Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday - The Red Garden; Alice Hoffman


Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine. What's your pick this week?  Here is mine:



The Red Garden; Alice Hoffman
Crown - January - 2011

Very little is being said about the story line of Alice Hoffman's January release, THE RED GARDEN , however, I was able to find this little blurb so --on my wish list it goes:


Classic Hoffman—small town, 300 years of history and secrets, a hint of magic (in this case, a garden where only red plants can grow). 
 
 
I'm hoping this might be like Practical Magic - which I enjoyed.

20 comments:

  1. The cover looks enticing. I am one of few people who liked the movie Practical Magic more than the book. Perhaps if I had read the book first I would have enjoyed it more. I do like her writing style and would try her again. Can't wait to hear what you have to say about this book.

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  2. Oh, I want that one too. What a fabulous cover!

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  3. This book is going straight onto my wish list-if the cover is any reflection of what is inside it looks great.

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  4. Hmm, never read any book by this author or saw the movie you mention! I will have to check her works out.

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  5. I've never read anything by this author and how strange there isn't alot of information on it. I hope you enjoy it :)

    Come see what my WOW is this week

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  6. With secrets and magic it has got to be interesting!

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  7. Going on my wish list! I LOVE Hoffman....

    But January??? I don't know if I can wait...sigh.

    Here's mine:

    http://lindsaymalone.wordpress.com/2010/09/22/waiting-on-wednesday-sept-22/

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  8. She's a fave of mine...looking forward to her latest!!

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  9. I like Alice Hoffamn so this is going on my list too :)

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  10. I like Alice Hoffman. THis sounds like an interesting book


    Check out my pick :D

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  11. YAY! Thanks for posting this. I love her books. :) Really excited for a new one! My WOW is at The Crowded Leaf.

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  12. I am still trying to find an Alice Hoffman book that I love. Will this be it?

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  13. How intriguing that description is! I may have to read this one sometime.

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  14. This one's on my calendar too! Enjoy!

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  15. Oh that sounds good... I just posted a review with magical realism and plants. Hothouse Flower. I do think you gave it a 5 star on goodreads? It was a fun read.

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  16. I wonder why the mystery about the plot? I used to read all of her books but then stopped at one point and never went back. If this seems good, perhaps I'll pick her up again.

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  17. Alice Hoffman is a favorite of mine.
    This one sounds soooo good. It does remind me of Practical Magic a bit.
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  18. I would love it if it was like Practical Magic!!!

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  19. It's really nothing like Practical Magic, and yet it does have the traditional Hoffman magical realism.
    I thoroughly enjoyed it. It reminded me of how we really learn stories of people's lives, where you find out little pieces of a story that happened in real life, "once upon a time".
    As usual with Hoffman, there is subtle humor and a lot of melancholy moments. But they are good moments of sadness!

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