Blackbird House: A Novel

ौ Read $0.00 → Blackbird House: A Novel  ८ Book By Alice Hoffman ঝ ौ Read $0.00 → Blackbird House: A Novel ८ Book By Alice Hoffman ঝ Prolific novelist Hoffman The Probable Future Blue Diary etc offers 12 lush and lilting interconnected stories, all taking place in the same Cape Cod farmhouse over the course of generations Built during British colonial days by a man who dies tragically on a final fishing trip, Blackbird House is home, in the following generation, to a man who lost his leg to a giant halibut In the late 19th century, Blackbird inhabitant Violet Cross has a brief affair with a Harvard scholar who inevitably betrays her in the story that follows, she pushes her son, Lion West, to Harvard in 1908, which in turn launches him to lifeand early deathin England Lion s orphaned son, Lion West Jr., serves in World War II and meets a German Jewish woman spirited enough to stand up to his possessive grandmother Violet Hoffman s symbols are lovingly presented and polished the 10 year old boy who drowned with his father in the first story sets free a pet blackbird, who returns, now all white, to live with the boy s mother in the last two stories, a 10 year old boy blames a white crow for his mischief, and, a generation later, that boy s grown up sister meets a 10 year old boy who makes her reconsider selling Blackbird House Fire, water, milk, pears, halibutthese, too, play important symbolic and sometimes almost magical roles This may not be the subtlest of literary devices, but Hoffman s lyrical prose weaves an undeniable spell Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved.Adult High School In this collection of tales, Hoffman takes readers into the lives of the people who lived in Blackbird House from the time of the American Revolution to the present The house, on a farm on Cape Cod, has a haunting presence throughout the book In addition to ghost sightings, there are touches of magical realism a white blackbird, blood red pears the color of witchcraft, crying turnips However, it is the characters themselves, their stories and their relationships with others, that are the most compelling Among them are Violet, a voracious reader, greedy for knowledge and betrayed by the love of her life, whose fierce love continues to influence the lives of her son and grandson Jamie, a boy helping his neighbor deal with the consequences of a secret that everyone has known and ignored for years Emma, a leukemia survivor, wishing to become the person she might have been if she hadn t been so ill as a child The residents of Blackbird House experience deep sorrow and personal loss, but they also endure due to the power of love Many of the characters are between the ages of 10 and 30, which will add to the book s appeal for young adults Sandy Freund, Richard Byrd Library, Fairfax County, VA Copyright Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc All rights reserved. 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    • Blackbird House: A Novel
    • Alice Hoffman
    • English
    • 09 February 2016
    • 256 pages

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