The gang at BookPage sat down with Amy Greene over dinner to talk about her forthcoming debut novel, Bloodroot. Read more about their “book-dominated conversation” at the new BookPage blog, The Book Case.
Here are just a few raves about Bloodroot:
“Bloodroot is a marvel of a first novel, its world deftly conjured, with a mood and magic all its own. I don’t know what captivated me more, the vividness of its voices or its evocation of a corner of the American landscape both foreign and familiar—but I was riveted from start to finish.”
—Arthur Golden, author of Memoirs of a Geisha
“Amy Greene’s Bloodroot can stand proudly beside Alice Walker’s The Color Purple and Jeannette Walls’s The Glass Castle, two works which likewise examine the isometric push of the human spirit against the immovable forces of tyranny and poverty. Greene’s novel has everything I savor in fiction: flawed but sympathetic characters, a narrative as unpredictable as it is engaging, and a setting rendered with such a vivid palette of local color detail that you’d swear you were there.”—Wally Lamb, author of The Hour I First Believed
Curious? Click on the “about” link at the bottom of this post to read more about the book and mark down the book’s publication date, January 12, 2010, in your “must-reads” calendar!