Now, in The Third Angel, Hoffman weaves a magical and stunningly original story that charts the lives of three women in love with the wrong men: Headstrong Madeleine Heller finds herself hopelessly attracted to her sister's fiancee. Frieda Lewis, a doctor's daughter and a runaway, becomes the muse of an ill-fated rock star. And beautiful Bryn Evans is set to marry an Englishman while secretly obsessed with her ex-husband.
At the heart of the novel is Lucy Green, who blames herself for a tragic accident she witnessed at the age of 12 and who spends four decades searching for the Third Angel - the angel on earth who will renew her faith.
Brilliantly evoking London's King's Road, Knightsbridge, and Kensington, while moving effortlessly back in time, The Third Angel is a work of startling beauty about the unique, alchemical nature of love.
©2008 Alice Hoffman; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.
"Alice Hoffman is my favorite writer." (Jodi Picoult)
"A reader is in good hands with Alice Hoffman, able to count on many pleasures. She is one of our quirkiest and most interesting novelists, and her skills increase with every new book." (Jane Smiley)
"Over the course of writing more than two dozen works of fiction, Hoffman has created her very own form, the heartbreak fairy tale. Her latest and one of her best is...exceptionally well-structured, beguiling, and affecting....Hoffman has transcended her own genre." (Booklist)
if you're happy and you know it....
Excellent story. Or shall I say stories. This was one of her most complex novels, & it did not disappoint. She weaves her characters together in such a way that you feel almost personally invested. And Nancy Travis rivals Hugh Laurie in perfecting 'across the pond' accents--holy cow it's impressive. This is probably one of my favorites of Hoffman's to date.
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