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Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman
  

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January 2014 Guest Editor Jodi Picoult on Turtle Moon, because it was my first Alice Hoffman novel. This was the first book I remember reading for pleasure after I got out of college, and I fell in love with Alice Hoffman's writing. This story has a driving plot and memorable characters, but what makes it special to me is what she does with magical realism; Alice takes characters you could have run into at the grocery store, then mixes in bits like ficus bushes bursting into flame and angels who hang out in front of Burger King. When you start adding elements like that, the reader thinks, "You know, in life, anything can happen." That to me, is the whole point of fiction. If her grocery list were published, I’d buy it.

If you like Alice Hoffman you might also like to read books by Ann Patchett, Anita Diamant and Kathryn Harrison.

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Synopsis

Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman

When teenager Keith Rosen runs away from his Florida home - inexplicably taking along a motherless baby - his divorced mother is perplexed and terrified. she takes off on her own journey to find him. Turtle Moon follows their path in a suspenseful, beautifully written story that confirms once again the exquisite talent of Alice Hoffman.


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Reviews

'Hoffman writes wonderfully about the magic in our lives and in the battered, indifferent world... Magnificent' New York Times Book Review

'A spectacular novel' -- Susan Isaacs Washington Post Book World

'A captivating and truly original novel' Cosmopolitan

'Alice Hoffman is at the top of her form in her latest novel... The triumphs of Turtle Moon lie in its humane insights and compassionate epiphanies; its lustrous prose and its seductive landscape' Boston Globe

'Hard to put down-full of characters who take hold of your heart' San Francisco Examiner

About the Author

Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of eighteen acclaimed novels, including The Ice Queen, Practical Magic, Here on Earth, The River King, Blue Diary, Illumination Night, Turtle Moon, Seventh Heaven, and At Risk. She lives in Massachusetts.

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Publication date

4th April 2002

Author

Alice Hoffman

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Thriller / Suspense
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099429166

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