White Horsesby Alice Hoffman
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,/i>/i>/i>
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
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(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.
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Date of Birth:
- March 16, 1952
- Place of Birth:
- New York, New York
- B.A., Adelphi University, 1973; M.A., Stanford University, 1974
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'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!
This book was depressing and gross. I finished it, just to see if Silver would be killed and do everyone a favor.
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.
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.