Local Girls

Paperback | May 8, 2000

byAlice Hoffman

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The DovekeepersAlice Hoffman is at her haunting, thought-provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family, the Samuelsons, and the lessons in survival and transformation that life brings to every family...

"Pulls the reader in effortlessly...Hoffman has the power to make you really laugh and really cry." --USA Today

"Moving and deadpan funny...Epiphanies about passion, pain, and resiliency induce smiles and shivers in equal measure." --Entertainment Weekly

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 The Samuelson clan has seen its share of loss, pain and suffering, but there is a shimmer of joy and hope in the midst of it all. If it weren't for the binding ties with her mom, her cousin Margot and her best friend, young Gretel would never know about laughter, the beauty of romance or about spiritual awakening. Beautifully crafted,...

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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman is at her haunting, thought-provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family, the Samuelsons, and the lessons in survival and transformation that life brings to every family..."Pulls the reader in effortlessly...Hoffman has the powe...

Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, and several other beloved novels, including, Blue Diary (2001), The River King (2000), Local Girls (1999), Here On Earth (1997), Practical Magic (1995), Second Nature (1994), Turtle Moon (1992), Seventh Heaven (1990), At Risk (1988), Illumination Night (1987), Fortune’s Daught...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.2 × 5.6 × 1 inPublished:May 8, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0425174344

ISBN - 13:9780425174340

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 The Samuelson clan has seen its share of loss, pain and suffering, but there is a shimmer of joy and hope in the midst of it all. If it weren't for the binding ties with her mom, her cousin Margot and her best friend, young Gretel would never know about laughter, the beauty of romance or about spiritual awakening. Beautifully crafted, Alice Hoffman's Local Girls is a lesson in taking the good with the bad, but never dreaming for anything less than wonderful.