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  • Faithful: A Novel | Alice Hoffman

    Faithful: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Amber Tamblyn
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    Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor filled with emotion, from dark suffering to true happiness - a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world.

    Alison says: "Lovely"
  • The Marriage of Opposites | Alice Hoffman

    The Marriage of Opposites

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Gloria Reuben, Tina Benko, Santino Fontana, and others
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    Growing up on idyllic St. Thomas in the early 1800s, Rachel dreams of life in faraway Paris. Rachel's mother, a pillar of their small refugee community of Jews who escaped the Inquisition, has never forgiven her daughter for being a difficult girl who refuses to live by the rules. Growing up, Rachel's salvation is their maid Adelle's belief in her strengths and her deep, lifelong friendship with Jestine, Adelle's daughter. But Rachel's life is not her own.

    TV says: "Magical!"
  • The Dovekeepers: A Novel | Alice Hoffman,Heather Lind

    The Dovekeepers: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Alice Hoffman, Heather Lind
    • Narrated By Aya Cash, Jessica Hecht, Tovah Feldshuh
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    Over five years in the writing, Alice Hoffman’s most ambitious and mesmerizing work ever, a triumph of imagination and research set in ancient Israel. The author of such iconic bestsellers as Illumination Night, Practical Magic, Fortune’s Daughter, and Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, Alice Hoffman is one of the most popular and memorable writers of her generation. Now, in The Dovekeepers, Hoffman delivers her most masterful work yet - one that draws on her passion for mythology, magic, and archaeology and her inimitable understanding of women.

    FanB14 says: "Grade of B-"
  • The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel | Alice Hoffman

    The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Judith Light, Grace Gummer, Zach Appelman
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    Coney Island: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that amazes and stimulates the crowds. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father's "museum", alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a 100-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man photographing moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River.

    L. Calder says: "Captivating historical fiction+Hoffman interview!"
  • Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman

    Practical Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
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    When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers - and as their own powers begin to surface - the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

    JEANNINE says: "Don't expext the movie story!"
  • The Probable Future | Alice Hoffman

    The Probable Future

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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    Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window to the future - a future that she might not want to see.

    lil' old me says: "Another excellent Hoffman novel"
  • The Red Garden | Alice Hoffman

    The Red Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Nancy Travis
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    From the town’s founder, a brave young woman from England who has no fear of blizzards or bears, to the young man who runs away to New York City, the characters in The Red Garden are extraordinary and vivid: a young wounded Civil War soldier who is saved by a neighbor, a woman who meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet who falls in love with a blind man, a mysterious traveler who comes to town in the year when summer never arrives.

    Carol says: "pleasant but unfulfilled"
  • Blue Diary | Alice Hoffman

    Blue Diary

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
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    When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that, for more than 13 years, he has been running from his past. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike.

    Loves Books says: "Unlock the Mystery"
  • Here on Earth | Alice Hoffman

    Here on Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Susan Ericksen
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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.

    L. Calder says: "The magical realm of Alice Hoffman"
  • Illumination Night | Alice Hoffman

    Illumination Night

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Suzanne Toren
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    Illumination Night follows the lives of a young blond giant who is as beautiful as he is frightening; an old woman at the end of her life whose last mission is to save her granddaughter's soul; a family torn apart by a wife's fears and a husband's unrealized desires; and the high school girl who comes to Martha's Vineyard against her will, who steals husbands and cars, and who will bring everyone together in a web of yearning, sin, and ultimate redemption.

    robert says: "i love Alice Hoffman"
  • Blackbird House | Alice Hoffman

    Blackbird House

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By John Lee, Xe Sands, Amy Rubinate, and others
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    In a rare and gorgeous departure, beloved novelist Alice Hoffman weaves a web of tales, all set in Blackbird House. This small farm on the outer reaches of Cape Cod is a place that is as bewitching and alive as the characters we meet. These interconnected narratives are as intelligent as they are haunting, as luminous as they are unusual. Inside Blackbird House more than a dozen men and women learn how love transforms us and how it is the one lasting element in our lives.

  • Turtle Moon | Alice Hoffman

    Turtle Moon

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
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    Turtle Moon transports the listener to Verity, Florida, a place where anything can happen during the month of May, when migrating sea turtles come to town, mistaking the glow of the streetlights for the moon. A young single mother is murdered in her apartment and her baby is gone. Keith, a 12-year-old boy in the same apartment building also disappears. In pursuit of the baby, the boy and the killer, are Keith's divorced mother and a cop who himself was once considered the meanest boy in town.

    A.J. says: "An enchanting story"
  • The Ice Queen | Alice Hoffman

    The Ice Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Nancy Travis
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    Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning. She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear.

    Mark says: "The Ice Queen (Unabridged)"
  • Angel Landing | Alice Hoffman

    Angel Landing

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Tavia Gilbert
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    Natalie, a therapist, is in love with Carter - but he is deeply dedicated to his environmental work, and the fate of their relationship takes a backseat to the fate of the planet. Then a new client walks into Natalie's office. He is an intriguing man, with an incredible tale to tell, and under his influence she faces questions about the direction of her own passion, the true meaning of commitment...and the possibility of finding the love she seeks - right in her own backyard.

  • Incantation | Alice Hoffman

    Incantation

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
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    Estrella deMadrigal thought she knew herself: daughter, granddaughter, sister, dearest friend, beloved. She is Star in the Night Sky, Truth in the Darkness. But truth is rare and precious in this cruel and unforgiving century in Spain, when Jews who refused conversion to Christianity risked everything - love, life, family, faith. Then a startling discovery shakes Estrella's world to the core.

    Amazon Customer says: "Really Enjoyed"
  • Property Of | Alice Hoffman

    Property Of

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jorjeana Marie
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    Property Of is the book that launched a major literary career. In it, New York Times best-selling author Alice Hoffman introduces a lonely outsider who wants desperately to belong. She deeply envies the tough, sultry girls who wear mascara and black leather and hang with the local gang known as the Orphans. As the unnamed narrator determinedly tries to become the property of the gang's brooding leader, McKay, she will discover what can and cannot be possessed.

  • The Third Angel: A Novel | Alice Hoffman

    The Third Angel: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Nancy Travis
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    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.

    lil' old me says: "Stellar Novel by Hoffman Once Again"
  • Fortune's Daughter | Alice Hoffman

    Fortune's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Carrington McDuffie
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    This fierce and beautiful story charts the histories of two women: Rae, young, unmarried, and far from home, awaits the birth of her first child. Lila, a fortune-teller with no interest in the future, lost her own daughter more than a quarter of a century earlier in New York. When these two women meet in Southern California, it's earthquake weather - the time when unexpected things happen.

    Jan says: "I Think I Like You, Alice Hoffman"
  • Seventh Heaven | Alice Hoffman

    Seventh Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Hillary Huber
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    Nora Silk doesn't really fit in on Hemlock Street, where every house looks the same. She's divorced. She wears a charm bracelet and high heels and red toreador pants. And the way she raises her kids is a scandal. But as time passes, the neighbors start having second thoughts about Nora. The women's apprehension evolves into admiration. The men's lust evolves into awe. The children are drawn to her in ways they can't explain.

    Ruth Bain says: "Changing Times"
  • The Story Sisters: A Novel | Alice Hoffman

    The Story Sisters: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Nancy Travis
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    The Story Sisters charts the lives of three sisters, Elv, Claire, and Meg. Each has a fate she must meet alone: one on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. Inhabiting their world are a charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart's desire, and a demon who will not let go.

    L. Calder says: "Another great Hoffman story but not the narrator"
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