Sly Fly and the Gray Mare: Terri Hoffman
Sly fly and Gray Mare at the Rodeo: Terri Hoffman
The New York Times Book Review has noted, ´´Alice Hoffman writes quite wonderfully about the magic in our lives,´´ and now she casts her spell over a Long Island neighborhood filled with dreamers and dreams. In a dazzling series of family portraits, Hoffman evokes the world of the Samuelsons, a family torn apart by tragedy and divorce in a world of bad judgment and fierce attachments, disappointments and devotion. With rich, pure prose Hoffman charts the progress of Gretel Samuelson from the time she is a young girl already acquainted with betrayal and grief, until she finally leaves home. Gretel´s sly, funny, knowing perspective is at the heart of this collection, as she navigates through loyalty and loss with the help of an unforgettable trio of women: her best friend, Jill, her romance-addled cousin Margot, and her mother, Franny, whose spiritual journey affects them all. Told in alternating voices, these stories are funny and lyrical, disturbing and healing, each a lesson in survival, a reminder of the ties of blood, and the power of friendship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Aasne Vigesaa, Laural Merlington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/001802/bk_brll_001802_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.