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Alice Hoffman - The Book of Magic
The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work. A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love. The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.
Alice Hoffman - The World That We Knew
In Berlin in 1941 during humanity’s darkest hour, three unforgettable young women must act with courage and love to survive, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Marriage of Opposites Alice Hoffman. In Berlin, at the time when the world changed, Hanni Kohn knows she must send her twelve-year-old daughter away to save her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is sworn to protect Lea. Once Ava is brought to life, she and Lea and Ettie become eternally entwined, their paths fated to cross, their fortunes linked. Lea and Ava travel from Paris, where Lea meets her soulmate, to a convent in western France known for its silver roses; from a school in a mountaintop village where three thousand Jews were saved. Meanwhile, Ettie is in hiding, waiting to become the fighter she's destined to be. What does it mean to lose your mother? How much can one person sacrifice for love? In a world where evil can be found at every turn, we meet remarkable characters that take us on a stunning journey of loss and resistance, the fantastical and the mortal, in a place where all roads lead past the Angel of Death and love is never ending.
Alice Hoffman - White Horses
The New York Times bestselling author of Here on Earth presents a "sexually charged...almost hypnotic"* novel about men, women, romance, and real life. (Publishers Weekly) When Teresa was a little girl, she dreamed of dark-eyed, fearless heroes on white horses who would sweep her away. But now, as the adult Teresa negotiates life and love, she begins to understand that fairy tales don't always come true... "Haunting...Hoffman is a daring and able writer."--The New Yorker
Alice Hoffman - Green Angel
When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-yr-old Green is haunted by loss and by the past. Struggling to survive physically and emotionally in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself, erasing the girl she'd once been as she inks ravens into her skin. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters -- with a ghostly white dog and a mute boy -- that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story.
Alice Hoffman - The Red Garden
The Red Garden is a transforming glimpse into small-town America, presenting us with 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 time the town of Blackwell is founded by a brave, young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or of bears, to the day a 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 solider 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 that 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. Hoffman once again enchants us as lives are linked, changed, and redeemed. Delightful and compelling, The Red Garden is as unforgettable as it is moving.
Alice Hoffman - The River King
For more than a century, the small town of Haddan, Massachusetts, has been divided, as if by a line drawn down the center of Main Street, separating those born and bred in the village from those who attend the prestigious Haddan School. But one October night, after an inexplicable death, the two words collide and the town’s divided history is revealed in all its complexity. The lives of everyone involved are unraveled: from Carlin Leander, the fifteen-year-old who is as loyal as she is proud, to Betsy Chase, a woman running from her own destiny; from August Pierce, a boy who unexpectedly finds courage in his darkest hour, to Abel Grey, the police officer who refuses to let unspeakable actions – both past and present – slide by without notice. A wondrous tale of innocence and evil, and of the secrets we keep.
Alice Hoffman - Skylight Confessions
On the night that Arlyn Singer's father dies, she is certain her destiny will find her. Some hours later a young man shows up at her door. Lost in a strange town, John Moody is an architectural student, serious, reserved, and deliberate. And he has no inkling that the tall, red-haired girl whom he has asked for directions will haunt him for the rest of his life. John Moody takes Arlyn to live in a house made of glass, the Glass Slipper. Her life there is not the romantic destiny she envisaged. She dreams of escape for herself and her children, Sam and Blanca, but her eventual escape, too, is not the one she dreamed of... Years later, Arlyn is gone, and Meredith Weiss arrives at the Moody house. Sam, now a teenager, is careening down a path of drug-fuelled self-destruction, while John Moody is tormented by visions of a red-haired woman in white. Meredith sets out to try to save this troubled family. But will her devotion be enough to pull them back from the fate they seem to have chosen for themselves? Glass breaks, love hurts, and families make their own rules and have their own secrets. Told with Alice Hoffman's signature grace and originality, SKYLIGHT CONFESSIONS is a shimmering, powerful story of passion, heartbreak and families.
