Bloodroot Mountain is not a setting in Amy Greene's debut novel, it's a larger-than-life character: It has presence and life and story. Set in the Tennessee mountains during the Depression, Bloodroot tells the story of four generations of Lamb family women, who are rumored to be witches. Themes of love, truth, and beauty are pivotal, and they are explored with grace and hope, but there is also rage, wickedness, and hate. I raced through Bloodroot — read it in one sitting — because I absolutely could not put it down. Recommended By Dianah H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Named for a flower whose blood-red sap has the power to both 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. With grace and unflinching verisimilitude' Amy Greene brings her native Appalachia and the faith and fury of its people to rich and vivid life.
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