The Invisible Hour (Hardback)
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The Invisible Hour (Hardback)

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Hardback 288 Pages
Published: 17/08/2023
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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of the Practical Magic series comes an enchanting novel about love, heartbreak, self-discovery and the enduring magic of books.

Sixteen-year-old Ivy is pregnant and alone. Cast out by her family, she runs away and finds safety in the arms of Joel Davis. He offers a simpler life than the one she had in Boston, a quiet, rural life of rules, peace and community. Little does she realise, Joel is the charismatic leader of a cult known as the Community, and all is not quite as it seems.

Daughter Mia has only known the claustrophobic life of the Community. While out serving the Community one weekend, she secretly commits a transgression - reading. Discovering a world beyond the edges of the Community's property is intoxicating. But breaking rules carries serious consequences, and sends Mia on a path she could never have imagined.

With two fiercely wonderful heroines, The Invisible Hour is a heart-breaking and hopeful novel of family, redemption and the power of love.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781398526181
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 21 mm


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‘I was immediately immersed in The Invisible Hour. It’s a wonderful story of love and growth, but it’s also a narrative engine of great power. Alice Hoffman is wonderful on stories and writing.’ Stephen King, New York Times bestselling author of FAIRYTALE ‘What a thrill to discover Nathaniel Hawthorne in the pages of Alice Hoffman’s exquisite new novel The Invisible Hour! And what delight to experience the melding, across the centuries, of two prodigious American literary imaginations—Hoffman’s and Hawthorne’s—in this redemptive tale of daughters and mothers and one true love for a man and his book.’ Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Peabody Sisters ‘Alice Hoffman's The Invisible Hour is a rich, immersive, magical reading experience. This beautiful novel is about the stories women tell each other and the ones that save us, about the price and peril of motherhood, and the difficulties women have faced throughout history in controlling their own fates. Alice Hoffman, the reigning queen of magical realism, takes her readers on a fantastic, mystical journey that celebrates the joy and power of reading and dares to believe in the impossible.’ Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of The Four Winds ‘The incomparable Alice Hoffman has written a transcendent novel that will stay with you all of your reading life. Ivy Jacob is broken beyond repair when she enters a community without books. Soon, her daughter Mia is born into the same world, her fate is also sealed, until the girl steals away and finds respite in a forbidden library. As Mia reads, she disappears into the story as readers do and finds herself there, in a place and time that will unlock her destiny. Mortal Love is an inventive yet practical fairytale where the prince is Nathaniel Hawthorne, freedom is love andbooks are our salvation. And frankly, when that book is written by Alice Hoffman, we be truly redeemed.’ Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Left Undone

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Vivienne O'Regan

“A beautifully written, immersive tale - Hoffman at her finest”

“Long ago, there had been other places where women were punished for being true to themselves. I kept The Scarlet Letter close to my heart when I left the barn and ran across the dark field. Sometimes when you read a... More

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“Captivating”

I’m a huge fan of Alice Hoffman and there’s always a delicious sense of anticipation when there’s a new book on the horizon and with this latest novel she yet again draws me effortlessly in and enchants me.

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“The Invisible Hour”

Well.. this was the story that kept on giving and which I had no idea where we were going. Especially when THAT happened. So I just sat back and embraced it all and let it all unfold. And it was lovely...
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