The Third Angel
By Alice Hoffman
(Three Rivers Press (CA), Paperback, 9780307405951, 289pp.)
Publication Date: March 3, 2009
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Alice Hoffman is one of our most beloved writers. Here on Earth was an Oprah Book Club selection. Practical Magic and Aquamarine were both bestselling books and Hollywood movies. Her novels have received mention as notable books of the year by the "New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times," and "People" magazine, and her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in the "New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, Redbook, Architectural Digest, Gourmet, "and "Self."
Now, in "The Third Angel," Hoffman weaves a magical and stunningly original story that charts the lives of three women in love with the wrong men: Headstrong Madeleine Heller finds herself hopelessly attracted to her sister's fiance. Frieda Lewis, a doctor's daughter and a runaway, becomes the muse of an ill-fated rock star. And beautiful Bryn Evans is set to marry an Englishman while secretly obsessed with her ex-husband. At the heart of the novel is Lucy Green, who blames herself for a tragic accident she witnessed at the age of twelve, and who spends four decades searching for the Third Angel the angel on earth who will renew her faith.
Brilliantly evoking London's King's Road, Knightsbridge, and Kensington while moving effortlessly back in time, "The Third Angel" is a work of startling beauty about the unique, alchemical nature of love.
Alice Hoffman has published twenty-one novels, three books of short fiction, and eight books for children and young adults. Her books have been published in more than twenty translations and more than one hundred foreign editions. Her novels, many of which have been New York Tiimes bestsellers, have received mention as notable books of the year by the "New York Times", "Entertainment Weekly", the" Los Angeles Times", "Library Journal", and "People m"agazine. Alice's advance from "Survival Lessons "will be donated to the Hoffman Breast Center at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.