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Alice Hoffman - Blue Diary
Long ago, among strawberry fields in Maryland, a pretty, young girl was raped, and murdered. _Blue Diary_ is Alice Hoffman at her irresistible best – gripping, compassionate, lyrical, and full of disturbing surprises. This dark and utterly compelling new novel is about the shadows that lie beneath ordinary lives, about the hand that fate deals you – and what you make of it – and the ripples that carry on indefinitely from a violent act. But the story starts on a wickedly gorgeous June day in the small town of Monroe, Massachusetts. Ethan and Jorie, the perfect, beautiful couple, have been married for thirteen years, and they're still very much in love. Ethan is handsome, reliable and popular. Jorie is dreamy and attractive. And they have a twelve-year-old son called Collie. Then a sensitive, meddling kid makes a phone call, after which nothing can ever be the same again…
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Second Nature
A New York Times and National Bestseller In this latter-day Beauty and the Beast a suburban woman discovers her own wild spirit because of a chance encounter. Robin Moore, coping with a divorce and a troubled teen-aged son, impulsively rescues a stranger from a psychiatric ward – a beautiful, uncivilized innocent who has been raised in the wilderness and possesses no more sophistication than a child. But when she brings him home to her perfectly ordered neighborhood, the events that follow cause Robin to question her wisdom and doubt her own heart – and, ultimately, to change all of her ideas about love and humanity. A novel of suspense and enchantment that is a true page-turner. “Magical and daring…very possibly her best.” —The New York Times Book Review “Suspenseful… a dark, romantic meditation on what it means to be human.” —The New Yorker “.. (A) modern day fairy tale, full of insights into the battle between instinct and upbringing, desire and conformity.” —Booklist “Generous, magical… Second Nature may be best read at full speed, hurtling down the mountain, as if falling in love.” —San Francisco Examiner- Chronicle
Alice Hoffman - The Drowning Season
Available in trade paperback for the first time, here is the brilliant story of Esther the White, a Russian emigre who chooses to live cut off from normal human experience. And only by calling upon all the healing powers of love can the members of Esther's family make peace with themselves and each other.
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.
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 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 - 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 - Faithful
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate. Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend’s future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who’s been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night. Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who’s ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap. Alice Hoffman’s “trademark alchemy” (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the “delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary” (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.
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 - 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 - The Third Angel
This stunningly original and magical story follows three women in love with the wrong men. Headstrong Madeline Heller finds herself hopelessly attracted to her sister’s fiancé…Frieda Lewis, a doctor’s daughter who has run off to London, becomes the muse of an ill-fated rock star… and beautiful, reckless Bryn Evans is set to marry an Englishman while she’s secretly obsessed with her ex-husband, a dangerous and love-besotted New Yorker. At the heart of the novel is Lucy Green, who blames herself for a tragic accident she witnessed at the age of twelve in the same London hotel where the others have found themselves. Lucy has spent four decades searching out the Third Angel, the angel on Earth who will renew her faith. Evoking the worlds of Notting Hill, Kings Road, and Kensington while moving back and forth in time from the 90s, to the 60s, and then to the 50s, The Third Angel charts the unique, alchemical nature of love.
Alice Hoffman - Fortune's Daughter
"This novel's great strength lies in its two heroines, who both find themselves drawn, without plans, hopes or full understanding, into the inevitably mythological process of pregnancy and childbirth....It is beautifully and matter-of-factly told." NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Rae, unmarried and pregnant is alone. Lila is older, happily married, a fortune-teller and unable to cease mourning for the baby she was forced to give up for adoption many years ago. They meet in Southern California during the earthquake season--the time when unexpected things happen. Here is Alice Hoffman's beautiful and haunting novel of love and loneliness--and of two women whose lives and fortunes gradually become intertwined.
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 - 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 - Galambok őrizői
Az időszámításunk szerinti hetvenedik évben kilencszáz zsidónak hónapokig sikerült feltartóztatnia a római seregeket a júdeai sivatagban, Masadában. Az ókori történész, Josephus Flavius szerint két nő és öt gyerek élte túl a rómaiak mészárlását. Ez a történelmi esemény adja a hátterét négy különleges, érzékeny nő lenyűgöző történetének, akik mind más úton érkeztek Masadába. Yael édesanyja szülés közben életét vesztette, amit az apja soha nem tudott megbocsátani. Revka, a néhai pék felesége végignézte, ahogy a római katonák brutálisan meggyilkolják a lányát, ráhagyva unokáit, akik a szörnyűségek hatására megnémultak. Aziza egy harcos lánya, akit fiúként neveltek fel, rettenthetetlen lovas és ügyes mesterlövész. Shirah az ősi mágia és gyógyítás mestere, hátborzongatóan éles elméjű, erős asszony. Miközben a rómaiak egyre közelebb érnek, négy rendkívüli, bátor nő élete kereszteződik az ostrom kétségbeesett napjaiban. Valamennyien galambtartók és valamennyien titoktartók – kik ők, honnan jöttek, ki nemzette őket és kiket szerettek. Alice Hoffman a New York Times bestseller szerzője, eddig négy regénye jelent meg magyarul. A Galambok őrizői különleges alkotás. Az írónő a markáns karaktereket új, tőle szokatlan helyszínnel ötvözi – a gyönyörű nyelvezet és a könnyed, elringató történet azonban a régi. Finom mágikus utalások színezik szokatlan asszociációkkal fűszerezve, így az olvasók bátran szabadjára engedhetik a képzeletüket.
Alice Hoffman - Property of
In this, the book that launched a major literary career, Alice Hoffman introduces us to a lonely outsider who wants desperately to belong. As she determinedly tries to become the "property of" a local gang's brooding leader, she will discover what can, and cannot, be possessed--and what can happen when you hand your heart over to a man who claims to care nothing about love.
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 - 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 - Gyönyörű titkok múzeuma
A történet New York-ban játszódik a huszadik század mozgalmas első két évtizedében. Két nagyon különböző ember szenvedélyes, feszültségekkel teli szerelmi története. Helyszín: Coney Island. Coralie Sardie a Gyönyörű titkok múzeuma nevű mutatványosház tulajdonosának lánya. A parti sétány melletti intézményben a lelkes közönség furcsa lényeket tekinthet meg. A kitűnő úszó Coralie apja „múzeumában” sellőként szerepel más furcsa lények, a Farkasember, a Pillangólány és a százéves teknős mellett. Egy éjjel Coralie megpillant egy nagyon helyes fiatalembert; a férfi a holdfényben fákat fotografál a Hudson folyó mentén. A fotográfus Eddie Cohen; orosz emigráns, aki elhagyta közösségét és szabósegédi munkáját. Amikor Eddie a hírhedt Triangle gyár tűzesetét fényképezi, egy fiatal nő eltűnésének titokzatos ügyébe keveredik.
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
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