Alice Hoffman - Magic Lessons
From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman comes the origin story of her beloved novel and basis for the cult classic film Practical Magic—taking us on a captivating journey to the Salem witch trials, featuring the indomitable matriarch of the Owens family, Maria. It’s no secret that love has plagued the Owens family for centuries. But when did the curse begin, and why? It all began with Maria Owens, who arrived in America in 1680, with a baby in tow… Born with pitch-black hair and pale green eyes, Maria was abandoned in the English countryside by her birth mother and raised by Hannah Owens who warned her, “Always love someone who will love you back.” She inherits Hannah’s Grimoire—a magical book of enchantments that include instructions to heal illnesses, ingredients for soaps that restore youth, and spells that make a person burn with love for another. When Hannah dies in an attack, Maria leaves for Curacao, where she meets John Hathorne, a magistrate from Salem living freely for the first time in his life as he falls in love with Maria. But Hathorne soon abandons her, before Maria realizes she’s pregnant. When she gives birth to a red-headed baby girl, Faith, who possesses immense magical talent, Maria embarks on a voyage to Salem to face her destiny, with or without magic. But aboard the ship bringing her to America, fate intervenes and she meets a man who will change her life, if she’ll only let him. Her journey, laced with secrets and truths, devastation and joy, magic and curses, will show her that love is the only answer, always. Infused with Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA TODAY) and her graceful, resplendent, hypnotic storytelling this exquisite novel is, quite simply, magical.
Alice Hoffman - Átkozott boszorkák
A Hetedik mennyország írójának kitűnő romantikus regényéből néhány éve Nicole Kidman és Sandra Bullock főszereplésével készítettek nagy sikert aratott szerelmes vígjátékot. A hol kacagtatóan bájos, hol krimiszerűen izgalmas történet főszereplői az évszázadok óta különös tulajdonságokkal felruházott Owens család lánygyermekei. Gillian és Sally éveken át tapasztalhatják, milyen kínokat okoz a szenvedélyes szerelem mindazoknak, akik két nagynénjüket különféle varázsszerekért felkeresik. Megfogadják, hogy soha életükben nem lesznek szerelmesek - de persze a sors közbeszól. A lányok útja felnőttként elválik, ám egy szokatlan esemény ismét egymás mellé sodorja őket, és ekkor mintha elfojthatatlanul törne fel mindaz, amitől mindig is igyekeztek elzárkózni. Finom humora, mélységes emberismerete és megkapó, ironikus nyelvezete miatt Alice Hoffmant gyakorta emlegetik a manapság reneszánszát élő Jane Austen modern megfelelőjeként.
Alice Hoffman - Aquamarine
Hailey and Claire are spending their last summer together when they discover something at the bottom of the murky pool at the Capri Beach Club. There in the depths is a mysterious and beautiful creature with a sharp tongue and a broken heart, a mermaid named Aquamarine who has left her family to search for true love on land. Now, as this mythological but very real being starts to fade in the hot August sun, a rescue begins On the edge of growing up, Hailey and Claire learn that life can take an unpredictable course, that friendship can be forever, and that magic can be found in unexpected places. Master storyteller Alice Hoffman had written a tale of true enchantment, a luminous lesson on how to say good-bye and how to hold on to those we love.
Alice Hoffman - Local Girls
Alice Hoffman casts her spell over a Long Island neighborhood filled with dreamers and dreams as she evokes the world of the Samuelsons, a family torn apart by tragedy and bound together by devotion. As Gretel grows up she is witness to the break up of her parents’ marriage, the ups and downs of her cousin Margot’s search for love, the deterioration of a brother who passes up Harvard for a job at the Food Star, and emotional explosions that shatter the suburban quiet. Local Girls presents this acclaimed New York Times bestselling author at her haunting, thought-provoking best.
Alice Hoffman - Nightbird
Twig lives in a remote area of town with her mysterious brother and her mother, baker of irresistible apple pies. A new girl in town might just be Twig's first true friend, and ally in vanquishing an ancient family curse. A spellbinding tale of modern folklore set in the Berkshires, where rumours of a winged beast draw in as much tourism as the town's famed apple orchards. "Alice Hoffman can write about love like no-one else" Jodi Picoult
Alice Hoffman - Indigo
13 year-old Martha Glimmer is convinced this is the worst time of her life. Her mother died, she grew 7 inches, and she has to put up with a woman who plys Martha's lonely father with food and opinions about how 13 year-old girls should behave. Martha longs to leave Oak Grove and travel. Martha's best friend Trevor and his brother Eli also want to leave Oak Grove. Nicknamed Trout and Eel because of the thin webbing between their fingers and toes, they long to see the ocean. Together, Martha, Trout, and Eel are going to find the true meaning of home -- in very unexpected places.
