Four Novels Four acclaimed novels by “a born storyteller,” the New York Times–bestselling author of The Rules of Magic and The Dovekeepers (Entertainment Weekly).
One of today’s most beloved authors of lyrical fiction with a touch of magic, Alice Hoffman boasts a body of work that has been praised by readers and critics from the very beginning. This collection includes her first novel, plus three more of her outstanding tales.
Property Of: Hoffman’s debut about teenage girls in mascara and leather and their attraction to local toughs is “a remarkably envisioned novel, almost mythic in its cadences” (The New York Times).
The Drowning Season intertwines the stories of two women named Esther: a granddaughter, who yearns to escape the Long Island shore and the coldness of the family matriarch; and her grandmother, who fled her abusive parents in Russia decades before. This novel “casts the spell of all great fairy tales. It takes daily life and transforms it into myth as we watch” (Chicago Sun-Times).
Fortune’s Daughter: A New York Times Notable Book, this luminous novel of a restless young traveler and a fortune-teller with a secret is a tribute to the profound mysteries of motherhood and childbirth from a writer who, in the words of Amy Tan, “takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.”
At Risk is a New York Times bestseller that “will leave few dry eyes” (Library Journal). In 1980s America, a family copes with their daughter’s terrifying AIDS diagnosis.
Praise for Property Of
“A remarkably envisioned novel, almost mythic in its cadences, hypnotic . . . The imagining is true, the writing lovely.” —The New York Times
“An unmistakably gifted work . . . Alice Hoffman flares with talent.” —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The Drowning Season
“Absolutely magical . . . One of the best books I have ever read.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“[A] stunning and hypnotic novel that interweaves past and present with piercing images and unfailing energy.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for Fortune’s Daughter
“By turns heartbreaking and heartwarming . . . [An] intimate, lovely novel, most of whose concerns swirl about the pain and joys of motherhood.” —People
“It is in its juxtaposition of the mythic, the apocalyptic, with the resolutely ordinary . . . that this novel finds its unique voice. . . . Beautifully and matter-of-factly told.” —The New York Times Book Review
Praise for At Risk
“Brilliant . . . Explosive . . . Heart-rending.” —Chicago Tribune
“I have rarely encountered a work that has moved me as strongly. . . . Extraordinary.” —Mademoiselle Alice Hoffman was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island. She wrote her first novel, Property Of, while studying creative writing at Stanford University, and since then has published more than thirty books for readers of all ages, including the recent New York Times bestsellers The Museum of Extraordinary Things and The Dovekeepers. Two of her novels, Practical Magic and Aquamarine, have been made into films, and Here on Earth was an Oprah’s Book Club choice. All told, Hoffman’s work has been published in more than twenty languages and one hundred foreign editions. She lives outside of Boston.