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A stunning fiction debut about the legaciesof magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and heartbreakthat one family wrestles with across generations, from the Great Depression to today.

Told in a kaleidoscope of voices, Bloodroot is at once a moving exploration of familial love and the story of 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 but is destined never to have her; Myras children, who must reckon with all that they have inherited from their mother; and John Odom, the young man who tries to tame Myra and meets with disaster.

With grace and unflinching verisimilitude, Amy Greene brings these charactersthe people of her native Appalachiavividly to life in an evocative, astonishing tour de force.

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"In this saga of an Appalachian family haunted by trauma, great gifts, and greater tragedies, the story unfolds in first-person segments by rotating members of the clan, each revealing a different perspective to the same tragic events that span four generations, the principal being a beautiful, free-spirited woman whose choices drastically shape the lives of those who love her. The superb performances by the multiple cast reading the story are a saving grace to a promising but meandering novel. Each reader creates for his or her character a well-suited, textured voice rich with accent and sincerity. From Lorna Raver's sweet, artless, and determined Byrdie to Richard McGonagle's gruff John, the narrators breathe life into the young and old characters of Bloodroot Mountain. A Knopf hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 19). (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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About the Author

Amy Greene was born and raised in the foothills of East Tennessees Smoky Mountains, where she lives with her husband and two children.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307713230
Author:
Greene, Amy
Publisher:
Random House Audio
Read by:
Full Cast
Read:
Various
Read:
Full Cast
Author:
Various
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Eleven CD
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
A<br><br>&ldquo;Stirring . . . The wild beauty of
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.96x5.04x1.17 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
810

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Product details pages Random House Audio - English 9780307713230 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this saga of an Appalachian family haunted by trauma, great gifts, and greater tragedies, the story unfolds in first-person segments by rotating members of the clan, each revealing a different perspective to the same tragic events that span four generations, the principal being a beautiful, free-spirited woman whose choices drastically shape the lives of those who love her. The superb performances by the multiple cast reading the story are a saving grace to a promising but meandering novel. Each reader creates for his or her character a well-suited, textured voice rich with accent and sincerity. From Lorna Raver's sweet, artless, and determined Byrdie to Richard McGonagle's gruff John, the narrators breathe life into the young and old characters of Bloodroot Mountain. A Knopf hardcover (Reviews, Oct. 19). (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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