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Bloodroot Named for a flower whose blood red sap possesses the power both to 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 The novel is told in a kaleidoscope of seamlessly woven voices and centers around an incendiary romance that consumes everyone in its path Myra Lamb, a wild young girl with mysterious, haint blue eyes who grows up on remote Bloodroot Mountain her grandmother Byrdie Lamb, who protects Myra fiercely and passes down the touch that bewitches people and animals alike the neighbor boy who longs for Myra yet is destined never to have her the twin children Myra is forced to abandon but who never forget their mother s deep love and John Odom, the man who tries to tame Myra and meets with shocking, violent disaster Against the backdrop of a beautiful but often unforgiving country, these lives come together only to be torn apart as a dark, riveting mystery unfolds With grace and unflinching verisimilitude, Amy Greene brings her native Appalachia and the faith and fury of its people to rich and vivid life Here is a spellbinding tour de force that announces a dazzlingly fresh, natural born storyteller in our midst


About the Author: Amy Greene

Amy Greene s debut novel, BLOODROOT, was a national bestseller Her second novel, LONG MAN, will be published by Alfred A Knopf on February 25, 2014.



10 thoughts on “Bloodroot

  1. karen karen says:

    this was recommended to me in the RA group when i was whining about wantingbooks like winter s bone and dogs of god and gritty appalachia stuff like that this is not as dark as either of those books, the stakes of survival are lower, but it is still a book i would recommend as a readalike, it seems closer to Garden Spells, which i have not read, but have been assured is a contemporary magical


  2. DeB MaRtEnS DeB MaRtEnS says:

    5 stars It says something significant about this novel when I simply ignored time and gave myself to the story, reading it from beginning to end in a single mesmerized, urgent stretch I snuggled into Amy Greene s gloriously descriptive prose, feeling instantly comfortable with the narrator grandmother Byrdie and her rambling family oral history A healer, a water diviner and a spirit traveller Granny


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Wow After the slightly mixed reviews from Goodreads and the kind of cheesy, vague and somewhat misleading, I think description on the front flap, I was expecting this to be a decent, folksy read But I just finished it and I can t stop thinking about it.There s something haunting about the book My heart just broke for all the characters The writing was breathtakingly beautiful and the author even managed to w


  4. Jeanette (Again) Jeanette (Again) says:

    Very nearly five stars This is a slightly less gritty variation on the traditional Southern novel It follows four generations of women in a Tennessee family They are supposedly cursed because one of them was born with haint blue eyes, but the real curse is poverty and ignorance Limited opportunities for girls in the rural South made them throw away their lives on the first boy who paid them any attention There are S


  5. Janelle Janelle says:

    I can only think to classify this as a story tellin fictional read There isn t a whole lot of dialogue but there is a whole lot of storytelling from six different perspectives You can t call it a novel, you can t call it fantasy, certainly not chick lit or magical It s downright good story tellin It s a telling of people involved in the life of Myra Mayes Odum A wild and spirited mountain girl of the Appalachia region We re


  6. Djrmel Djrmel says:

    This book brought an interesting question to my mind Do you blame bland story telling on the writer or the character when the book is told in first person Okay, so I only entertained the question as a way of explaining how the first part of this three sectioned book could be so engaging, so vivid, and the rest of the book almost mind numbing, even with a plot straight out of my favorite genre, Southern Gothic Yes, it is the author


  7. Greg Zimmerman Greg Zimmerman says:

    Don t be surprised if you see Amy Greene s Bloodroot make its way onto several of the literary prize short lists later this year It s that good a wonderfully engrossing story by a debut novelist who writes with amazing clarity, emotion, authenticity and beauty.Bloodroot is a plant that has the power both to cure or kill it s the central symbol throughout a novel rich with dichotomy love and hate, life and death Bloodroot is also the name o


  8. Natalie Natalie says:

    There are parts of this book that are amazing Greene s talent and ability are undeniable There are some lines that are just stunning I don t have a problem with the sequence or the multiple voices as other reviews do, and agree that this book is similar in structure and sometimes voice to those by Lee Smith I was particularly reminded of Oral History.My problems are two fold First, while I like how certain minor story lines from individual section


  9. Cynthia Cynthia says:

    In her debut novel set in East Tennessee Greene tells the story of an isolated mountain family who through many generations have gifts of healing, seeing into people s hearts, soothing animals At the center of the story is Myra, her grandmother and Myra s boy and girl twins After Myra s grandfather dies she and her grandmother live on their mountain through their own wits and hard work and help from a few neighbors.Then Myra falls almost fatally in love w


  10. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    ETA There is another theme central to this book love Love has violence imbedded in it Love tears us apart Each chapter is told from one character s viewpoint I gave this book three stars, yet it continues to occupy my thoughts I enjoyed this book for its ability to put me in in a place where I had never been before It drew a picture of the South Tennessee during the 70s in a remote country town and in mountain side communities Superstition, belief in spirits and


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