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3.00269754768392 out of 53.00269754768392 out of 53.00269754768392 out of 53.00269754768392 out of 53.00269754768392 out of 5 3.00 (367 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Graff Narrator: Katie Honaker Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 set her on a journey from the moment she was born. 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I didn’t want to put it down.”

    Time for Kids

  • “Graff’s story has a warmth and gentle humor that, along with the premise, calls to mind Ingrid Law’s Savvy.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Graff weaves a miraculous tale of whimsy with the same attention to detail as a master chef…Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “An elegant and inventive storyteller, Graff deftly untangles her characters’ quirky lives to reveal a beautiful connectivity. Written in a style that is part Grimm, part Flannery O’Connor, this book will charm readers and make them wonder if they, too, have a Talent just waiting to be discovered.”

    Ellen Potter, author of The Kneebone Boy and Olivia Kidney

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, February 2013
  • Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award for Young People's Literature

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Beth Robertson | 2/14/2014

    " I loved the characters, but got lost in the middle like Will. then the story came back together, like magic. What a warm and happy feeling I have. Cannot wait to share the book with my kids. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 2/9/2014

    " Oddly interesting. The knots and fate seem to be difficult to determine. A large cast of characters with unusual talents. This book may require a second read to see what lies beneath the surface. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shannon | 2/7/2014

    " I loved this book! There were some unexpected outcomes and I loved all the characters! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Franki Sibberson | 1/15/2014

    " I love Lisa Graff. I love this kind of a story. Love the way the characters' stories come together. Love the big message. Love the characters. Love Graff's writing. "

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