Hoffman earned her M.A. Published in 1977, Property Of quickly garnered critical praise and was hailed as “an impressive debut.” With Property Of, the story of a troubled love affair between a seventeen-year-old girl and the leader of an urban gang, Hoffman established herself as realist capable of rendering everyday occurrences as something fabulous. She was a voracious reader with a passion for science fiction, fairy tales, and anything to do with magic. It is a realm of the senses, of memory, of literature and story-telling, and of the power of true love. The story of a divorced woman, her disillusioned teenage son, and the events that change their lives in ways both simple and extraordinary, Turtle Moon follows their path, in a suspenseful, beautifully written story that confirms once again the exquisite talent of Alice Hoffman.A The Story Sisters hearkens back to the classic fairy tale, where one must suffer fear and loss before stumbling upon a happy ending. Hoffman was born March 16, 1952, in New York City. Alice Hoffman has long been one of my favourite writers in the world but I can't read her any more, her books have evolved in a way some people will love but I do prefer her older stuff which doesn't revolve around terminal illness and tends to be edited better. It was published in 1977, by Farrar Straus and Giroux, now a division of Macmillan Publishers. Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952, and grew up on Long Island. Finden Sie alle Bücher, Informationen zum Autor, Stöbern Sie jetzt durch unsere Auswahl beliebter Bücher aus verschiedenen Genres wie Krimi, Thriller, historische Romane oder Liebesromane, Diesen Roman kann man nicht aus der Hand legen…, “Hoffman’s characters are always moving back and forth, challenging our perceptions, daring us to judge them. . After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, which she attended in 1973 and '74, receiving an MA in creative writing. degree in 1975, and the following summer she attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference at Middlebury College in Vermont. She has a knack for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, and writing is her only vocation. Fabulous! The stories chronicle the major events in the life of the main character, Gretel Samuelson. She received encouragement from her professors and gradually began to gain confidence in her work. While attending Stanford, Hoffman studied under Albert Guerard. The first book of hers I read was Here on Earth which I still rate in my top ten - you only need to read the description on the first page to know you are in the presence of a very special talent. Wählen Sie ein Land/eine Region für Ihren Einkauf. According to her, it was while she was pregnant—she assumed she was carrying a girl—that the idea for the novel came to her. Site by AuthorBytes. Bitte versuchen Sie es erneut. (Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition). She lives near Boston. The central characters of the novel are Esther the White, a Russian emigrée, and her granddaughter, Esther the Black; the story revolves around the dynamics of their family. She has also written two books of short stories, and eight books for children and young adults. In a hotel room in Vancouver, Meriel as a young woman is putting on her short white summer gloves. She smiles, because she has remembered something that Queen Sirikit of … This book entirely affirms my first impression of this fine writer. degree, her work began to appear in print. Critics praising the novel have said that its mythic features and hypnotic language are its best qualities.