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Alice Hoffman

Autore di Practical Magic

64+ opere 52,103 membri 1,938 recensioni 197 preferito

Sull'Autore

Alice Hoffman, an American novelist and screenwriter, was born in New York City on March 16, 1952. She earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1973 and an M.A. in creative writing from Stanford University in 1975 before publishing her first novel, Property Of, in 1977. Known for blending realism mostra altro and fantasy in her fiction, she often creates richly detailed characters who live on society's margins and places them in extraordinary situations as she did with At Risk, her 1988 novel about the AIDS crisis. Her other works include The Drowning Season, Seventh Heaven, The River King, Blue Diary, The Probable Future, The Ice Queen, and The Dovekeepers. Her book, The Third Angel, won the 2008 New England Booksellers' Award for fiction. Two of her novels, Practical Magic and Aquamarine, were made into films. She has also written numerous screenplays, including adaptations of her own novels and the original screenplay, Independence Day. Her title's The Museum of Exteaordinary Things, The Marriage of Opposites, Seventh Heaven, and The Rules of Magic made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno

Serie

Opere di Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic (1995) 5,747 copie
Here on Earth (1997) 3,121 copie
The Dovekeepers (2011) 2,981 copie
The Rules of Magic (2017) 2,512 copie
La regina di ghiaccio (2005) 2,265 copie
The Probable Future (2003) 1,945 copie
The River King (2000) 1,698 copie
Turtle Moon (1992) 1,655 copie
Blackbird House (2004) 1,573 copie
Green Angel (2003) 1,546 copie
The Marriage of Opposites (2015) 1,488 copie
Blue Diary (2001) 1,450 copie
Magic Lessons (2020) 1,340 copie
The Red Garden (2011) 1,320 copie
Incantation (2006) 1,262 copie
The Third Angel (2008) 1,225 copie
Skylight Confessions (2007) 1,179 copie
The Story Sisters (2009) 1,125 copie
Seventh Heaven (1990) 1,081 copie
The World That We Knew (2019) 1,030 copie
Aquamarine (2001) 1,011 copie
Second Nature (1994) 995 copie
Faithful (2016) 976 copie
Local Girls (1999) 925 copie
Indigo (2002) 793 copie
At Risk (1988) 784 copie
The Book of Magic (2021) 766 copie
Illumination Night (1987) 763 copie
The Foretelling (2005) 658 copie
Fortune's Daughter (1986) 647 copie
Nightbird (2015) 471 copie
White Horses (1982) 417 copie
The Invisible Hour (2023) 401 copie
The Drowning Season (1979) 397 copie
Property Of (1978) 343 copie
Green Witch (2010) 291 copie
Angel Landing (1999) 266 copie
Survival Lessons (2013) 259 copie
The Bookstore Sisters (2022) 233 copie
Green Heart (2012) 188 copie
Fireflies: A Winter's Tale (1999) 112 copie
Moondog (2004) 50 copie
Horsefly (2000) 36 copie
Ploughshares Winter 2011-2012 (2011) — A cura di — 14 copie
Wanderlust (2011) 11 copie
Ploughshares Fall 2003, Vol. 29, Nos. 2 & 3 (2003) — A cura di — 6 copie
Conjure (2014) 4 copie
Alto Risco Livro 1 (1989) 1 copia
Scribners Best: The Fiction Workshops 1997 (1997) — A cura di — 1 copia
Sister Witch {Essay} (2017) 1 copia
Shadow Show #5 (2015) 1 copia

Opere correlate

Gita al faro (1927) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni17,565 copie
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Collaboratore — 446 copie
Shadow Show (2012) — Collaboratore — 364 copie
Practical Magic [1998 film] (1998) — Creator — 338 copie
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (2019) — Collaboratore — 104 copie
Aquamarine [2009 film] (2009) — Creator — 99 copie
Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni72 copie
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Collaboratore — 72 copie
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury (2014) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Faerie Magazine, #36 Autumn 2016: Vintage & Victoriana (2016) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Faerie Magazine, #25 Winter 2013: Mermaids (2013) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
American Review #23 (1975) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Faerie Magazine, #29 Winter 2014 (2014) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Faerie Magazine, #40 Autumn 2017: Practical Magic (2017) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
The Dovekeepers [2015 TV mini series] (2015) — Creator — 3 copie
Enchanted Living, #52 Autumn 2020: The Natural Magic Issue (2020) — Interview / Excerpt — 2 copie
Enchanted Living, #45 Winter 2018: Celestial Issue (2018) — Interviewed — 2 copie
Enchanted Living, #56 Autumn 2021: The Abundance Issue (2021) — Interviewed — 2 copie
Enchanted Living, #48 Autumn 2019: Witch Issue (2019) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Faerie Magazine, #35 Summer 2016 (2016) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Faerie Magazine, #32 Autumn 2015 (2015) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Faerie Magazine, #33 Winter 2015 (2015) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Faerie Magazine, #34 Spring 2016: The Floral Issue (2016) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

Etichette

Informazioni generali

Data di nascita
1952-03-16
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
USA
Luogo di nascita
New York, New York, USA
Luogo di residenza
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Istruzione
Adelphi University (BA)
Stanford University (MA, creative writing)
Attività lavorative
novelist
short-story writer
Relazioni
Hoffman, Lisa (cousin)
Organizzazioni
Hoffman Breast Center
Doubleday
Brandeis University
Agente
Elaine Markson (Elaine Markson Agency)
Amanda Urban (ICM Partners)
Breve biografia
Alice Hoffman is an American novelist and young-adult and children's writer, best known for her 1995 novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a 1998 film of the same name. Many of her works fall into the genre of magic realism and contain elements of magic, irony, and non-standard romances and relationships.

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Here we are in small town Haddan, Massachusetts, home to the minor private school which is largely ignored by the town's residents. Until one night, a suspicious death occurs at the school.....

The school's well painted, the town is too, as are several of the characters. But I was irritated by the way in which the narration was perpetually interrupted by digressions to the past, as a means of illuminating the present. I wanted to read to the end and see how things turned out. But more importantly, I wanted to get to the end.… (altro)
 
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Margaret09 | 39 altre recensioni | Apr 15, 2024 |
Remember

After years of running from her past, Isabel returns to her childhood home. She learns that remembering and facing pain is possible when you are with the ones who love you!
 
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Chrissylou62 | 20 altre recensioni | Apr 11, 2024 |
One of Alice Hoffman's Best

Five stars! The book is a love story and thriller. Set on a small island off Long Island, the story confronts small town attitudes about people who are different. It also made me think about how lives can be upended and set on different trajectories. I was left pondering...what might have been?
 
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Chrissylou62 | 20 altre recensioni | Apr 11, 2024 |
I am an Alice Hoffman fan, but this was not as good as I hoped or expected. In the middle, the book wandered aimlessly. I was wondering, "What's the point?" The last quarter of the book was much better, as the story line actually picks up a bit. I haven't seen the movie, either, and now I don't think I will.
 
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Chrissylou62 | 169 altre recensioni | Apr 11, 2024 |

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64
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Utenti
52,103
Popolarità
#291
Voto
3.8
Recensioni
1,938
ISBN
1,046
Lingue
20
Preferito da
197

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