Seventh Heaven Author:Alice Hoffman This time around, Alice Hoffman takes us to a typical suburban community in the typical suburban community in the typical suburban decade of the 1950s - and then explores what happens when Nora Silk comes to town. — Nora is an extraordinary person, strong and sexy and passionate and mysterious, determined to raise her two children even without a ... more »husband, willing to take love where she finds it, a woman whose liberated spirit foreshadows the decade ahead. Everyone in town is somehow touched by her: the women, who are at once jealous of her sensuousness and emboldened by her example. . . the men, who discover a mixture of female power and passion beyond their previous experience. . . even the children, who seem specially aware of her unusual spirit.
In the mirror of her magnetism, people see themselves as never before and begin to ask themselves questions they had never asked--finding answers they had never dared to imagine.
Seventh Heaven is that rare literary achievement: a deeply moving, deeply satisfying tale whose characters are burned on our memory and whose resonances continue to be felt in our lives.« less