Local Girls (Paperback)

By Alice Hoffman

Berkley Publishing Group, 9780425174340, 197pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2000

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Description

From theNew York Timesbest-selling author ofThe Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffmanis at her haunting, thought-provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family, the Samuelsons, and the lessons in survival and transformation that life brings to every family...

"Pulls the reader in effortlessly...Hoffman has the power to make you really laugh and really cry." --USA Today

"Moving and deadpan funny...Epiphanies about passion, pain, and resiliency induce smiles and shivers in equal measure." --Entertainment Weekly



About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, and several other beloved novels, including, Blue Diary (2001), The River King (2000), Local Girls (1999), Here On Earth (1997), Practical Magic (1995), Second Nature (1994), Turtle Moon (1992), Seventh Heaven (1990), At Risk (1988), Illumination Night (1987), Fortune s Daughter (1985), White Horses (1982), Angel Landing (1980), The Drowning Season (1979), and Property Of (1977). She is also the author of three children s books: Aquamarine (2001), Horsefly (2000), and Fireflies (1997).Born in New York City, and raised on Long Island, Hoffman graduated from Adelphi University and received an M.A. from Stanford University, where she was Mirrielees Fellow. She currently lives near Boston with her family and her dogs."
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