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Blackbird House (2004) [Collection]
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Alice Hoffman weaves a web of tales, all set in Blackbird House. This small farm on the outer reaches of Cape Cod is a place that is as bewitching and alive as the characters we meet: Violet, a brilliant girl who is in love with books and with a man destined to betray her; Lysander Wynn, attacked by a halibut as big as a horse, certain that his life is ruined until a boarder wearing red boots arrives to change everything; Maya Cooper, who does not understand the true meaning of the love between her mother and father until it is nearly too late. From the time of the British occupation of Massachusetts to our own modern world, family after family's lives are inexorably changed, not only by the people they love but by the lives they lead inside Blackbird House.

These interconnected narratives are as intelligent as they are haunting, as luminous as they are unusual. Inside Blackbird House more than a dozen men and women learn how love transforms us and how it is the one lasting element in our lives. The past both dissipates and remains contained inside the rooms of Blackbird House, where there are terrible secrets, inspired beauty, and, above all else, a spirit of coming home.

Contents:

  • The Edge of the World
  • The Witch of Truro
  • The Token
  • Insulting the Angels
  • Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
  • Lionheart
  • The Conjurer's Handbook
  • The Wedding of Snow and Ice
  • India
  • The Pear Tree
  • The Summer Kitchen
  • Wish You Were Here

Original title: Blackbird House
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth America
FictionGeneral Fiction


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Blackbird House (2004)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0345455932

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