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The Aviary

By: Kathleen O'Dell

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Imagine spending your entire life confined to the rooms of a mysterious house because of an unexplained heart condition.  That is the life of twelve-year-old Clara Dolley, who spends her days in the Glendoveer mansion where her mother is a servant to the kind and elderly matron of the house.  But once old Mrs. Glendoveer passes away, dark secrets begin to unveil themselves, intriguing the young protagonist.  As Clara digs deeper into the terrifying events of the Glendoveer’s past, the birds of the aviary grow louder, making Clara wonder what their true identity is.  Readers will love this suspenseful and mysterious adventure as this unlikely hero unlocks the hidden history of the mansion, as well as a secret of her own life.  The Aviary has the charm of an old fashioned classic, with a style that will attract the new ages.