Illumination Night

Illumination Night

by Alice Hoffman
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Overview

Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman

A modern chronicle of a marriage and a bittersweet exploration of an extraordinary passion from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic.

Beginning on the night of the Grand Illumination, a festival of lanterns held each summer on Martha’s Vineyard, Illumination Night follows the lives of a young blond giant who is as beautiful as he is frightening; an old woman at the end of her life whose last mission is to save her granddaughter’s soul; a family torn apart by a wife’s fears and a husband’s unrealized desiresand the high school girl who comes to Martha’s Vineyard against her will, who steals husbands and cars, and who will bring everyone together in a web of yearning, sin, and ultimate redemption. Both riveting and reflective, this is a story of “parenthood and friendship, self-protection and generosity, dream and disillusionment” (Newsday) that brings to light the talent that has made Alice Hoffman an acclaimed bestselling author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425183267
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/05/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 188,024
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, Practical MagicThe Marriage of OppositesThe Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston.

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

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Illumination Night 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this novel, Ms. Hoffman crafts a story of the ordinary lives of several Martha's Vineyard inhabitants with grace and a loving hand. You empathize with every single one of the central characters here. A wonderful story about the human spirit and its ability to either plunge one into despair or soar one triumphantly to a plain of self-contentment. Well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alice Hoffman's writing is magical. As long as she keeps writing, I will keep reading. ~*~LEB~*~
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I wish I had know what writing style I was letting myself in for when I started this book. I hate books that unanswered questions in my mind. I wanted to throw it across the room when I finished it.