blackbird house

by Alice Hoffman | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0099453878 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Nell-Lu of Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on 12/3/2007
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by Nell-Lu from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, December 03, 2007
I liked this dreamy evocation of a house and the people who have lived in it. It's not quite a novel; not quite a short story collection; more a linked set of tales. Alice Hoffman's writing - as in all her later books - is pared down and her interest is in finding the magical in the everyday. This is a lovely little piece of myth-making.

Journal Entry 2 by Nell-Lu at Edinburgh, Meet-up -- Controlled Releases on Sunday, August 17, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (8/17/2008 UTC) at Edinburgh, Meet-up -- Controlled Releases

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This will be released at the Edinburgh Book Festival meet-up this afternoon.

Journal Entry 3 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, August 18, 2008
Picked up at the Bookfestival Meet Up on Sunday. Hello Nell-Lu :o)

Journal Entry 4 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, September 08, 2008
A very beautifully written story of a house in Cape Cod and the people who have lived in it.Totally agree it's quite magical and I finished the book feeling quite happy and touched by it.

Journal Entry 5 by kinedi from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Reserved as RABCK for Inver

Journal Entry 6 by Inver from Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Friday, August 14, 2009
Postman just delivered a parcel today and opened it to find a book that has been on my wishlist for quite a while. Thanking Kirstin/Kinedi for searching a home out for the book. Look forward to reading it.

Journal Entry 7 by Inver at Aberdeen, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, September 03, 2011
I found it a bit difficult to get into the story at first, almost fairy-tale like. Some of the end of that chapter/tales I found to be a bit abrupt and left me wanting more explanation, but a nice enough read. Thanks for passing it on.

Journal Entry 8 by Inver at --By Post or by Hand, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (4/16/2013 UTC) at --By Post or by Hand, Scotland United Kingdom

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Sending this on to the winner of Easter sweepstake, run by 'starflash'. I am hoping this is a new author for the recipient to try.

Journal Entry 9 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, April 18, 2013
Thank you! I have read one book by Alice Hoffman, The Ice Queen and I think there may be another one sitting on the book mountain, I'm sure I'll enjoy this when I get the chance to read it.

Journal Entry 10 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, October 19, 2017
I enjoyed reading this, I've just spent 2 weeks in New England the last four days on Cape Cod. I could "see" the house and its surroundings in my minds eye. I have been to Provincetown and walked along Milk Street in Boston so this was really brought to life for me.
I do wish each story had been a bit longer so that we found out what had hapened in the end, but all in all a goodread.

Journal Entry 11 by wingyorkshire-lasswing at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Friday, October 20, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (10/20/2017 UTC) at Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom

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This was chosen by sedna5213 in Germany from round 14 of the Alphabet VBB, hope you enjoy it :-)

Journal Entry 12 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Thursday, October 26, 2017
The book arrived safely in Berlin. Thank you very much Yorkshire-lass!

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I very much enjoyed this book and especially the end.

Journal Entry 13 by wingsedna5213wing at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany on Saturday, September 08, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (9/8/2018 UTC) at Charlottenburg, Berlin Germany

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The book is now on its way to the winner of the Export an Animal Sweepstake. Congratulations and enjoy the read!

Journal Entry 14 by dévoreuse at Léran, Midi-Pyrénées France on Thursday, September 13, 2018
Thank you very mutch for this book and also for kangaroo key ring and "katjes" comfit with it. I'm very overjoyed to be the winner of this tombola "export an animal" ! (Would you excuse me to my mistakes in english, I'm not practice very mutch).

Journal Entry 15 by dévoreuse at Léran, Midi-Pyrénées France on Wednesday, April 10, 2019
To make a gift to forgive me for being late to "the tombola de mars" !

Journal Entry 16 by Harobed82 at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, April 15, 2019
Thank you for the books and tea bags! :)

"Surrounded by fields of sweet peas and fruit vines in rural Massachusetts sits Blackbird House, a haunting house to the women who live in her. A raging storm in 1778 sees John Hadley and his sons lost at sea. From then, the lives of the inhabitants are tangled together, until present day when the history of the house, its ghosts and the tragedies yet to come arrive at a dramatic climax."

Journal Entry 17 by Harobed82 at Pornichet, Pays de la Loire France on Monday, September 09, 2019
An enjoyable read.

Journal Entry 18 by Harobed82 at Libération contrôlée, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France on Saturday, October 12, 2019

Released 4 wks ago (10/14/2019 UTC) at Libération contrôlée, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- France

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Sent to the winner of the "Book and bookmark sweepstakes".
Congratulations, and enjoy! :)

Journal Entry 19 by wingDelphi_Readerwing at Δελφοί - Delphi, Fokida Greece on Saturday, October 19, 2019
This well-travelled and interesting book arrived safely in Delphi along with a magnetic stiletto shoe bookmark, some BookCrossing labels and a nice note from Harobed82! Thank you very much for sharing.

So, I am the winner of this Sweeps? Very exciting!!!

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