The Absence of Nectar

The Absence of Nectar

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Baker & Taylor
After saving Alice's mother from drowning, a mysterious man named Simon is quickly ensconced in the family as the husband of the rescued woman, but Alice becomes suspicious of his motives, in a suspenseful coming-of-age novel by the author of The House of Gentle Men.

Blackwell North Amer
Alice is a precocious eleven-year-old growing up in rural East Texas with one wish on her mind: Get rid of Simon Jester.
Simon is the man who saved her mother from drowning. Simon is her mother's hero, her savior - and her new husband. He's an enigmatic man whose own family, he says, mysteriously drowned.
Soon it grows apparent that Simon's family did not drown. Alice and her saintly brother become convinced that Simon intends to poison them. Their mother, Meg, tells her children that they have wild imaginations. Until she comes to kiss them one night and, instead of her usual endearments, whispers a single word: Run.

Baker
& Taylor

After saving Alice's mother Meg from drowning, a mysterious man named Simon is quickly ensconced in the family as Meg's husband, but Alice and her brother Boone become suspicious of his motives.

Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2001
ISBN: 9780399148019
0399148019
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 22 cm

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