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[Reading] ➷ Here on Earth ➭ Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us

Here on Earth After Nearly Twenty Years Of Living In California, March Murray, Along With Her Fifteen Year Old Daughter, Gwen, Returns To The Sleepy Massachusetts Town Where She Grew Up To Attend The Funeral Of Judith Dale, The Beloved Housekeeper Who Raised Her Yet Returning To Her Hometown Also Brings Her Back To Hollis, March S Former Soul Mate And Lover March S Father Had Taken The Teenaged Hollis, An Abandoned Child, And The Product Of A Series Of Detention Homes, Into His House As A Boarder, And Treated Him Like A Son Yet March And Hollis S Passionate Love Was Hardly A Normal Sibling Relationship When Hollis Left Her After A Petty Fight, March Waited For Him Three Long Years, Wondering What She Had Done Wrong.Encountering Hollis Again Makes March Acutely Aware Of The Choices That She Has Made, And The Choices Everyone Around Her Has Made Including Mrs Dale, Who Knew Of Love Than March Could Ever Have Suspected, And Her Brother Alan, Whose Tragic History Has Left Him Grief Struck, With Alcohol As His Only Solace Her Attraction To Hollis Is Overwhelming And March Jeopardizes Her Marriage, Her Relationship With Her Daughter And Her Own Happiness In An Attempt To Reclaim The Past.

[Reading] ➷ Here on Earth  ➭ Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us
  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • Here on Earth
  • Alice Hoffman
  • English
  • 14 April 2017
  • 0425169693

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➷ Here on Earth ➭ Alice Hoffman – Bogou.us


  1. says:

    I m technically not even done reading this book yet and I m seething with hate for it Seething The entire plot of this book is that love gives you license to be selfish, irresponsible and act like a jerk I hate the two main char...


  2. says:

    First off, I loved this atmospheric, picturesque tale, meant for a women s audience The Entertainment Weekly summarized the story as Her books unfold artfully without feeling fussed over or writing workshopped to death In Here on Earth, she plumbs the interior lives of, among others, a drunken recluse, a heartsick teenage boy, an angry daughter, a near madman, a cuckolded husband, and three wounded women, with such modesty and skill that she seems to witness rather than invent their liv First off, I loved this atmospheric, picturesque tale, meant for a women s audience The Entertainment ...


  3. says:

    Loved, loved, loved, LOVED it Ok so if this book was food, it would be a hot fudge brownie with caramel sauce really, really good, at first comforting, but then it makes you kind of sick Now this isn t a book for everyone, not everyone can stomach so much passion and long lost love I, on the other hand, could ingest this stuff until the cows come home and no sweet has ever been too much for me cotton can...


  4. says:

    i may have become a snob after reading so many important books in the past three years,but this writing is terrible if i were to count the cliches hoffman uses ,i wouldn t be able to follow the narrative after i read that she was imitating WURTHERING HEIGHTS, i decided i had a duty to finish the book which i had thrown down in disgust after reading page 213 read my other posts to see what happened there charles dickens got away with melodrama so i guess we can excuse a contemporary writer f i may have become a snob after reading so many important books in the past three years,but this writing is terrible if i were to count the cliches hoffman uses ,i wouldn t be able to follow the narrative after i read that she was imitating WURTHERING HEIGHTS, i decided i had a duty to finish the book which i had thrown down in disgust after reading page 213 read my other posts to see what happened there charles dickens got away with melodrama so i guess we can excuse a contemporary writer for doing the same i have a copy of her LOCAL GIRLS which i may read cause i feel i should read books i own i...


  5. says:

    Alice Hoffman weaves an interesting tale,though my first book by the author and though I rated it 3stars,I will like to read another of her novel.


  6. says:

    Imagine Wuthering Hights written by someone waaaaay less talented than Ms Bronte Imagine an afwul male character whom we don t learn to hate through splendid characterization, but by pure manipulation Imagine a lot of tell, very little show Imagine some very disgusting sex And that s all I didn t like Wuthering Hights , because well, there s very few likable things about it, still, I didn t like...


  7. says:

    Horrible novel how d it make it on Oprah s list Hoffman spent so much time trying to align the plot to Wuthering Heights that she forgot to be original and make the story her own The result is a perversion of Emily Bronte s tale that completely misses the point return return March travels back to her hometown with her teen daughter Gwen for the funeral of her Nelly Dean esque housekeeper There, she meets up with Hollis, her childhood love that got away The renew their love, but Hollis Horrible novel how d it make it on Oprah s list Hoffman spent so much time trying to align the plot to Wuthering Heights that she forgot to be original and make the story her own The result is a perversion of Emily Bronte s tale that completely misses the point return return March travels back to her hometown with her teen daughter Gwen for the funeral of her Nelly Dean esque housekeeper There, she meets up with Hollis, her childhood love that got away The renew their love, but Hollis is bent on revenge and abuses her physically, emotionally, and sexually Meanwhile Gwen finds r...


  8. says:

    This is a dark romance A woman goes back to her home town for a funeral, taking her teenage daughter with her The woman comes back into contact with an old lover who had a strange hold over her when she was younger It s an oddly compelling story.


  9. says:

    Congrats Here on Earth, you win the title of my leave favorite book of all time Never in my life have I loathed a book so much We are reading this book for my book club this month, and from the start I was skeptical You know I love Oprah, but one thing I know for sure is that we do not have the same taste in books Oprah picked this book as her book club pick back in 1998 and I honestly don t know what she was thinking The book itself is written beautifully I mean thank goodness because Congrats Here on Earth, you win the title of my leave favorite book of all time Never in my life have I loathed a book so much We are reading this book for my book club this month, and from the start I was skeptical You know I love Oprah, but one thing I know for sure is that we do not have the same taste in books Oprah picked this book as her book club pick back in 1998 and I honestly don t know what she was thinking The book itself is written beautifully I mean thank goodness because the characters and the story is just so damn depressing I don t know if I could have made it through Its about a woman and her daughter who return to the mother s hometown to attend a funeral The mother rekindles her love with a old flame, Hollis, who is hands down the worst character I have ever read in a book ever I know the book has beautiful metaphors and surely it will provide a great deal of discussion during b...


  10. says:

    What I ve learned from this book that if you read enough Alice Hoffman, you eventually get so used to her writing that you can t put her books down Now that might just be a generality, but after a few hits and misses, I ve really enjoyed her last three books and this one, much like The Ice Queen, was really fantastic March returns to her hometown to mourn the death of a woman she and many others held dear But she also returns to a world in which, as a young girl, she was immersed into a lo What I ve learned from this book that if you read enough Alice Hoffman, you eventually get so used to her writing that you can t put her books down Now that might just be a generality, but after a few hits and misses, I ve really enjoyed her last three books and this one, much like The Ice...

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