Blackbird House

Blackbird House

Book - 2004
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In a rare and gorgeous departure, beloved novelist Alice Hoffman weaves a web of tales, all set in Blackbird House. This small farm on the outer reaches of Cape Cod is a place that is as bewitching and alive as the characters we meet: Violet, a brilliant girl who is in love with books and with a man destined to betray her; Lysander Wynn, attacked by a halibut as big as a horse, certain that his life is ruined until a boarder wearing red boots arrives to change everything; Maya Cooper, who does not understand the true meaning of the love between her mother and father until it is nearly too late.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385507615
0385507615
9780345455932
Call Number: HOFFMAN
Characteristics: 238 p. ; 21 cm
Subjects: Massachusetts -- Fiction.
Dwellings -- Fiction.
Home ownership -- Fiction.
Women -- Massachusetts -- Fiction.

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MPHPLensie
Apr 21, 2015

This is the kind of book you want to have 9 hours to yourself to listen or read. The journey through time is exquisite.

JCLHannahJaneC Mar 08, 2013

At first I couldn't get into this book. As much as I love short stories I struggled with the first few glimpses into the house. I felt like I was being tugged away before I was ready. But as I kept reading, the book just swallowed me up until I became the house, enduring the secrets of so many lives. The saturation of magic realism, at times constrictive and weighty, eventually lured me in and weakened my doubts.

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cmwallsm
Feb 07, 2012

Not Hoffman's best. Felt a little melancholic to me. The Red Garden and The Story Sisters were both so enjoyable and in reading other titles by this author I've been less impressed.

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