The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman
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The Foretelling Summary
A transformative coming-of-age story that pierces the soul and heals the spirit. Rain is a girl of the Amazon tribe of women warriors, the daughter of Queen Alina, living in a time of blood and fear. As the future leader of her people, she must seek and hold fast to her inner warrior. But amid the horrors of the battlefield, Rain is startled and mystified by the first stirrings of mercy towards the enemy--men--within her....
The Foretelling Reviews
'Many teens, particularly girls, will identify with Rain's self-doubt ....At the same time, the alien setting and fablelike narration offer limited opportunity for readers to remain connected with the characters.' - Booklist.
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Rated of 5
Alice Hoffman Author Biography
Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long
Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi
University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees
Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, which she
attended in 1973 and 74, receiving an MA in creative writing. She currently
lives in Boston and New York.
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