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Here on Earth | [Alice Hoffman]

Here on Earth

March Murray, along with her 15-year-old daughter, Gwen, returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up to attend the funeral of Judith Dale, the beloved housekeeper who raised her. After nearly 20 years of living in California, March is thrust into the world of her past.
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March Murray, along with her 15-year-old daughter, Gwen, returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up to attend the funeral of Judith Dale, the beloved housekeeper who raised her. After nearly 20 years of living in California, March is thrust into the world of her past. She finds that Mrs. Dale knew more of life than March could have ever suspected; that her brother Alan, whose tragic history has left him grief-stricken, has turned to alcohol as his only solace; and that Hollis, the boy she once loved, is the man she can't seem to stay away from.

Here on Earth is the dramatic and lyrical account of the joys of love, as well as the destruction that love can release. Erotic, disturbing, and compelling, this is without a doubt Alice Hoffman's most unforgettable novel.

©1999 Alice Hoffman; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    L. Calder Fort Bragg, California USA 07-09-12
    L. Calder Fort Bragg, California USA 07-09-12 Member Since 2004

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    "The magical realm of Alice Hoffman"

    The only problem with an Alice Hoffman book is what to do when it's over, so engrossing is the ambiance she creates. Here on Earth, loosely based on Wuthering Heights, scoops you up and doesn't let you gently down until the very last page. I read this book in 1997 when it first came out. So powerful was it, that lost I became within its pages, with three young kids and a husband who all puzzled where the heck I'd gone. It also contributed to finally leaving my husband, who was not as abusive as Hollis, but with a similar history which had permanently damaged him beyond repair. It made me reckon with the fact that there are those you cannot love into happiness, more likely they'll pull you down into the place they, on some level, fear to ever leave. Alice Hoffman's writing is such extraordinary prose, that I always read the book at night as I listen to it in the day. Here on Earth is a wonderful audible experience, sweeping you into another world, surrounding you with magic and the fascinating complexities of human relationships. I highly recommend it.

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    Charmaine JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 12-19-12
    Charmaine JOHANNESBURG, South Africa 12-19-12 Member Since 2012

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