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The Absence of Nectar
The Absence of Nectar
Author: Kathy Hepinstall
First-person narrator 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. — But soon it becomes...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399148019
ISBN-10: 0399148019
Publication Date: 9/10/2001
Pages: 304
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  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good book, the story of two kids living with an abusive stepfather, yet there is also a mystery to it.
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excellent!! psychologically frightening as well.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book,great ending read it very quickly
Enjoyed it.
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The Absence of Nectar is the sort of writing that I wish I could do. The skill of the writer is evident in every nuance, every word, every phrase of this work. For the serious reader seeking something deeper than a mass produced paperback series, this book is a MUST READ.

As with many serious works of literature, the theme in this novel is a serious, rather than a happy, one. It is,though, one of family ties, relationships, and the human's ability to survive.
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I really didn't find this book "suspensful" as others have described it. Not enough interest in it to be on the lookout for other books by Hepinstall.
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Iread this book straight through. It has a little mystery and suspense but mostly it is about relationships. The characters are believable. I dfinitly will look for other books by this author.
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From the front inset: "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--her new husband. He's an enigmatic man whose own family, he says, mysteriously drowned. But soon it becomes that Simon's family did not drown."
This is a really great book. I greatly recommend it.


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