Here on Earth

Here on Earth

Book - 1997
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A middle-aged woman, along with her fifteen-year-old daughter, returns to her small Massachusetts hometown for the funeral of the housekeeper who raised her and finds herself thrust into the lives of the people she left behind.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1997
ISBN: 9780399143137
Branch Call Number: HOFFM
Characteristics: 293 p


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Apr 27, 2015

Timeless- One of my favourites, a wonderful heart-touching read. I cried I cried I cried!

Dec 30, 2014

I'm surprised the other reviewers didn't comment on the fact that this is a retelling of Wuthering Heights. Like that novel, the story is really not a romance, but rather a tale of an abusive, obsessed and destructive relationship. There is no happy ending for the main characters. If you enjoy Alice Hoffman, then you should read this one as well.

WVMLStaffPicks Nov 27, 2014

Here is an author who continues to mesmerize her readers with stories of love that are darkly erotic, magical and always spellbinding.

Aug 23, 2014

Emily Brontee's Wuthering Heights on Viagra. Very upsetting if you are a classics lover. This book is just an excuse for a writer to capitalize on the work of a great writer.

Dec 05, 2013

The prose was beautiful as always with Alice Hoffman's work. I thought it was very well-written, especially in her ability to use every character and every action for a specific reason. It just wasn't for me. The subject material and the way it was approached was a little darker than I liked. I probably would have liked it if I had really felt a connection with any of the main characters. Without that connection, it made it really hard for me to wade through. A good book - just not for me. For a full review, head to my blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

A well written and thought provoking story as we can always expect from this author. What happens when a father introduces a ‘cuckoo’ child into his family and into his community. The best of intentions, to rescue an orphan lead to his own son’s and daughter’s ultimate destruction and nearly destroys the next generation through his grandchildren. It is difficult to read about abuse of race horses, but there is no graphic detail and the insurance frauds are a reality that have allowed the bad apple, Hollis, to get enough money to buy the town that was kind to him and emasculate the men of the town through his relationships with their women. This is a haunting story which finally leads to redemption through the generosity of the grandson who is mature beyond his years.

Mar 10, 2011

I enjoyed this book, but it is darker than I thought it would be. Not really the love story I had imagined. I really felt sorry for some of the characters. If you like darker novels than you would like this book.

Sep 09, 2010

Disappointing read! It should have been called Hell on Earth. It really isn't a love story it is cruel manipulation.

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