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    Description"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 exquisite 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 intertwined by fate and by their own actions. 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, shimmering with magic, "The Red Garden" is as unforgettable as it is moving. "From the Hardcover edition."


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    Title
    The Red Garden
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alice Hoffman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 287
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307405975
    ISBN 10: 0307405974
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Merchandise Category: MMP
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    Ingram Subject Code: FC
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    DC22: 813/.54
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC040000, FIC049040
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    B&T Approval Code: P26104084
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    LC classification: PS3558.O3447 R43 2011D
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    DC23: 813.54
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    03 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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." Her work has been translated into more than twenty languages and published in more than one hundred foreign editions. "From the Hardcover edition."
    Review quote
    "An absorbing portrait of a town, told through its unforgettable people....masterful."--"People," four stars "[A] dreamy, fabulist series of connected stories . . . These . . . tales, with their tight, soft focus on America, cast their own spell."--"The Washington Post " "Hoffman's writing is so beautiful it's almost painful to read....Hoffman makes the magic she writes about feel so real, as though I could at any moment, find myself in the town of Blackwell and the mysterious garden that bears only red fruit."--Eleanor Brown, author of "The Weird Sisters " ""The Red Garden "is recommended to readers who enjoy, in addition to beautiful prose, magical realism and different narrators over time. . . . Alice Hoffman is an author not to be missed."--"Historical Novels Review ""Alice Hoffman, herself a shining star among American novelists, possesses the stunning ability to express the numinous in the most prosaic language. Somehow, without elaborate wordplay, she manages to communicate a yearning interpretation of the life we all live, opening the reader's eyes to the otherworldly riddles that make things appear just a trifle askew--when we notice them, that is. And Alice Hoffman certainly notices them. One secret of her ongoing appeal, year after year, book after book, is her keen perception. And in "The Red Garden," Hoffman delivers a body of stories that explores the depths of reality as well as its enduring quirkiness."--"Book Page" "In gloriously sensuous, suspenseful, mystical, tragic, and redemptive episodes, Hoffman subtly alters her language, from an almost biblical voice to increasingly nuanced and intricate prose reflecting the burgeoning social and psychological complexities her passionate and searching characters face in an ever-changing world.""--Booklist," starred review "Hoffman has done it again, crafting a poignant, compelling collection of fairy tales suffused with pathos and brightened by flashes of magic. Her f