The First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring
Author: Nancy Tucker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593191583
Available:
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Tense, addictive and powered by an unforgettable narrative voice.” - PAULA HAWKINS “So that was all it took,” I thought. “That was all it took for me to feel like I had all the power in the world. One morning, one moment, one yellow-haired boy. It wasn't so much after all.” Meet Chrissie... Chrissie is eight and she has a secret: she has just killed a boy. The feeling made her belly fizz like soda pop. Her playmates are tearful and their mothers are terrified, keeping them locked indoors. But Chrissie rules the roost -- she's the best at wall-walking, she knows how to get free candy, and now she has a feeling of power that she never gets at home, where food is scarce and attention scarcer. Twenty years later, adult Chrissie is living in hiding under a changed name. A single mother, all she wants is for her daughter to have the childhood she herself was denied. That’s why the threatening phone calls are so terrifying. People are looking for them, the past is catching up, and Chrissie fears losing the only thing in this world she cares about, her child. Nancy Tucker leaves the reader breathless as she inhabits her protagonist with a shocking authenticity that moves the reader from sympathy to humor to horror to heartbreak and back again.

The First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring
Author: Nancy Tucker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780593191569
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A tense, psychological novel about what propels one 8-year-old girl to murder, and the complex ways this past chases her down in later life."--Publisher's description.

The First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring
Author: Nancy Tucker
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781473578814
Available:
Release: 2021-05-18
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

________________________ 'Tense, addictive and powered by an unforgettable narrative voice.' PAULA HAWKINS 'A darkly dazzling debut, a harrowing story of neglect and cruelty written with a delicate touch and a big heart. As gripping as the tensest of thrillers and as moving and humane as the most intimate of memoirs.' LISA JEWELL ______________________ 'So that was all it took,' I thought. 'That was all it took for me to feel like I had all the power in the world. One morning, one moment, one yellow-haired boy. It wasn't so much after all.' Chrissie knows how to steal sweets from the shop without getting caught, the best hiding place for hide-and-seek, the perfect wall for handstands. Now she has a new secret. It gives her a fizzing, sherbet feeling in her belly. She doesn't get to feel power like this at home, where food is scarce and attention scarcer. Fifteen years later, Julia is trying to mother her five-year-old daughter, Molly. She is always worried - about affording food and school shoes, about what the other mothers think of her. Most of all she worries that the social services are about to take Molly away. That's when the phone calls begin, which Julia is too afraid to answer, because it's clear the caller knows the truth about what happened all those years ago. And it's time to face the truth: is forgiveness and redemption ever possible for someone who has killed? _______________________ 'The First Day of Spring is Nancy Tucker's first work of fiction and MY GOD this is OUTSTANDING.... This book is so powerful and so disturbing that I will be thinking about it for months to come. Without a doubt this goes into my Top Ten Books of 2021' TRACY FENTON 'The First Day Of Spring is a gut-wrenching tale about the effects of neglect and loneliness on a child. Eight-year-old Chrissie's voice is so raw and authentic that I could not stop turning the pages, desperate to find out what she would do next. A harrowing, incisive debut.' STEPHANIE WROBEL, author of The Recovery of Rose Gold 'Chilling, thought-provoking, and compulsively readable, The First Day of Spring is a novel that will break your heart on every page and never leave you. I loved it.' ASHLEY AUDRAIN, author of The Push 'Tucker wastes no time grabbing the reader in her chilling debut novel ... a riveting thriller in every sense, but Tucker is asking big questions, too. Can society forgive the unforgivable? Does everyone deserve a second chance? She forces us to reconsider the perils of poverty and neglect. A chilling suspense novel about guilt, responsibility, and redemption.' KIRKUS 'A spectacular fiction debut . . . The taut, meticulously observed narration mines the dangers that childhood trauma causes. Fans of Lisa Jewell and smart psychological suspense will eagerly await Tucker's next.'

Mouse s First Spring

Mouse s First Spring
Author: Lauren Thompson,Buket Erdogan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780689858383
Available:
Release: 2005-02-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A mouse and its mother experience the delights of nature on a windy spring day.

