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Skylight Confessions

By Alice Hoffman

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  • Published in USA  Jan 2007,
    272 pages.

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A stunning new novel about three generations of a family haunted by love ... a family so real, so tragic, so devoted it is as if they have written their own riveting history--a quest for love and truth. Glass breaks, love hurts, and families make their own rules. Skylight Confessions is a luminous and elegant work of true originality. No one who reads this novel will ever forget it or look at their own family in quite the same way.

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"Ghostly apparitions lend an air of dark enchantment, though the numerous dream sequences feel heavy-handed." - PW.
"Hoffman's gift for framing otherworldly elements in down-to-earth language intensifies the flawed resolve of the tragic Moodys as they desperately pummel their way through loss and grief and, maybe, redemption." - Library Journal.
"Achingly beautiful and filled with heart-wrenchingly real characters: one of Hoffman's best." - Kirkus Reviews.
"Hoffman's shimmering, multigenerational melodrama bewitches with supernatural imagery." - Booklist.

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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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