White Horses: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Teresa, has one true ally: her brother, who cannot find a cure for her mysterious sleeping sickness, Silver. A story about the fairy-tale fantasies of girlhood and the realities of growing up by “one of our quirkiest and most interesting novelists” Jane Smiley, USA Today. A lyrical blend of the mythical and the real, White Horses has been hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as a book that “will reverberate in readers’ imaginations for a long time.

”. Teresa wants to break free but is drawn back to her brother again and again, pulled by the belief that he is the night rider of her dreams. Only when she realizes that she has the strength to save herself will she finally be able to open her eyes and walk away. Wild and handsome, Silver exerts an irresistible force over everyone he meets—women especially.

White Horses: A Novel #ad - He pursues a life of crime and danger, and the older he grows, the more reckless he becomes. She was told about the dark-eyed horsemen by her mother, Dina, who left her own bedroom window open at night in the hopes that one would take her away from her parents’ house in Santa Fe. When teresa sleeps—sometimes for days at a time, outlaw riders on white steeds, the scent of roses surrounding her—she dreams of the Arias, who roam the desert at night.

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The Drowning Season: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Cohen, the landscaper and chauffeur responsible for keeping her son out of the water, looks at her with a desire she finds harder and harder to resist. Esther the black is eighteen years old and ready to leave the Compound, the collection of cottages on the North Shore of Long Island where she has lived all her life.

Esther the white left home when she was just a girl, fleeing her abusive parents across a frozen Russian river with a pocketful of stolen jewels. Her granddaughter’s name may be an insult to tradition, but does that mean the poor girl should never feel her grandmother’s love or know her story?   Graceful, haunting, and wise, The Drowning Season “casts the spell of all great fairy tales.

The Drowning Season: A Novel #ad - From the author of the rules of magic: A novel of a Long Island family matriarch and her namesake granddaughter who discover the power the past holds over their present. It takes daily life and transforms it into myth as we watch” Chicago Sun-Times.  . Her father will find a way through the locked sea-wall gate and try to drown himself in the harbor, her mother will be too hung over to leave her cottage for days at a time, and her grandmother will refuse to say a single kind word.

Life has taught her to be cold and unyielding, but in the heat of another fraught summer at the Compound, she feels her resolve melting away. But as july turns to august and her family braces for the height of Drowning Season, she realizes that she may not be able to escape her family’s legacy.

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Angel Landing: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Into her office walks a man with an incredible confession to make, and the more she listens, the more Natalie begins to question the direction of her own life. But after an explosion lights up the night sky above Angel Landing, Natalie’s world is turned upside down.  . The water used to be clean, and from her aunt Minnie’s boarding house you could see all the way to Connecticut even on hazy days.

Natalie’s boyfriend, and despite the fact that he is more devoted to his environmental work than he is to her, is leading a protest against the plant, Carter, she has followed him to Fisher’s Cove. Told with grace, charm, and wit, Angel Landing is a captivating romance and one of Alice Hoffman’s most delightful novels.

Angel Landing: A Novel #ad - Alice hoffman’s writing at its precise and heartbreaking best. The washington post things have changed in Fisher’s Cove, the Long Island harbor town where Natalie spent her summers as a girl. During the days, she works as a therapist at a local counseling center; in the evenings, she ignores her aunt’s disapproval as she waits for Carter to call.

The biggest change of all, though, is the nuclear power plant under construction on Angel Landing. A good, old-fashioned love story.  .  .

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Fortune's Daughter: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - It is lila who tells rae she is pregnant—but the other symbol she reads in Rae’s tea leaves, she refuses to reveal. Rae perry has been in love with Jessup since high school. This time, rae fears, he plans to leave without her. Lila grey is a fortune-teller. Now they are in southern california in what they call “earthquake weather, ” a time when anything can happen, and Jessup is restless again.

From that moment forward, their fates are inextricably linked. While rae searches for the strength to navigate an uncertain future alone, Lila sets out to resolve her history once and for all. More than a quarter century ago, on a cold and icy night in New York City, she gave birth to a daughter she never saw again.

Fortune's Daughter: A Novel #ad - An “intimate, most of whose concerns swirl about the pain and joys of motherhood, lovely novel, ” from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Rules of Magic People. This luminous novel, in the words of amy tan, is an enthralling tribute to the profound mysteries of motherhood and childbirth from a writer who, a New York Times Notable Book, “takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.

” . Lila is determined to find her lost child, even if it means an end to her happy life with Richard, the loving husband she refuses to let into her past. Two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, they ran away from Boston together and have been moving ever since—five states in seven years.

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The Foretelling: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Born out of sorrow in an ancient time of blood and war, Rain is a girl marked by destiny. But the dream of a black horse clouds her future, portending death. Peace, however, and love, mercy, are forbidden words in her language—can Rain teach her sisters to speak in a new tongue before it’s too late?   Inspired by Greek legends and recent archaeological discoveries in Russia and Ukraine, The Foretelling is a breathtaking achievement from the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers.

As one devastating battle follows the next, Rain hopes for a different life for her tribe beyond never-ending bloodshed. Determined to win her mother’s love and take her rightful place as the next queen, Rain becomes a brave and determined fighter. Her mother, is the proud queen of a tribe of female warriors, Alina, yet she refuses to touch or even look at her only daughter.

