The Lie Tree
by Frances Hardinge
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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Costa Book of the Year 2015 WinnerThe tree are found is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of cuckoo cuckoo song and father to fly by NightFaith was found dead in mysterious circumstances and as she is searching through her assets for clues that she is detecting a strange tree.The tree only grows healthy and bears its fruits if you whisper a lie to it.The fruit of the tree, when consumed, will speak a hidden truth to the person who consumes it.The bigger the lie is the greater, the more people who believe that it, the greater the truth that is discoveredThe girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree would hold the key to her father’s murder, so that she begins to spread untruths widely throughout her entire community of the little island.But like her spiral of uncontrollable tales, she discovers that, where she finds herself seducing, truths burst forth.
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