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Bloodroot | [Amy Greene]

Bloodroot

Named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses the power both to heal and poison, Bloodroot is a stunning fiction debut about the legacies of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss that haunt one family across the generations, from the Great Depression to today. The novel is told in a kaleidoscope of seamlessly woven voices and centers around an incendiary romance that consumes everyone in its path.
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Named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses the power both to heal and poison, Bloodroot is a stunning fiction debut about the legacies of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss that haunt one family across the generations, from the Great Depression to today.

The novel is told in a kaleidoscope of seamlessly woven voices and centers around an incendiary romance that consumes everyone in its path: Myra Lamb, a wild young girl with mysterious, haint blue eyes who grows up on remote Bloodroot Mountain; her grandmother, Byrdie Lamb, who protects Myra fiercely and passes down the touch that bewitches people and animals alike; the neighbor boy who longs for Myra yet is destined never to have her; the twin children Myra is forced to abandon but who never forget their mothers deep love; and John Odom, the man who tries to tame Myra and meets with shocking, violent disaster. Against the backdrop of a beautiful but often unforgiving country, these lives come togetheronly to be torn apart as a dark, riveting mystery unfolds.

With grace and unflinching verisimilitude, Amy Greene brings her native Appalachia and the faith and fury of its people to rich and vivid life. Here is a spellbinding tour de force that announces a dazzlingly fresh, natural-born storyteller in our midst.

Read by a full cast.

©2009 Amy Greene ; (P)2009 Random House

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    Carolyn Danbury, CT, United States 12-16-10
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    An interesting view of a community of people living a rudimentary live in the not-too-distant past.

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    Katharine A. Bloom Blanche 10-17-10
    Katharine A. Bloom Blanche 10-17-10 Member Since 2008

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    "Subtle, and powerful"

    I loved the way this book started out slowly. It all tied together in the end, and left me with a satisfied feeling, even with the sadness.

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    Carolyn APO, AE, United States 05-31-10
    Carolyn APO, AE, United States 05-31-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Interesting"

    The narrators are fun to listen to. The story has some really interesting parts and mystery. I found myself waiting for it to end at times although the ending is worth it. Well written, but not necessarily my type of book.

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    Julia Coudersport, PA, United States 04-25-10
    Julia Coudersport, PA, United States 04-25-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Amusing, but not riveting"

    Descriptions really pop; felt like I was living among the characters, but at times, the plot felt characterized and too familiar. Performers were stellar... Nice story, but not one that kept me sitting in my car to hear the end of the chapter.

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    Cassandra L. Vidler Dallas, Tx United States 04-10-10
    Cassandra L. Vidler Dallas, Tx United States 04-10-10 Member Since 2013

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    "I simply loved this book"

    I found myself continuously looking at the book cover on my ipod trying to guess which character the woman in the blue dress was. I felt sad a lot of the time while listening, but I couldn't stop listening-crazy huh? I was happy thinking yay!! Finally something happy in this character's life and then... sadness again. It's worth your credit- the narration cast is everything I look forward to in a book.

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