Alice Hoffman - The Probable Future
Alice Hoffman's most magical novel to date Three generations of extraordinary women are driven to unite in crisis and discover the rewards of reconciliation and love. Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window on the future—a future that she might not want to see. In The Probable Future this vivid and intriguing cast of characters confronts a haunting past—and a very current murder—against the evocative backdrop of small-town New England. By turns chilling and enchanting, The Probable Future chronicles the Sparrows's legacy as young Stella struggles to cope with her disturbing clairvoyance. Her potential to ruin or redeem becomes unbearable when one of her premonitions puts her father in jail, wrongly accused of homicide. Yet this ordeal also leads Stella to the grandmother she was forbidden to meet and to a historic family home full of talismans from her ancestors. Poignant, arresting, unsettling, The Probable Future showcases the lavish literary gifts that have made Alice Hoffman one of America's most treasured writers.
Alice Hoffman - Green Heart
A two-fold tale of grief and hope, loss and love, told as only Alice Hoffman can. When her family is lost in a terrible disaster, 15-year-old Green is haunted by loss and the past. Struggling to survive in a place where nothing seems to grow and ashes are everywhere, Green retreats into the ruined realm of her garden. But in destroying her feelings, she also begins to destroy herself. It is only through a series of mysterious encounters that Green relearns the lessons of love and begins to heal as she tells her own story. As she heals, Green lives every day with feelings of loss. Her family is gone, the boy she loves is missing, and the world she once knew has been transformed by tragedy. In order to rediscover the truth about love, hope, and magic, she must venture away from her home, collecting the stories of a group of women who have been branded witches for their mysterious powers. Only through their stories will Green find her own heart's desire.
Alice Hoffman - Illumination Night
With her signature "vivid, convincing characters [and] uncommon insight," (People) Alice Hoffman in Illumination Night follows the lives of an old woman whose last mission is to save her granddaughter's soul; a family torn apart by a wife's fears and a husband's desires-and a high school girl who comes to Martha's Vineyard against her will, and who will bring everyone together in a web of yearning, sin, and ultimate redemption. "[A] bright constellation of characters...draws the reader into the dusky, dreamy world of Alice Hoffman." (St. Petersburg Times) "Alice Hoffman hits bull's eyes on the incomprehensions between the young and the old, on the magic and pain of ordinary life. She is erotic and romantic...funny...clever and humane." (The Times, London) "Alice Hoffman takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things." (Amy Tan) "One of the best writers we have today-insightful, funny, intelligent, with a distinctive voice." (Cleveland Plain Dealer) "A major novelist." (Newsweek)
Alice Hoffman - El camino a casa
El camino a casa nos descubre la vida de una adolescente, Gretel SamueLson, y el mundo que la rodea: su mejor amiga, Jill su madre, Franny y la prima de Franny, Margot. Estos cuatro personajes tejen cada una de las quince historias que componen la crónica de los complicados años de la adolescencia de Gretel. Conocemos a Gre tel cuando sus padres están a punto de separarse y seguimos con ella cuando Jason su inteligentísimo hermano se convierte en drogadicto, su madre debe batallar contra el cáncer y cuando ella se enamora por primera vez. JiIL también la acompañará, creciendo junto a su amiga y descubriendo juntas lo difícil que es convertirse en adultas. En esta novela fragmentada en historias cortas, que la prosa brillante de Hoffmann dota de humor y que consigue insuflar de urgencia por seguir leyendo hasta el final, Gretel y su familia se convierten en amigos irresistibles, entrañables y muy humanos.
Alice Hoffman - Seventh Heaven
In the late 1950s, when Nora Silk moves into Hemlock Street, the entire neighborhood sucks in its breath. A divorcée who wears Toreador pants and lets her kids eat sweets before school, Nora is a walking scandal. But when the block's husbands, wives, and children get to know her, they begin to see other things in Nora--and this Long Island town won't ever be the same...
