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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,441 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alice Hoffman Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window to the future - a future that she might not want to see. In Alice Hoffman's latest tour de force, this vivid and intriguing cast of characters confronts a haunting past - and a very current murder - against the evocative backdrop of small-town New England. By turns chilling and enchanting, The Probable Future chronicles the Sparrows' legacy as young Stella struggles to cope with her disturbing clairvoyance. Her potential to ruin or redeem becomes unbearable when one of her premonitions puts her father in jail, wrongly accused of homicide. Yet this ordeal also leads Stella to the grandmother she was forbidden to meet, and to an historic family home full of talismans from her ancestors. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Diane | 2/4/2014

    " I loved this book. It has been a while since I've read it, so I can offer few specific details, but I remember loving Hoffman's sense of character. Her writing is magical without being up in the rafters of faery land. Magic is twisted up with history. There is a visceral sense of place in her novels. In this one, I loved the parallel story lines, present and past, as well as the sharply described characters for whom I really felt a strong connection, understanding, and emotional attachment. Love her work! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heidi | 1/25/2014

    " My favorite used to be Practical Magic but The Probable Future is now and will forever be my favorite Alice Hoffman. I absolutely love the last paragraph, the greatest paragraph she has ever written! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Danielle | 1/18/2014

    " The stories of three generations of women are told, each one inheriting a family legacy at age thirteen - gifts that make them unique and different, yet facing similar problems. I loved this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claire | 1/15/2014

    " liked it better the first time I read it - read it a second time for a book discussion! "

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