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A Tangle of Knots (Hardcover)
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January 2013 Indie Next List
“Cady, an orphan with a talent for baking the perfect cake for any person, anywhere, hopes her 'real and true family will step right out of the fog.' When Toby appears out of that fog, it seems she may have finally found her perfect father. Both charming and not-so-charming characters, a pinch of magic, and a dash of mystery are all woven together to create the knot that is Cady's past and present life until the loops unravel to solve the puzzle that Graff has deftly created.”
— Carla Ketner, Chapters Books & Gifts, Seward, NE
National Book Award nominee
The magic of "Savvy "meets the complexity of "When You Reach Me "in this "blithe magical puzzle." --"The Wall Street Journal"
Told in multiple viewpoints, "A Tangle of Knots "is a magnificent puzzle. In a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking. But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. However, these encounters hold the key to Cady's past and how she became an orphan. If she's lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent.
Lisa Graff adds a pinch of magic to a sharply crafted plot to create a novel that will have readers wondering about fate and the way we're all connected.
Praise for A TANGLE OF KNOTS
"Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in." --Abby West, "Entertainment Weekly "A-]
* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights." --"Kirkus Reviews," starred review
* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come." --"Booklist," starred review
"Graff's story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law's Savvy." --"Publishers Weekly.
About the Author
Lisa Graff is the author of The Life and Crimes of Bernetta Wallflower and The Thing About Georgie, which was named to nine state reading lists. Lisa grew up in a small California town very much like the one in this novel and received an MFA in writing for children from the New School.
Praise for A TANGLE OF KNOTS:
"[A] blithe magical puzzle." --Meghan Cox Gurdon, The Wall Street Journal
"Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in." --Abby West, Entertainment Weekly [A-]
* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights." --Kirkus Reviews *STARRED*
* "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come." --Booklist *STARRED8
"Graff’s story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law’s Savvy." --Publishers Weekly