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Blackbird House

Author: Alice Hoffman
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An evocative work that traces the lives of the various occupants of an old Massachusetts house over a span of two hundred years. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hoffman, Alice.
Blackbird House.
New York : Doubleday, ©2004
(DLC) 2004007958
(OCoLC)54959912
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Hoffman
ISBN: 9780385514019 0385514018
OCLC Number: 284214502
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Edge of the World --
The Witch of Truro --
The Token --
Insulting the Angels --
Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair --
Lionheart --
The Conjuror's Handbook --
The Wedding of Snow and Ice --
India --
The Pear Tree --
The Summer Kitchen --
Wish You Were Here.
Responsibility: Alice Hoffman.
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An evocative work that traces the lives of the various occupants of an old Massachusetts house over a span of two hundred years. 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 red boots arrives to change everything; Maya Cooper, who does not understand the true meaning of the love between her mother and father until it is nearly too late. From the time of the British occupation of Massachusetts to our own modern world, family after family's lives are inexorably changed, not only by the people they love but by the lives they lead inside Blackbird House. These interconnected narratives are as intelligent as they are haunting, as luminous as they are unusual. Inside Blackbird House more than a dozen men and women learn how love transforms us and how it is the one lasting element in our lives. The past both dissipates and remains contained inside the rooms of Blackbird House, where there are terrible secrets, inspired beauty, and, above all else, a spirit of coming home.

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