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Read online Local Girls.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Local Girls From the i New York Times i best selling author of i The Dovekeepers i b Alice Hoffman b is at her haunting thought provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family the Samuelsons and the lessons in survival and transformation that life brings to every family .

Pulls the reader in effortlessly Hoffman has the power to make you really laugh and really cry b USA Today b .

Moving and deadpan funny Epiphanies about passion pain and resiliency induce smiles and shivers in equal measure b Entertainment Weekly by Alice Hoffman

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Local Girls
Title:Local Girls
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ISBN:0425174344
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Number of Pages:208
Category:fiction, short-stories, magical-realism, coming-of-age
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i The Red Garden i introduces us to the luminous and haunting world of Blackwell Massachusetts capturing the unexpected turns in its history and in our own lives br br In exquisite prose Hoffman offers a transforming glimpse of small town America presenting us with some 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 br br From the town s founder a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears to the young man who runs away to New York City with only his dog for company the characters in i The Red Garden i are extraordinary and vivid a young wounded Civil War soldier 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 when summer never arrives br br 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 br br Beautifully crafted shimmering with magic i The Red Garden i is as unforgettable as it is moving, 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 br br 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 br br 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 br br Poignant arresting unsettling The Probable Future showcases the lavish literary gifts that have made Alice Hoffman one of America s most treasured writers, From the i New York Times i bestselling author of i The Dovekeepers i and i The Museum of Extraordinary Things i 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 br br Growing up on idyllic St Thomas in the early s 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 Fr derick 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 br br Building on the triumphs of i The Dovekeepers i and i The Museum of Extraordinary Things i set in a world of almost unimaginable beauty i The Marriage of Opposites i showcases the beloved bestselling Alice Hoffman at the height of her considerable powers Once forgotten to history the marriage of Rachel and Fr derick is a story that is as unforgettable as it is remarkable, From the bestselling author of i Practical Magic i a miraculous enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning br br 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 br br 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 br br A magical story of passion loss and renewal i The Ice Queen i is Alice Hoffman at her electrifying best