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The story of an American family shattered by tragedy. Ivan and Polly have two bright and talented children. Eight-year-old Charlie has his father's scientific mind. Amanda, eleven, possesses the unusual strength and determination that has made her a promising gymnast.

But her strength runs out as she becomes ill — and when she is diagnosed with AIDS, her family must draw on their own strengths as the come face to face with their deepest fears.

Review:

"Brilliant...explosive...heart-rending." Chicago Tribune

Review:

"Graceful...emotionally potent...A cathartic tale that begs us, with heartbreaking eloquence, to stop looking the other way." Glamour

Review:

"Within pages, the reader falls in love with this very real little girl...Moving, dramatic and painfully human." Miami Herald

Review:

"Compelling power...tenderness and perceptiveness." New York Times

Review:

"I have rarely encountered a work that has moved me as strongly...extraordinary." Mademoiselle

Review:

"Deeply impressive...powerful." Newsweek

Review:

"Deeply moving...Sensitivity and empathy...radiate from this beautiful novel." Chicago Sun-Times

Review:

"Compassionate...This is a serious, honest novel." Village Voice

Review:

"Tender, strikingly simple and deeply memorable." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"An affecting novel of exquisite delicacy, with humor, warmth, and sensitivity. Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel." Joseph Heller

Review:

"I fell in love with this book. I fell in love with this family...From now on, Alice Hoffman is on my list of must-read authors." Judy Blume

Synopsis:

In a novel the Village Voice calls "memorable" and "striking," Alice Hoffman vividly portrays a family shattered by tragedy when eleven-year-old Amanda is diagnosed with AIDS...

Synopsis:

In a novel the Village Voice calls "memorable" and "striking," Alice Hoffman vividly portrays a family shattered by tragedy when eleven-year-old Amanda is diagnosed with AIDS...

"Brilliant...explosive...heart-rending." --Chicago Tribune

"Graceful...emotionally potent...A cathartic tale that begs us, with heartbreaking eloquence, to stop looking the other way." --Glamour

"Within pages, the reader falls in love with this very real little girl... Moving, dramatic and painfully human." --Miami Herald

"Compelling power...tenderness and perceptiveness." --New York Times

"I have rarely encountered a work that has moved me as strongly... extraordinary." --Mademoiselle

"Deeply impressive...powerful." --Newsweek

"Deeply moving...Sensitivity and empathy...radiate from this beautiful novel." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Compassionate...This is a serious, honest novel." --Village Voice

"Tender, strikingly simple and deeply memorable." --Kirkus Reviews

"An affecting novel of exquisite delicacy, with humor, warmth, and sensitivity. Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel." --Joseph Heller

About the Author

Alice Hoffman, an American novelist and screenwriter, was born in New York City in 1952. She earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1973 and an M.A. from Stanford in 1975 before publishing her first novel, Property Of, in 1977.

Known for blending realism and fantasy in her fiction, Hoffman often creates richly detailed characters who live on society's margins and places them in extraordinary situations as she did with At Risk, her 1988 novel about the AIDS crisis. Other novels include The Drowning Season (named a "notable book of 1979" by Library Journal) and Seventh Heaven, which first gained Hoffman a broad national audience. She has also written many screenplays, including adaptations of her own novels.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425165294
Author:
Hoffman, Alice
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Aids (disease) in children
Subject:
Aids
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
City and town life -- New England.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
November 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
5.19 x 7.95in
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 272 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425165294 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Brilliant...explosive...heart-rending."
"Review" by , "Graceful...emotionally potent...A cathartic tale that begs us, with heartbreaking eloquence, to stop looking the other way."
"Review" by , "Within pages, the reader falls in love with this very real little girl...Moving, dramatic and painfully human."
"Review" by , "Compelling power...tenderness and perceptiveness."
"Review" by , "I have rarely encountered a work that has moved me as strongly...extraordinary."
"Review" by , "Deeply impressive...powerful."
"Review" by , "Deeply moving...Sensitivity and empathy...radiate from this beautiful novel."
"Review" by , "Compassionate...This is a serious, honest novel."
"Review" by , "Tender, strikingly simple and deeply memorable."
"Review" by , "An affecting novel of exquisite delicacy, with humor, warmth, and sensitivity. Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel."
"Review" by , "I fell in love with this book. I fell in love with this family...From now on, Alice Hoffman is on my list of must-read authors."
"Synopsis" by , In a novel the Village Voice calls "memorable" and "striking," Alice Hoffman vividly portrays a family shattered by tragedy when eleven-year-old Amanda is diagnosed with AIDS...
"Synopsis" by ,
In a novel the Village Voice calls "memorable" and "striking," Alice Hoffman vividly portrays a family shattered by tragedy when eleven-year-old Amanda is diagnosed with AIDS...

"Brilliant...explosive...heart-rending." --Chicago Tribune

"Graceful...emotionally potent...A cathartic tale that begs us, with heartbreaking eloquence, to stop looking the other way." --Glamour

"Within pages, the reader falls in love with this very real little girl... Moving, dramatic and painfully human." --Miami Herald

"Compelling power...tenderness and perceptiveness." --New York Times

"I have rarely encountered a work that has moved me as strongly... extraordinary." --Mademoiselle

"Deeply impressive...powerful." --Newsweek

"Deeply moving...Sensitivity and empathy...radiate from this beautiful novel." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Compassionate...This is a serious, honest novel." --Village Voice

"Tender, strikingly simple and deeply memorable." --Kirkus Reviews

"An affecting novel of exquisite delicacy, with humor, warmth, and sensitivity. Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel." --Joseph Heller

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