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Angel Landing
When an explosion occurs at Angel Landing, the local power plant, the entire town wonders who is responsible. Michael Finn comes to Natalie, a therapist, claiming to be the bomber. Natalie must help him to face his problems, in addition to the growing detachment she feels from her boyfriend, Carter, an activist against the power plant. ...
At Risk
This book is the story of an American family, as ordinary as your own. There's Polly, a wife, mother, and struggling photographer; her husband Ivan, who is an astronomer; their son Charlie, an eight-year-old obsessed with dinosaurs. And then there is Amanda. A wonderful eleven-year-old who dreams of becoming a great gymnast, she is gifted with unusual strength and courage. A sudden tragedy will consume her entire world-her life, her family, and also t...
Blue Diary
A man and woman has been married for 13 years then the man gets arrested for a rape and murder committed 15 years ago of. He gets put into jail and no one can can beieive it because he has been so generous to the community....
Green Angel
Green is a girl who is more silence and patient than others. But is a beautiful person who has a gift of growing gardens. But one day when her family goes out into the city, they and the city are lost by a fire starting. As Green watches the fire over a hill, she is blinded by the ashes caused by the fire and manages to make it back home, but alone. Green is left alone mad and sad at the same time and struggles to survive. She begins to change her...

Hoffman booklist

Here On Earth
March is the main female character in Alice Hoffman's book "Here on Earth" This book was written in 1997. Hoffamn wrote this book thinkin about what would happen to her if she caught up with her high school crush after twenty years. March is a very inconsiderate and immature person. She goe back to her hometown for a funeral of the housekeeper who took care of her when she was little. Instead she only finds trouble. march ends up finding her ex lover who...
Illumination Night
Illumination Night focuses on six main characters: a couple (Vonny and Andre) who is facing marital problems, their son (Simon) who has trouble growing, their elderly next door neighbor (Mrs. Renney), her granddaughter (Jody), and a giant (Eddie). Jody comes to Martha's Vineyard to take care of her sick grandmother. She and Eddie fall in love, even though they both know that there is little hope of a future for them. Jody's parents disapprove, so she run...
Local Girls
Gretal Samuelson is a young woman growing up to witness the breakup of her parents' marriage, her cousin Margot's search for love, the deterioration of a brother who passes up Harvard for a job at the local grocery store, and emotional explosions that shatter the suburban quiet. This book was a quick read, however it lacked real substance for me. I finished the book wanting more, more of a conclusion, more emotion, and frankly more of a book. I think ...
Practical Magic
Gillian and Sally Owens have always stood out amongst their community, like all of the Owens women. The aunts who have raised them interfere in the love lives of the town, Gillian cannot pick a good man and Sally wants to raise her children quietly. But Sally's children are growing up very quickly and Gillian finishes her problems with a very bad man and brings the mess home to Sally and her family....
River King
When a student is found dead in a pond at a posh prep-school, the lives of the students and the townspeople are completely changed....
Second Nature
They called him the Wolf Man. He was found by two hunters who discovered him dressed completely in furs living among the wolves as one of them. He was sent to a hospital in Manhattan where the doctors tried without success to get him to speak and the nurses watched him nervously. Finally the doctors concluded that he was beyond hope, his mind likely long gone, and arranged for him to be sent away to a state hospital. Robin Moore has problems of her ...

Alice Hoffman list of books

Seventh Heaven
an entire small town comes of age, from the 'white picket fence' 50's to the 60's...when a special woman comes to town....
The Dovekeepers
Four strong women are brought together at the mountain of Masada and fight for their lives against the Romans. 2,000 years ago four strong women brought to the mountain of Masada by different paths, join forces and families to fight off the Romans. Yael's mother died while giving birth to her daughter with flaming red hair, her father ashamed and heart broken, ignores her for many years, even as they fled from their homes to find safety from the Romans. ...
The Ice Queen
This is the story of a woman who remains nameless throughout the entirety of the story who struggles with losing her mother as a young girl. When she and her brother go to live with their grandmother, they each suffer from a profound sense of loss. Her older brother finally goes away to college in the south and she is left to care for her grandmother while working as a librarian. And then her grandmother passes away. Alone and cut off from the world, the...