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Alice Hoffman

Autor/a de Practical Magic

70+ obres 50,644 Membres 1,894 Ressenyes 196 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys


Obres de Alice Hoffman

Practical Magic (1995) 5,553 exemplars
Here on Earth (1997) 3,082 exemplars
The Dovekeepers (2011) 2,911 exemplars
The Rules of Magic (2017) 2,369 exemplars
The Ice Queen (2005) 2,238 exemplars
The Museum of Extraordinary Things (2014) 2,114 exemplars
The Probable Future (2003) 1,921 exemplars
The River King (2000) 1,675 exemplars
Turtle Moon (1992) 1,637 exemplars
Blackbird House (2004) 1,555 exemplars
Green Angel (2003) 1,515 exemplars
The Marriage of Opposites (2015) 1,433 exemplars
Blue Diary (2001) 1,427 exemplars
The Red Garden (2011) 1,297 exemplars
Incantation (2006) 1,246 exemplars
The Third Angel (2008) 1,214 exemplars
Magic Lessons (2020) 1,199 exemplars
Skylight Confessions (2007) 1,171 exemplars
The Story Sisters (2009) 1,108 exemplars
Seventh Heaven (1990) 1,076 exemplars
Aquamarine (2001) 991 exemplars
Second Nature (1994) 984 exemplars
The World That We Knew (2019) 977 exemplars
Faithful (2016) 947 exemplars
Local Girls (1999) 906 exemplars
Indigo (2002) 772 exemplars
At Risk (1988) 767 exemplars
Illumination Night (1987) 759 exemplars
The Book of Magic (2021) 667 exemplars
The Foretelling (2005) 645 exemplars
Fortune's Daughter (1986) 641 exemplars
Nightbird (2015) 453 exemplars
White Horses (1982) 407 exemplars
The Drowning Season (1979) 393 exemplars
Water Tales: Aquamarine & Indigo (2001) 360 exemplars
Property Of (1978) 341 exemplars
Green Witch (2010) 282 exemplars
The Invisible Hour (2023) 267 exemplars
Angel Landing (1999) 257 exemplars
Survival Lessons (2013) 254 exemplars
Green Heart (2012) 181 exemplars
Fireflies: A Winter's Tale (1999) 109 exemplars
Everything My Mother Taught Me (2019) 107 exemplars
Moondog (2004) 50 exemplars
Horsefly (2000) 35 exemplars
Ploughshares Winter 2011-2012 (2011) — Editor — 16 exemplars
Wanderlust (2011) 11 exemplars
Untitled AH: A Novel (2023) 7 exemplars
Ploughshares Fall 2003, Vol. 29, Nos. 2 & 3 (2003) — Editor — 6 exemplars
Conjure (2014) 4 exemplars
Aquamarine 1 exemplars
Skilpaddemn̄e (1992) 1 exemplars
At Risk / Illumination Night (1998) 1 exemplars
Alto Risco Livro 1 (1989) 1 exemplars
Sister Witch {Essay} (2017) 1 exemplars
Shadow Show #5 (2015) 1 exemplars
The Witch of Truro 1 exemplars
Güvercinciler 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Al far (1927) — Introducció, algunes edicions17,168 exemplars
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Col·laborador — 440 exemplars
Shadow Show (2012) — Col·laborador — 356 exemplars
Practical Magic [1998 film] (1998) — Creator — 324 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighteenth Annual Collection (2005) — Col·laborador — 222 exemplars
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (2019) — Col·laborador — 100 exemplars
Aquamarine [2009 film] (2009) — Creator — 98 exemplars
Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (1990) — Introducció, algunes edicions71 exemplars
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury (2014) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Once Upon a Childhood: Stories and Memories of American Youth (2004) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Col·laborador — 8 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #36 Autumn 2016: Vintage & Victoriana (2016) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #25 Winter 2013: Mermaids (2013) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
American Review #23 (1975) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #29 Winter 2014 (2014) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #40 Autumn 2017: Practical Magic (2017) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #38 Spring 2017: The Warriors & Goddesses Issue (2017) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
The Dovekeepers [2015 TV mini series] (2015) — Creator — 3 exemplars
Enchanted Living, #52 Autumn 2020: The Natural Magic Issue (2020) — Interview / Excerpt — 2 exemplars
Enchanted Living, #45 Winter 2018: Celestial Issue (2018) — Interviewed — 2 exemplars
Enchanted Living, #56 Autumn 2021: The Abundance Issue (2021) — Interviewed — 2 exemplars
Enchanted Living, #48 Autumn 2019: Witch Issue (2019) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #35 Summer 2016 (2016) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #32 Autumn 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #39 Summer 2017: A Midsummer Faerie Court (2017) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #33 Winter 2015 (2015) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #34 Spring 2016: The Floral Issue (2016) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars
Faerie Magazine, #37 Winter 2016: The Naughty & Nice Issue (2016) — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
New York, New York, USA
Llocs de residència
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
New York, New York, USA
Adelphi University (BA)
Stanford University (MA, creative writing)
short-story writer
Hoffman, Lisa (cousin)
Hoffman Breast Center
Brandeis University
Elaine Markson (Elaine Markson Agency)
Amanda Urban (ICM Partners)
Biografia breu
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.



