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The Ice Queen

A Novel
Hoffman, Alice (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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From the bestselling author of Practical Magic, a miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning.
Authors: Hoffman, Alice
Title: The ice queen
a novel
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2005
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 211 p. ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Alice Hoffman
ISBN: 0316058599
Branch Call Number: FICTION HOFFMAN
Subject Headings: Near-death experiences Fiction Life change events Fiction Women librarians Fiction Single women Fiction Lightning Fiction
Genre/Form: Love stories
Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Near-death experiences
Life change events
Women librarians
Single women
Lightning
LCCN: 2004026610
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A miraculous, enthralling tale of a woman who is struck by lightning, and finds her frozen heart is suddenly burning.


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Jul 09, 2014
  • red_parrot_84 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked this book a lot. Everything is explained in good detail so you can imagine what is happening. It also has an interesting plot.

Dec 05, 2013
  • oboechica88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I have read a few of Alice Hoffman's books before, and each time I am shocked by how beautifully she writes. For some reason it catches me by surprise in every novel without fail. That said, I think this is my favourite novel so far. Hoffman's prose is...indescribable. It is delicate and beautiful, yet paints a graphic, detailed picture in the reader's mind. The story is part fairy tale, part real life. I am not sure I would love this in a reread, but I really loved this novel and the journey it took me on.

If you liked this novel, you might enjoy a novel by Jodi Piccoult.

For the full review, head to my blog at so long and thanks for all the fish.

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Feb 07, 2014
  • red_parrot_84 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Aug 04, 2009
  • incendiaryblonde rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Be careful what you wish for. A small town librarian lives a quiet life without much excitement. One day, she mutters and idle wish and, while standing in her house, is struck by lightning. But instead of ending her life, this cataclysmic event sparks it into a new beginning. She goes in search of Lazarus Jones, a fellow survivor who was struck dead, then simply got up and walked away. Perhaps this stranger who has seen death face to face can teach her to live without fear. When she finds him he is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches.

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