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Alice Hoffman?s most magical novel to date?three generations of extraordinary women are driven to unite in crisis and discover the rewards of reconciliation and love.
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 on the future?a future that she might not want to see.
In The Probable Future 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?s 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 a historic family home full of talismans from her ancestors.
Poignant, arresting, unsettling, The Probable Future showcases the lavish literary gifts that have made Alice Hoffman one of America?s most treasured writers.
This is one of the several books of Hoffman's that I have read.
Seemed very different right from the start. Read more
Let's go for 4.5 stars on this one. I have a new love and it's not that cashmere scarf I got for Christmas or the way my basset looks at me with those soulful brown eyes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Leslie Lindsay
I used to love Alice Hoffman and have read many of her books (Blackbird House, Red Garden, Here on Earth etc..). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Babs85
This made a good summer sitting outside to read book. Excellent descriptions of the landscape of the story....the feel and even smell of the town of Unity. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nancy J. Brown
Alice Hoffman has become a favorite author of mine. I started reading Hoffman novels only because my favorite author Jodi Picoult has said on interviews that Alice Hoffman has... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sally