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.