Blackbird House

Written By Alice Hoffman
Blackbird House
  • Publsiher : Random House
  • Release : 31 January 2013
  • ISBN : 1446448274
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 36 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Blackbird House written by Alice Hoffman which was release on 31 January 2013, this book published by Random House. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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 - an irresistible fiction about a house for all seasons.

Blackbird House

Blackbird House
  • Author : Alice Hoffman
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2013-01-31
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1446448274
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Summary : 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 ...

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  • Author : Mary Ellen Ryder
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • Total pages : 449
  • ISBN : 1446448274
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Summary : This work presents a model for novel compound interpretation using Cognitive Grammar and schema theory. The model, based on analysis of established compounds and responses to novel compounds, claims that speakers try using real-world schemas attached to both element nouns to construct a relationship between them by matching already established ...

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Blackbird House
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1446448274
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-03-12
  • Total pages : 268
  • ISBN : 1446448274
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  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
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  • Total pages : 1752
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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984-10-24
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  • Release Date : 2000
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  • Author : Christopher A. Lepczyk,Paige S. Warren
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-26
  • Total pages : 326
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Summary : "This is the book to have on urban bird ecology. It summarizes the state of the science, highlighting the strength and breadth of the growing body of urban bird research around the world. More importantly, it documents how the field of urban bird ecology is moving beyond the study of ...

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  • Release Date : 2004-06-01
  • Total pages : 336
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  • Release Date : 2008
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