The Probable Future

Product Number: EB00151069
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780345478405
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Alice Hoffman's most magical novel to date-three generations of extraordinary women are driven to unite in crisis and discover the rewards of reconciliation and love. 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 on the future-a future that she might not want to see. In The Probable Future this vivid and intriguing cast of characters confronts a haunting past-and a very current murder-against the evocative backdrop of small-town New England. By turns chilling and enchanting, The Probable Future chronicles the Sparrows's legacy as young Stella struggles to cope with her disturbing clairvoyance. Her potential to ruin or redeem becomes unbearable when one of her premonitions puts her father in jail, wrongly accused of homicide. Yet this ordeal also leads Stella to the grandmother she was forbidden to meet and to a historic family home full of talismans from her ancestors. Poignant, arresting, unsettling, The Probable Future showcases the lavish literary gifts that have made Alice Hoffman one of America's most treasured writers. Praise for The Probable Future "A thrilling adventure of literary alchemy...? magical, mystical tour de force of pure entertainment."-The Seattle Times "Delicious...?offman is an unapologetic optimist, and optimism is in short supply these days. It feels like a vacation to curl up with [The Probable Future]."-The New York Times Book Review "Instantly alluring...? mysterious, modern-day fairy tale...?offman is an amazingly talented writer with a beautiful sense of sentence construction, an intriguing imagination, and the ability to create compelling, complex characters that readers care about."-Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Hoffman's ethereal tale of a family of women with supernatural gifts is a magical escape, grounded in the complex relationships between mothers and daughters."-Marie Claire

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Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Original Publish Date: Jun 01, 2004

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Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Narrator(s): Susan Ericksen
Product Number BN4386
Released: May 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781469295008
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Author(s): Alice Hoffman
Narrator(s): Susan Ericksen
Product Number BL326
Released: Jun 26, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781590860403

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