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Author: Alice Hoffman
ISBN: 0099488892
Publisher TRAFALGAR SQUARE +; First Edition edition (2005)
Language English
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by Alice Hoffman


and the pond at the back.

and the pond at the back is still dark and unforgiving beneath its deceptively golden lilies. By the 1950s, the. Farmhouse is part of a community of steady men and wayward boys, and women who make jam but still feel the ghostly breath of Cora Hadley, with her green fingers.

Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of many successful novels and screenplays, including Here on Earth (Oprah Book Club Choice in 1998), Illumination Nights, Turtle Moon, Practical Magic (made into a recent major film), Local Girls, The River King, Blue Diary and The Probable Future which is published simultaneously in Vintage.

And of course Hoffman's story-telling craft is superb. Like box of gourmet chocolates, this book was polished off in a few days, even though I wanted to savor it longer

And of course Hoffman's story-telling craft is superb. Like box of gourmet chocolates, this book was polished off in a few days, even though I wanted to savor it longer. Alice Hoffman is always on my shortlist when I need to find a book I know I will like. 16 people found this helpful.

Blackbird House book. In a rare and gorgeous departure, beloved novelist Alice Hoffman weaves a web of tales, all set in Blackbird House

Blackbird House book. In a rare and gorgeous departure, beloved novelist 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.

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Alice Hoffman: The book began after The Boston Globe asked me to write a short story set on the Cape in the .

Alice Hoffman: The book began after The Boston Globe asked me to write a short story set on the Cape in the summer. Once I wrote the initial story, I was interested in what else might have happened at the old farm I’d written about. Was there a particular home that served as the model for Blackbird House? If so,how did your relationship with the house change and evolve as you wrote the book? AH: I have an old farm out on Cape Cod.

Elaine Showalter delights in Alice Hoffman's skilfully constructed stories of grief and strangeness, Blackbird House

Elaine Showalter delights in Alice Hoffman's skilfully constructed stories of grief and strangeness, Blackbird House. That unexpectedly tasty Yankee turnip now plays an important role in Alice Hoffman's Blackbird House, 12 intricately connected stories set in a farmhouse on the tip of Cape Cod that trace the history of the farm's inhabitants over 200 years of American storms and tragedies, and celebrate the strength and endurance of women.

Gripping and poignant, a dazzling fictional achievement from a favourite novelist, this is the irresistible story of a house, its inhabitants, its history, and the ghosts that haunt a spit of land.
TheJonnyTest
Hoffman has a real knack for creating an atmospheric setting for her stories and this series of stories is no exception. I could almost feel the sharp salt air of the remote location on the Cape where this house stood and gained ever more richness over the years. Each set of occupants experienced its almost unearthly quality and added more layers, like coats of paint and wallpaper building up even while the house decayed. Some of the stories stood alone, some were connected, and I was happy to sink into the unfolding history of this farm and its people. Unfortunately, the ending just sort of faded away instead of tying anything up. I thought there might have been an effort to come full circle with the presentation of the last two characters introduced, but it wasn't very satisfying and I was left feeling like the author just got tired of writing and stopped.
Fearlessdweller
I've yet to read anything I didn't absolutely adore by Alice Hoffman, and Blackbird House is no exception. This book is a collection of stories that take place from the early days of Massachusetts to the present, with "Blackbird House" as almost a character unto itself linking all the different tales.

Hoffman is at her best when describing the natural beauty of the New England coast and the way the land and its rich history have shaped the people there into quirky, scrappy personalities. If you liked Illumination Night or The Probable Future, you will no doubt enjoy this book too. I grew up in Massachusetts, and it made me homesick for the cranberry bogs, the Cape mudflats, and the wild flowers still found in abundance there, as well as for a life that still revolves a little more around nature than most of the civilized world.

And of course Hoffman's story-telling craft is superb. Like box of gourmet chocolates, this book was polished off in a few days, even though I wanted to savor it longer. Alice Hoffman is always on my shortlist when I need to find a book I *know* I will like.
Mavegar
I'm a big fan of Alice Hoffman but I'm sorry to say I was disappointed in this collection of short stories about occupants of a house over a long span of time. I enjoyed the first story immensely, with its engaging characters, air of mystery, and beautiful prose. I could hardly wait to read on. But none of what followed matched that first story and I had to push myself to finish the book. Perhaps some stronger thematic "connective tissue" between stories would have helped me invest in the later characters and avoid feeling let down by each subsequent chapter.
Wat!?
I really enjoyed this book. The short stories were each interesting and they wove together in such an intriguing way. I love Hoffman's writing because it is elegantly simple: straightforward yet lyrical and loaded with meaning. These stories will stick with me.

Dr. Tracy Brower, author of Bring Work to Life by Bringing Life to Work
Gugrel
Let's suppose there was a plot of land that was the main character of a book. I would have done better had I known that simple fact. For some reason, the Kindle version did not download properly so I just listened to the Audible version.

I could have done without the first narrator. Oh, goodness what a bombastic voice! The rest of the narrators were great. In fact, it was fun that each chapter, which was each new inhabitant of the property got a new voice many of them were fantastic!

When I finally got my Kindle to download, I did much better as I could read along with the Audible. In fact, it Whispersynched perfectly.

Alice Hoffman has become one of my favorite authors. Remember she is the one who wrote Practical Magic. So I had to grab this when it was on special. This one read similarly to the Red Garden. She refers to witches and red shoes and other symbolism that would be fun to discuss in a book group.

I may have to read this again someday as I know there was a lot more there than I absorbed. One of my issues with the book was I wanted more of each resident. I always felt each story too short. Maybe I wanted a series?