Search Results: "Alice Hoffman"


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ABBIE HOFFMAN by Marty Jezer
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1992

"Hoffman—and a whole doomed, inspired era—emerges vividly in this cleareyed, richly detailed work. (Photographs—24 pages b&w- -not seen.)"
A thoughtful, solidly researched biography of the wildly creative and iconoclastic yippie, portraying Hoffman as a fresh force in American political culture—and as a man ultimately sabotaged by bipolar disorder (manic-depression), which drove him to extremes and probably led to his suicide. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 2007

"A rigorous portrait of a woman of strong opinions who surely should have run for office herself. Promises to revive the old dame's reputation."
Frank, thoroughgoing life of Teddy Roosevelt's oldest daughter, wife of the Speaker of the House, witty Washington hostess and blistering critic of FDR. Read full book review >

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ALICE by Hugo Vickers
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 18, 2002

"Sympathetic yet free of pathos, Vickers's life celebrates an unusual and fascinating woman."
A well-crafted life of the late mother-in-law of the present queen of England. Read full book review >

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FAITHFUL by Alice Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"A novel full of people—flawed, scarred, scared—discovering how to punish themselves less and connect with others more."
Hoffman takes a break from writing about distant places and the distant past (Marriage of Opposites, 2015, etc.) to explore the psyche of a young Long Island woman afflicted by survivor guilt. Read full book review >

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GREEN WITCH by Alice Hoffman
FANTASY
Released: March 1, 2010

"Just the thing for readers eager to be captured by a tale of sundered hearts rendered in lyrical prose. (Fantasy. YA)"
Also trancelike and infused with magical realism, this belated sequel to Green Angel (2003) brings Hoffman's tale of recovery from utter inner and outer devastation to a tidy close. Read full book review >

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SKYLIGHT CONFESSIONS by Alice Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 11, 2007

"Achingly beautiful and filled with heart-wrenchingly real characters: one of Hoffman's best."
A Yale senior loses his way on Long Island, and three generations suffer the consequences in this haunting latest from Hoffman (The Ice Queen, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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AQUAMARINE by Alice Hoffman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2001

"An arch tone and a this-is-good-for-you air might irritate an alert reader, but others might just take the fantasy for what it's worth and enjoy. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A gossamer fable written by an adult author who illustrates some of the pitfalls awaiting those unused to writing for young people. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 25, 2014

"Hoffman displays an obvious affection for the city, as well as for those society would deem freaks, but readers looking for an evocative, magical take on the immigrant experience would be better served by Helene Wecker's The Golem and Jinni (2013)."
A young woman grows up in her father's eponymous Coney Island museum at the turn of the 20th century in Hoffman's (TheDovekeepers, 2011, etc.) novel. Read full book review >

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SURVIVAL LESSONS by Alice Hoffman
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"A lightweight but heartening book."
A how-to guide to facing death and living life by the popular novelist and cancer survivor. Read full book review >

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THE THIRD ANGEL by Alice Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"Some moving material about love and loss, swamped by authorial excess."
A ghost in a down-at-the-heels London hotel ties together three tragic romances in Hoffman's latest (Skylight Confessions, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE ICE QUEEN by Alice Hoffman
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 4, 2005

"Far from perfect, but Hoffman's more adventurous fans will appreciate this interesting effort."
The veteran, bestselling author (Blackbird House, 2004, etc.) takes risks—most of which pay off—in her dark tale of a woman literally struck by lightning. Read full book review >

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BLUE DIARY by Alice Hoffman
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"A welcome return to top form by a gifted, popular author."
A small-town hero with a criminal past raises unsettling questions about guilt and trust, in this unsparing new novel by Hoffman (The River King, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >