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    DescriptionEthan and Jorie, a perfect, beautiful couple, have been married for 13 years, and are still very much in love. Ethan is a pillar of the community, but 13 years ago he committed a brutal rape and murder. A young girl's phone call exposes him, and nothing will ever be the same for any of them - as nothing could ever be the same for that other young girl who was raped all those years ago, or for her family. Blue Diary is a powerful, disturbing novel about the dark shadows in ordinary lives, about the ripples that carry on indefinitely from a violent act. And the blue diary of the title belonged to the dead girl...


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    Title
    Blue Diary
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alice Hoffman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 232 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099429142
    ISBN 10: 0099429144
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC
    Ingram Subject Code: CK
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    04 April 2002
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of acclaimed novels, including Here on Earth (an Oprah Book Club selection), Practical Magic (a Hollywood film), The River King, Blue Diary, Turtle Moon and most recently Skylight Confessions. Blackbird House was shortlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award. She divides her time between Boston and New York City.
    Review quote
    "Alice Hoffman is simply brilliant" Daily Mail "A moving, poignant, powerful tale about love, death, friendship and family... Blue Diary gently gets under your skin. You'll be hooked" Daily Mirror "Alice Hoffman writes quite wonderfully about the magic in our lives" New York Times Book Review "Like her contemporaries, Carol Shields and Alice Munro, Hoffman has an acute eye for detail... Hoffman writes with heartbreaking clarity" The Times "Honest, shattering, seductive, and ultimately healing, Blue Diary is an unforgettable novel by a writer who tells "truths powerful enough to break a reader's heart" Time
    Review text
    Hoffman's fictional world centres on the rhythms of everyday life in smalltown America. In Blue Diary the story focuses on the repercussions that hit the town of Monroe, Massachusetts, when one of its inhabitants, Ethan Ford, is charged with the brutal murder of a young girl 15 years earlier. What shocks the small town most of all is that Ford was a model father, husband and citizen, admired by all. While the discovery shatters the lives of the Ford family, it also makes the other townspeople question the basis of their own lives. If Ford is not the man he appeared to be, then who can you trust? Along with the main storyline, Hoffman skilfully chronicles events in the lives of other townspeople: the break up of a marriage, the diagnosis of a terminal illness, the loss of a father. Her observation of the emotional lives of her characters is acute and moving, but always avoids the sentimental; her lyrical powers of description effortlessly evoke smells, colours and feelings. She tells her story through the different voices of her characters and the resulting narrative is always absorbing and convincing. On the surface Blue Diary appears to be a simple story about ordinary people but its effect remains imprinted on the reader's mind long after the book is put down. Highly recommended. Alice Hoffman is also the author of Here on Earth, Practical Magic and Local Girls. (Kirkus UK)