The Ice Queen

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The Ice Queen

by HOFFMAN ALICE

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ISBN - 10: 0316058599

ISBN - 13: 9780316058599

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Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 211 p.

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A solitary New Jersey librarian whose favorite book is a guide to suicide methods is struck by lightning in Alice Hoffman''s superb novel, The Ice Queen. Orphaned at the age of eight after angrily wishing she would never see her mother again, our heroine found herself frozen emotionally: "I was the child who stomped her feet and made a single wish and in so doing ended the whole world‹my world, at any rate."Her brother Ned solved the pain of their mother''s death by becoming a meteorologist: applying reason and logic to bad weather. Eventually, he invites our heroine to move down to Florida, where he teaches at a university.Here, while trying to swat a fly, she is struck by lightning (the resulting neurological damage includes an inability to see the color red).Orlon County turns out to receive two thirds of all the lightning strikes in Florida each year, and our heroine soon becomes drawn into the mysteries of lightning: the withering of trees and landscape near a strike, the medical traumas and odd new abilities of victims, the myths of renewal.Although a recluse, she becomes fascinated by a legendary local farmer nicknamed Lazarus Jones, said to have beaten death after a lightning strike: to have seen the other side and come back.The burning match to her cool reserve--her personal unguided tour through Hades--Lazarus will prove to be the talisman that restores her to girlhood innocence and possibility.Hoffman''s story advances with a feline economy of language and movement--not a word spared for the color of the sky, unless the color of the sky factors into the narrative.Among the authors who have played with the fairy tale''s harsh mercies (e.g. Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter), Hoffman has the closest understanding of the primal fears that drive the genre, and why, perhaps, we never outgrow fairy stories, but only learn to substitute dull, wholesome qualities like personal initiative or good timing for the elements that raise the hairs on our neck and send us scrambling for the light switch. --Regina Marler

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen

by Alice Hoffman

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Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 211 p. Audience: General/trade.

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The Ice Queen a Novel

The Ice Queen a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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1.06 x 9.74 x 6.3 Inches; 224 pages.

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include cdrom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen

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Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 211 p. Audience: General/trade. APPEARS TO BE AN UNREAD COPY

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen

by Alice Hoffman

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pp. 211.

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

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The Ice Queen

The Ice Queen

by Alice Hoffman

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6.5 x 9.5 hard cover book. Peach and light blue lettering on the black dust jacket spine with a photo illustrated cover. A miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning and finds her frozen heart suddenly burning. 211 pages. 1st Edition, 1st Printing. Book is in fine condition, jacket is in very good condition with light wear.

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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0316058599 brand new...no dust jacket! ! !

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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The Ice Queen: a Novel

The Ice Queen: a Novel

by Alice Hoffman

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Ice Queen

Ice Queen

by Alice Hoffman

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The Crippled Tree: China, Biography, History, Autobiography

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Red cloth covers are lightly edgeworn and soiled; no ownership markings; light foredge soiling, otherwise pages are clean; binding is shaken but sound; hinges intact. DJ is edgeworn including small chips and tears; creasing; price intact on flap; still presentable in new mylar.

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