The Probable Future
By (author) Alice Hoffman
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Probable Future by Alice Hoffman
Book DescriptionWhen the women in the Sparrow family reach thirteen, they develop a unique ability. In young Stella's case, the gift, which is both a blessing and a curse, is the ability to see a person's probable future. Stella foresees a gruesome murder, and tells her charming, feckless father about it, but it is too late - the murder has already been committed and suspicion falls on him. Hoffman unlocks the caskets of family life and the secret history of a community in this magical story about young love and old love, about making choices - usually the wrong ones - about foresight and consequences, all suffused with the haunting scent of roses and wisteria, and the hum of bees on a summer evening.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099453864
(198mm x 130mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 22-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Originally published: New York: Harcourt Children's Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1954.
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Twig, aged twelve, is practically ignored by classmates and other residents of Sidwell, Massachusetts, but gets along fine with just her mother and brother, whose presence must be kept secret, until descendants of the witch who cursed her family move in next door and want to be her friends.
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Author Biography - Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of acclaimed novels, including Here on Earth (an Oprah Book Club selection), Practical Magic (a Hollywood film), The River King, Blue Diary, Turtle Moon and most recently Skylight Confessions. Blackbird House was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. She divides her time between Boston and New York City.
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