The Blue Diary - Alice Hoffman Reviews
Description:ISBN 0425184943 / Author: Alice Hoffman / Genre: Fiction / Hoffman writes from on high, a storytelling goddess who drenches the earth with flower-opening sunshine one day, only to bring on the most abysmal gloom the next. She enchants and she riles, and her powers are ... more
The Blue Diary - Alice Hoffman ... extraordinary, although the overture to her fourteenth novel is awfully sweet. Ethan and Jorie, gorgeous and madly in love after 13 years of marriage, are just too horribly perfect. Ethan is a carpenter, baseball coach, and volunteer fireman. Jorie is a homemaker and a gifted gardener, and their 12-year-old son, Collie, is handsome and good. It's enough to make you puke, and that's exactly Hoffman's intention because this is a make-believe life that has run its course. The girl-next-door, the younger, funny-looking one named Kat, not her exquisite and coldhearted sister Rosarie, misses her father, who committed suicide, and has never trusted Collie's, so when she recognizes an old photograph of Ethan shown on a most-wanted TV show, she makes the fateful call and then watches in shock while her neighbors' lives collapse like a house that looks fine from the outside but has been consumed by termites until it's no more than a shell.
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Customer The Blue Diary - Alice Hoffman Reviews (2)
by - written on 25/05/09 (Very useful, 47 readings)
This was a book that I received from readitswapit.co.uk so really did not know what to expect. My usual way of picking books is to look at the cover / author and see what attracts me. One downside of swapping books is that this is not possible! I chose to select this book as the back cover talked about - "what if everything that you know is a lie" - sounded exciting and it did turn out to be a great read. Plot Without giving too much away (the key fact is on the back cover!) the story revolves around a couple living in small town mid west USA. Ethan and Jorine and their son Collie are central figures in the town. Ethan is a volunteer ... Read the complete review
by - written on 18/05/07 (Very useful, 138 readings)
The Blue Diary by Alice Hoffman is a novel set in middle America. It tells the story of Jorie and Ethan Ford. They have had an idyllic marriage for thirteen years, their garden overflows with fruit and vegetables and they are loved by all their neighbours. Mostly because Ethan is a volunteer firefighter and has saved many of his neighbours lives, and he is also a respected and trusted carpenter who has remodelled many of his neighbours houses. However, their world is shattered when Ethan is accused of a brutal murder that occurred over ten years ago. The novel follows the fall out from this accusation and its effect on Ethanís family and friends. I found the ... Read the complete review
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