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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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short fiction linked together into a whole This was a beautiful collection of linked short stories from the author of the magically spiritual tale "Practical Magic." As always, Hoffman fills her stories with beauty and elegance, depth and emotion, and the interlinked stories provide glimpses throughout the life of two Hoffman-excellent characters. I didn't see where this collection was going, though I very much enjoyed the journey. It's Hoffman's way of writing things so immediately that they feel like they're happening as you eyes read the words that really gets to me.
Date published: 2008-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonerful! I loved reading this book. I picked it up by accident at a bookstore and I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it. The characters are real and truly likeable. It was funny and it was sad and I truly enjoyed every word.
Date published: 2001-04-15

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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.