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Hoffman, Alice

Works: 346 works in 2,267 publications in 21 languages and 103,125 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Paranormal fiction  Historical fiction  Drama  History  Comedy films  Legal fiction (Literature) 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator
Classifications: PS3558.O3447, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Alice Hoffman
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Most widely held works by Alice Hoffman
Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman( Book )

83 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 4,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged woman, along with her fifteen-year-old daughter, returns to her small Massachusetts hometown for the funeral of the housekeeper who raised her and finds herself thrust into the lives of the people she left behind
The dovekeepers : a novel by Alice Hoffman( Book )

53 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 70 CE, 900 Jews held out against armies of Romans on a mountain in Masada. According to an ancient historian, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic event, Hoffman weaves a tale of four bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path
Blue diary by Alice Hoffman( Book )

64 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent new novel. How do we manage to confront the truths in our lives and find forgiveness in the most unforgiving of circumstances? How do we love truly and deeply in a world that is as brutal as it is beautiful? When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that for more than thirteen years, he has been running from his past. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike. This deeply felt and compelling novel makes it clear why Alice Hoffman has been called "one of the best writers we have today" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Honest, shattering, seductive, and ultimately healing, Blue Diary is an unforgettable novel by a writer who tells "truths powerful enough to break a reader's heart."
The river king by Alice Hoffman( Book )

68 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A town divided by class lines is thrown into turmoil by a mysterious death, which begins to unravel the lives of a fifteen-year-old girl, a young boy, and a woman running from her own destiny
The ice queen : a novel by Alice Hoffman( Book )

51 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a small town librarian survives a lightning strike, she seeks out a fellow survivor in a quest for meaning, only to begin an obsessive love affair between two opposites joined by a single common thread
Practical magic by Alice Hoffman( Book )

71 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 3,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a tale of Gillian and Sally Owens, two sisters brought up by elderly aunts in a world of magic spells and exotica. The plot contains profanity and graphic sexual activity
At risk by Alice Hoffman( Book )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old Amanda dreams of becoming a great gymnast but when a sudden tragedy consumes her entire world, she must draw on her unusual strength and courage
Turtle moon by Alice Hoffman( Book )

41 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 3,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Keith Rosen runs away from his Florida home taking along a motherless baby, his divorced mother is perplexed and terrified. She sets out on her own journey to find him, and the resulting events change both of their lives in ways both simple and extraordindary
The probable future by Alice Hoffman( Book )

66 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling to cope with her unwanted ability to see the future, Stella must confront her legacy when her father is jailed, wrongly accused of homicide, and Stella joins forces with her grandmother and mother to uncover the truth
The museum of extraordinary things : a novel by Alice Hoffman( Book )

30 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extraordinarily imaginative and immersive novel, this one set in New York from 1911-1925"--
Skylight confessions : a novel by Alice Hoffman( Book )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marriage of Arlyn Singer and John Moody, opposites who are drawn to each other despite a mutual lack of understanding, has a profound and lasting impact on them, their children, and their grandchildren
Seventh heaven by Alice Hoffman( Book )

76 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora is ahead of her time. A single mother in 1950s suburbia, she's strong, sexy, passionate, and mysterious. Everyone in town is touched by her, and in the mirror of her magnetism, people see themselves as never before. With Nora's courageous image before them, they begin to ask themselves questions they had never asked -- finding answers they had never dared to imagine
The red garden by Alice Hoffman( Book )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffman offers a fictional glimpse of small-town America, presenting us with some three hundred years of passion, dark secrets, loyalty, and redemption in a web of tales where characters' lives are intertwined by fate and by their own actions. A young wounded Civil War soldier is saved by a passionate neighbor, a woman meets a fiercely human historical character, a poet falls in love with a blind man, and a mysterious traveler comes to town in the year when summer never arrives. At the center of everyone's life is a mysterious garden where only red plants can grow, and where the truth can be found by those who dare to look
The marriage of opposites : a novel by Alice Hoffman( Book )

28 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and The Museum of Extraordinary Things: a forbidden love story set on the tropical island of St. Thomas about the extraordinary woman who gave birth to painter Camille Pissarro the Father of Impressionism"--
Blackbird House by Alice Hoffman( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 2,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a series of interlinking stories that capture the lives and fortunes of the various occupants of an old Massachusetts house over the course of two centuries
Second nature by Alice Hoffman( Book )

69 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 11 languages and held by 2,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin begins to realize the intricacy of what it means to be human when she rescues an innocent man mistaken for a beast and takes him home with her
Local girls by Alice Hoffman( Book )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of interconnected short stories captures the lives and destinies of the Samuelsons, a family struggling with tragedy and divorce, in a series of portraits that chronicle Gretel Samuelson's journey through betrayal, grief, conflicting loyalties, friendship, and loss
The story sisters : a novel by Alice Hoffman( Book )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The three Story sisters, Elv, Meg and Claire, live with there mother on Long Island. Beautiful and mysterious, they are the object of envy and intrigue. But their happy existence is brought abruptly to an end when Elv and Claire share an encounter with a man that will change them forever. As the girls grow into young women, their secret begins to destroy their close. And as their choices haunt and change them, each realise that they have a fate that they must meet alon. -- back cover
Faithful by Alice Hoffman( Book )

21 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion--from dark suffering to true happiness--a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls--including an angel who's been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night
Practical magic by Griffin Dunne( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wry, comic romantic tale follows the Owens sisters as they struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love
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Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.08 for Alice Hoff ... to 0.81 for Twentieth ...)

Blue diary
Alternative Names
Alice Hoffman Amerikaans schrijfster

Alice Hoffman amerikansk författare

Alice Hoffman amerikansk skribent

Alice Hoffman amerykańska pisarka

Alice Hoffman écrivain américaine

Alice Hoffman scrittrice statunitense

Alice Hoffman US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Hoffman A.

Hoffman A. 1952-

Hoffman, Alice 1952-

Алис Хофман

Элис Хоффман

האפמאן, אליס, 1952-

הופמן, אליס

آلیس هافمن نویسنده آمریکایی

호프만, 앨리스 1952-

호프먼, 앨리스 1952-


ホフマン, アリス

The dovekeepers : a novelBlue diaryThe river kingThe ice queen : a novelPractical magicAt riskTurtle moonThe probable future