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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
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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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, 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, The Story Sisters charts the lives of three sisters Elv Claire and Meg 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 Inhabiting their world are 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 and a demon who will not let go br br 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 luminous novel asks br br 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 It confirms Alice Hoffman s reputation as a writer whose keen ear for the measure struck by the beat of the human heart is unparalleled The Chicago Tribune, 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