Bloodroot by Amy Greene


Amy Greene

291 pages first pub 2010 (editions)

fiction historical magical realism emotional reflective slow-paced


Named for a flower whose blood-red sap possesses the power both to heal and poison, Bloodroot is a stunning fiction debut about the legacies—of magic and madness, faith and secrets, passion and loss—that haunt one family across the generations, fr...

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emotional 100%
dark 75%
sad 50%
tense 50%
challenging 25%
mysterious 25%
reflective 25%


slow 75%
medium 25%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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