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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Rules of Magic

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By To Be Announced
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    For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the '60s, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nightbird | Alice Hoffman

    Nightbird

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Jenna Lamia
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    Twig lives in Sidwell, where people whisper that fairy tales are real. After all, her town is rumored to hide a monster. And 200 years ago, a witch placed a curse on Twig's family that was meant to last forever. But this summer, everything will change when the red moon rises. It's time to break the spell.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Practical Magic | Alice Hoffman

    Practical Magic

    • ABRIDGED (3 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Cherry Jones
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    The best-selling author of Second Nature, Illumination Night and Turtle Moon now offers her most fascinating and tantalizingly accomplished novel yet -- a winning tale that amply confirms Alice Hoffman's reputation not only as a genius of the vivid scene and unforgettable character but as one of America's most captivating storytellers.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Survival Lessons | Alice Hoffman

    Survival Lessons

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Alice Hoffman
    • Narrated By Xe Sands
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    Fifteen years ago, Alice Hoffman received a diagnosis that changed everything about the life she'd been living. Most significant - aside from the grueling physical ordeal she underwent - was the way it changed how she felt inside and what she thought she ought to be doing with her days. Now she has written the book that she needed to read then. In this honest, wise, and upbeat guide, Alice Hoffman provides a road map for the making of one's life into the very best it can be.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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