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Contemporary
  • Author:
    Alice Hoffman
  • ISBN:
    0099470357
  • ISBN13:
    978-0099470359
  • Genre:
  • Publisher:
    Vintage; New Ed edition (2004)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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    1156 kb
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  • Rating:
    4.9
  • Votes:
    391
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The Probable Future dazzles with its bristling examination of life’s trying tests of the women of the Sparrow family.

The Probable Future dazzles with its bristling examination of life’s trying tests of the women of the Sparrow family. The electrifying result is an look at love, friendship, and the ties that blind and bind. bewitching story of gifted women unlucky at lov. offman is now expert at sketching the New England landscape in the past and future, and the equally chilly psychological landscape of extraordinary women trapped in an ordinary world

The Probable Future is a Fantasy novel by Alice Hoffman. In The Probable Future this vivid and intriguing cast of characters confronts a haunting past-and a very current murder-against the evocative backdrop of small-town New England.

The Probable Future is a Fantasy novel by Alice Hoffman. By turns chilling and enchanting, The Probable Future chronicles the Sparrows’s 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.

The Probable Future book. Alice Hoffman’s most magical novel to date-three 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 people’s dreams when they sleep.

Alice Hoffman's most magical novel to date-three generations of extraordinary women are driven to unite . Poignant, arresting, unsettling, The Probable Future showcases the lavish literary gifts that have made Alice Hoffman one of America's most treasured writers

Alice Hoffman's most magical novel to date-three generations of extraordinary women are driven to unite in crisis and discover the rewards of reconciliation and love. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Poignant, arresting, unsettling, The Probable Future showcases the lavish literary gifts that have made Alice Hoffman one of America's most treasured writers. Praise for The Probable Future "A thrilling adventure of literary alchemy. A magical, mystical tour de force of pure entertainment. -The Seattle Times "Delicious.

Even at breakfast, problems were sure to arise. Someone was bound to prefer hard-boiled eggs to fried. In the Sparrow household, there was the sort of civility that was far worse than yelling and screaming. It was a cold curtain of mistrust. When people related by blood were so careful with each other, when they were so very polite, there was soon nothing.

THE PROBABLE FUTURE is one that has "spoken" to me for some time. While it was published over ten years ago, I had never read it till now. It clogged my "wish list" and "to be read" pile for awhile. Now after several, with The Probable Future being my latest, I agree with Jodi . she is GREAT! Her story is always believable, and character development excellent. More than anything, Alice paints beautiful pictures with words that capture your heart and beg that it never ends.

The startling, universally acclaimed breakthrough YA novel from master bestselling author Alice Hoffman, now in paperback. Left on her own when her family dies in a terrible disaster, fifteen-year-old Green is haunted by loss and by the past. Struggling to. The Drowning Season.

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

About The Probable Future. Poignant, arresting, unsettling, The Probable Future showcases the lavish literary gifts that have made Alice Hoffman one of America’s most treasured writers. Praise for The Probable Future. A thrilling adventure of literary alchemy.

When the women in the Sparrow family reach thirteen, they develop a unique ability. This book describes the current and most probable future wireless security solutions

When the women in the Sparrow family reach thirteen, they develop a unique ability. This book describes the current and most probable future wireless security solutions. The focus is on the technical discussion of existing systems and new trends like Internet of Things (IoT).


Kieel
Let's go for 4.5 stars on this one. I have a new love and it's not that cashmere scarf I got for Christmas or the way my basset looks at me with those soulful brown eyes. It's Alice Hoffman. Well, I don't *know* her, but I like her writing.

THE PROBABLE FUTURE is one that has "spoken" to me for some time. While it was published over ten years ago, I had never read it till now. It clogged my "wish list" and "to be read" pile for awhile. Why I hadn't started sooner, I don't know. Sometimes, like the words we read, the ones we read need to be carefully cultivated. I picked it up and fell into her lyrical world of fictional New England town Unity and into the clutches of the Sparrow women.

