Local Girls Author:Alice Hoffman The New York Times bestselling author's first collection of short fiction. — Alice Hoffman is at her haunting, thought-provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family, the Samuelsons, and the lessons in survival and transformation that life brings to every family. — "Pulls the reader in effortlessly...Hoffman has... more » the power to make you really laugh and really cry." --USA Today
"Moving and deadpan funny...Epiphanies about passion, pain, and resiliency induce smiles and shivers in equal measure." --Entertainment Weekly« less
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My least favorite of Hoffman's books - speedy read, forgettable characters, but good prose. Dreadfully sad.
My main problem with this book was the lack of a plot. Hoffman is usually so creative with her characters and what they do during the course of a novel; but this was about nothing and the characters were as ordinary as anyone you'd see on the street.