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Magic Hour

by Kristin Hannah

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  • Published Feb 2006
    416 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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Until recently, Dr. Julia Cates was one of the preeminent child psychiatrists in the country, but a scandal shattered her confidence, ruined her career, and made her a media target. When she gets a desperate call from her estranged sister, Ellie, a police chief in their small western Washington hometown, she jumps at the chance to escape.

In Rain Valley, nothing much ever happens – until a girl emerges from the deep woods and walks into town. She is a victim unlike any Julia has ever seen: a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation.

For Julia, who has come to doubt her own ability, nothing is more important than saving the girl she now calls Alice. Then a shocking revelation forces Julia to risk everything to discover the truth about Alice. The ordeal that follows will test the limits of Julia’s faith, forgiveness, and love, as she struggles to ascertain where Alice ultimately belongs.

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"Hannah's melodramatic 15th novel tells the addictive soap opera story of a feral child and the adults who rally to help her." - PW.
"One of this perennially best-selling writer's most compelling and riveting novels to date." - Booklist.

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Was she lost or stolen? A 6-year-old girl emerges alone from the Pacific north woods and is locked in her own world of isolation. She is speechless; unable to offer any clues to her identity or hints about how she has survived. Rumors fly while the media descends on the small town where police chief Ellie has called a renowned child psychiatrist, her estranged sister Dr. Julia Cates, to help. Ellie doesn't know Julia's confidence has been shaken by a recent lawsuit and authorities challenge Julia's competence, but Julia is determined to save the little girl she calls Alice. As Ellie and Julia struggle to uncover Alice's story and where she belongs, their faith is tested to the limit. Their hope is triumphant. The story has a perfect ending.

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Kristin Hannah Author Biography

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Kristin Hannah is an award-winning international number one bestselling author with over 25 million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her most recent titles, The Four Winds, The Nightingale and The Great Alone won numerous best fiction awards and her earlier novel, Firefly Lane, is currently a bestselling series on Netflix. Kristin is a lawyer-turned-writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle.

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