!!> Read ➲ Bloodroot ➵ Author Amy Greene – Thepurelynaturalcompany.co.uk

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 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 Mother S 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 Together Only 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.

About the Author: Amy Greene

Amy Greene s debut novel, BLOODROOT, was a national bestseller Her second novel, LONG MAN, will be published by Alfred A Knopf on February 25, 2014.

10 thoughts on “Bloodroot

  1. says:

    this was recommended to me in the RA group when i was whining about wantingbooks like winter s bone and dogs of god and gritty appalachia stuff like that this is not as dark as either of those books, the stakes of survival are lower, but it is still a book i

  2. says:

    5 stars It says something significant about this novel when I simply ignored time and gave myself to the story, reading it from beginning to end in a single mesmerized, urgent stretch I snuggled into Amy Greene s gloriously descriptive prose, feeling instantly comfor

  3. says:

    Wow After the slightly mixed reviews from Goodreads and the kind of cheesy, vague and somewhat misleading, I think description on the front flap, I was expecting this to be a decent, folksy read But I just finished it and I can t stop thinking about it.There s something haunt

  4. says:

    Very nearly five stars This is a slightly less gritty variation on the traditional Southern novel It follows four generations of women in a Tennessee family They are supposedly cursed because one of them was born with haint blue eyes, but the real curse is poverty and ignorance Limite

  5. says:

    I can only think to classify this as a story tellin fictional read There isn t a whole lot of dialogue but there is a whole lot of storytelling from six different perspectives You can t call it a novel, you can t call it fantasy, certainly not chick lit or magical It s downright good story tel

  6. says:

    This book brought an interesting question to my mind Do you blame bland story telling on the writer or the character when the book is told in first person Okay, so I only entertained the question as a way of explaining how the first part of this three sectioned book could be so engaging, so vivid, and

  7. says:

    Don t be surprised if you see Amy Greene s Bloodroot make its way onto several of the literary prize short lists later this year It s that good a wonderfully engrossing story by a debut novelist who writes with amazing clarity, emotion, authenticity and beauty.Bloodroot is a plant that has the power both to cur

  8. says:

    There are parts of this book that are amazing Greene s talent and ability are undeniable There are some lines that are just stunning I don t have a problem with the sequence or the multiple voices as other reviews do, and agree that this book is similar in structure and sometimes voice to those by Lee Smith I was partic

  9. says:

    In her debut novel set in East Tennessee Greene tells the story of an isolated mountain family who through many generations have gifts of healing, seeing into people s hearts, soothing animals At the center of the story is Myra, her grandmother and Myra s boy and girl twins After Myra s grandfather dies she and her grandmother l

  10. says:

    ETA There is another theme central to this book love Love has violence imbedded in it Love tears us apart Each chapter is told from one character s viewpoint I gave this book three stars, yet it continues to occupy my thoughts I enjoyed this book for its ability to put me in in a place where I had never been before It drew a picture of t

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