Blue Diary
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Blue Diary

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Ethan 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099429144
  • 9780099429142
  • 531,609

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"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 *
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About Alice Hoffman

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.
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Review Text

"Like her contemporaries, Carol Shields and Alice Munro, Hoffman has an acute eye for detail... Hoffman writes with heartbreaking clarity"
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Rating details

6,485 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 17% (1,109)
4 36% (2,322)
3 35% (2,262)
2 10% (631)
1 2% (161)
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