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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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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 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, Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses An exceptional swimmer Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father s museum alongside performers like the Wolfman the Butterfly Girl and a one hundred year old turtle One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father s Lower East Side Orthodox community and his job as a tailor s apprentice When Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman s disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie, After nearly twenty years of living in California March Murray along with her fifteen year old daughter Gwen returns to the sleepy Massachusetts town where she grew up to attend the funeral of Judith Dale the beloved housekeeper who raised her Yet returning to her hometown also brings her back to Hollis March s former soul mate and lover March s father had taken the teenaged Hollis an abandoned child and the product of a series of detention homes into his house as a boarder and treated him like a son Yet March and Hollis s passionate love was hardly a normal sibling relationship When Hollis left her after a petty fight March waited for him three long years wondering what she had done wrong br br Encountering Hollis again makes March acutely aware of the choices that she has made and the choices everyone around her has made including Mrs Dale who knew more of love than March could ever have suspected and her brother Alan whose tragic history has left him grief struck with alcohol as his only solace Her attraction to Hollis is overwhelming and March jeopardizes her marriage her relationship with her daughter and her own happiness in an attempt to reclaim the past