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Keyword by title : "Cicada Summer"

• Author :_Maureen Leurck
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781496706522
• ISBN-13 :_1496706528

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• Description : In this moving, witty novel, author Maureen Leurck explores the intricacies and joys of renovation and rediscovery as one woman s improvement project promises to transform much more than a home . . . People keep a house alive, not the other way around. Alex Proctor has seen the truth of this in every empty, rundown property she s bought and renovated since her divorce almost three years ago. She s also experienced the thrill of making each one into a home. Her newest project is a dilapidated, century-old house just a few blocks from Geneva Lake, Wisconsin. Time and neglect, along with rats and raccoons, have ravaged it inside and out. Only Alex can see the beauty of what it once was and might become again. In just a few weeks by the time the cicadas make their scheduled reappearance after seventeen years underground the house should be ready to sell. In the meantime, there are construction disasters, and surprises, to contend with. Amid overgrown grounds and rooms brimming with debris, Alex finds treasures pocket doors, hardwood floors hidden beneath layers of linoleum and grime and carved initials that reveal a long-ago love story involving Alex s elderly neighbor, Elsie, and another cicada summer. At the same time, Alex finds herself searching for a way to reconcile her new life with lingering feelings for her ex-husband. For so long she felt sure that moving on was the only option, but maybe this house, and everything she s learning in it, could give Alex room for a second chance . . ." [...] by Publisher : ''

• Author :_Andrea Beaty
• Pages :_176 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_161312001X
• ISBN-13 :_9781613120019

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• Description : Now in paperback! Lily has read every Nancy Drew book in the library. She’s great at spying clues and keeping secrets. She has to be. She has secrets of her own that no one can ever find out. When summer brings lying, stealing Tinny Bridges to town, Lily must depend on her own wits to keep ahead of this sly newcomer. Tinny takes candy from the general store and blames Lily. She tries to steal Lily’s friends and even her father’s affection. Worst of all, she seems to know Lily’s secret. When Tinny goes missing, only Lily has an idea what happened to her. But for Lily, finding Tinny means confronting her hidden past. With its taut-pacing and lyrical writing, Andrea Beaty’s critically acclaimed mystery has been hailed as “the kind of satisfying read that summer is all about” (School Library Journal). Praise for Cicada Summer “One part memory, one part mystery, and a generous dose of atmosphere make this the kind of satisfying read that Summer Reading is all about.” —School Library Journal “Beaty weaves elements from Lily’s favorite Nancy Drew stories together with a moving picture of a child . . .” —Kirkus “Written with clarity and fine attention to craft, this accessible novel reveals the secret in Lily’s past just as she reaches out to solve the mystery.” —Booklist [...] by Publisher : 'Abrams'

• Author :_Kate Constable
• Pages :_192 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1741766273
• ISBN-13 :_9781741766271

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• Description : Eloise doesn't speak, but can she see into the past? This exciting and atmospheric mystery from the author of the Chanters of Tremaris series explores themes of family, friendship, and grief. Something flickered at the top of the stairs. Eloise heard a voice call,I'm coming!, and a girl in a pale dress and a big sunhat came running, her fingertips slipping down the curve of the slim iron railing. Eloise went cold all over. She couldn't move, or breathe; her mouth was dry. At the bottom of the steps, the girl in the pale dress faltered, then stopped. For a fraction of a second she stood motionless, as if she were listening. Then all at once she turned and stared straight at Eloise. And suddenly the foyer was empty. The ghostly girl was gone. When Eloise's get-rich-quick dad moves them back to his home town to turn the derelict family mansion into a convention center, Eloise feels an immediate bond with the old house. She begins spending all her time there, ignoring her strange grandmother and avoiding the friendly boy next door. Then Eloise meets a "ghost girl" who may or may not be from the house's past, and events take a strange—and ultimately dangerous—turn. Beautifully written, poignant, and gripping, this is a charming and atmospheric story of personal growth, overcoming grief, and the true nature of friendship and family. [...] by Publisher : 'Allen & Unwin'

• Author :_Dallas Releford
• Pages :_335 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_193269529X
• ISBN-13 :_9781932695298

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• Description : Trilling horror of invading, evolving creatures. [...] by Publisher : 'Treble Heart Books'

• Author :_Frankie Tso
• Pages :_272 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0595148441
• ISBN-13 :_9780595148448

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• Description : Somewhere in the willow tree a little creature called cicada sings its heart out by sending its love call to its female counterpart in a lingering, low-pitched song; it is soothing and passionate, it lulled me to sleep like a lullaby in my mother’s arms when I was little. [...] by Publisher : 'iUniverse'

• Author :_Jaclyn Moriarty
• Pages :_158 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780330274777
• ISBN-13 :_0330274775

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• Author :_Carolyn Seabaugh
• Pages :_250 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780373096343
• ISBN-13 :_0373096348

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• Description : [...] by Publisher : 'Silhouette'

• Author :_Marilyn Gardiner
• Pages :_28 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1612359124
• ISBN-13 :_9781612359120

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• Description : Is it real love when you can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t catch your breath while watching Will practice his high dive at the pool, and are suspicious of your own quirky grandmother’s advice? The summer has been mystical. Will, one of the handsomest boys in town, has been dating Dani and she prays every night that he’ll ask her to go steady before he heads off to college. Her parents are skeptical because Will is older than Dani, but Grandma Livvy is full of advice. “Boys like their kissing. If you want to hold him you got to give him plenty of....” “Olivia!” Dad’s voice boomed through the night. “That’s enough!” Grandma Livvy whispered, “You listen to me. I know how to handle men.” But Grandma had gone through four men and was on the lookout for the fifth. Dani didn’t want to go through boy after boy. She just wanted Will. He said he loved her, but did he really? By the time Will left for college, Grandma Livvy had solved her problem. Dani goes to bed at night listening to the cicadas sing, remembering the happy summer and hoping Will’s love would stand the test of being apart. Surprisingly she solves her own dilemma in a way she’d never have thought possible. [...] by Publisher : 'Melange Books'

• Author :_Will Napier
• Pages :_336 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1448112486
• ISBN-13 :_9781448112487

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• Description : It's 1987 and Joseph Pullman and his parents have just moved to Maritime, Maryland. This is white-picket-fence America, but for fifteen-year-old Joseph the threat of violence at home is as unrelenting as the punishment he receives at school, and his mother is slowly slipping away from reality. Joseph forms an uneasy friendship with the awkward Dean Gillespie and the boys occupy themselves burying animal corpses at the Killing Tree. This is the summer the cicadas are due to come out of their seventeen-year hibernation and Joseph becomes convinced that their arrival will bring his salvation. Meanwhile, Mother is gone and Joseph's father has retreated to his basement workshop. When a local boy goes missing and is finally found unconscious in the woods, Maritime is shaken. Then a second boy disappears and the residents of the town are forced to confront the secrets of the Pullmans' house. [...] by Publisher : 'Random House'

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