The Memory Garden

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

Winner of the 2015 LOCUS AWARD for Best First Novel

"...A SUPERB FANTASY NOVEL." — The Chicago Tribune

In a beautifully written tale woven together with magic and mystery, flowers and food, Bay Singer finally discovers the secrets her mother has been hiding.

Bay Singer has bigger secrets than most.

Not that she knows about them. Her mother, Nan, is sure that the burden of those secrets would be too much, and that's why she never told anyone the truth, not even Bay.

There's a lot that Nan's kept quiet over the years, especially those times with Mavis and Ruthie?times that were dark and full of guilt.

But some secrets have a power all their own, and Nan realizes she needs Mavis and Ruthie now more than ever. When the three meet again in Nan's garden, their reunion has spellbinding effects that none of them could have imagined, least of all Bay...

An enchanting fantasy, fans of Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen, will be captivated by Mary Rickert, the World Fantasy and Crawford Award—winning author.

What reviewers are saying about The Memory Garden:

"atmospheric, eerie, and utterly beautiful..." — Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else's Love Story

"A totally CHARMING, totally ENGAGING story told by Rickert, a magus of the first order. MAGIC IN EVERY LINE." — Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club

"The Memory Garden is one of the most intense fantasy books I've read in years...reminds me a bit of [Terry] Pratchett's Tiffany Aching books, but also of some of my favorite literary novels about misfits who invent themselves as they go along. I've seldom read a book that's as gentle, and yet as powerful, as The Memory Garden." — io9

"... a blend of poetical language and dark suspense... 'The Memory Garden' is a tale of tragedy, hope and kinship." — The Washington Post
"[A] BEWITCHING MARVEL of a book." — BookPage
"... absolutely STUNNING." — Christopher Barzak, author of One for Sorrow

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781483039299
9781402297137
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID00c9f9d8-4f44-05ef-58f7-4bca4aa7fe05
Grouping Titlememory garden
Grouping Authormary rickert
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-12-01 04:40:42AM
Last Indexed2022-12-01 05:08:51AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Gilbert, Tavia
author
Rickert, Mary
author2-role
Gilbert, Tavia
hoopla Digital
author_display
Rickert, Mary
available_at_addison
Online OverDrive Collection
detailed_location_addison
Hoopla Flex
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description

Winner of the 2015 LOCUS AWARD for Best First Novel

"...A SUPERB FANTASY NOVEL." — The Chicago Tribune

In a beautifully written tale woven together with magic and mystery, flowers and food, Bay Singer finally discovers the secrets her mother has been hiding.

Bay Singer has bigger secrets than most.

Not that she knows about them. Her mother, Nan, is sure that the burden of those secrets would be too much, and that's why she never told anyone the truth, not even Bay.

There's a lot that Nan's kept quiet over the years, especially those times with Mavis and Ruthie?times that were dark and full of guilt.

But some secrets have a power all their own, and Nan realizes she needs Mavis and Ruthie now more than ever. When the three meet again in Nan's garden, their reunion has spellbinding effects that none of them could have imagined, least of all Bay...

An enchanting fantasy, fans of Alice Hoffman, Sarah Addison Allen, will be captivated by Mary Rickert, the World Fantasy and Crawford Award—winning author.

What reviewers are saying about The Memory Garden:

"atmospheric, eerie, and utterly beautiful..." — Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Someone Else's Love Story

"A totally CHARMING, totally ENGAGING story told by Rickert, a magus of the first order. MAGIC IN EVERY LINE." — Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves and The Jane Austen Book Club

"The Memory Garden is one of the most intense fantasy books I've read in years...reminds me a bit of [Terry] Pratchett's Tiffany Aching books, but also of some of my favorite literary novels about misfits who invent themselves as they go along. I've seldom read a book that's as gentle, and yet as powerful, as The Memory Garden." — io9

"... a blend of poetical language and dark suspense... 'The Memory Garden' is a tale of tragedy, hope and kinship." — The Washington Post
"[A] BEWITCHING MARVEL of a book." — BookPage
"... absolutely STUNNING." — Christopher Barzak, author of One for Sorrow

format_addison
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_addison
Audio Books
eBook
id
00c9f9d8-4f44-05ef-58f7-4bca4aa7fe05
isbn
9781402297137
9781483039299
last_indexed
2022-12-01T11:08:51.534Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
local_callnumber_addison
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9781483039299
publishDate
2014
2015
publisher
Blackstone Publishing
Sourcebooks
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Electronic Audiobooks
title_display
The Memory Garden
title_full
THE MEMORY GARDEN [electronic resource] Rickert, Mary.
The Memory Garden
title_short
The Memory Garden
topic_facet
Fantasy
Fiction
Literature

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
overdrive:c349fe2b-85c6-4fec-a230-b26d8647b0e5-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
overdrive:c349fe2b-85c6-4fec-a230-b26d8647b0e51Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
hooplaflex:MWT13473484MWT13473484Hoopla FlexOnline Hoopla FlexeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHoopla Flexhttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11245004?utm_source=MARCAvailable OnlineHoopla Flex

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
overdrive:c349fe2b-85c6-4fec-a230-b26d8647b0e5eBookeBookEnglishSourcebooks2014
hooplaflex:MWT13473484eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishBlackstone Publishing20151 online resource (1 audio file)

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:c349fe2b-85c6-4fec-a230-b26d8647b0e5-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:c349fe2b-85c6-4fec-a230-b26d8647b0e51Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
hooplaflex:MWT13473484MWT13473484Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse