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The Red GardenThe Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell Massachusetts capturing the unexpected turns in its history and in our own lives In exuisite prose Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small town America presenting us with some three hundred years of passion dark secrets loyalty and redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are inter I'm new to Alice Hoffman and starting out with her lesser known books This was the perfect book to read early on It's a series of linked short stories taking place in the town of Blackwell Massachusetts over a span of 300 years A few of the stories were so fascinating I wanted to hear From only a few of Hoffman's books I can see the magical realism is strong which I love I'm not sure why but when I listen toread Hoffman's books I think of books by Sarah Addison Allen Both drip in magical realism I find Allen's books to be so comforting and perhaps that is why I think of them while reading these works Hoffman's books have that same magical comforting feelingI listened to this one via audio but also had the digital print to refer to Which was perfect as there was one story I wanted to revisit and did so via the print I look forward to reading from Hoffman Perhaps the next one it will be extra cozy with a read under a blanket near the fireplace As there is nothing comforting to me than that

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kindle ☆ The Red Garden Õ Hardcover Ý johnscyclingdiary ↠ ❀ The Red Garden kindle Epub ❄ Author Alice Hoffman – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell Massachusetts capturing the unexpected turns in its history and in Twined by fate and by their own actionsFrom the town's founder a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears to the young man who runs away to New York City with only his dog for company the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a passionate neighbor a woman who meets a fiercely huma What another joy it was to read The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman its only short 270 pages but again she takes on a magical journey of the descendants of Blackwell Massachusetts it was formally known as Bears Ville for the obvious reasons Miss Hoffman opens up with 4 families who risk all in the coldest winter William brady is looking for a wife he meets Hallie who was an orphan she was 14 he was 40 they married William set out on an expedition along with Hallie who was self sufficient they get four families to join them but Hallie soon works out her husband is a charlatan he leads them in circleHallie knows how to survive the cold winters amongst bears eel lake she will kill to survive but the men in the other families don't have those skills The short stories involve the siblings of Hallie William Brady sons of fathers daughters or cousins etc I found this very fast paced was a very easy read their was death life hardships encountered through 300 years of the Brady's descendants was a joy to read the characters were engaging I loved how every story throughout was somehow related to the previous one just finished Miss Hoffman weaves a tale of realism in this book the hardships families endured even though the war was raging their survival was paramount another gem by Alice Hoffman have 2 to read The Ice ueen The Dove keeper will read both by the end of the year hopefully actually loved the setting in the wilderness with the bears coyotes collies it was atmospheric well written loved everything about this book

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N historical character a poet who falls in love with a blind man a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrivesAt the center of everyone's life is a mysterious garden where only red plants can grow and where the truth can be found by those who dare to lookBeautifully crafted shimmering with magic The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is movin Due to my busy schedule I often read right before I go to bed So for me the mark of a good book is one that I pick up about half an hour before bedtime and refuse to put down until my eyes are absolutely closing with fatigue The Red Garden is such a book It's magical whimsical powerful Although the stories making up a patchwork history of Blackwell MA are set in different times with mostly different casts of characters you can trace the common themes and family names that wind their way through the tales like vines I would absolutely read it again and recommend to discerning bookfiend friends