The Probable Future (Paperback)
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The Probable Future (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 05/08/2004
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When the women in the Sparrow family reach thirteen, they develop a unique ability. In young Stella's case, the gift, which is both a blessing and a curse, is the ability to see a person's probable future. Stella foresees a gruesome murder, and tells her charming, feckless father about it, but it is too late - the murder has already been committed and suspicion falls on him.

Hoffman unlocks the caskets of family life and the secret history of a community in this magical story about young love and old love, about making choices - usually the wrong ones - about foresight and consequences, all suffused with the haunting scent of roses and wisteria, and the hum of bees on a summer evening.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099453864
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 234 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm


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Magical and entertaining; at times positively bewitching... That Hoffman is a highly capable storyteller is in no doubt. Hoffman's latest novel possesses the irresistible quality of a compelling fairytale for adults - Scotland on Sunday

A great atmospheric storyteller... Her books are a real pleasure - Kate Atkinson

Like her contemporaries, Carol Shields and Alice Munro, Hoffman has an acute yet tender eye for detail... Hoffman writes with heartbreaking clarity - The Times

An enchanting page-turner of a novel... Charming, utterly absorbing and very enjoyable, this book will leave you wanting move - Big Issue

Alice Hoffman is a daring and able writer; she plots conjunctions of mundane and magical events with such ease that the reader never doubts her word - New Yorker

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“Fantastic read”

I loved this book without a doubt one of my favorites but i have quite a few authors that i love.

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