The Foretelling: A Novel #ad -    . New york times bestseller: a lyrical, suspenseful coming-of-age story based on Greek myths of the Amazons, woman warriors living near the Black Sea. So rain draws on the strength and knowledge of her Amazon sisters to learn the ways of her people: how to carve spoons out of bones, ride her white horse as fiercely as a demon, and shoot an arrow straight into the heart of an enemy.

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Property Of: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Drag races, dope, knife fights in the street. But her love for mckay is an addiction—one that is never satisfied and is impossible to kick. To the seventeen-year-old heroine of Alice Hoffman’s stunning first novel, the gritty world of the Avenue is beautiful and enthralling. In the lead is McKay, their brooding, courageous President.

A strikingly original story about the razor-thin line between love and loss, Property Of showcases the vivid imagery, lyricism, and emotional complexity that are the hallmarks of Alice Hoffman’s extraordinary career.  . A “hypnotic” novel of love, and teenage girls finding their way on tough streets, loss, by the New York Times–bestselling author of Faithful The New York Times.

Property Of: A Novel #ad - Deeper and deeper she falls, until the winter’s day when she decides to break the spell once and for all. She waits only for McKay. Tonight, a new girl has joined their ranks. Left waiting at the clubhouse is the Property of the Orphans, tough girls in mascara and leather who have declared their allegiance to the crew.

On the night of the wolf, hunting their rival gang, the Orphans drive south on the Avenue, the Pack.

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The Ice Queen: A Novel

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - She even believes she wants it that way. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. She goes in search of lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Then one day she utters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning.

From the bestselling author of the rules of Magic, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, a miraculous, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning. Be careful what you wish for. When she finds him, he is her perfect opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches.

The Ice Queen: A Novel #ad - A woman who was touched by tragedy as a child now lives a quiet life, keeping other people at a cool distance. As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both hide their most dangerous secrets -- what happened in the past that 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.

But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks a strange and powerful new beginning.

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At Risk: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - Eight-year-old charlie, a junior biologist and dinosaur expert, tries to collect one of his insect specimens. Charlie is abandoned by his best friend and, for long stretches at a time, forgotten by his parents. Too overcome with grief to turn to each other, Ivan and Polly seek solace elsewhere. In an instant, everything that gave their lives meaning is ripped away, and the intimacy that once came so naturally vanishes.

They are a family as unique and ordinary as any other, but their world will soon be shattered when Amanda is diagnosed with the disease that has been making headlines lately: AIDS. The new and still-mysterious ailment scares them—and their friends and neighbors as well. At risk is an exquisite book about true sorrow and even truer devotion.

Torn apart by the prospect of their loss, Ivan, Polly, and Charlie must find the courage to come back together again—for Amanda’s sake and for their own. Ivan, their absent-minded father, is involved with his work as an astronomer. Out in the garden, polly, his wife, wonders how she can trick her children into eating more zucchini.

At Risk: A Novel #ad - In a lovely old house near the coast of Massachusetts, the Farrells go through the routines of a typical August morning. His sister, amanda, a talented gymnast who at eleven years old is already saving her money to try out for the Olympics, prepares for her last meet of the summer. A new york times bestseller from the author of The Rules of Magic: In 1980s America, a family copes with their daughter’s terrifying diagnosis.

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Local Girls

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Berkley #ad - The new york times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic is at her haunting, thought-provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family. Alice hoffman casts her spell over a 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.

Local Girls #ad - . As gretel grows up, she is witness to the breakup of her parents' marriage, the deterioration of a brother who passes up Harvard for a job at the Food Star, the ups and downs of her cousin Margot's search for love, and emotional explosions that shatter the suburban quiet.

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Illumination Night: A Novel

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Open Road Media #ad - A “wondrous” novel of fear, desire, loss, and discovery on Martha’s Vineyard by the New York Times–bestselling author of Practical Magic and Seventh Heaven Chicago Tribune. Praised as “an intelligent novel” by the new york times and “achingly vivid” by Newsday, Illumination Night is a sparkling and heartbreaking narrative that explores marriage, friendship, youth, yearning, disillusionment, and desire, a book as bright and memorable as the festival of lanterns for which it is named.

But her flight sets in motion a series of events that will forever change the lives of six residents of Martha’s Vineyard: a young boy who refuses to grow, a husband tempted by the unknown, a gentle giant tortured by his size, a wife stifled by her irrational anxiety, a girl flirting with disaster, and an old woman with nothing to lose.

Illumination Night: A Novel #ad - While the first, had adequate results, marrying her husband, the second—deciding she could fly from her bedroom window—is less successful. Elizabeth renny has only made two decisions of consequence in her seventy-plus years.

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The Probable Future: A Novel Ballantine Reader's Circle

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Ballantine Books #ad - Her potential to ruin or redeem becomes unbearable when one of her premonitions puts her father in jail, wrongly accused of homicide. Hoffman is an amazingly talented writer with a beautiful sense of sentence construction, an intriguing imagination, and the ability to create compelling, complex characters that readers care about.

Fort worth star-telegram “hoffman’s ethereal tale of a family of women with supernatural gifts is a magical escape, grounded in the complex relationships between mothers and daughters. Marie Claire. 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.

The Probable Future: A Novel Ballantine Reader's Circle #ad - 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.

Praise for the probable Future“A thrilling adventure of literary alchemy. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, jenny, can see people’s dreams when they sleep.

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