The Red Garden is by Alice Hoffman. This novel is much like Hoffman's The Blackbird House in that it follows residents of the town of Blackwell, Massachusetts, from its founding to the modern era. The stories are moving, tragic, and satisfying. The characters are well done and so human. The book is filled with Hoffman's trademark magical realism and all fans of Hoffman will enjoy this book.
Ratings: 12th grade - 8 out of 10 - P (profanity) - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).