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Blue Diary
Blue Diary
Author: Alice Hoffman
For more than thirteen years, devoted father and husband Ethan Ford has been running from his past. But one day the police show up at his door-and his life as an irreproachable family man and heroic volunteer fireman begins to come apart. — "Investigate[s] the themes of devotion, betrayal, guilt and forgiveness in trenchantly effective ways." (<...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425184943
ISBN-10: 0425184943
Publication Date: 8/6/2002
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 114 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Leigh avatar reviewed Blue Diary on + 378 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
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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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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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
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Entertaining and fast read about how people's lives are affected by the deceit and evil of one man.
2manyb00ks avatar reviewed Blue Diary on + 203 more book reviews
This book makes you wonder how well you really know a person. Great read. Love Alice Hoffman, she never writes a disappointing book!
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well written, keeps you interested all the way to the end. Good take on the psychology behind relationships


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