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The Resource The Red Garden

The Red Garden

Label
The Red Garden
Title
The Red Garden
Statement of responsibility
Alice Hoffman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are intertwined by fate and by their own actions. From the town's founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City with only his dog for company, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a passionate neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives. At the center of everyone's life is a mysterious garden where only red plants can grow, and where the truth can be found by those who dare to look. Beautifully crafted, shimmering with magic, The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is moving
Summary
Traces the multi-generational story of wintry Blackwell town through the experiences of such characters as a wounded Civil War solider who is saved by a passionate neighbor and a woman who meets a fiercely human historical figure
Tone
Writing style
Character
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374945
Cataloging source
DLC
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Hoffman, Alice
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • African American Fiction
  • Mythology
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Red Garden
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0015fd29-7fc9-43c8-baa3-daec74ee5662
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307720832
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Red Garden
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0015fd29-7fc9-43c8-baa3-daec74ee5662
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780307720832
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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