The Red Garden

by Alice Hoffman

4 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 1 review • 7 shelved
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The Red Garden

by Alice Hoffman

4 of 5 stars 4 ratings • 1 review • 7 shelved
From the author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Rules of Magic comes a transfixing glimpse into a small American town where a mysterious, magical garden holds the truth behind three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption.
 
“[A] dreamy, fabulist series of connected stories . . . [These] tales, with their tight, soft focus on America, cast their own spell.”—The Washington Post

The 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. From 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 human 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 arrives.

At 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 look.

Beautifully crafted and shimmering with magic, The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is moving.
  • ISBN10 0307393879
  • ISBN13 9780307393876
  • Publish Date 1 March 2011 (first published 1 January 2011)
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Out of Print 21 April 2015
  • Publish Country US
  • Publisher Random House USA Inc
  • Imprint Random House Inc
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 270
  • Language English

Reviews

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Minx 3 of 5 stars
This book is comprised of short stories and every single one is bittersweet. I can't say I was a fan but it was an interesting read and I did like how all the stories connected in one way or another. It was masterfully done.