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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,715 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Hoffman Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597100953
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The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent novel. How do we manage to confront the truths in our lives and find forgiveness in the most unforgiving of circumstances? 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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 2/10/2014

    " I love all the strong women "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Branch | 1/26/2014

    " Reading this for school - teaching it to my 11th graders "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tahnie | 1/24/2014

    " alice hoffman is my favorite, but this book didn't move me the way all her others have. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 1/21/2014

    " Quite a cliff hanger. Love her style of writing. I was engaged from beginning to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patsy | 1/15/2014

    " This author writes so beautfully! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tineke | 1/15/2014

    " A nice enough book, but the ending felt unfinished and I had expected it to be much more thriller-like. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/12/2014

    " Excellent story. I love this author's poetic style "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gizella Czene | 12/21/2013

    " Not bad, but not great... there was something missing. Some characters were well written but others were incomplete. I had to re-read this book as it was confusing at first but still something was missing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trina | 12/21/2013

    " This isn't the type of story that usually attracts me but once I started this book I was hooked. It is about a woman who his completely content with her life until something is revealed about her husbands past that changes everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercy Walker | 12/13/2013

    " This was actually a reread for me. But Alice Hoffman's writing is still as wondrous as ever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Minna Cohen | 12/7/2013

    " While I really enjoy reading Alice Hoffman's sentences, as they are beautiful, this book just made me sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/29/2013

    " Thought provoking and somewhat disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becktopia | 7/31/2013

    " ...i loved it although i kinda wanted to cry the whole time... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Vine | 5/28/2013

    " I was not too wild about the style of the writing, but it was a very good story. I think more could have been made about the diary, and I'm not sure the ending was satisfying. However, I still recommend this book as the story is quite gripping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/15/2013

    " Wasn't ready for it to end - really enjoyed it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kris | 4/8/2012

    " Blech, I think I am done with Alice Hoffman for a while. I find her hit-or-miss, and this one had all of the cheesy romance feel and none of the magic of the books of hers that I do like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 3/6/2012

    " A coming of age novel well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dottie | 12/20/2011

    " I don't try to review Hoffman -- just urge one and all to sample and read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dot | 6/28/2011

    " The premise is not believable; narcissistic suddenly becomming murderous; magic change, people's responses to event. Sorry, alice, you disappointed me Not rational, not emotionlly believable,enough for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Daniels | 6/23/2011

    " Moving story of how a woman carries on after her whole world has crumbled beneath her feet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angie | 6/2/2011

    " A deep and moving tale that really makes the reader stop and think . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynne | 4/15/2011

    " Just read this recently. I love Alice Hoffman, but some stories don't catch me. This caught me! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gizella | 4/14/2011

    " Not bad, but not great... there was something missing. Some characters were well written but others were incomplete. I had to re-read this book as it was confusing at first but still something was missing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 3/27/2011

    " Quite a cliff hanger. Love her style of writing. I was engaged from beginning to end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurie | 3/17/2011

    " A little slow, but a decent story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 2/24/2011

    " I like Alice Hoffman's style of writing--its pretty, but the plots are usually pretty typical. At first I wasn't sure about it-but I thought the ending was well done! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/19/2011

    " When in need of a book...I turn to Alice Hoffman. She is my ultimate favorite auther. This one was not as good as her others but I still enjoyed it. Really made me think about forgiveness, grief, and relationships. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julieb | 1/18/2011

    " Don't miss this one--really makes you think about redemption and trust. What if you found out the one you sleep next to and raise kids with has a deep dark secret that is completely out of character---can people really change? "

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About the Author
Author Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. Her short fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, Redbook, Architectural Digest, Gourmet, Self, and others. Her novel Practical Magic was made into a major motion picture starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman; her young adult novel Aquamarine was made into a movie in 2006.

About the Narrator

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to having won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, she has been nominated multiple times for the prestigious Audie Award. Equally adept at narrating fiction and nonfiction, and she also narrates audiobooks under the name Jane Brown.