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Blackbird House follows the lives and stories of all the people who occupy this house over the course of 200 years, from the very first occupant who built it in a British occupied Massachusetts, to modern day. Under such a large lens we get to see how the choices people make and the ones that they love change their lives forever. The book reads like a long, stunning poem. It draws you in with each detail and yet it reminds you how fickle life can be with each changing inhabitant. The descriptions of nature are detailed enough to paint a portrait in your mind and the love and losses poignant enough to draw a tear. Nature and humans are so closely intertwined that you could not examine one without the other.
I'll leave you with the last paragraphs of the book description: "These interconnected narratives are as intelligent as they are haunting, as luminous as they are unusual. 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.
"From the writer Time has said tells 'truths powerful enough to break a reader's heart' comes a glorious travelogue through time and fate, through loss and love and survival. Welcome to Blackbird House."