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The Red Garden (Digital Audiobook)

By Alice Hoffman, Nancy Travis (Narrator)

Publication Date: January 24, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (8/2/2011)

February 2011 Indie Next List

“More than just a book of interconnected stories, The Red Garden is the history of a small mountain town told through the trials and tribulations of the people who founded it and their succeeding generations. Hoffman takes the reader from Blackwell's unhappy and unlikely beginning up to the present day, and in each story the Red Garden is a central character. I loved my visit to the village. The characters are rich, the setting vivid, and your heart aches for all the sorrow that the Red Garden has seen.”
— Jessilynn Norcross, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI
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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 acclaimed author of twenty-nine works of fiction, including The Story Sisters, The Third Angel, Practical Magic, Here on Earth, The Ice Queen, Turtle Moon, Illumination Night, and Blackbird House. Visit her online at www.AliceHoffman.com.