Alice Hoffman - The Ice Queen
From the bestselling author of Practical Magic, a miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning. Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning. She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. When she finds him, he is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches. As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both are forced to hide their most dangerous secrets--what turned one to ice and the other to fire. A magical story of passion, loss, and renewal, THE ICE QUEEN is Alice Hoffman at her electrifying best.
Alice Hoffman - Hetedik mennyország
Long Islanden egy újonnan épült, tipikus kertvárosi lakónegyedben pontosan olyan unalmas és kiszámítható az élet, mint 1959-ben bármelyik amerikai kisvárosban. A házak annyira egyformák, hogy eleinte még a kutyák is összeverődnek az utcasarkokon, és tanácstalanul ugatják a napot. Egy őszi napon megjelenik egy új lakó, Nora Silk, egy sok szempontból különleges asszony a két fiával. Elvált a férjétől, egy csapnivaló bűvésztől, ami önmagában is döbbenettel tölti el a környék középosztálybeli lakóit, akik még az "elvált" szót is csak suttogva merik kimondani. Kezdetben nem tudnak mit kezdeni a másságával, és nagy ívben kerülik, nyolcéves fiát, Billyt (aki csodás képességgel bír: "hallja" mások gondolatait) rendszeresen megdobálják társai az iskolában. Aztán közeledni kezdenek Norához, főleg miután tökéletesnek hitt világukról kiderül, hogy mégsem olyan eszményi és kisebb-nagyobb családi problémáikról már maguknak sem képesek hazudni többé. Hatása alól a kisváros egyetlen lakója sem tudja kivonni magát: az asszonyok példaképüknek tekintik, a férfiak egy számukra addig ismeretlen nőtípust csodálnak benne, a gyerekek közvetlenségéért és önzetlen segítőkészségéért imádják. Az életükben bekövetkező változások előrevetítik a hatvanas évek nyugtalanságát: családok bomlanak fel, gyerekek szöknek meg otthonról, nők keresnek maguknak munkahelyet. Nora többnyire nem közvetlen előidézője az eseményeknek, jelenléte csupán katalizátorként szolgál: erőt ad a kérdések fölvetéséhez, a döntések meghozatalához és a következmények túléléséhez. A regény nem csupán néhány fiatal, hanem egy egész közösség felnőtté válásának története.
Alice Hoffman - The Marriage of Opposites
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro—the Father of Impressionism. Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel’s mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel’s salvation is their maid Adelle’s belief in her strengths, and her deep, life-long friendship with Jestine, Adelle’s daughter. But Rachel’s life is not her own. She is married off to a widower with three children to save her father’s business. When her husband dies suddenly and his handsome, much younger nephew, Frédérick, arrives from France to settle the estate, Rachel seizes her own life story, beginning a defiant, passionate love affair that sparks a scandal that affects all of her family, including her favorite son, who will become one of the greatest artists of France. Building on the triumphs of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things, set in a world of almost unimaginable beauty, The Marriage of Opposites showcases the beloved, bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers. Once forgotten to history, the marriage of Rachel and Frédérick is a story that is as unforgettable as it is remarkable.
Alice Hoffman - Zaubermond
Verity ist ein verschlafenes Nest irgendwo in Floria. Hier ist nicht viel los. Nur im Monat Mai, wenn die Hitze und Schwüle schier unerträglich werden und die Meeresschildkröten sich auf den Marsch über die West Main Street machen, spielen Mensch und Natur verrückt, laufen junge Mädchen von zu Hause weg, rasen Teenager mit dem Wagen um ein Haar in den riesigen alten Baum neben dem Burger King, tauchen Klapperschangen aus dem Nichts plötzlich miten im Ort auf. Seit der Scheidung von ihrem Mann lebt Lucy Rosen zusammen mit ihrem Sohn Keith in der Scheinidylle von Verity. Da geschieht eines Nachts im Monat Mai ein Mord, und seitdem ist der zwölfjährige Keith spurlos verschwunden. Zusammen mit Julian Cash, einem einsamen Polizisten mit angebrochenem Herzen, macht Lucy Rosen sich auf die Suche nach Keith - und nach dem Mörder.
