join us on facebook tudor queens series
Search our site
Persons Unknown by Susie Steiner Read the opening extract of the brand new Susie Steiner book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Turtle Moon by Alice Hoffman

Lovereading view...

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 Kathryn Harrison, Ann Patchett and Anita Diamant.

Win Books from the Manon Bradshaw Thriller Series!

Persons Unknown, the second book in Susie Steiner's crime thriller series, is now out in paperback and to mark the publication we are giving away paperback copies of both Missing, Presumed and Persons Unknown to THREE lucky winners!

To have a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 30 April 2018. The winners will be notified by 14 May 2018,

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 30/04/2018


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.

Browse inside this book


'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.

Photograph © Deborah Feingold

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th April 2002


Alice Hoffman

More books by Alice Hoffman
Author 'Like for Like'

Author's Website

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...




288 pages


Family Drama
Thriller / Suspense
eBook Favourites

Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



Lovereading does a stella job in promoting both new and established authors.

Iris Clements

Lovereading has given me the opportunity to delve into new and exciting worlds of authors who I would never have tried before.

Glynis Elliott

What can I say, the clue is in the title Lovereading - and awesome books.

Sarah Davis

I love Lovereading for the wonderful like for like author recommendations and for highlighting new books, it's a great resource for readers!


I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

It gives a chance to read about new titles, invites comments from all kinds of readers and is run by such a nice bunch of book lovers.

Joy Bosworth

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill