Local Girls

By: Hoffman, Alice

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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 always unexpected progress of Gretel Samuelson from the time Gretel 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-addicted cousin Margot, and her mother, Franny, whose spiritual journey affects them all. Told in alternating voices, these stories work wonders. Funny and lyrical, disturbing and healing, each is a lesson of survival, a reminder of the ties of blood and the power of friendship. Jane Smiley has said that "a reader is in good hands with Alice Hoffman, " and once again in expert hands, her everyday life has been transformed into magic.

Title: Local Girls

Author Name: Hoffman, Alice

Categories: Signed First Editions,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated: 1999

ISBN Number: 0399145079

ISBN Number 13: 9780399145070

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Inscription: Signed by Author

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 006870

Keywords: FATHERS DAUGHTERS FICTION NEW YORK STATE SHORT STORIES SINGLE AUTHOR FRIENDSHIP LONG ISLAND N Y MOTHERS SISTERS