The bestselling author of Practical Magic offers "an affecting love story, laced with humor" (Booklist) that tells the tale of a man and a woman, an activist and a therapist, so consumed with helping others that they are in danger of failing in their duty to themselves. This is an unforgettable tale about the true meaning of commitment, from "one of our quirkiest and most interesting novelists." (Jane Smiley, USA Today)
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Alice Hoffman is the author of fifteen novels: Blue Diary (2001), The River King (2000), Local Girls (1999), Here On Earth (1997), Practical Magic (1995), Second Nature (1994), Turtle Moon (1992), Seventh Heaven (1990), At Risk (1988), Illumination Night (1987), Fortune’s Daughter (1985), White Horses (1982), Angel Landing (1980), The Drowning Season (1979), and Property Of (1977). She is also the author of three children’s books: Aquamarine (2001), Horsefly (2000), and Fireflies (1997).
Born in New York City, and raised on Long Island, Hoffman graduated from Adelphi University and received an M.A. from Stanford University, where she was Mirrielees Fellow. She currently lives near Boston with her family and her dogs.From AudioFile:
Alice Hoffman explores themes of commitment, both personal and social, in this early novel which involves a young woman in love with two men who are both involved in an environmental protest at a nuclear power plant. Bonnie Hurren captures the warm sense of humor in the characters-especially Minnie, the Russian-American aunt. Hurren is able to change from Minnie's accent and those of her Long Island boarders to a soft West Virginia twang when needed. Although the story seems slightly dated, the exploration of compassion and commitment has a timeless feel. Hurren nicely honors Hoffman's work. R.F.W. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Putnam Adult, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110399125043
Book Description Putnam Adult, 1980. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0399125043