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The land of decoration

Grace McCleen

The land of decoration

a novel

by Grace McCleen

  • 206 Want to read
  • 11 Currently reading

Published by Henry Holt and Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fathers and daughters,
  • Miracles,
  • Fiction,
  • Girls,
  • Good and evil

  • Edition Notes

    StatementGrace McCleen
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3613.C357745 L36 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25054236M
    ISBN 109780805094947
    LC Control Number2011038132

    The Land of Decoration puts a child at the crux of this interpretive dillema, and our hearts go out to her.” – The New York Times Book Review “[A] mind-bending, soul-stretching, gloriously realized debut While end-of-time stories are faddish, UK writer Grace McCleen’s novel, The Land of Decoration, .   Judith McPherson, the plucky heroine of Grace McCleen’s debut novel, “The Land of Decoration,” is a smart but extremely literal-minded year .

      The inspiration: McCleen says The Land of Decoration grew out of a book she began writing when she was 26 and suffering from repetitive strain injury: “The only thing I .   Press reviews. Here are a selection of the reviews for The Land of Decoration “Book of the year – both sinister and sharply intriguing, with a completely convincing year-old narrator caught in fundamentalism, school persecution and the edge of the miraculous.”.

      Buy The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £/5(19).   Okay okay. I admit that I should have read The Land of Decoration (Amazon, B&N, Book Depository) a while ago, when Mumsy told me to. It’s really quite good. I resisted it because it’s an odd little book. It’s about a little girl called Judith growing up in an unknown period in British history.


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The Land of Decoration is part social observation and part crazy mysticism, held together by a brutally real story of parent-child love. (Emma Donoghue, author of Room) Loveable, unique and thrillingly uncategorisable A story about a small person's small antithesis of a small town full of small-minded people, this is a big-hearted novel/5().

The Land of Decoration - a debut novel by Grace McCleen is one of those books. Ten year old Judith McPherson lives in England with her father, her mother having passed away.

She attends school, but is bullied and isolated, primarily because of the religious beliefs that she and her father follow/5. The Land of Decoration puts a child at the crux of this interpretive dillema, and our hearts go out to her.” –The New York Times Book Review “[A] mind-bending, soul-stretching, gloriously realized debut While end-of-time stories are faddish, UK writer Grace McCleen’s novel, The Land of Decoration, is one to heed.

The first sentence sets the tone for this rapturous, daringly imaginative /5(). The Land of Decoration is part social observation and part crazy mysticism, held together by a brutally real story of parent-child love.” — Emma Donoghue, author of Room “Loveable, unique and thrillingly uncategorisable.

The Land of Decoration is part social observation and part crazy mysticism, held together by a brutally real story of parent-child love.” — Emma Donoghue, author of Room “A tremendously affecting novel, skillfully and arrestingly written, and one that packs a big emotional punch.” — The Sunday Times (UK).

The Land of Decoration puts a child at the crux of this interpretive dillema, The land of decoration book our hearts go out to her.” — The New York Times Book Review “[A] mind-bending, soul-stretching, gloriously realized debut While end-of-time stories are faddish, UK writer Grace McCleen's novel, The Land of Decoration.

With its intensely taut storytelling and crystalline prose, The Land of Decoration is a gripping, psychologically complex story of good and evil, belonging and isolation, which casts new and startling light on how far we'll go to protect the things we love most.

Judith calls it the Land of Decoration, after a phrase in the Book of Ezekiel. Scorned and bullied at school, Judith has an idea. If she makes it snow in the Land of Decoration Author: Colin Greenland.

First-time authors created quite a stir in and the trend seems to be continuing this year with Grace McCleen’s impressive debut book The Land of Decoration.

The book. “The Land of Decoration is a novel that can move the reader from sadness to laughter with alarming suddenness,” said Sam Llewellyn, chair of. Get this from a library. The Land of Decoration. [Grace McCleen] -- Judith and her father don't have much - their house is full of dusty relics, reminders of the mother she's never known.

But Judith sees the world with the clear Eyes of Faith, and where others might. Get this from a library. The land of decoration.

[Grace McCleen] -- year-old Judith McPherson's world is regimented by her father's faith. Her mother was fun and liked making things, but she has gone, so Judith consoles herself with 'The Land of Decoration' - an. The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen The novel is about a yer old girl named Judith McPherson.

She is exceptionally faithful in her religious belief. Her two primary relationships are with God and her father. Books similar to The Land of Decoration The Land of Decoration. by Grace McCleen. avg. rating Ratings. A mesmerizing debut about a young girl whose steadfast belief and imagination bring everything she once held dear into treacherous balance.

With its intensely taut storytelling and gorgeous prose, The Land of Decoration is a heartbreaking story of good and evil, belief and doubt. Its author, Grace McCleen, is a blazing new talent in contemporary s: Threatened with a particularly gruesome punishment by Neil, Judith follows the guidance of an internal voice she later identifies as God and places cotton snow all over the Land of Decoration; when an October blizzard closes school the next day, she’s convinced she has wrought a miracle, and essays a few more to punish nasty : Grace Mccleen.

It's the aftermath of this that fascinates Judith most, and in her bedroom she has created a miniature Land of Decoration, in homage to the land. Bullied at school, she finds comfort in creating a miniature world in her bedroom - a world of wonder she calls The Land of Decoration.

Perhaps, she thinks, if she makes it snow in The Land of Decoration there will be no school on Monday. Sure enough, when Judith opens her curtains the next day, the world beyond her window has turned white. After the Pentateuch (the first five books of Scripture), there is a major transition as the wandering Israelites entered the ancient land of Canaan.

Under Joshua, the Israelite armies conquered this territory promised to them by God as an inheritance (Josh. The small land of Israel, just miles long and miles wide, would be the. A heartbreaking story of good and evil and a book to change the way you see the world Judith and her father don't have much -- their house is full of dusty relics, reminders of the mother she's.

Land of Nod has come home to Crate & Barrel. Crate and Kids is a new destination for high quality baby and kids furniture and decor. Available in 40+ stores.The Land of Decoration was described by Amity Gaige in The New York Times Book Review as "Gripping philosophically sophisticated The writing is born of a genuine inquiry into the nature of religious belief, especially as it relates to one’s psychological development".THE LAND OF DECORATION, a debut novel that has been translated into 16 languages, is beautifully written and brilliant.

It will charm, fascinate, and leave readers with quite a lot to talk about. Grace McCleen’s writing is entrancing and resonates with clever thematic questions.