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The Probable Future

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2009

    Satisfying read, brought me into the story.

    Great writing, very much mike practical magic to me. Alice Hoffman brings my senses to life with her vivid storytelling and amazing characters. I really feel as though I am there, inside the story.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2009

    More beautiful, magical perspectives on life and love!

    Alice Hoffman is my favorite writer, and this is another wonderful book by her. Although the writer does use magical, unrealistic, "fairy tale" touches throughout her stories, her basic themes about life, love,relationships, disappointments, hope,etc. are all very realistic and universal. This book dealt with disappointments, facing life mistakes,erroneous preconceptions, second chances,lost love, new love,moving on. Some characters you liked, some you did not, and all major characters had both good and not so good qualities... just like life. Beautifully written!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2006

    Nice, Pleasant Read!

    My book club read this and I enjoyed it, finishing in a week or so. The only problem was how inappropriate it was, although it was not intendded for YA. I did enjoy it, and loved the skilled writing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2004

    very good

    This book was very interesting and well paced, although it took me longer to read this than most books. I will probably read her other books as well!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2003

    Hoffman's Back to Magical Tricks

    It took me a good while to get into this novel, to find the hook, as it were. In that regard I found The Probable Future to be less satisfying than, say, Practical Magic, which sprung out on all fours immediately. That said, I found that once I reached the portion of the novel that pulled together all the elements of the multi-generational magic, where thirteen year-old Stella discovers the meaning of her newly found gift, the characters came to life in a most satisfying way. The Probable Future weaves the strands of magic and history and the truest of loves to a poignant and memorable conclusion where the symbols of buzzing bees and of fragrant spring air pique the reader's sense of wonder at things both seen and unseen.

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