Wednesday, October 21, 2009

~Waiting On Wednesday - Bloodroot by Amy Greene~


"This stunning debut novel is a triumph of voice and setting. Following one family from the Depression up through the present, the story is . . . set in a remote region called Bloodroot Mountain, so named for the rare flower that grows there, which can both poison and heal. The family's struggles with poverty and human cruelty and their search for connection are set against the majestic Appalachian landscape, which is evoked in the simplest and most beautiful language. At the center of this dramatic story is Myra Lamb . . . born with sky-blue eyes and a talent for connecting with animals and people. Allowed to run free on the family's mountaintop, Myra is a charismatic figure who eventually draws the romantic interest of John Odom, the wealthy son of business owners in town. Their marriage, which starts out with so much promise, gradually turns abusive . . . The long repercussions of their violent relationship, on both Myra's children and Myra's own sanity, are played out through the decades as each family member speaks to the lasting effects of John Odom's hot temper. With a style as elegant as southern novelist Lee Smith's and a story as affecting as The Color Purple, this debut offers stirring testimony to the resilience of the human spirit."
—Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist (starred)

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf (January 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307269868
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307269867
What are YOU waiting for today?


Blodeuedd said...

Sounds like a good book :)

Unknown said...

I am waiting for the new Stephen King book Under the Dome. But the one you spotlighted here is also worth looking into.

Wall-to-wall books said...

This sounds exactly like the kind of book I like to read.
I will add it to my list.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This sounds intriguing!

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Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

Very interesting book. Thank you for the heads up on this one! I hope you are having a great day hon!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Sounds like an extraordinarily powerful book!!! Thanks for highlighting it!!! ~Janine XO

Nina said...

Sounds so good. Thank you for your great pick. Going to put this on my tbr list.

Here's mine:

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Sounds good, Missy!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Missy, this is a new one for me; thanks

April said...

This looks and sounds like a good one! Great blog! I found you through Diane's blog and will be back often!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Missy, YOU ARE THE BEST!!! Thanks so much for sharing my happiness with me today!!!! Love to you~Janine XO

DCMetroreader said...

I haven't heard of this one before, but it looks promising.

vvb32 reads said...

i like the setting - in appalachia.

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

This sounds really good...I'll have to put it on my list!

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