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Blackbird house

by Alice Hoffman

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Vintage in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Farmhouses,
  • Fiction

  • About the Edition

    From the great May storm in 1778 when John Hadley and his sons slip the British blockade off the coast of Massachusetts only to disappear at sea, the lives of the inhabitants of the wooden farmhouse on the cape, stranded amid fields of sweet peas and wild fruit vines and red pear trees, coil and weave around each other, right up to the present. Young Isaac Hadley is more interested in his pet blackbird and the star charts in The Practical Navigator than in helping to build the house; and Violet, a century later, with her stained face and her own ghostly bird, reads the same book, and finds that it"s easy enough to trick a learned man, though harder to catch one ... Larkin Howard is ready to sell his soul to buy the farm, but meets a woman who hears the whales cry on the beach; while in another century the young Farrell boy sees more than he should on a snowy night ... and the pond out back is still dark and unforgiving beneath its deceptively golden lilies. By the 1950s, the farmhouse is part of a community of steady men and wayward boys, and women who make jam but still feel the ghostly breath of Cora Hadley, with her green fingers. As a second century draws to a close and summer visitors from the cities take over the countryside, the house can barely hold all its ghosts, but the tragedies are not over ... With a sense of place that is uncanny, and vividly real characters whose lives don"t run smooth and whose stories loop together across space and time, this is a remarkable, haunting and accomplished work from a favourite novelist.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAlice Hoffman
    The Physical Object
    Pagination225 pages ;
    Number of Pages225
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26329914M
    ISBN 100099488892, 0099453878
    ISBN 109780099488897, 9780099453871
    OCLC/WorldCa493415510

    BLACKBIRD HOUSE opens with the story of a mother who loses her son and her husband to the angry sea. All she is left with is the house her husband built and the constant cries of a blackbird that was raised by her son. The stories that fill this collection are short, but their themes ring loudly. 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/5(56).

    Throughout Blackbird House what anyone tries to bury almost always surfaces in some way. JMG: “He thought about how love could move you in ways you wouldn’t have imagined, one foot in front of the other, even when you thought you had nothing left inside,” thinks Vincent early in the book (p. 21), in “The Edge of the World.”.   Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman pp, Chatto & Windus, £ In his memoirs of his travels in England, Nathaniel Hawthorne was homesick for his native Massachusetts produce: "I .

      Blackbird House (eBook): Hoffman, Alice: 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. I was late in reading this novel, a mystical compilation of tales connecting the many lives and year-long history of one house—Blackbird House—whose fictional location is coastal lower Cape Cod. Perhaps as a Cape Codder, I balk at reading stories written about my hometown. The book sat unopened in a pile on my nightstand for two years.


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Inside Blackbird House more 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/5(59).

This book is a collection of stories that take place from the early days of Massachusetts to the present, with "Blackbird House" as almost a character unto itself linking all the different tales. Hoffman is at her best when describing the natural beauty of the New England coast and the way the land and its rich history have shaped the people.

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