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The Red Garden
The Red Garden
Author: Alice Hoffman
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 redemp...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307405975
ISBN-10: 0307405974
Publication Date: 8/2/2011
Pages: 256
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 5
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This is a great book that is 100% the Alice Hoffman I love. 200 years of family stories and lessons learned in one small northern town. Hoffman can take the simplest of things and make them mysterious. If you love Hoffman as I do, you will love this book. One thing that I didn't like was that The Truth About My Mother was a recycled story from another one of her books (Blackbird House?). It's a great story, but I didn't like hearing it again with another family. This book is almost a book of short stories, but few can weave together to make one story as AH does. Great book!
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Love Alice Hoffman. However, this was not my favorite Alice Hoffman book. It started out great. I enjoyed how each chapter was like its own story, yet still connected through generations of people. As the book continued, the chapters got more and more strange and less enjoyable.