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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,912 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Hoffman Narrator: Aasne Vigesaa, Laural Merlington Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The New York Times Book Review has noted, Alice Hoffman writes quite wonderfully about the magic in our lives, and now she casts her spell over a Long Island neighborhood filled with dreamers and dreams. In a dazzling series of family portraits, Hoffman evokes the world of the Samuelsons, a family torn apart by tragedy and divorce in a world of bad judgment and fierce attachments, disappointments and devotion.

With rich, pure prose Hoffman charts the progress of Gretel Samuelson from the time she is a young girl already acquainted with betrayal and grief, until she finally leaves home. Gretel's sly, funny, knowing perspective is at the heart of this collection, as she navigates through loyalty and loss with the help of an unforgettable trio of women: her best friend, Jill, her romance-addled cousin Margot, and her mother, Franny, whose spiritual journey affects them all. Told in alternating voices, these stories are funny and lyrical, disturbing and healing, each a lesson in survival, a reminder of the ties of blood, and the power of friendship. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Matt Bracksieck | 2/7/2014

    " A quick read (2 days, even for a father of 2). Well written and reaches a certain depth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by B. Lynn Goodwin | 2/6/2014

    " I love the way these stories build. It's a pleasure to read Alice Hoffman and be drawn into the world she creates. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Annie Michelle | 1/30/2014

    " never met a book of hers i have not loved...and she did not dissapoint! pitch perfect "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cynthia Flores | 1/29/2014

    " I actually took every free moment I had to read this one. Alice Hoffman has a way of swirling you into a world, a life, a place you might never think you could relate to. There is always a common grace between people through life and experience and she has a way of touching, even if ever so slightly, those little bits of common threads we all share. And she does it with magic, food, air, bits of humor. I decided to give it three stars only because I really wanted to learn more about the characters. Maybe a continuation some years later? Is there a sequel I maybe don't know about? "

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