Stock Image
Buy Used
Price: US$ 20.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Returns Policy

Here on Earth

Hoffman, Alice

38,141 ratings by GoodReads
ISBN 10: 0399143130 / ISBN 13: 9780399143137
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1997
Used Condition Near Fine Hard Cover
From Black Falcon Books (Wellesley, MA, U.S.A.) Quantity Available: 1
Available From More sellers View all  copies of this book

First printing, full number line. Signed by the author on a blank sheet between the front endpaper and the half-title page: "Alice Hoffman." Quarter-bound in light green paper covered boards with blind butterfly imprints on the front board, and a forest green, gold-lettered, cloth covered spine. Book is tight and unmarked; slight spine slant. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $23.95); touch of edgewear at bottom front corner. Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002740

About this title:

Synopsis:

A middle-aged woman, along with her fifteen-year-old daughter, returns to her small Massachusetts hometown for the funeral of the housekeeper who raised her and finds herself thrust into the lives of the people she left behind. 100,000 first printing. Lit Guild Feat Alt. Tour."

Review: In this first-rate "tape turner" Hoffman once again proves her powers as a storyteller. Dialogue rings remarkably true in this reading by Susan Ericksen, which also brings out the incisive details and keen observations on nature, both human and otherwise, that Hoffman carefully deploys in this masterful narrative.

When March Murray travels East with her teenage daughter to attend the funeral of the beloved housekeeper who looked after her when she was growing up, March's past comes rushing up to meet her. The present is quickly dominated by the lurking presence of her former lover, Hollis, who has patiently awaited her long overdue return. The tale is populated by those for whom love brings more sorrow than happiness: a woman afraid to commit to a relationship, a husband in love with someone other than his wife, two young people who fall for each other only to find they are close relatives, and the self-destructing love of Hollis and March. While love has the power to transform those who fall under its spell--devotion to an old racehorse turns March's daughter, a sullen teenager, into a strong young woman--the love March herself suffers robs her of nearly all sense and goodness. Hoffman deftly weaves her characters' stories against a vivid New England landscape where the past always has a grip on the present. And the listener is left at the end both satisfied and longing to hear more. --Anne Depue

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Here on Earth

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Payment Methods

Payment Methods Accepted by Seller

Visa Mastercard American Express


Seller Black Falcon Books
Address: Wellesley, MA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Seller Since July 23, 2012
Seller Rating 5-star rating


Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web
sites. If
you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged)
or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the
estimated delivery
date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use
the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business
days.
Mark Mayell
27 Seaver St.
Wellesley, MA 02481
United State...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books
weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact
you to let you know extra shipping is required.


Store Description: Black Falcon Books is an online seller with a broad range of titles, including fiction and nonfiction, hardcover and paperback, many of them signed by authors.