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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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The Dovekeepers, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Ice Queen, The Red Garden, The Probable Future, Here on Earth, Faithful, The Story Sisters
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, 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 br br 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 br br 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, Over five years in the writing The Dovekeepers is Alice Hoffman s most ambitious and mesmerizing novel a tour de force of imagination and research set in ancient Israel br br In C E nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada a mountain in the Judean desert According to the ancient historian Josephus two women and five children survived Based on this tragic and iconic event Hoffman s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold resourceful and sensuous women each of whom has come to Masada by a different path Yael s mother died in childbirth and her father an expert assassin never forgave her for that death Revka a village baker s wife watched the horrifically brutal murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers she brings to Masada her young grandsons rendered mute by what they have witnessed Aziza is a warrior s daughter raised as a boy a fearless rider and an expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier Shirah born in Alexandria is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine a woman with uncanny insight and power br br The lives of these four complex and fiercely independent women intersect in the desperate days of the siege All are dovekeepers and all are also keeping secrets about who they are where they come from who fathered them and whom they love, 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