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Alice Hoffman

Autor(a) de Practical Magic

65+ Works 52,318 Membros 1,945 Reviews 197 Favorited

About the Author

Alice Hoffman, an American novelist and screenwriter, was born in New York City on March 16, 1952. She earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1973 and an M.A. in creative writing from Stanford University in 1975 before publishing her first novel, Property Of, in 1977. Known for blending realism mostrar mais and fantasy in her fiction, she 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. Her other works include The Drowning Season, Seventh Heaven, The River King, Blue Diary, The Probable Future, The Ice Queen, and The Dovekeepers. Her book, The Third Angel, won the 2008 New England Booksellers' Award for fiction. Two of her novels, Practical Magic and Aquamarine, were made into films. She has also written numerous screenplays, including adaptations of her own novels and the original screenplay, Independence Day. Her title's The Museum of Exteaordinary Things, The Marriage of Opposites, Seventh Heaven, and The Rules of Magic made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic (1995) 5,781 cópias
Here on Earth (1997) 3,127 cópias
The Dovekeepers (2011) 2,993 cópias
The Rules of Magic (2017) 2,540 cópias
The Ice Queen (2005) 2,269 cópias
The Probable Future (2003) 1,943 cópias
The River King (2000) 1,696 cópias
Turtle Moon (1992) 1,653 cópias
Blackbird House (2004) 1,572 cópias
Green Angel (2003) 1,551 cópias
The Marriage of Opposites (2015) 1,489 cópias
Blue Diary (2001) 1,451 cópias
Magic Lessons (2020) 1,362 cópias
The Red Garden (2011) 1,323 cópias
Incantation (2006) 1,266 cópias
The Third Angel (2008) 1,230 cópias
Skylight Confessions (2007) 1,177 cópias
The Story Sisters (2009) 1,129 cópias
Seventh Heaven (1990) 1,084 cópias
The World That We Knew (2019) 1,041 cópias
Aquamarine (2001) 1,016 cópias
Second Nature (1994) 995 cópias
Faithful (2016) 976 cópias
Local Girls (1999) 923 cópias
Indigo (2002) 801 cópias
The Book of Magic (2021) 797 cópias
At Risk (1988) 779 cópias
Illumination Night (1987) 763 cópias
The Foretelling (2005) 654 cópias
Fortune's Daughter (1986) 647 cópias
Nightbird (2015) 479 cópias
White Horses (1982) 417 cópias
The Invisible Hour (2023) 412 cópias
The Drowning Season (1979) 394 cópias
Property Of (1978) 343 cópias
Green Witch (2010) 289 cópias
Angel Landing (1999) 263 cópias
Survival Lessons (2013) 260 cópias
The Bookstore Sisters - story (2022) 240 cópias
Green Heart (2012) 189 cópias
Everything My Mother Taught Me (2019) 117 cópias
Fireflies: A Winter's Tale (1999) 112 cópias
Moondog (2004) 50 cópias
Horsefly (2000) 37 cópias
Ploughshares Winter 2011-2012 (2011) — Editor — 14 cópias
Wanderlust (2011) 11 cópias
Ploughshares Fall 2003, Vol. 29, Nos. 2 & 3 (2003) — Editor — 6 cópias
Conjure (2014) 4 cópias
Alto Risco Livro 1 (1989) 1 exemplar(es)
Sister Witch {Essay} (2017) 1 exemplar(es)
Scribners Best: The Fiction Workshops 1997 (1997) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)
The Witch of Truro 1 exemplar(es)
At Risk / Illumination Night (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Shadow Show #5 (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
livro licoes de magia 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Rumo ao Farol (1927) — Introdução, algumas edições17,650 cópias
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuinte — 447 cópias
Shadow Show (2012) — Contribuinte — 365 cópias
Practical Magic [1998 film] (1998) — Creator — 340 cópias
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (2019) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
Aquamarine [2009 film] (2009) — Creator — 101 cópias
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990) — Introdução, algumas edições72 cópias
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury (2014) — Contribuinte — 52 cópias
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Faerie Magazine, #36 Autumn 2016: Vintage & Victoriana (2016) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Faerie Magazine, #25 Winter 2013: Mermaids (2013) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
American Review #23 (1975) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Faerie Magazine, #29 Winter 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Faerie Magazine, #40 Autumn 2017: Practical Magic (2017) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
The Dovekeepers [2015 TV mini series] (2015) — Creator — 3 cópias
Enchanted Living, #52 Autumn 2020: The Natural Magic Issue (2020) — Interview / Excerpt — 2 cópias
Enchanted Living, #45 Winter 2018: Celestial Issue (2018) — Interviewed — 2 cópias
Enchanted Living, #56 Autumn 2021: The Abundance Issue (2021) — Interviewed — 2 cópias
Enchanted Living, #48 Autumn 2019: Witch Issue (2019) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Faerie Magazine, #35 Summer 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Faerie Magazine, #32 Autumn 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Faerie Magazine, #39 Summer 2017: A Midsummer Faerie Court (2017) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Faerie Magazine, #33 Winter 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Faerie Magazine, #34 Spring 2016: The Floral Issue (2016) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Faerie Magazine, #37 Winter 2016: The Naughty & Nice Issue (2016) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)

