Alice Hoffman waves 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 characters we meet: Violet, a brilliant girl who is in love with books and with a man destined to betray her; Lysander Wynn, attacked by a halibut as big as a horse, certain that his life is ruined until a boarder wearing red boots arrives to change his life; Maya Cooper, who does not understand the meaning of love between her mother and father until it is nearly too late. From the time of the British occupation of Massachusetts to our own modern world, family after family’s lives are changed, not only by the people they love but by the lives they lead inside Blackbird House.
“All the tales are typically lush and lyrical; Hoffman’s lovely writing style makes her books a delight to read.”
—St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“Beautifully evocative….. Hoffman’s characters are so authentic that the fantastical seems almost matter-of-fact.”
“Mysterious, bewitching, and wonderful….. infused (with) rich emotions.”
“Hoffman’s writing and storytelling are at their best.”
—The Atlanta Journal-Constitution