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Blue Diary
Blue Diary
Author: Alice Hoffman
The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent new novel. How do we manage to confront the truths in our lives and find forgiveness in the most unforgiving of circumstances? How do we love truly and deeply in a world that is as brutal as it is beautiful? When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morn...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780399148026
ISBN-10: 0399148027
Publication Date: 7/23/2001
Pages: 303
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Leigh avatar reviewed Blue Diary on + 377 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This novel beautifully juxtaposes deception with redemption, and makes you question whether or not it's truly acceptable to lie in order correct the wrongs you've done in the past. The theme is similar to that of _The Kite Runner_, but this main character chooses a redemption attempt over the course of a lifetime.

You'll have to decide for yourself if he is successful or if the end of the book is a suitable ending, but you'll be pleasantly drawn in with Hoffman's writing and haunting imagery. Worth the read.
astream avatar reviewed Blue Diary on + 38 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Haunting tale. A man leaves everything behind to become the kind of man he always wished he could be. But is this enough, or will his past come back to haunt him in ways he could never imagine?
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Helpful Score: 5
What happens when the town hero's secrets are made public? A wife and child are left to ponder the nuances of betrayal and love. Every character is impacted once the arrest of Ethan is occurs in a small town, and each reels from the knowledge in unique ways. The characters in this book are full and rich and leave the reader with many questions to ponder once the last page is read. An easy read that sticks with you.
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Helpful Score: 5
Mystery, love, deceipt. This book has it all. Set in a small town, this story of one mans past is a page turner. Once you start reading, you're hooked.
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Helpful Score: 5
A very good story, lots of powerful imagery.
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UNCgal avatar reviewed Blue Diary on + 4 more book reviews
very good book. Great insight into how one's life can change in a split second. Characters deal with acknowledging that the person they lived with everyday is not the person they think he is at all. Characters must deal with betrayal, grief, loss of confidence in themselves and social pressures.
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This book dealt with some dark topics, deception being the main one, however it was compelling and the ending was right.
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Really good book, I read it in one day