Bloodroot

By Amy Greene
(Large Print Press, Paperback, Large Print, 9781594134579, 553pp.)

Publication Date: January 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Paperback

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the January 2010 Indie Next List
“The isolated Appalachian setting in Bloodroot is a powerful, realistic, and truly American stage on which basic human traits emerge under the heavy hand of hardship and poverty. This multi-generational story is a must-read for those who wish to expand their horizons, experience a part of our country often ignored, and face challenges head-on through honest and sparse prose. I'm still reeling.”
-- Janel Feierabend, Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer '11 Reading Group List


Description
Named for a flower whose blood-red sap has the power to both 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. With grace and unflinching verisimilitude Amy Greene brings her native Appalachia and the faith and fury of its people to rich and vivid life.





NPR
Sunday, Feb 21, 2010

Amy Greene's debut novel, Bloodroot, tells the story of a family in Appalachia that's been living under a curse for generations. Greene, a native Appalachian, married and had children while she was young says she wanted to convey a sense of isolation through her writing. More at NPR.org

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