I’m a big fan of the work of Alice Hoffman, especially The Dovekeepers and more recently I read The Museum of Extraordinary Things. I love her writing style, magical but not over the top, and this week I share a book review The Probable Future: A Novel by Alice Hoffman.
Meet the Sparrow women. A family with magical gifts. Each women realizes her gift on her 13th birthday. An intriguing cast of characters pulls you into the story…both historical and present day…a haunting past and a violent present. Where does it lead?
Meet Stella, turning 13, and discovering a power that is a window on the future, and not a pleasant one. Always at odds with her mother Jenny – Jenny can read people’s dreams. Jenny does not speak to her own mother Elinor. Elinor can tell when people are liars.
Speaking of liars, Stella’s father is a chronic liar, causing heartache, divorce and most recently, being accused of a murder. Untrustworthy, his life begins to unravel as all the Sparrow women try to find their way in a family of secrets and mystery, intrigue and supernatural history in the town of Unity Massachusetts.
****Four stars for The Probable Future: A Novel by Alice Hoffman. Not my favorite Alice Hoffman, but I recommend it nonetheless. Great characters and intriguing storyline.
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