Green Witch by Alice Hoffman

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From bestselling author Alice Hoffman, a resonant tale of overcoming grief and tragedy, as only she could tell it.

In this powerful, lovely sequel to GREEN ANGEL, Green must learn the stories of a number of "witches" and free her true soul mate from a prison as she grapples with life, love, and loss in a post-disaster world.
 

About Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman, an American novelist and screenwriter, was born in New York City on March 16, 1952. She earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1973 and an M.A. in creative writing from Stanford University in 1975 before publishing her first novel, Property Of, in 1977. Known for blending realism and fantasy in her fiction, she often creates richly detailed characters who live on society's margins and places them in extraordinary situations as she did with At Risk, her 1988 novel about the AIDS crisis. Her other works include The Drowning Season, Seventh Heaven, The River King, Blue Diary, The Probable Future, The Ice Queen, and The Dovekeepers. Her book, The Third Angel, won the 2008 New England Booksellers' Award for fiction. Two of her novels, Practical Magic and Aquamarine, were made into films. She has also written numerous screenplays, including adaptations of her own novels and the original screenplay, Independence Day.
 
Published May 24, 2010 by Scholastic Press. 147 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult. Fiction

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At first leaving her house only to find food or add stones to the cairns she’s building for her family, she gradually finds herself caring for injured animals, an aged neighbor, and another orphan, a burned, silent young painter she dubs Diamond.

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Also trancelike and infused with magical realism, this belated sequel to Green Angel (2003) brings Hoffman’s tale of recovery from utter inner and outer devastation to a tidy close.

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Publishers Weekly

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Green, whose lyrical narration was the hallmark of Hoffman's survival story Green Angel (2003), returns in an equally spellbinding tale that emphasizes them

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Publishers Weekly

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Green, whose lyrical narration was the hallmark of Hoffman's survival story Green Angel (2003), returns in an equally spellbinding tale that emphasizes themes of rebirth.

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Examiner

Green Angel was the first in the Green series, Green Witch followed, and Green Heart is the combination of the two.

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Teen Reads

I have heard there are no longer bodies in the streets or blood on the cobblestones, but my beloved city is still in pieces, the buildings like silver stars — some fallen, some rising, some constant in the sky.

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Teen Reads

I want the different stories, the ones that aren’t easy to believe, the twisted ones, the sorrowful ones, the ones that need telling most of all.

Oct 18 2011 | Read Full Review of Green Witch

New York Public Library

Sometimes gritty, sometimes florid Green Angel is a brief story that will stay with readers long after the story ends.

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New York Public Library

With their help Green might be able make her heart whole and rescue a friend she thought was lost in Green Witch (2010) by Alice Hoffman.

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