Cousins

The Keep

By Jennifer Egan

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Two cousins, irreversibly damaged by a childhood prank whose devastating consequences changed both their lives, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe, a castle steeped in blood lore and family pride. Built over a secret system of caves and tunnels, the castle and its violent history invoke and subvert all the elements of a gothic past: twins, a pool, an old baroness, a fearsome tower. In an environment of extreme paranoia, cut off from the outside world, the men reenact the signal event of their youth, with even more catastrophic results. And as the full horror of their predicament unfolds, a prisoner, in jail for an unnamed crime, recounts an unforgettable story--a story about two cousins who unite to renovate a castle--that brings the crimes of the past and present into piercing relation. –Publisher’s Description
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Easter Parade

By Eloise Greenfield

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Although the young cousins live many miles apart, Leanna in Chicago and Elizabeth in Washington, D.C., both prepare for an Easter parade against the backdrop of the Second World War.

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Summer Begins

By Elizabeth Carey

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Four girl cousins spend summer vacation together with their grandmother on Gull Island. What adventures will they find? And what family secret will they discover?

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Ruby Lu, Brave and True

By Lenore Look and Anne Wilsdorf (Illustrator)

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Ruby Lu, not quite eight years old, is enthusiastic about almost everything. In the snappy short chapters of this contemporary story, she performs magic tricks, learns to enjoy Saturday Chinese school, and worries about a visit from a cousin in China.

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