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The Probable Future

The Probable Future
Title: The Probable Future
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Genre: prose
Annotation:Alice Hoffmans most magical novel to datethree generations of extraordinary women are driven to unite in crisis and discover the rewards of reconciliation and love.

Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see peoples dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window on the futurea future that she might not want to see.

In The Probable Future this vivid and intriguing cast of characters confronts a haunting pastand a very current murderagainst the evocative backdrop of small-town New England. By turns chilling and enchanting, The Probable Future chronicles the Sparrowss legacy as young Stella struggles to cope with her disturbing clairvoyance. Her potential to ruin or redeem becomes unbearable when one of her premonitions puts her father in jail, wrongly accused of homicide. Yet this ordeal also leads Stella to the grandmother she was forbidden to meet and to a historic family home full of talismans from her ancestors.

Poignant, arresting, unsettling, The Probable Future showcases the lavish literary gifts that have made Alice Hoffman one of Americas most treasured writers.


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