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Bloodroot

(2009)
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"A novel that has everything I savor in fiction."
Wally Lamb


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.

 
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Used availability for Amy Greene's Bloodroot


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Hardback Editions

April 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bloodroot (Basic)
Author(s): Amy Greene
ISBN: 1-4104-2501-0 / 978-1-4104-2501-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2010 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Bloodroot
Author(s): Amy Greene
ISBN: 0-307-26986-8 / 978-0-307-26986-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

January 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bloodroot (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Amy Greene
ISBN: 1-59413-457-X / 978-1-59413-457-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Large Print Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bloodroot (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Amy Greene
ISBN: 0-307-39057-8 / 978-0-307-39057-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

January 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bloodroot
Author(s): Amy Greene
ISBN: 0-307-71323-7 / 978-0-307-71323-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2010 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Bloodroot
Author(s): Amy Greene
ISBN: 0-307-71325-3 / 978-0-307-71325-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
Availability: Amazon CA   

December 2009 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bloodroot
Author(s): Amy Greene
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bloodroot (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Amy Greene
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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