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The Probable Future

Hoffman, Alice (eBook - 2004 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Probable Future
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In this bewitching tale, three living generations of Sparrow women confront their strange and challenging heritage. It all begins in 1697 when a strange girl who can't feel physical pain walks out of the woods surrounding the tiny settlement of Unity, and unnerves the witch-fearing townsfolk. Each of her descendents, all female and all born in the volatile month of March, possesses a similarly troublesome gift. Elinor can recognize a liar at 100 paces, although her husband still betrays her. Jenny, her daughter, dreams other people's dreams. And her daughter, Stella, can see people's deaths, a burden that at first wreaks havoc when her feckless father is accused of a murder she foresees but later becomes a boon.
Authors: Hoffman, Alice
Title: The probable future
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Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2004
Characteristics: 336 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alice Hoffman
Summary: In this bewitching tale, three living generations of Sparrow women confront their strange and challenging heritage. It all begins in 1697 when a strange girl who can't feel physical pain walks out of the woods surrounding the tiny settlement of Unity, and unnerves the witch-fearing townsfolk. Each of her descendents, all female and all born in the volatile month of March, possesses a similarly troublesome gift. Elinor can recognize a liar at 100 paces, although her husband still betrays her. Jenny, her daughter, dreams other people's dreams. And her daughter, Stella, can see people's deaths, a burden that at first wreaks havoc when her feckless father is accused of a murder she foresees but later becomes a boon.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Branch Call Number: OverDrive downloadable ebook
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. New York : Random House Publishing Group, 2004. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1270 KB)
Subject Headings: Massachusetts Fiction New England Fiction Homicide Fiction Psychics Fiction Grandmothers Fiction Mother-daughter relationship Fiction Women Massachusetts Fiction Massachusetts Fiction New England Fiction Murder Fiction Clairvoyants Fiction Grandmothers Fiction Mothers and daughters Fiction Women Massachusetts Fiction
Genre/Form: Downloadable ebook
Electronic books
Suspense fiction
Topical Term: Homicide
Psychics
Grandmothers
Mother-daughter relationship
Women
Murder
Clairvoyants
Grandmothers
Mothers and daughters
Women
Additional Physical Form Entry: Original 9780345455918 (OCoLC)56626219
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Jul 04, 2013
  • BTVS rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The novel would appeal more to an adolescent audience. It is an interesting read but there is so much magic and intergenerational baggage caught up in psychic gifts, I would not recommend this to readers looking for the usual Hoffman drama and angst.

Nov 04, 2012
  • Pisinga rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The impression is that you've read or seen something similar somewhere. Nothing new. Much like "The Girl Who Chased the Moon" a novel by Allen Sarah. You can characterize it as reading for youth.

Jun 13, 2012
  • itsel123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great read. I like how the author portrayed the different characters and their development.

a great novel. loved it!

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