Local Girls Author:Alice Hoffman Alice Hoffman'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. — Dear diary -- Rose red -- Flight -- Gretel -- Tell the truth -- How to tal... more »k to the dead -- Fate -- Bake at 350 -- True confession -- The rest of your life -- The boy who wrestled with angels -- Examining the evidence -- Devotion -- Still among the living -- Local girls« 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.