• The Probable Future

  • By: Alice Hoffman
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-08-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.9 (19 ratings)

Summary

Women of the Sparrow family have unusual gifts. Elinor can detect falsehood. Her daughter, Jenny, can see people's dreams when they sleep. Granddaughter Stella has a mental window to the future - a future that she might not want to see. In Alice Hoffman's tour de force, 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. By turns chilling and enchanting, The Probable Future chronicles the Sparrows' 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. Yet this ordeal also leads Stella to the grandmother she was forbidden to meet, and to an historic family home full of talismans from her ancestors.
©2004 Alice Hoffman (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Delicious....Hoffman is an unapologetic optimist, and optimism is in short supply these days. It feels like a vacation to curl up with [The Probable Future]." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"Spellbinding....Of all the magical realists writing today, she may have the best sense of balance." ( Portland Oregonian)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 28-05-17

Nice, gentle story for when you feel bad.

Having a bad day? This book is going to make you feel better. Great book for fans of Sarah Addison Allen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By lil' old me on 17-07-16

Another excellent Hoffman novel

I am becoming a huge fan of hers, & this book merely solidified it. The narrator was perfect for this especially--her range is quite good. Hoffman's stories always have such depth and contain strong and unusual female characters. love it.

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