How do I describe a book with which I have a dysfunctional relationship? It had so much potential and then it never delivered. The main characters are in need of a good ass-kicking for being stupid, selfish, and spineless people. And the ending? don't even get me started on that!

My biggest pet peeve with a book and its plot, is when an author throws in tiny side stories or mentions things that never get resolved or finished.

To put it simply, it's like watching a train-wreck and not being able to look away because it's THAT bad and you want to watch until they clear the scene.

In all honesty, the book had it's tiny moments of glory, but overall it was too cliché, and I felt like the narrator should be someone from Savannah, Georgia; what with all of the "Why, this blah blah" & "why, that blah blah"

I dont know...if you're desperate for something to read and aren't picky about it, then this is for you.
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KrabbyPattyCakes | Hi ha 53 ressenyes més | Dec 3, 2023 |
I'm losing the will to live: another three star bloater. Practical Magic is one of my favourite films, but the books are romance novels with literary pretensions. The author rhapsodises on the meaning of love so often that she sounds like the Love Is ... cartoons by Kim Casali from the 1960s. Why have a prequel about a strong woman like Maria Owens, the female ancestor who escapes hanging when the rope breaks, and make her a blithering idiot who falls for the first charmer she meets? Why make her story about men at all? Maria is the daughter of a witch who is raised by another woman also skilled in the 'Nameless Art', and her daughter Faith is even more powerful, yet half of the overblown and repetitive story is wasted on wall art philosophy like 'love someone who will love you back'. The author's only saving grace is her historical research and wry take on the hypocritical 'Puritans' of New England and the men - of course - who labelled as witches and then murdered women for not following the rules. So much for the New World!… (més)
AdonisGuilfoyle | Hi ha 50 ressenyes més | Dec 3, 2023 |
I remember getting this in a bundle with Green Angel in a Scholastic Book Fair catalog. These are two short tales about mermaids and merpeople, and they're nice reads to pass the time. Though if you're reading this version of Aquamarine after watching the movie from the early 2000s, it's VERY different in tone and in the ending - so it's worth reading the original book on it's own for a different experience.
AuthorSSD | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Nov 29, 2023 |
I feel like Green Angel was a much stronger book as both a standalone book, and as a book 1 of 2. Green Witch isn't by any means terrible, but I prefer to think of it as more of an optional sequel than a must-read book 2 of 2. As a sequel, we start off with our main character Green doing a lot better than she was in the first book, and she's taken to making paper out of the various materials in her garden. Each chapter has her writing about a different character - a character thought to be a witch - by writing down their stories on paper made to represent that person. It also brings back a few plot points we only saw hints of in book 1, and brings back a few characters we only saw for a brief time in book 1 as well. Again, Green Angel worked best as a standalone book and a book 1 of 2 - and in trying to be book 2 of 2 and trying to bring that stuff back, you may end up feeling either satisfied with the duology's conclusion that Green Witch tries to provide, or you might just feel like it was nice, but that Green's story and the story of those around her never really needed an ending tied up with a neat little bow either.

It's definitely a take it or leave it kinda book, but I still have my copy anyway because it's far more whimsical than Green Angel - and the difference in tone and how deliberately more fantasy-like it presents itself as could make it just enough to justify reading Green Witch, or owning a copy yourself.
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AuthorSSD | Hi ha 18 ressenyes més | Nov 29, 2023 |



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