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Here on Earth
Here on Earth
Author: Alice Hoffman
After nineteen years in California, March Murray returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up. Here she will encounter Hollis--the boy she loves so desperately, the man who has never forgotten her--and the past will collide with the present as their reckless love is reignited.
ISBN-13: 9780399143137
ISBN-10: 0399143130
Pages: 293
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Publisher: Putnam Pub Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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From the very first words "Tonight, the hay in the fields is already brittle with frost, especially to the west of Fox Hill, where the pastures shine like stars" this book grabs you and spins you into the lives of four protagonists: a woman and her teenage daughter and a man and his teenage nephew, all of them brought together by the death of a woman they all knew but bound to each other by forces that at times seem like love, but, at least for two of them, turns out to be something far more sinister. This is a story of possession, obsession and, more importantly, of power, control and abuse. This masterfully told story shows how passion can overwhelm logic and reason, and how some people refuse to admit they are being emotionally and psychologically abused because they refuse to see themselves as victims or the one they are with as an abuser because, after all, he doesn't hit them, does he? There is no happy ending here, mind you, just a well-told story of a woman seeking love and getting abused instead.


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