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Bloodroot

Amy Greene

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. From the Hardcover edition.

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. From the Hardcover edition.
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various

Length:

13h 38m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:20

Introduction
Introduction

00:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:28


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:34


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:28


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:41


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:15


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:45


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:38


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:29


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:52


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:47


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:25


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:41


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:33


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:24


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:06


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:19


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:20


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:05


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:39


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:47


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:33


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:39


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:11


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:18


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:01


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:11


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:59


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:37


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:43


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:22


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:43


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:25


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:11


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:42


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:32


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:27


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:47


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:09


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:18


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:13


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:42


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:03


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:12


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:15


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:27


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:08


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:00


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:11


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:43


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:58


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:43


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:35


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:09


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:52


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:10


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

07:28


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:10


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:00


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:52


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

05:15


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:11


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:50


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:26


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:10


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:29


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:18


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:50


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

00:48