Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bloodroot / Review

Author: Amy Greene
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1 edition (January 12, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307269868

My Review:

What a wonderful new book! Having grown up in East Tennessee, I totally identified with the people and culture found in Bloodroot. How rare to find an author who can represent, on the printed page, the language and beauty of such a beautiful region of the country, where family roots run deep and neighbors are trusted friends.

This story is told through the eyes and voices of a mountain family. It tells the story of the ties that bind them together, and the land they cannot forsake--at times magical, and at other times violent, mysterious, and unforgiving. I was caught up in the lives of its characters immediately. I loved it, and in many ways it took me back home to the Tennessee mountains.

This is one of the most enchanting books I have read in a long time. I highly recommend it. 5+ stars

(Thank you to Amy Greene for my review copy.)

10 comments:

WF said...

I cannot wait to read this book!!!!!

Barbara said...

WF- I think you will like it. Enjoy!

Lesley said...

Hello Barbara. I'll definitely look out for this book. I've been reading quite a bit about America lately and I'm interested to find out about all the different states. Debbie, of Suburb Sanity (or was it insanity?!) once posted photographs of where she lives in Tennessee and they were wonderful.... so I'm sure this book will appeal to me.

Barbara said...

Lesley- It's a page turner about mountain people. Hope you enjoy it. I'm sure you will.

Linda said...

Sounds like a good one--I can see why you'd love the setting. I'll have to peruse it next time I'm down.

Barbara said...

Linda- Remind me to show it to you on Sat.

Sassy Granny ... said...

OK, so now I've ordered my own copy! With a review like that, who wouldn't?

Can hardly wait.

Kathleen

Barbara said...

Kathleen- Let me know how you like it.

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