Alice Hoffman - At Risk
In this groundbreaking novel Alice Hoffman creates an ordinary but unforgettable American family – Polly, a wife and mother. Ivan, her husband. Charlie, their eight-year-old, obsessed with dinosaurs. And Amanda, eleven, who dreams of becoming a gymnast. Amanda is blessed with great determination and strength, but when she is diagnosed with AIDS, she and her family must draw on every bit of courage they possess as their lives are torn apart, and as they discover how deep their love for each other really is. “First rate.” —Kurt Vonnegut “Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel.” —Joseph Heller
Alice Hoffman - Itt a Földön
Lebilincselő, a végletekig szenvedélyes, sötét tónusú szerelmi történet tárul az olvasó elé ebben a regényben. Hollis (korunk Heathcliffje) serdülő lelencként kerül a jómódú új-angliai Murray családhoz, ahol igazán csak a fiatal March képes meglágyítani az elvadult fiú szívét. Kamaszszerelmük azonban végül nem tud kiteljesedni és Hollis a lányt okolja ezért. Hosszú évek múltán March – már mint egy ugyancsak életrevaló kamaszlány, Gwen anyja –, egy haláleset okán, visszatér csodás ifjúkora színhelyére. Kiderül, hogy a férjezett nő korántsem közömbös még Hollis iránt, aki férfias természetével mindig is hipnotikus hatást gyakorolt rá és a nőkre általában. A férfi közben már szinte az egész világ iránt bosszút esküdött, és időközben felhalmozott nagy vagyonára sötét titok árnyéka vetül. A városban mindenki kerüli, mintha maga a halál angyala lenne. March és Hollis emésztő érzelmekkel teli kiújult szerelmének hatása alól a környezetükben senki sem tudja kivonni magát. A közösség tagjai az olvasóval együtt újraélhetik az érzést, hogy a dolgok nem mindig a vágyaink szerint alakulnak itt a Földön. Alice Hoffman, a filmen is nagy sikert aratott Átkozott boszorkák szerzője, a legjelentősebb kortárs amerikai írónők egyike. Jelen regénye is elsősorban a női olvasókat célozza, de olyan virtuóz írásmóddal, nyelvi leleménnyel teszi, hogy bárki megemelheti előtte képzelt vagy valódi kalapját. Ez a szuggesztív erejű alkotás Borbás Mária parádés fordításában csak még élvezetesebbé válik.
Alice Hoffman - Practical Magic
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well: As children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared, even into adulthood, brought them back--almost as if by magic...
Alice Hoffman - Turtle Moon
Turtle Moon transports the reader to Verity, Florida, a place where anything can happen during the month of May, when migrating sea turtles come to town, mistaking the glow of the streetlights for the moon. Lucy Rosen, a transplanted New Yorker, is determined to start a new life in Verity, along with her twelve-year-old son, Keith. But neither Lucy nor Keith could begin to imagine what the town holds in store for them. Everything they’ve ever hope for, everything they’ve ever feared, begins to happen. When Julian Cash, Verity-born and fierce enough to paralyze bees with fright, enters their lives, nothing will be the same – for Lucy, and her son, or for Julian.
Alice Hoffman - The Dovekeepers
The lives of four sensuous, bold and remarkable women intersect in the year 70AD, in the desperate days of the siege of Masada, when supplies are dwindling and the Romans are drawing near. All are dovekeepers, and all are keepers of secrets - about who they are, where they come from, who fathered them, and whom they love. There is Yael, the assassin's daughter whose heartbreak leads to her true path in the ruins of the desert; Revka, the baker's wife who loses her dearest treasure on earth and yet finds the strength to protect her family; Aziza, the warrior's beloved who leads a secret life not even those closest to her could imagine; and Marit, beautiful witch of Moab, a woman as loyal as she is dangerous.
Alice Hoffman - Angel Landing
The bestselling author of Practical Magic offers "an affecting love story, laced with humor" (Booklist) that tells the tale of a man and a woman, an activist and a therapist, so consumed with helping others that they are in danger of failing in their duty to themselves. Natalie, a therapist, is in love with Carter -- but he is deeply dedicated to his environmental work, and the fate of their relationship takes a backseat to the fate of the planet. Then a new client walks into Natalie's office. He is an intriguing man, with an incredible tale to tell -- and under his influence, she faces questions about the direction of her own passion, the true meaning of commitment...and the possibility of finding the love she seeks --right in her own backyard.
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