White Horses

White Horses

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by Alice Hoffman
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author of Here on Earth presents a "sexually charged...almost hypnotic"* novel about men, women, romance, and real life. (Publishers Weekly)

When Teresa was a little girl, she dreamed of dark-eyed, fearless heroes on white horses who would sweep her away. But now, as the adult Teresa negotiates life and love,

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The New York Times bestselling author of Here on Earth presents a "sexually charged...almost hypnotic"* novel about men, women, romance, and real life. (Publishers Weekly)

When Teresa was a little girl, she dreamed of dark-eyed, fearless heroes on white horses who would sweep her away. But now, as the adult Teresa negotiates life and love, she begins to understand that fairy tales don't always come true...

"Haunting...Hoffman is a daring and able writer."--The New Yorker

Editorial Reviews

Anne Tyler
"White Horses" combines the concrete and the dreamlike. Its characters are people we think we recoginze at first; but then on second thought we're not so sure. There's an almost seamless transition from the real to the unreal, back and forth and back again. . . . "White Horses" is a satisfying novel, at the same time mysterious and believable, and it marks a significant advance for Alice Hoffman. -- New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399127090
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
03/31/1982
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of fifteen novels: Blue Diary (2001), The River King (2000), Local Girls (1999), Here On Earth (1997), Practical Magic (1995), Second Nature (1994), Turtle Moon (1992), Seventh Heaven (1990), At Risk (1988), Illumination Night (1987), Fortune’s Daughter (1985), White Horses (1982), Angel Landing (1980), The Drowning Season (1979), and Property Of (1977). She is also the author of three children’s books: Aquamarine (2001), Horsefly (2000), and Fireflies (1997).

Born in New York City, and raised on Long Island, Hoffman graduated from Adelphi University and received an M.A. from Stanford University, where she was Mirrielees Fellow. She currently lives near Boston with her family and her dogs.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Boston, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
March 16, 1952
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Adelphi University, 1973; M.A., Stanford University, 1974
Website:
http://www.alicehoffman.com

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White Horses 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'White Horses' was my introduction to Alice Hoffman. Only in her skilled hands could such a dark subject be treated with such beauty and grace. Her sparkling descriptions and characterizations are pure magic. An achingly beautiful book about what happens when one tries to bridge the worlds of one's fantasy and the stark, painful reality of the real world. An absolute gem!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was depressing and gross. I finished it, just to see if Silver would be killed and do everyone a favor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I kept waiting for the story to take off. The entire book seemed like it was setting the stage for something that never happened. The underlying sub-plot of incest certainly should have been hinted at during the synopsis. It was unnecessary and diminished the already weak plot. I felt like it had been thrown in simply for shock value. I started skippng and skimming about halfway through, and had I anything else to read, I would have put it down and not picked it up again. Not her best effort by a long shot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to force myself to finish this book because I was disgusted with the incest relationship that was going on throughout the book. If you can get over the whole incest thing, then I suppose the rest of the book wasn't to bad.