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Here On Earth By Alice Hoffman

Here On Earth
by Alice Hoffman

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March returns to her childhood home with her teenage daughter, Gwen, to attend the funeral of the housekeeper who brought her up. Unexpectedly, though, the visit rekindles in March a passion for an earlier unrequited love.
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Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman

March returns to her childhood home with her teenage daughter, Gwen, to attend the funeral of the housekeeper who brought her up. Unexpectedly, though, the visit rekindles in March a passion for an earlier unrequited love. Overwhelmed by her emotions, she abandons her marriage and life commitments in pursuit of the affair. But her lover is a man of strange secrets with a violent streak, and she soon discovers him to be a Bluebeard with a sinister collection... Here on Earth is both a darkly compelling love story and a fantastically detailed portrait of small-town life, rife with gossip, tensions and murky pasts. An Oprah Winfrey Book Club Choice.

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Here On Earth Reviews


"There is something irresistible about the novels of Alice Hoffman. Her themes of love, marriage, family and friendship are reassuringly familiar and her style agreeably evocative...Her stories have a quality of mystery and even darkness that puts a fresh spin on the commonplace, and at its very best can make the reader look at life from a fresh angle. If I could see things through Hoffman's eyes, I'm convinced life would be richer and more interesting... Here On Earth is a wonderful piece of storytelling" * Literary Review *
"Hoffman is shrewd and witty about the networks of gossip and affection in town, and she evokes place superbly... spellbinding" * Sunday Times *
"Imagine Wuthering Heights set in a small New England town during the last 30 years. The characters escape not to wild moors but marshes haunted by foxes and souls of drowned men-compelling" * Independent *
"Wuthering Heights meets The Horse Whisperer... riveting and memorable" * Mail on Sunday *
"A gripping novel that evokes the tensions of small-town life" * Elle *

About Alice Hoffman


Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of acclaimed novels, including Practical Magic (a Hollywood film), The River King, Blue Diary, Turtle Moon and most recently Skylight Confessions. Blackbird House was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. She divides her time between Boston and New York City.

Additional information

GOR001177095
Here On Earth by Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1998-04-01
304
0099750813
9780099750819
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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