Turtle Moon

Turtle Moon

by Alice Hoffman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425161289
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/1997
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 334,483
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(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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Turtle Moon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
Turtle Moon is the tenth stand-alone novel by American author, Alice Hoffman. Verity, Florida is a town that is home to an unusual number of divorced women, and Lucy Rosen is just one of them. It is also a place where the heat in May causes a sort of madness that makes people do things they may later regret. When Lucy’s neighbour, Karen Wright is found murdered in her apartment, Lucy soon finds herself involved in the investigation: her twelve-year-old son Keith is missing, along with Karen’s fourteen-month-old daughter. Julian Cash, a forbidding policeman with a fierce German shepherd, sees through Lucy’s attempts to protect her son. But it’s mad May and he also finds it difficult to keep his hands off Lucy. This enchanting Hoffman offering has an original plot that somehow includes a high school reunion, a murder, an apparent kidnapping and tracker dogs; it has a cast of wonderful characters including an angel, a remarkable foster mother, and a troubled teen. Hoffman conveys the feel of this unique town with consummate ease: the Florida heat is almost palpable. Jodi Picoult has said that Alice Hoffman is her favourite writer, and it is easy Hoffman’s influence in her work. Just magical.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 1st Alice Hoffman novel. Read it again a few years later. Still wonderful. Read several more by Alice Hoffman. She creates amazing characters and sets each scene so well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book based on another author's recommendation. I thought the book was good, but not outstanding. Since reading Turtle Moon, I have read other books by Alice Hoffman that I have enjoyed more, such as Here on Earth and Local Girls.
Anonymous 3 days ago
Loved+it%21+Read+it+in+2+days%2C+held+my+interest.+Magical%2C+creepy%2C+romantic%2C+scary%2C+fun.
courtb on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A little predictable, but fun.
SugarCreekRanch on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Turtle Moon refers to the month of May in a small Florida town, where full-moon type behavior happens all month long. This May, there's a murder, a missing toddler, a runaway teenager, a recent divorcee, a troubled K9 officer, and a ghost. It's an interesting mix, told well. I realized partway through this book that I'd read it before. I remembered certain small details, but not the overall plot. So apparently even though it's a very enjoyable read, it's not a particularly memorable one.
hethie on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Not my cup of tea. Wasnt in a very good mood whilst reading it and felt it didnt have enough substance to the story. Reminded my of an Alice Sebold novel;
sdunford on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Alice Hoffman is a word magician -- This was a wonderful summer read.
EmmaWatson on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Turtle Moon is my first Alice Hoffman book and remains my favorite. Good story, intriguing characters (like the meanest boy in Verity) and beautiful and vivid imagery. I enjoyed her use of lush and humid Florida as a setting .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story and the characters were well developed for such a short read (185 pages). I definately would not want to live in Varity, FL in May. I could almost feel the heat and smell the swampish stink. A lot of sadness in most eveyone's lives but their coming together will bring out the best in all. I would recommend.
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another great story from Alice Hoffman....enjoyed her free moving story line and reminders of love found and love lost. Am now reading the The Dovekeepers and I think this is the best she has ever done....Bravo !!
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sueleeMT More than 1 year ago
My friend handed me this book 15 years ago and said "this is just the neatest book I ever read!" NEAT?? Well, 15 years later, still one of my favorites! Love this easy read with rich characters and plenty of twists and pace!
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