15 May, 2017


Happy Monday friends! Welcome to yet another Monday Travel's episode!

So today we are in The United States  and we will explore:

American writer Alice Hoffman:
Alice Hoffman (born March 16, 1952) is an American novelist and young-adult and children's writer, best known for her 1995 novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a 1998 film of the same name. Many of her works fall into the genre of magic realism and contain elements of magic, irony, and non-standard romances and relationships. When Hoffman was twenty-one and studying at Stanford, her first short story, At The Drive-In, was published in Volume 3 of the literary magazine Fiction. She was the recipient of a New Jersey Notable Book Award. She won a Hammett Prize for Turtle Moon.


The Red Garden introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell, Massachusetts, capturing the unexpected turns in its history and in our own lives.

In exquisite prose, Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are intertwined by fate and by their own actions.

From the town's founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City with only his dog for company, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a passionate neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives.

At the center of everyone's life is a mysterious garden where only red plants can grow, and where the truth can be found by those who dare to look.

Beautifully crafted, shimmering with magic, The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is moving.


If you ever read or watch the movie Practical Magic, this book is another creation from the same author.

I really enjoyed Practical Magic, it was cute, lovely and just a good read for positivism, little magic and a good time, so I have hope for this one as well. I like that the author continues to explore the magical realism and the mystique theme, so I cannot wait to explore other world Ms. Hoffman created!

Have you ever read any of her books? Let me know!

See you next Monday!