Knopf, $24.95, 304 pp.
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By Gina Webb
If “Wuthering Heights” had been set in southern Appalachia, it might have taken place on Bloodroot Mountain, where Amy Greene’s debut novel by the same name unfolds. Brooding, dark and beautifully imagined, “Bloodroot” tells the story of a young girl raised in a family blessed with second sight. When she falls in love with a boy from off the mountain, his murderous passion for her comes close to destroying everything in its path.
Greene, a native of eastern Tennessee who grew up in the foothills of the Great Smokies, has filled her book with the sights and sounds — and the “granny women,” or healers — of the wild,