The courage to face the unthinkable is at the core of this magnificent new novel. How do we manage to confront the truths in our lives and find forgiveness in the most unforgiving of circumstances? How do we love truly and deeply in a world that is as brutal as it is beautiful?
When Ethan Ford fails to show up for work on a brilliant summer morning, none of his neighbors would guess that for more than thirteen years, he has been running from his past. His true nature has been locked away, as hidden as his real identity. But sometimes locks spring open, and the devastating truths of Ethan Ford's history shatter the small-town peace of Monroe, affecting family and friends alike.
This deeply felt and compelling novel makes it clear why Alice Hoffman has been called "one of the best writers we have today" (Cleveland Plain Dealer). Honest, shattering, seductive, and ultimately healing, Blue Diary is an unforgettable novel by a writer who tells "truths powerful enough to break a reader's heart" (Time).
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and especially to Collie's friend, Kat Williams, who tipped off the police after she saw Ethan's photo on a TV crime blotter, allows the novel to investigate the themes of devotion, betrayal, guilt and forgiveness in trenchantly effective ways.| Read Full Review of Blue Diary
These characters are joined by a woman overcoming cancer and finding true love with a long-suffering schoolmate, the brother of a dead girl who has never forgotten that pain, and a young girl who understands all too clearly the consequences of first love.Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Blue Diary
As usual, Hoffman draws her characters with great care: Ethan, a hardworking carpenter and volunteer firefighter in a small Massachusetts town who, unbeknownst to all, raped and murdered a 15-year-old girl many years ago;Jul 27 2001 | Read Full Review of Blue Diary
The residents of Monroe, Massachusetts believe that Ethan Ford is the most dependable and hardest working person in town.| Read Full Review of Blue Diary
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