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Skylight Confessions

by Alice Hoffman

Little, Brown & Company | October 30, 2008 | Hardcover

Skylight Confessions is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 4.
Writing at the height of her powers, Alice Hoffman conjures three generations of a family haunted by love.
     Cool, practical, and deliberate, John is dreamy Arlyn''s polar opposite. Yet the two are drawn powerfully together even when it is clear they are bound to bring each other grief. Their difficult marriage leads them and their children to a house made of glass in the<_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">Connecticut countryside, to the avenues of <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Manhattan, and to the blue waters of Long Island Sound. Glass breaks, love hurts, and families make their own rules. Ultimately, it falls to their grandson, Will, to solve the emotional puzzle of his family and of his own identity.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.6 × 6.3 × 1.1 in

Published: October 30, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316058785

ISBN - 13: 9780316058780

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Skylight Confessions Alice Hoffman does not disappoint with this one. It follows the lives of a disfuntional family, that should have everything going for it. They way that they fall through life and make decisions, affects them in such a way, that tragedy could be the only outcome. This is a hard review to write, as too much information will give away the heartbreaking tale. Hoffman's writing is flawless, rife with symbolism and nothing short of Brilliant. Hoffman is one of the only authors I have read that could write such a complete tale, in under 300 pages. One that will tug at your heartstrings ( made me cry ), and thank your lucky stars that you have more tools to navigate your way through your path in life.
Date published: 2009-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyed it I enjoyed listening to this audio book. The author used several analogies which I found interesting. John Moody taking a wrong turn that determined his life and his wondering what might have been different if he did not get lost. The house called the Glass Slipper representing how fragile the occupants lives were. It was interesting to follow the lives of each of the characters in this audio book. I felt for Sam and his struggles and how they affected the rest of the family. I liked the paranormal aspect to the book as well. Overall a good book to listen to.
Date published: 2008-11-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent summer read Alice Hoffman proves over and over again why she is my favorite author. A novel about torn and disjointed family relationships, tragedy and an overwhelming sense of love that brings the most unlikely people together, woven as if fate himself planned it all. It is a gorgeous read about a vivid spirit/haunting to the tormented soul of Sam. Read this cover to cover in one sitting and read it again shortly there after.
Date published: 2008-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best Alice Hoffman is my favourite author...LOVED THIS BOOK...anxiously waiting for her next book
Date published: 2007-01-28

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Skylight Confessions

by Alice Hoffman

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 9.6 × 6.3 × 1.1 in

Published: October 30, 2008

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0316058785

ISBN - 13: 9780316058780

From the Publisher

Writing at the height of her powers, Alice Hoffman conjures three generations of a family haunted by love.
     Cool, practical, and deliberate, John is dreamy Arlyn''s polar opposite. Yet the two are drawn powerfully together even when it is clear they are bound to bring each other grief. Their difficult marriage leads them and their children to a house made of glass in the<_st13a_state _w3a_st="on">Connecticut countryside, to the avenues of <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Manhattan, and to the blue waters of Long Island Sound. Glass breaks, love hurts, and families make their own rules. Ultimately, it falls to their grandson, Will, to solve the emotional puzzle of his family and of his own identity.

About the Author

Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then was a Mirrellees Fellowship at the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, which she attended in 1973 and 74, receiving an MA in creative writing. She lives near Boston.

Editorial Reviews

"Alice Hoffman has written her most spellbinding, accomplished novel yet. . . . Although this is Hoffman''s nineteenth book, it feels utterly fresh. Her voice -- touched by the cadences of fairy tales -- buoys us through the novel''s saddest currents."