Teens 14 yrs +
Teenaged O -- never call her Ophelia -- is about to spend the summer with her aunt Emily. Emily is a poet and the owner of an antiquarian book store, The Green Man . A proud, independent woman, Emily's been made frail by a heart attack. O will be a help to her. Just how crucial that help will be unfolds as O first tackles Emily's badly neglected home, then the chaotic shop. But soon she discovers that there are mysteries and long-buried dark forces that she cannot sweep away, though they threaten to awaken once more. At once an exploration of poetry, a story of family relationships, and an intriguing mystery, The Green Man is Michael Bedard at his finest .
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