Magic Hour

Magic Hour

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Deep in the Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest nearly one million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. Even in this modern age, much of it remains undiscovered and uncharted. From the heart of this old forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she can give no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past. . . . Until recently, Dr. Julia Cates was one of the preeminent child psychiatrists in the country, but a scandal shattered her confidence, ruined her career, and made her a media target. When she gets a desperate call from her estranged sister, Ellie, a police chief in their small western Washington hometown, she jumps at the chance to escape. In Rain Valley, nothing much ever happens until a girl emerges from the deep woods and walks into town. She is a victim unlike any Julia has ever seen: a child locked in a world of unimaginable fear and isolation. When word spreads of the wild child and the infamous doctor who is treating her, the media descend on Julia and once again her competence is challenged. State and federal authorities want to lock the girl away in an institution until an identification can be made. But to Julia, who has come to doubt her own ability, nothing is more important than saving the girl she now calls Alice. To heal this child, Julia will have to understand that she cannot work alone and must look to others the people in the town she left long ago, the sister she barely knows, and Dr. Max Cerrasin, a handsome, private man with secrets of his own.Then a shocking revelation forces Julia to risk everything to discover the truth about Alice. The ordeal that follows will test the limits of Julia s faith, forgiveness, and love, as she struggles to ascertain where Alice ultimately belongs. In her most ambitious novel to date, Kristin Hannah delivers an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the mysterious places in the heart where love lies waiting. "From the Hardcover edition.""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 469 pages
  • 104.14 x 172.72 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Ballantine Books Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0345467531
  • 9780345467539
  • 34,095

Review quote

A wonderful novel wild, radiant, and vivid. Kristin Hannah writes with great heart. Luanne Rice, author of Summer of Roses "From the Hardcover edition.""show more

About Kristin Hannah

Kristin Hannah is the bestselling author of many acclaimed novels, including On Mystic Lake, Between Sisters, Comfort & Joy, and The Things We Do For Love. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and on Kauai with her husband and son. "From the Hardcover edition."show more

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