The Foretelling: Book summary and reviews of The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman

The Foretelling

By Alice Hoffman

The Foretelling
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  • Published in USA  Sep 2005,
    176 pages.
    Age range: Children


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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....

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'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 5 of 5 of 5 by tori
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This book is a great book for tweens or young adults. I had to do a report on this book for english which I havent finished but I can tell you that this book shows some of the traditions of amazon women and brings it into a perspective anyone can enjoy. This book tells the story of Rain who is born into sorrow and lives a life of sorrow until she finds out how wrong her n,ame really was. i give this book 5 stars.

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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.  

Hoffman's first novel, Property Of, was written at the age of twenty-one, while she was studying at Stanford, and published shortly thereafter by Farrar Straus and Giroux. She credits her mentor, professor and writer Albert J. Guerard, and his wife, the writer Maclin Bocock Guerard, for helping her to publish her first short story in the magazine Fiction. Editor...

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