The first half hooked me right away: disagreeable 12-year old Stella wakes up on her thirteenth birthday with a new gift: she can see how others are going to die. As if that isn't creepy enough, she "sees" a woman at her birthday dinner get brutally murdered. I was under the spell that THE PROBABLE FUTURE would be a page-turning whodunit with elements of literary fiction and mysticism woven throughout.

It is and it's not.

The middle third of the book focuses almost entirely on the Sparrow family in a small town of Unity tucked into the layers of Cake House, the historical home of which they originate; it's the refuge for young Stella, whom after having these disturbing visions is shuttled away to out of safety.

I wouldn't go as far as to say the story unraveled from there, but it took in a new focus: mother-daugher relationships, the past/history of a town and family. We begin to understand why the Sparrow women are the way they are (Stella's mother has her own gift, as does the grandmother). I kept wondering about the initial hook: the murder of that woman.

Hoffman does get us back on track, but much of the murder stuff gets...well, buried and is less substantial. If you know this going in, then I think you'll be fine.

The writing is superb--plenty of attention to detial, settings come alive, and a certain breath of confidence blown into each character. I did, however tire of the bee analogies, as well as that giant oak tree and peach trees brought by sailboat. The points were belabored and tiresome.

Overall, I really liked this book, it made me think and it definitely has improved my overall storytelling in a magical sense
Visonima
This story wants to be magical, a love story, a mystery (kinda), and historical all at the same time and it is just too much. The timeline is wonky and difficult to imagine. Seems like everything happens within a very long, improbable two weeks. Random metaphors scattered throughout. The guy who killed his girlfriend seems like an afterthought. It was a thing, then not a thing, then he was gone with no other mention. The story was disjointed. One minute Will is under lock and key, and the next he is cleared of all charges and has been living free as a bird for a while. All in one sentence. More than a few times, I wondered if I'd missed something.
This should have stayed with the Sparrows' stories.
Watikalate
I've read many of Ms. Hoffman's books and this one started out great. A bit unusual with the "gifts" of the main characters, but nonetheless very interesting and entertaining UNTIL, about 70% into the book it became absolutely boring. Lots of verbiage with no intent or content. Just contours blah, blah, blah. Very disappointing. I skipped a lot of pages toward the end. Very disappointing.
Kirizan
Sparrow women each receive an unusual talent upon their thirteenth birthday. Stella' s gift is seeing how people will die brings both conflict and the town of Unity, MA. Despite these fantastic gifts, the story and characters are very real. Characters are paired but do not stay connected as the story progresses. While some of the endings are predictable, the interchange between characters and the interspersing of gentle philosophical thoughts make the novel a gem to read.
Hugighma
This was a thought provoking book. Such complex characters, and just that little bit of fantasy to make it even more unpredictable. I found it very engrossing, carrying it around the house and not getting too much else done while I devoured it. Very good read...I will be looking for more Alice Hoffman reading material. I have read a couple of other books by her, which was why I got this one, and found them interesting also. Not your average run of the mill writer, that's for sure...
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The imaginary tale, filled with folklore, centers on the Sparrow family of women, and of the difficult relationships existing between the three women. The Sparrow women, who trace their ancestry to the American Revolution, each possess a different and special gift.
Amid colorful imagery and descriptive characters, Hoffman offers the message that what is believed, may not always be what is true, and that the power of love for family, transcends all else.
Though perhaps not Hoffman's best work, the story flows easily and offers an interesting storyline.
Shaktiktilar
I love Alice Hoffman's style and sense of playfulness. Her journeys into the metaphysical and otherworldly realms of magic add a deliciously unexpected depth and breadth to her stories. In this particular book though, I found I had a great deal of trouble keeping the characters straight and ended up confused about who was related to whom and in what manner. I still enjoyed the book, no question, but would probably benefit from a re-read to help untangle the skein of characters in order to be able to follow the plot more easily.