The Lie Tree

The Lie Tree

Children's, Teenage & Young Adult
Paperback Published on: 22/03/2018
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Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015.

The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.

Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.

The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509868162
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 309g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 26 mm

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The Lie Tree
THE LIE TREE by FRANCES HARDINGE - A wonderful piece of writing. Throughout the 409 (pb edition) pages the story never flags. A story in which the emphasi... READ MORE
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The Lie Tree
An interesting concept with a wonderfully courageous protagonist. The exploration of misogyny, gender preconceptions and power imbalances through the eyes ... READ MORE
The Lie Tree
I had high hopes for this book (after my sister recommended it to me) and how I am happy that I listened to her and read it! Just read it, you’ll under... READ MORE