The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

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A young woman named Ivy, who made a shocking discovery in her small town when she was seven years old and learned a secret nine years later, questions whether she has inherited the Rumbaugh curse of having excessive love for one's mother

McMillan Palgrave

On an unseasonably warm Easter Sunday, a young girl named Ivy discovers a chilling secret in the basement of the Rumbaugh pharmacy across the street from the hotel where she lives with her mother. The discovery reveals a disturbing side to the eccentric lives of family friends Abner and Adolph Rumbaugh, known throughout their small western Pennsylvania town simply as the Twins. It seems that Ab and Dolph have been compelled by a powerful mutual love for their deceased mother to do something outrageous, something that in its own twisted way bridges the gap between the living and the dead. Immediately, Ivy's discovery provokes the revelation of a Rumbaugh family curse, a curse that, as Ivy will learn over the coming years, holds a strange power over herself and her own mother.


Love is a terrible and wonderful thing.



Baker
& Taylor

A young woman named Ivy, who made a shocking discovery in her small town when she was seven years old and learned a secret nine years later, questions whether she has inherited the Rumbaugh curse of having excessive love for one's mother.
When she makes a shocking discovery in the basement of the Rumbaugh pharmacy, Ivy exposes the strange lives of Abner and Adolph Rumbaugh, who harbor a powerful and twisted love for their dead mother, and their family curse, which profoundly--and strangely--impacts Ivy and her own mother. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008, c2006
ISBN: 9780312380526
Characteristics: 190 p ; cm

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