In the Stacks Episode 65: Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

A video book review of The Red Garden by Alice Hoffman. To purchase the book, click here.

"In this book of linked historical short stories, the small town of Blackwell, Massachusetts is the main character. The first story tells the founding of the town in 1750 out of nothing but wilderness. One of the settlers, Hallie Brady, buries a child in the area behind her house, and the red garden is born.

"Everything planted in the garden grows red, from the vegetables to the flowers. Familiar town legends thread through the stories: the apple tree that Johnny Chapman planted, the ghost of a young girl who drowned, a monster who lives in the woods. The cycle of life continues for more than 300 years." -- Michelle Z. from In the


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