By the s, 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.
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Inside Blackbird House more than a dozen men and women learn how love transforms us and how it is the one lasting element in our lives. The past both dissipates and remains contained inside the rooms of Blackbird House, where there are terrible secrets, inspired beauty, and, above all else, a spirit of coming home.
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She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From the Hardcover edition. Why do you think that Lucinda leaves the baby with him and goes off to fight?
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Violet sees books as a passageway to something greater. How does knowledge broaden her horizons?
In what ways does it stifle her? Why are Lion, and his son after him, so adored by Violet?
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What about Dorey attracts Lion? How does their relationship overcome its mournful circumstances to take flight? What similarities do Dorey and Violet share? In what ways does she emulate her brother in her dismissal of what her parents stand for?
Why or why not? Which characters allow loneliness to fill them with bitterness?
In contrast, who enjoys time alone and grows as a result of it? Why is the community so hesitant to become involved in these situations?
What about Blackbird House might encourage the isolation of its inhabitants? How is this similar to or different from your personal experiences in a community? What about it sparks his decision to become a doctor? What is it?