Bloodroot

  • by Amy Greene
  • Narrated by Lorna Raver, Kirby Heyborne, Jessie Bernstein, Rebecca Lowman, Emily Janice Card, Richard McGonagle
  • 13 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 mothers 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 togetheronly 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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Amazing story

This book was haunting. The depth of characters was rich.It was wonderfully read my numerous voices. I have been an audible customer for years and this was one of the best.
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- MJ "Listening while working on the farm"

At the very top of my favorites

An amazing listen that I didn't want to end, but felt it ended perfectly. Well written and well executed, this is one of those rare books that was seamless as it went through the cast of characters, I felt I knew each one by the end, and I didn't get lost along the way! A huge fan of The Help, Bloodroot is right up there as my all time favorites since joining Audible, and my first review!
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- Debbie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-10-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio