice, injustice and everyday bravery. When the city council of Dillon, Tex., unveils its plans to raze Freedomtown--an all-black enclave in the town's center--and replace it with a park, the proposal unleashes a tumult of rage and defiance in the black community. The Freedomtowners' indignation dwindles down to a trickle of unrest and, eventually, resignation after a Klan cross-burning, the destruction of the local school and several other frightening, dispiriting events. As seen through the eyes of 12-year-old aspiring artist Rose Lee Jefferson, this struggle for equal rights quickly becomes a sorrowful march toward an inevitable eviction. Even Rose Lee's activist older brother--a World...


Lilacs for the Garden
Jennifer Bennett
1552975622
May 2002
Paperback
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From Booklist
Bennett takes readers on a trip down memory lane to celebrate the lilac, a shrub many first encountered on a fragrant spring day at Grandmother's house. Waxing both nostalgic and rhapsodic, Bennett reintroduces this much-loved but underutilized shrub to a new generation of gardeners, extolling its virtues as a landscape plant: hardiness, drought-tolerance, and soil adaptability, not to mention its intoxicating fragrance and ethereal flowers. Where once lilacs were thought to thrive only in colder climes, Bennett highlights newer cultivars that tolerate hotter and dryer conditions. Stunning color photographs make you fall in love with them all over again. Carol Haggas
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


I Will Plant You a Lilac Tree: A Memoir of a Schindler's List Survivor
Laura Hillman
0689869800
June 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 9 Up–In a clear, objective narrative, Hillman (called by her German name, Hannelore, in the book) describes her life from April 1942, as a student at a private school in Berlin, until the German surrender in April 1945 that freed her from a detention camp. After her father's death, she left school and was deported with her mother and brothers to Poland. During her three years of captivity she was moved to several labor and concentration camps. Her inclusion on Oskar Schindler's list led, finally, to her deportation to the Brünnlitz camp in Czechoslovakia, where Jewish prisoners were treated humanely. At the fourth detention camp–Budzyn–Hannelore met the man who would become her husband. Her growing love and concern for him; her strong instinct for survival; and her endurance in...


White Lilacs
Carolyn Meyer
0152058516
Jan 2007
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Based, as the author explains in an endnote, on an event that took place in 1921-22, this somber, moving story focuses on prejudice, injustice and everyday bravery. When the city council of Dillon, Tex., unveils its plans to raze Freedomtown--an all-black enclave in the town's center--and replace it with a park, the proposal unleashes a tumult of rage and defiance in the black community. The Freedomtowners' indignation dwindles down to a trickle of unrest and, eventually, resignation after a Klan cross-burning, the destruction of the local school and several other frightening, dispiriting events. As seen through the eyes of 12-year-old aspiring artist Rose Lee Jefferson, this struggle for equal rights quickly becomes a sorrowful march toward an inevitable eviction. Even Rose Lee's activist older brother--a World...


Lilacs: The Genus Syringa
John L. Fiala
0881925306
February 2002
Paperback
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Lilacs : The Quarterly Journal, Spring 2002
[This] book is still the best – and in some ways the only – substantial reference book on lilacs available.

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Verlyn Klinkenborg New York Times Book Review : If you decide to cut back the deciduous moster that looms over your side yard, consult Lilacs: the Genus Syringa. This is the standard work on lilacs.
Marty Figley Michigan Observer and Eccentric : This scholarly work includes information about the taxonomy, lilac species from Europe, China, India, Korea and Japan, color, landscaping considerations and culture...Quite fascinating.
Newcastle Journal : Book of the Week . . . For lilac enthusiasts, this is the book to have.
Donna Williamson HortResources Newsletter : Father Fiala's...


The Lilac Fairy Book
Andrew Lang
0486219070
June 1968
Paperback
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Book Description
33 tales from Portugal, Ireland, Wales and points East and West, among them "The Brown Bear of Norway," "The Enchanted Deer," "The Story of a Very Bad Boy," and "The Brownie of the Lake." 51 illustrations.


Under the Lilacs
Louisa May Alcott
0316030872
Nov 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
"I've drove elephants and camels, ostriches and grizzly bears, and mules, and six yellow ponies all to oncet. May be I could manage cows if I tried hard," answered Ben, endeavoring to be meek and respectful when scorn filled his soul at the idea of not being able to drive a cow. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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From the gate to the porch went a wide walk, paved with smooth slabs of dark stone, and bordered with the tall bushes which met overhead, making a green roof. All sorts of neglected flowers and wild weeds grew between their stems, covering the walls of this summer parlor with the prettiest tapestry. A board, propped on two blocks of wood, stood in the middle of the walk, covered with a little plaid shawl much the worse for...


Lilacs and Other Stories
Kate Chopin
0486440958
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Like many of Kate Chopin's other well-received short stories of Creole and Acadian life, these memorable tales are filled with fascinating characters, idiosyncratic customs, and sometimes shocking details. In addition to "Lilacs," a heartfelt and simple tale of love, life, and devotion, the collection includes 23 other distinctive tales of Southern life by one of the most outstanding female authors of the late-nineteenth century.


Lilacs
Mary Dell Dell Allen
141799424X
May 2005
Paperback
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