The Red Garden

By Alice Hoffman; Nancy Travis (Read by)
(Random House Audio Publishing Group, Compact Disc, 9780307877758)

Publication Date: January 25, 2011

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Description

“Hoffman’s characters are always moving back and forth, challenging our perceptions, daring us to judge them.”—New York Times Book Review

The Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts. 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.

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, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a 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 garden where only red plants can grow, and where the truth can be found by those who dare to look. The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is moving.




About the Author
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including "The Marriage of Opposites", "Practical Magic", " The Red Garden", the Oprah s Book Club selection "Here on Earth", "The Museum of Extraordinary Things", and "The Dovekeepers". She lives near Boston.

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