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  • ISBN 1853812838
  • ISBN13 978-1853812835
  • Language English
  • Author Alice. Hoffman
  • Publisher Virago; First Edition edition (1991)
  • Pages 240
  • Formats docx lrf lit mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Contemporary
  • Size ePub 1397 kb
  • Size Fb2 1937 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 918


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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Part American Graffiti, part early Updike, Seventh Heaven simultaneously chronicles the coming of age of a group of teenagers in a Long Island town.

Find sources: "Alice Hoffman" – news · newspapers · books · scholar . For Scholastic Press, Hoffman has also written the young adult novels Indigo, Green Angel, and its sequel, Green Witch. Seventh Heaven (1990). Second Nature (1994).

Find sources: "Alice Hoffman" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (July 2015) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). 1952-03-16) March 16, 1952 (age 67) New York City, United States. With her son Wolfe Martin, she wrote the picture book Moondog.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. SEVENTH HEAVEN confirms her place as one of the finest writers of her generation. NEWSWEEK Nora is ahead of her time. A single mother in 1950s suburbia.

Hoffman, Alice; As soon as twilight fell, a trellis of ghosts would appear in the white air and the children would stop throwing snowballs and race inside their houses. thing tapping at your window and not even the TV or the radio could get rid of the voices telling you things you shouldn’t know.

A tale of extraordinary discoveries, Seventh Heaven is an ode to a single mother’s heroic journey and a celebration of the courage it takes to change.

A New York Times bestseller about a 1950s suburb transformed by the arrival of a divorced mother: part American Graffiti, part early Updike (The New York Times). A tale of extraordinary discoveries, Seventh Heaven is an ode to a single mother’s heroic journey and a celebration of the courage it takes to change. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Seventh Heaven - Alice Hoffman. Seventh Heaven is Alice Hoffman’s 9th stand-alone novel and tells the story of when attractive divorcee Nora Silk came to live in Hemlock Street, Long Island with 8 year-old Billy and baby James

Seventh Heaven - Alice Hoffman. Seventh Heaven is Alice Hoffman’s 9th stand-alone novel and tells the story of when attractive divorcee Nora Silk came to live in Hemlock Street, Long Island with 8 year-old Billy and baby James. Set in the late ‘50s, it captures the dispiriting feeling of suburbia. As a divorced woman, Nora found her presence posed a threat and prevented her from being part of the community.

Part American Graffiti, part early Updike, Seventh Heaven simultaneously chronicles the coming of age of a group of teenagers in a Long Island town,. Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman. Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman: 9780425188484 PenguinRandomHouse. Part American Graffiti, part early Updike, Seventh Heaven simultaneously chronicles the coming of age of a group of teenagers in a Long Island town

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OwerSpeed
Wow! Wow! Wow! I would give this book 10 stars if I could. The writing is divine, the plot amazing and the characters so real I think I know them personally. And maybe I do. This is the story of the same kind of neighborhood I lived in from age two to nine from 1956 to 1963.

It's 1959. The houses on Hemlock Drive are identical. The men take great pride in their lawns. The kids play outside until the moms call them in for dinner. All the moms stay home and bake cookies for their kids. It's a safe and magical time. Or is it? Author Alice Hoffman creates this neighborhood and populates it with ordinary people living what we sometimes look back on as the perfect time.

And then the nearly unthinkable happens. A divorced mother (in 1959!!!) moves into the neighborhood. Suddenly we get a better peek inside those identical homes on Hemlock Drive and realize there are a myriad of different problems behind closed doors. And mysteries. And yearnings. And jealousies. Broken marriages. Broken psyches. Teenage sex (in 1959!!!). Wife beating. A teenage car theft ring. A runaway mother. Marijuana-smoking teens (in 1959!!!) And a clairvoyant kid. It's a very light touch of the supernatural that brings the book to life and the plot to fruition.

Best of all, you don't have to be of a certain age (translation: baby boomer) to fall in love with this book. It's irresistible!

This is why we read--because of books like this.
HappyLove
I had heard great things about this book and this author. It started strong then just, sort of fizzled. I kept waiting for something fantastic to happen, but was left disappointed.

The people on Hemlock were used to their little lives on their little street. They all portrayed themselves as content and happy, but behind closed doors it seemed that no one was fulfilled. And those who were fulfilled was blinded to the misery their parents and children felt. But, each family lived the lives expected of them. The husbands went to work each day, the children to school, and the wives stayed home to care for their families. Each house looked the same from the outside.

However, a newcomer entered their quiet little world and was not like the rest of them. She was divorced with children, she wore different clothing, wore more make up and jewelry, except for the one piece which seemed to define a woman: a wedding band.

As the months went by she began to touch more and more lives. She, succeeding as a single mother made other women question their roles as a wife. Her vulnerability made her an object of desire for men on Hemlock. Her unusual habits made her an individual for children yo shy from and spread rumors of being a witch, and thusly, ostracize her oldest son.

As her desire to be accepted free, the desire of her neoghbors' lives to change in conjunction.

Theo families on Hemlock experienced changes, joys, and tragedies. Life went on, people adapted....

...and then it was over. No huge revelation. No big scene of true acceptance or otherwise. It just stopped.

The story, all in all, was decent. I had a connection for some characters. I had sympathy for some, but mostly I was indifferent toward them. Perhaps that was the point: just a snapshot of a year in the life of a street that could be anywhere. Just to be introduced and move on.

Because the book didn't drag on and on, I gave it a 3 star rating; it was a fast read. Had there been more drama, a twist of some sort - something! - which would have been entertaining, I would have given it 4. So, if you're in the mood for a shallow, quick story without much substance, this is your weekend read. If you're looking for something to take your breath away and keep you turning pages, you'd be better served to look elsewhere.
EXIBUZYW
Given that I was born only a few years before the setting of this novel, I could have written it describing the ubiquitous houses, manicured lawns, and stay-at-home Moms who were a lot like Beaver Cleaver's Mom (sans the pearls). This could be described as a "coming of age book" because of the age of the characters and what they go through on their way to adulthood.

I enjoyed the book for a lot of reasons, but mostly because of the nostalgia I felt in reading it. Readers who enjoy evolving characters will enjoy this read as well as those who grew up in this period (late fifties-early sixties). But it's not limited to those people. Those who want a look at that window of time would do well to read the book. Divorce was taboo, or at least not discussed in polite company. It the novel, it's referred to as "the d word" (to show how the word is not even voiced. That was how it was back then.

There's mystery here, too, and a bit of magic, but I won't spoil it for you, the reader. Enjoy this well written, though slightly eccentric (in a fun way) book.
Gholbithris
Alice Hoffman is a good writer, and Seventh Heaven is an intriguing story.
Nora Silk, the quirky female protagonist, effects change in the cookie cutter 1950's neighborhood she moves into with her two little boys. First, she's a divorcé, and second, she's unconventional, at least according to the other women. Still, Nora tries to be a good mother, and a good neighbor.
The story relates some unusual, but interesting events in Nora's life and neighborhood. Throughout, we learn about the other families, their kids, their comings and goings, and in many ways what they think about each other. The author subtly helps us understand that although 'everyone' thinks Nora is the out of kilter person, every other family has cracks and problems, too. Indeed, each person is shown as human, capable of charm or harm.
Some parts of this novel almost seemed unreal, surreal. Yet, I believe it is just Hoffman's way of showing us life and how different people deal with everyday problems.
I liked this story; I also like Hoffman. I'm reminded I should find more of her work.