The Ice Queen: A Novel by Alice HoffmanThe Ice Queen: A Novel by Alice Hoffman

The Ice Queen: A Novel

byAlice Hoffman

Paperback | January 3, 2006

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From the bestselling author of Here on Earth, a miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning.
Be careful what you wish for. A woman who was touched by tragedy as a child now lives a quiet life, keeping other people at a cool distance. She even believes she wants it that way. Then one day she utters an idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks a strange and powerful new beginning.
She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. When she finds him, he is her perfect opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches. As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both hide their most dangerous secrets--what happened in the past that turned one to ice and the other to fire.
A magical story of passion, loss, and renewal, The Ice Queen is Alice Hoffman at her electrifying best.
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 cr...
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Title:The Ice Queen: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:January 3, 2006Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316154385

ISBN - 13:9780316154383

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing and beautiful In the Ice Queen, a woman is struck by lightning and loses the abilty to see the colour red. It appears that she already suffers from depression, she's closed off to other people and her whole life has been based on one horrible wish that came true. However, the lightning strike that tore down what was left of her heart and soul also acts to rebuild her as she learns to care about the people around her and falls in love with the mysterious Lazarus Jones.
Date published: 2011-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous Read This was an amazing, emotional story about a woman obsessed with death who leans what it means to really live. Like other Hoffman titles it's set against a fantastical backdrop--in this case lightning strike survivors--but is still a very human story.
Date published: 2006-07-21