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Author: Amy Greene Narrator: Various , a full cast Publisher: Random House Audio Audio Length: Release Date: January 2010 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780307713247

Publisher 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.

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Awards

  • Selected for the January 2010 Indie Next List
  • New York Times bestseller
  • A 2010 Kirkus Reviews Top 25 Book for Debut Fiction

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was not an easy book to get through but it was interesting to read about a different type of living so far removed from my world. "

    - Nicole, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Wow, this book is just depressing. Also, excellent writing but a dreadfully weak plot "

    - Pauline, 2/12/2014
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    " Was a little apprehensive about the recommended book. The writing style really added to the enjoyment. the book progressed through a different character for each section. You wanted to know more and then it switched characters. The ending was satisfying but somewhat predictable. Takes place in back hills of Kentucky and sometimes that area is overdone. Lots of tragedy but lots of survival and strength. A good read for a summer afternoon. "

    - Karen, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I didn't finish. The writing is really good, but it was kinda creeping me out. "

    - Shauna, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Totally engrossing, despite all of the tragedy. "

    - Katie, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " It was slow to get into, and the dialect bugged me the whole time, but it was a really gripping story. All of the coincidences seemed a little over the top, but I guess I was interested enough in the story to let them pass. My biggest complaint is that the story ended with John's perspective, and we never really got enough of Myra's. "

    - Caroline, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " My favorite book ever felt very close to character being raised in small town of bean station tn. "

    - Janet, 1/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Loved this multigenrational story - family is family! "

    - Mary, 1/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I loved the writing. My favorite of the books I've read in the last year, very literate. "

    - Robin, 10/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Super great book. Good characters! "

    - Melissa, 9/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A little slow in the beginning but wound up being very good. Very well written and compelling. This was my first read by this author, I would definitely read her again. "

    - Stacie, 3/6/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Solid fiction. "

    - Rachel, 11/30/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A great book-club read. Loved the symmetry between characters, the family secrets, the magical realism. "

    - Trista, 11/10/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " If you like books that have moments of heartbreak where you almost think you'll have to put it down and read no further, but then you do keep reading -- you'll love this book. "

    - Amy, 10/31/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I loved this book. It was dark and brooding but it was a great read by a great Southern writer. I think the humidity down there expands their imaginations somehow as Southern writers are some of the very best. There was a bit of redemption at the end. "

    - Susie, 8/14/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Good writing but just a little too much wife killin' and hair pullin' and finger choppin' for my taste. "

    - Lana, 7/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved this debut novel from author Amy Greene. It took me a while to get into the rhythm of the story but when I did, I couldnt put it down. A must read! "

    - Cindy, 3/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Bloodroot is a novel that is beautiful, dark and tragic. It is so rich in Appalachian culture and dialogue you feel like you are in the story. It is about a family that spans several generations, the mountain they call home and the magic that ties them all together. "

    - Susan, 10/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This was a really good book, i just wanted to read more with each character!! Overall a great book :) "

    - Teresa, 6/12/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Story of several generations of several Appalacian families. Interesting but a slow read. "

    - Pam, 4/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Bloodroot is as delightful a book as is its author. "

    - Belmont, 3/28/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really enjoyed this book. I think it was the author's first book and I was surprised! I look forward to her other work. "

    - Shannon, 3/8/2010

About the Author

Amy Greene was born and raised in the foothills of East Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains, where she lives with her husband and two children.

About the Narrators

Stephen King has written more than sixty books, many hitting the #1 spot on the New York Times bestsellers list. He has won the World Fantasy Award, several Bram Stoker Awards, and the O. Henry Award for his story “The Man in the Black Suit.” He is the 2003 recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and in 2007 he received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America. His epic works The Dark Tower and It are the basis for major motion pictures.

Moira Quirk, a British actress and Earphones Award–winning narrator, co-narrated Ben Bova’s Mercury and has narrated other popular audiobooks for which she received Audie Award nominations. She is a successful comedian and can be heard on Nickelodeon’s cartoon My Life as a Teenage Robot as well as in The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd, The Wild Thornberrys Feature, and Serendipity, among others. She has also lent her voice to several video games, including Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction and Haunting Ground.