Pig Goose and the First Day of Spring

Pig   Goose and the First Day of Spring
Author: Rebecca Bond
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781607347156
Available:
Release: 2017-03-07
Editor: Charlesbridge Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this early reader with five short chapters, emerging readers meet Pig and Goose. Pig is happy. She loves to dance. She loves to eat. But she cannot fly. And she cannot swim. Goose can fly like a bird. Goose can glide across the water beautifully. But he cannot tell stories or host a party like Pig can. Pig and Goose are very different. But what they do have in common is that they like each other. And they love springtime. Simple text and charming illustrations guide beginning readers throughout the story and encourage independent reading. A lovely story to share with preschoolers and young independent readers. An excellent selection — School Library Journal starred review Approachable while giving new readers a sense of accomplishment" — Kirkus Reviews An ideal choice for older listeners transitioning to young readers, but the playful dialogue also lends itself to reading aloud — Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books A quiet but effective reminder that an individual's appearance and skills are not the source of his or her worth — Publisher's Weekly The comfortable line-and-watercolor illustrations capture both the season and the spirit of the story — Horn Book

It s Winter the First Day of Spring on Summer Street

It s Winter the First Day of Spring on Summer Street
Author: Christine E. Crane
Pages: 20
ISBN: 9781449010997
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Release: 2009-10
Editor: AuthorHouse
Language: en

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First Day of Spring

First Day of Spring
Author: Sharon Gordon
Pages: 32
ISBN: 089375532X
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Release: 1981
Editor: Troll Communications Llc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes special feelings, smells, sounds, and sights of the first day of spring.

The First Kiss of Spring

The First Kiss of Spring
Author: Emily March
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250131713
Available:
Release: 2018-02-27
Editor: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spring has come to Eternity Springs in The First Kiss of Spring, the newest installment in this New York Times bestselling series by Emily March. Life could be a dream... Goal-oriented and gorgeous, Caitlin Timberlake's dreams took her to the top of the corporate ladder in New York City. Now years later, her goals have changed. She wants to come home to Eternity Springs and build a business and a family of her own—with the new man in town. So what if sexy mechanic Josh Tarkington wants nothing more than a fling? Caitlin is a patient woman who knows how to work hard and strategize to win what she desires. She desires Josh. Unfortunately, he has other plans. If only things were different... Josh craves Caitlin and all she has to offer. However, he is a man with secrets. He has worked hard to overcome his tragic past, but he's afraid to risk having a future because he knows trouble is never very far away. When a selfless act brings that trouble to his door, he stands to lose everything he cares about—including Caitlin. Will her love and the healing magic of Eternity Springs be enough to save him?

The Beginning of Spring

The Beginning of Spring
Author: Penelope Fitzgerald
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780007370092
Available:
Release: 2013-03-07
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Booker Prize-winning author of ‘Offshore’, ‘The Blue Flower’ and ‘Innocence’ comes this Booker Prize-shortlisted tale of a troubled Moscow printworks .

Lady Clementine

Lady Clementine
Author: Marie Benedict
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781492666912
Available:
Release: 2020-01-07
Editor: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Marie Benedict, the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Woman in the Room! An incredible novel that focuses on one of the people with the most influence during World War I and World War II: Clementine Churchill. In 1909, Clementine steps off a train with her new husband, Winston. An angry woman emerges from the crowd to attack, shoving him in the direction of an oncoming train. Just before he stumbles, Clementine grabs him by his suit jacket. This will not be the last time Clementine Churchill will save her husband. Lady Clementine is the ferocious story of the ambitious woman beside Winston Churchill, the story of a partner who did not flinch through the sweeping darkness of war, and who would not surrender to expectations or to enemies. The perfect book for fans of: World War I historical fiction Novels about Women Heroes of WWI Novels about women hidden by history Biographical novels about the Churchills Recommended by People, USA Today, Glamour, POPSUGAR, Library Journal, and more! Also by Marie Benedict: The Only Woman in the Room The Other Einstein Carnegie's Maid

The Time In Between

The Time In Between
Author: Nancy Tucker
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781848318311
Available:
Release: 2015-03-26
Editor: Icon Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn’t know why, she wrote: ‘I want to be thin.’ Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalised, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food. Told with remarkable insight, dark humour and acute intelligence, The Time in Between is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet mind – a Wasted for the 21st century.

