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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 - Here ​on Earth
March ​Murray returns with her teenage daughter to a small town in New England where she grew up, for a funeral, and finds herself being drawn back into a life she had thought was over.

Alice Hoffman - The ​Story Sisters
This ​luminous tale filled with honesty and love charts the lives of sisters who find their curse and their salvation on the street where they live. One fateful summer they create their own magical world to escape a tragic encounter that has forever changed their lives. The healing power of imagination and love, the interwoven worlds of fiction and fact, the difference between liars and truth tellers, are at the core of this dangerous fairy-tale world where one mistake can follow you forever. A charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart's desire, a demon who will not let go, all live within the confines of the sisters' world. Elv, Claire, and Meg are the Story Sisters, and each has a fate she must meet alone. One on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. At once a coming-of-age tale, a family saga, and a love story of erotic longing, The Story Sisters sifts through the miraculous and the mundane as the girls become women and their choices haunt them, change them, and finally redeem them. What does a mother do when one of her children goes astray? How does she save one daughter without sacrificing the others? How deep can love go, and how far can it take you? These are the questions this complex novel asks. This is the spellbinding story Alice Hoffman has to tell.

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 - 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 - Fireflies
Jackie ​can't run and skate and throw as well as the other children, but his clumsiness eventually saves the villagers from a winter that would not end.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ​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 - 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 - Survival ​Lessons
Survival ​Lessons provides a road map of how to reclaim your life from this day forward, with ways to reenvision everything-from relationships with friends and family to the way you see yourself. As Alice Hoffman says, "In many ways I wrote Survival Lessons to remind myself of the beauty of life, something that's all too easy to overlook during the crisis of illness or loss. I forgot that our lives are made up of equal parts of sorrow and joy, and that it is impossible to have one without the other. I wrote to remind myself that despite everything that was happening to me, there were still choices I could make." Wise, gentle, and wry, Alice Hoffman teaches all of us how to choose what matters most.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Green ​Witch
In ​this powerful, lovely sequel to GREEN ANGEL, Green must learn the stories of a number of "witches" and free her true soul mate from a prison as she grapples with life, love, and loss in a post-disaster world.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 ​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 - 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.