Amongst the deep roots of The Red Garden, Hoffman creates fruitful blossoms that last through the ages. In her latest novel, Hoffman deftly transitions the reader through centuries of history in the rural town of Blackwell, MA. Beginning with the narrow survival of the town's founders through the help of the fiercely determined Hallie Brady, the town evolves through the seasons, growing, fading and beginning anew much like the mysterious red garden where the soil and plants carry a blood-red stain.
REVIEW by Nicole M. Bouchard~
The latest anthology from editor, Kate Bernheimer, breathes entirely new philosophies into age-old fairy tale literature from across the globe. With contributors such as Joy Williams, Jonathon Keats, Gregory Maguire (forward), John Updike, Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates and Kevin Brockhmeier, adventure is sure as the reader walks the long hall of forty fairy tales and chooses, at his or her whim, a door to open.
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