[Reading online The Red Garden] eBook author Alice Hoffman



10 thoughts on “The Red Garden

  1. says:

    Hoffman is in familiar magical turf in this collection of charming and engaging if not always happy stories The unifying core is the history of a town from founding as Bearsville which includes a very significant nod to Romulus and Remus to present Blackwell MA and particularly with a special garden behind the founder’s house the Red Garden of the title It has some lightly magical properties There are mythical figures to be seen here a

  2. says:

    DNF page 106I tried guys I really did But at just over 100 pages the story still didn’t grab me Which is a shame because I’ve read some really thoughtful reviews of this book that made me interested in the first place The thing was that I found this just to be too rambly and depressing not to mention that the story still wasn’t going anywhere at nearly 40% inHonestly there are only so many animal and child deaths I can read about in

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    Writers have this hankering to create fictional landscapes and populate them with characters who cut across narratives Maruez's Macondo Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County and Hardy's Wessex are examples which readily spring to mind Over the course of many stories these countries of the imagination take on a life o

  5. says:

    While I enjoyed each individual story the 2 star rating comes mostly from the frustration I had due to the fact that the stories were just far apart enough in time and with just similar enough names given names as well as surnames that I was never sure who was related to whom and what the lineage was Two things

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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 Re

  8. says:

    Most reviews of The Red Garden see it as a series of linked stories covering the history of small Blackwell MA aka Bearville from its founding in 1750 to almost the present day 1990s I began reading the book this way but it started to feel repetitious The stories are too tenuously connected to be read as a novel like series of linked stories The sister of a character in one story may appear on the fringes of

  9. says:

    My low rating of this book probably stems from having just read Jhumpa Lahiri’s beautiful and haunting short stories The Red Garden is also broken into stories connected through a town’s lineage with characters appearing at different ages

  10. says:

    Did not finish DNF 17%It's always so sad to DNF a book by one of your favorite authors But I just couldn't get into this one at all I've been trying to make myself read it since July and it's October Let's face it it's just not working outI think the reason I couldn't get into it is the same reason I find it hard to read short stories I get used to the character and bam they're gone This was just like that Okay so maybe she does weave a bi

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read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Alice Hoffman

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. While I enjoyed each individual story the 2 star rating comes mostly from the frustration I had due to the fact that the stories were just far apart enough in time and with just similar enough names given names as well as surnames that I was never sure who was related to whom and what the lineage was Two things that could have helped with this would have been a to make the stories just a bit closer in time historically or b to provide a family tree chart at the front of the book Or both As it was I eventually stopped trying to connect everyone but it detracted from my overall enjoyment of the book I especially liked how Dead Husband s Meadow became Husband s Meadow and eventually Band s Meadow and wished there had been references like this Harry s Bear was mentioned once and could have been a great place name to see a century later but we never heard it again Red Garden had a lot potential than it d

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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 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 wit

read & download ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB µ Alice Hoffman

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