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Here on Earth

Hoffman, Alice

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ISBN 10: 0399143130 / ISBN 13: 9780399143137
Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1997
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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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

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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.

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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."

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Oprah Book Club® Selection, March 1998: Here on Earth is set in motion when March Murray and her teenage daughter travel from their California home to New England. Their stay is to be brief. Judith Dale, her childhood housekeeper-cum-foster mother, has died, and March must set things to right and get out of gloomy Jenkintown as quickly as possible. "Five days tops," she reassures her scientist husband. Instead, she is pulled back into the arms of Hollis, her first love--an avaricious, Heathcliff-like individual who radiates sulfur and cruelty. "She left and didn't come back, not even when he called her, and yet here she is, on this dark night; here and no place else." In this deep fable of loss and control, love and fear, Alice Hoffman allows us into her characters' cores and makes us wish their fortunes were happier. Here on Earth is filled with wisdom, what-ifs, and animals who seem, if not to know more than human beings, at least to know how to shy from danger.

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