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Bloodroot
Bloodroot | Amy Greene
12 posts | 20 read | 20 to read
Myra Lamb is a wild girl with mysterious, haint blue eyes who grows up on remote Bloodroot Mountain. Her grandmother, Byrdie, protects her fiercely and passes down the touch that bewitches people and animals alike. But when John Odom tries to tame Myra, it sparks a shocking disaster, ripping lives apart. Bloodroot is the dark and riveting story of the legaciesof magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and lossthat haunt one family across the generations.
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sprainedbrain
Bloodroot | Amy Greene
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Good stuff: multigenerational historical fiction with just a touch of magical realism, set in Appalachia, and featuring a cast of characters that made me run the gamut of emotions. It‘s dark and sad, and does not shy away from the socioeconomic hardships of these people, but the writing is so very lovely.

The full cast on the audio did such a great job with the dialect that at times I was annoyed with it and longed for proper grammar.

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Chrissyreadit So....this sounds like a book I would enjoy but I‘m scared to stack it because I really need happily ever after endings in my fiction.... 6mo
sprainedbrain @Chrissyreadit Well... it‘s not a fairytale ending but I would say it‘s a positive, realistic one for these characters. If that helps? 😳 6mo
SaturnDoo I ❤ this book. I read it a couple years ago, and remember it just like it was yesterday. 😊 6mo
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cherinium I find that audiobooks are the way to go for me if a dialect is used by the characters. Also, books with foreign places in unfamiliar languages. Born a Crime and The Kite Runner are two books that come to mind that would have been less enjoyable for me if I had chosen print. 6mo
Chrissyreadit Hmmmm. Positive is good. 6mo
sprainedbrain @cherinium I agree! I listened to Born A Crime and I‘m very glad I did. 6mo
sprainedbrain @SaturnDoo it‘s definitely going to stick with me! ❤️ 6mo
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AlissaCMiles
Bloodroot | Amy Greene
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It‘s a story about family legacy, loyalty, and love. It‘s about sociological strangle-holds that are persistent and tangible today.

See post for full review!

https://alissacmiles.com/2019/02/26/bloodroot/
#fiction #magic #south #Appalachia #femalelead

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AlissaCMiles
Bloodroot | Amy Greene
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Just started this one and I‘m loving the voice so far. I‘ll be doing a live book review on it Thursday on Instagram. Come join and we‘ll talk about it!

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lynneamch
Bloodroot | Amy Greene
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Amy Greene, and husband, Trent Thompson, paying #homage to her #appalachia roots and "inspiring modern #appalachian living through the #literary arts" with their new non-profit bloodrootmountain.org Check out the link! Lucky to see them at my favorite #indiebookstore UnionAve in Knoxville TN. #aprella @Cinfhen @Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi

Reviewsbylola That sounds very cool! 2y
emilyhaldi Love this!! ❤️ 2y
Mdargusch Very admirable! I will check this out. 👍🏼 2y
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Jas16
Bloodroot | Amy Greene
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Thank you again to @Shvonne for such a wonderful gift. It took me a little while to get into this multigenerational tale of a family tied to a mountain and a curse. Once I did though, I was so immersed in Bloodroot Mountain it was as if I was there. There is a lot of love, pain, and longing on these pages sprinkled with just enough folklore. I could have read hundred more pages of Byrdie's accounting of her family history alone. #litsyatoz G

monalyisha Looooove this book! There's just something about that Appalachian setting... 😍 3y
Shvonne Yay. I'm waiting for her to publish book #3. 3y
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Jas16
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Thank you to my Secret Santa for the lovely book. There was no note in the box so I cannot thank you properly. This is a new to me title and it sounds really good! Many thanks to @BookishMarginalia for putting this together! #summersantagoespostal

BookishMarginalia Your Summer Santa is @shvonne 3y
Jas16 Thank you @Shvonne for the lovely book! And thank you @BookishMarginalia for solving the mystery 3y
Shvonne No note? I must've forgotten to put in in the box. Glad you like it. 3y
Jas16 @shavonne There was only the book so I am so glad I was able to thank you 3y
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mboots
Bloodroot | Amy Greene
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I enjoyed this book better than the author's other book, Longman. Bloodroot is a story centered around Mayra and is told from various characters' viewpoints, including Mayra's. Family dysfunction reigns in the rural Tennessee town. Some cringeworthy moments especially between Mayra and her husband's family. The only downside was the characters don't get a good wrap up and makes me want to know what happened to them.

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suvata
Bloodroot | Amy Greene
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After reading this book I have to agree with all the adjectives I saw describing it on the back cover - fascinating, dark, riveting, brooding, alluring, and wonderful. Glamour magazine said, "Green's prose will cast a spell on you." I couldn't agree more.

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Bloodroot | Amy Greene
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I almost passed this one up. Then I saw that a friend of mine gave it a 5-star rating. My #LittleFreeLibrary is going to have to wait just a bit longer for Bloodroot to adorn her shelves. And, yes, my library is a "she"!
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specklife
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Amy Greene's debut novel was even better than her follow-up (Long Man). Thankfully my Kindle didn't die until right after I finished it... but NOW what will I read?!