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The probable future

Hoffman, Alice.

New York : Doubleday, 2003.

322 p. ; 24 cm.

Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window to the future - a future that she might not want to see.In Alice Hoffman's latest tour de force, this vivid and intriguing cast of characters confronts a haunting past - and a very current murder - against the evocative backdrop of small-town New England. By turns chilling and enchanting, The Probable Future chronicles the Sparrows' legacy as young Stella struggles to cope with her disturbing clairvoyance. Her potential to ruin or redeem becomes unbearable when one of her premonitions puts her father in jail, wrongly accused of homicide. Yet this ordeal also leads Stella to the grandmother she was forbidden to meet, and to an historic family home full of talismans from her ancestors.


Fiction  - JH & HSFiction - JH & HS

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LC Call No:

PS3558.O3447 P75 2003

Dewey Class No:

813/.54 21


Hoffman, Alice.


The probable future / Alice Hoffman.


1st ed.


New York : Doubleday, 2003.


322 p. ; 24 cm.


Women--New England--Fiction.


Mothers and daughters--Fiction.







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