The Spring Book

The Spring Book
Author: Todd Parr
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780316427913
Available:
Release: 2021-03-16
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times bestselling author Todd Parr captures the beauty of Spring with his signature blend of kid-friendly art and text in this sweet book about the wonders of a season. Birds are singing and everyone is sneezing because Spring is here! The Spring Book captures a variety of moments that encompasses this season. From rolling down hills or dancing in the rain, to celebrating mothers and honoring heroes everywhere, Todd Parr shows readers with simplicity and universal accessibility the delights of Spring.

A Day in Spring

A Day in Spring
Author: Ciril Kosmac,Ciril Kosmač
Pages: 204
ISBN: UOM:39015065335609
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Farmers Almanac 2008

Farmers  Almanac 2008
Author: Peter Geiger,Sondra Duncan
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1928720099
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Geiger
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Provides weather predictions for the entire United States and includes such features as the best days for fishing, recipes from the Wild West, and tips for tightwads.

Pinky s First Spring Day

Pinky s First Spring Day
Author: Amye Rosenberg
Pages: 24
ISBN: 0307801608
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Golden Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Little Pinky Rabbit has some mishaps on his first day of spring, but still finds it exciting.

The First Day of Spring in Northern Minnesota

The First Day of Spring in Northern Minnesota
Author: Jim Johnson
Pages: 72
ISBN: 1937693139
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Poetry. THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING IN NORTHERN MINNESOTA is a collection of poems honoring what poets, mystics, old country people, as well as the plants and animals, have always known—all living things are connected. In the second section, "A Good Sauna Always Burns Down," an old man passes this knowledge, as well as the intricacies of marriage, sauna construction, and bird song, to a younger man.

The Thing About Spring

The Thing About Spring
Author: Daniel Kirk
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781613127506
Available:
Release: 2015-02-17
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Spring is in the air! Bear, Bird, and Mouse are all excited that winter snows are melting away, but their friend Rabbit is not. There are too many things about winter that Rabbit adores, and spring just seems to spell trouble. His friends offer an abundance of reasons to love spring and the changing seasons, but will Rabbit listen? Daniel Kirk has written a lively and humorous tale with the gentle message that change can be fun.

Mouse s First Snow

Mouse s First Snow
Author: Lauren Thompson
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781442446625
Available:
Release: 2011-10-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One cold day Mouse and Poppa venture into the clear white world. From sledding down hills, to skating across the ice, to meeting fluffy snow angels, Mouse finds that wintertime is full of surprises. And before it's time to go home, Mouse just might have time to "make" a special new friend! Available for the first time as a Classic Board Book, this seasonal story is perfect for little hands!

The First Day of Spring

The First Day of Spring
Author: Raymond Knister
Pages: 502
ISBN: 9781487591007
Available:
Release: 1976-12-15
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Raymond Knister had a strong sense of commitment both to his own career and to literature, particularly Canadian literature. In his ten working years he proved himself a prolific writer with wide-ranging interests. Although his work has appeared in many anthologies of Canadian literature, there remains a great deal of out of print or unpublished material. This volume brings together not only for his more well-known stories but also all his unpublished stories, a few travel pieces, and several examples of his literary criticism. Knister's stories are often strongly regional, and draw on rural Ontario for their setting and characters. Collected together here for the first time is a group of sketches dealing anecdotally with life in a village in southwestern Ontario. Also included are two stories arising from his experiences as a cab driver in Chicago in the 1920s, 'Innocent Man,' and 'Hackman's Night.' His essays focusing on literary matters and the traditions and problems of Canadian literature show a keenly critical mind. The First Day of Spring is an important rediscovery of one of Canada's best writers of the 1920s.

How Do You Know It s Winter

How Do You Know It s Winter
Author: Lisa M. Herrington
Pages: 32
ISBN: 148441246X
Available:
Release: 2014-02-21
Editor: Children's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Through vivid photos and engaging nonfiction text, this fun and fact-filled Rookie Read-About Science book answers the question, How do you know its winter? Covering everything from weather patterns to animal behaviors to seasonal activities, How Do