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Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1952-03-16
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Locais de residência
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Educação
Adelphi University (BA)
Stanford University (MA, creative writing)
Ocupação
novelist
short-story writer
Relacionamentos
Hoffman, Lisa (cousin)
Organizações
Hoffman Breast Center
Doubleday
Brandeis University
Agente
Elaine Markson (Elaine Markson Agency)
Amanda Urban (ICM Partners)
Pequena biografia
Alice Hoffman is an American novelist and young-adult and children's writer, best known for her 1995 novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a 1998 film of the same name. Many of her works fall into the genre of magic realism and contain elements of magic, irony, and non-standard romances and relationships.

Membros

Resenhas

Did not finish; too silly & going nowhere.
 
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Abcdarian | outras 172 resenhas | May 18, 2024 |
Unfortunately I got to the end of the series and couldn’t do it. A third of the way in the story was dragging horribly and I stopped caring what happened to any of them. It all seemed very repetitive and not overly inspired. Hopefully the second two thirds improves for the persistent.
 
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mimbza | outras 28 resenhas | May 11, 2024 |
I was really excited to read this book because this is one of my favorite movies. Unfortunately this was one of those rare instances where the movie was actually better than the book. I found that there really wasn't anything in the book that wasn't covered in the movie, and the things that were different seemed better in the movie.
I had a hard time with the way the author described the men falling in love with these women so easily, it just seemed kind of add the way people were falling all over them at times.
Overall, the story isn't bad, it's just not worth reading if you've already seen the film.
… (mais)
1 vote
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vernilla | outras 172 resenhas | May 6, 2024 |
BIBLIOGRAPHIC DETAILS
(Print: 10/6/2020; 978-1982108847; Simon & Schuster; 416 pages)
Audio: 10/6/2020; 9781797111254; Simon & Schuster Audio; duration 13:35:01 (13 parts).
(Film: No).

Series:
Practical Magic Book 0.1 (so, of course, a prequel written after the first two in the “Practical Magic” series.)

SUMMARY/ EVALUATION:
When I read about the Salem Witch trials in a book called “The Witches: Suspicion, Betrayal, and Hysteria in 1692 Salem” by Stacy Schiff, I was very thankful I had not lived in that place in those times, but Hoffman’s protagonist, Maria, does, and scarier, she IS a witch. Now you’d think, being a witch, one could get out of trouble, or would at the very least attempt to keep out of harms way, knowing just where it is…but, true to life, that’s not quite how it works. Not that this story IS completely true to life—we’ll go with ‘magic realism’.
This was my first Alice Hoffman book, and not knowing what to expect, I vacillated throughout this book with whether I liked it, overall, and had to keep postponing my decision. I generally need to like the protagonist to like a book. But now that you know that, I cannot say whether or not I liked it without spoiling it for you.
I did like that, according to the story, my husband was born on the luckiest day of the year (March 20). . . I think that’s what it said. Lucky, anyway. And, this will be meaningless to you also, but I also like that the author and the narrator are both Pisces.
… (mais)
 
Marcado
TraSea | outras 54 resenhas | Apr 29, 2024 |

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Obras
65
Also by
33
Membros
52,318
Popularidade
#291
Avaliação
3.8
Resenhas
1,945
ISBNs
1,046
Idiomas
20
Favorito
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