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[Read] ➶ Blackbird House ➳ Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us

Blackbird House Through These Interconnected Narratives Than A Dozen Men And Women Learn How Love Transforms Us And How It Is The One Lasting Element In Our Lives.With Incantatory Prose That Sweeps Over The Reader Like A Dream, Philadelphia Inquirer , Hoffman Follows Her Celebrated Bestseller The Probable Future, With 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 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.From The Writer Time Has Said Tells Truths Powerful Enough To Break A Reader S Heart Comes A Glorious Travelogue Through Time And Fate, Through Loss And Love And Survival Welcome To Blackbird House.

[Read] ➶ Blackbird House  ➳ Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Blackbird House
  • Alice Hoffman
  • English
  • 08 June 2019
  • 0345455932

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➶ Blackbird House ➳ Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us


  1. says:

    Rating 3.5I was looking for a short audio while waiting on another book I saw this one on Hoopla and knew I had to listen to it I m a fan of Alice Hoffman and always enjoy getting to another book of hers When I first started, it said there are 11 narrators WHAT But there are 11 stories, each one narrated by a different person It was done very well.This is a series of 11 stories that are interlinked in some way Each story is unique Sometimes a story ends rather quickly and you find out Rating 3.5I was looking for a short audio while waiting on another book I saw this one on Hoopla and knew I had to listen to it I m a fan of Alice Hoffman and always enjoy getting to another book of hers When I first started, it said there are 11 narrators WHAT But there are 11 stories, each one narrated by a different person It was done very well.This is a series of 11 stories that are interlinked in some way Each story is unique Sometimes a story ends rather quickly and you find out what happens through the next story I know many people of not fans of this type of story, but I just love it Some of the stories really stood out, such as The Conjurers Han...


  2. says:

    Places have much greater permanence than people Land exists for eons now don t get picky about ocean fronts migrating and the Big Island expanding You know what I mean whereas people last mere generations, and often much less On the surface at least, Blackbird House is a novel of place, in which the Blackbird House of the title is the stage, and each short story offers characters who play across it There should be a name and probably is, but I just do not know it, novel in stories or link Places have much greater permanence than people Land exists for eons now don t get picky about ocean fronts migrating and the Big Island expanding You know what I mean whereas people last mere generations, and often much less On the surface at least, Blackbird House is a novel of place, in which the Blackbird House of the title is the stage, and each short story offers characters who play across it There should be a name and probably is, but I just do not know it, novel in stories or linked stories maybe for so calle...


  3. says:

    Once again the curse of GR website swallowed a review So screamingly annoying that the laptop almost was thrown across the room However I am determined that Alice Hoffman will receive the praise she is due for this lovely book so I shall do the whole bloody thing again Goodreads, I truly hate you sometimes This collection, to use a somewhat contrived metaphor, is like a number of small coloured stones or polished glass strung together to create a simple but very effective thing of beauty By Once again the curse of GR website swallowed a review So screami...


  4. says:

    The title for this book, according to Good Reads, indicates that this is a novel, and in a way it is But it sof a series of short stories, all centered around a house haunted by a white blackbird, the pet of a young boy lost at sea with his father With each story, Hoffman paints a picture of a new generation living in the house Each story is different and special in its own way There s tragedy, love, hopeall things found in abundance in all of Hoffman s novels, threaded through seve The t...


  5. says:

    I have to be honest, I read this book months ago but was unable at the time to find the words to describe this novel I just have to start by saying that it is one of the best novels I have ever read in my life and I clearly read a lot Previous to reading Blackbird House, I had never picked up an Alice Hoffman novel I knew that she had written Practical Magic and some other novels in the same vein and I thought that she wouldn t be my kind of author However, when I cracked the spine on the I have to be honest, I read this book months ago but was unable at the time to find the words to describe this novel I just have to start by saying that it is one of the best novels I have ever read in my life and I clearly read a lot Previous to reading Blackbird House, I had never picked up an Alice Hoffman novel I knew that she had written Practical Magic and some other novels in the same vein and I thought that she wouldn t be my kind of author However, when I cracked the spine on the Blackbird House, I wanted to slap my own wrist It is very difficult to adequately explain this novel because it is very simple and yet some of the stories are quite complex Basically, the novel is made up of short stories those of you out there who don t like short stories, don t run away yet about a house on Cape Cod that was built in the 1700s There are twelve stories in the novel and each describes a new gene...


  6. says:

    The gorgeous cover drew me to Blackbird House, and this book of twelve interwoven short stories did not disappoint me The stories are set on a small farm in a fishing village on Cape Cod from the 18th Century to the present time Residents of the Blackbird House have experienced many challenges in life, and deep love that makes it all worthwhile.Like many of Alice Hoffman s works, this book has elements of magical realism There have been sightings of the ghost of a young boy lost at sea, and h The gorgeous cover drew me to Blackbird Ho...


  7. says:

    I think I ve never read anything so completely perfect This book was so multifaceted, so enchanting, magical, binding, freeing, gut wrenching.I ve always meant to read Alice Hoffman I just never go around to it But I did and now I understand.You know your going to read something that s going to change your life when the first sentence leaves you breathless I mean seriously it was perfect, the syntax was perfect every sentence that she crafts could stand alone as a poem.This particular book ap I think I ve never read anything so completely perfect This book was so multifaceted, so enchanting, magical, binding, freeing, gut wrenching.I ve always meant to read Alice Hoffman I just never go around to it But I did and now I understand.You know your going to read something that s going to change your life when the first sentence leaves you breathless I mean seriously it was perfect, the syntax was perfect every sentence that she crafts could stand alone as a poem.This particular book appealed to me because I love magical realism and also because, I live in New England and though I live here its elusive in a way, so out or reach to me The traditions the history isolate me in the same way that they make me feel part of something And reading this really helped...


  8. says:

    BLACKBIRD HOUSE is another memorable book from Alice Hoffman, one that would appeal to a lover of American historical fiction and magical realism, like me The book is a collection of 12 interconnected short stories set on the same remote farm on Cape Cod The imaginative stories span 200 years, beginning at the British blockade of the...


  9. says:

    A charming collection of stories detailing the residents of a farmhouse in Cape Cod spanning two hundred years It took me several stories to realize that the book followed the house not the people, but once I understood that, I ...


  10. says:

    Blackbird House is simply wonderful This book was absolutely beatifully drawn with such attention to detail of the human condition, it s interconnectedness to others and most importantly, to a certain place Blackbird House is the most unique collection of short stories I ve ever read It s not just a story here and there comprised of different characters and settings with the only common demoninator being that of the author, instead there s a common thread woven throughout the House, it s his Blackbird House is simply wonderful This book was absolutely beatifully drawn with such attention to detail of the human condition, it s interconnectedness to others and most importantly, to a certain place Blackbird House is the most unique collection of short stories I ve ever read It s not just a story here and there comprised of different characters and settings with the only common demoninator being that of the author, instead there s a common thread woven throughout the House, it s histo...

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