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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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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.
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 - A tizenharmadik boszorkány
A Sparrow család asszonyai nemzedékek óta rendkívüli tulajdonságokkal rendelkeznek. Valamennyien március havában születtek, és mire betöltötték tizenharmadik életévüket, különleges képességük mágikus erővel tőrt rájuk. Elinor, a nagymama szó szerint megérzi a hazugságot. Jenny, a lánya ismeri mások álmait, Stella, az unokája - aki éppen a tizenharmadik születésnapját ünnepli - döbbenten ismeri fel, hogy előre látja mások halálát. Miközben Stella újonnan megismert képességével igyekszik megbirkózni, csaknem végzetes félreértés történik: látomása gyilkosság vádjával börtönbe juttatja az apját…. A nemzedékek titkait, emlékeit, talizmánjait őrző családi mese igazi irodalmi csemege.
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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