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This story is pure Alice Hoffman magic.
The short stories that connected all throughout the book just really kept my attention and the characters were all very "real" in the stories/chapters.
Each story really does not give the reader enough time to get to know or even understand any of the characters introduced in each story.
The stories were magical, poignant, and unusual in how they explored love, courage, and independence.Published 21 hours ago by Grace L. Bassler
I enjoyed this book, which was a surprise. It's really a collection of short stories that are all centered on a small Massachussetts town. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Dorene Cohen
This book is a collection of interwoven stories with shared characters and background. As in other Alice Hoffman work, magic mixed with logic is an element in the stories that... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Joy Cagil
This was my least favorite Alice Hoffman book, and I have read most all of them. While she is a wonderful story teller, and I enjoyed her writing tremendously, this seemed like a... Read morePublished 26 days ago by K. Allison
This is an exquisite collection of short stories about the people who live in the isolated town of Blackwell, Massachussets -- and I don't usually care for short stories. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Queen of Swords
This book is constructed as a series of vaguely related vignettes strung out over a couple of hundred years to follow the evolution of a fictional small Northeastern town. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Winton
Although it stays in one small town the people and experiences are varied and want you to learn more. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue Linnemann