Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Day 151 - Waiting on Wednesday [11]


This luminous tale filled with honesty and love charts the lives of sisters who find their curse and their salvation on the street where they live. One fateful summer they create their own magical world to escape a tragic encounter that has forever changed their lives. The healing power of imagination and love, the interwoven worlds of fiction and fact, the difference between liars and truth tellers, are at the core of this dangerous fairy-tale world where one mistake can follow you forever. A charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart's desire, a demon who will not let go, all live within the confines of the sisters' world. Elv, Claire, and Meg are the Story Sisters, and each has a fate she must meet alone. One on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination. At once a coming-of-age tale, a family saga, and a love story of erotic longing, The Story Sisters sifts through the miraculous and the mundane as the girls become women and their choices haunt them, change them, and finally redeem them.

What does a mother do when one of her children goes astray? How does she save one daughter without sacrificing the others? How deep can love go, and how far can it take you? These are the questions this complex novel asks. This is the spellbinding story Alice Hoffman has to tell.

Reason: The title made me curious and when I read the blurb I was like, "Woah..." It sounds like it will either be totally amazing...or just really confusing lol. I really want to read it!

Random Tidbits: I had no idea Alice Hoffman wrote Practical Magic and Aquamarine. I haven't read Practical Magic yet but I loved the movie. I'm definitely going to be checking out some of Hoffman's books.

Cover discussion: So I'm really liking the added color from the two butterflies. And the girl's face is haunting. It definitely grabs my attention!

The Story Sisters will be released June 2nd!

What are you waiting on this week?
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LuAnn said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this book! Alice Hoffman is a wonderful author and there is definitely a reason why she's an award winner. I'm also anxious to read her new book.

Mary said...

I'm waiting on this one too!

Amelia said...

This book looks really good, as the one your currently reading (from the sidebar). I'm going to have to find these!

Christine said...

This book sounds fascinating. I hope you post your thoughts on it when you finally get to read it.

I haven't read anything by Alice Hoffman, but I've always wanted to. Practical Magic is one of my favorite movies...

You changed your header!!! I loved the crayons! But I do like this one very much as well. :)

Mishel said...

LuAnn- I haven't read anything by Hoffman yet. But I really want to!

Amelia- Godmother is good so far. You should defnitely check it out =D

Christine- *smiles* You're like the first person who noticed I changed it. It took me forever to get it right too. I miss the crayons and I looked for some stock photos of crayons and couldn't really find any. I'm so glad you like the new one!

Practical Magic is a favorite movie of mine as well. I'm really looking forward to reading anything by Hoffman now =D

Teddyree said...

Love the cover! I've enjoyed a few Alice Hoffman so will look out for this one.

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