A seductive and mesmerizing story of obsessive love from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic.
After nineteen years in California, March Murray returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up. For all this time, March has been avoiding her own troubled history, but when she encounters Hollis—the boy she loved so desperately, the man who has never forgotten her—the past collides with the present as their reckless love is reignited. This dark romantic tale asks whether it is possible to survive a love that consumes you completely. The answers March Murray discovers are both heartbreaking and wise, as complex as they are devastating—for in heaven and in our dreams, love is simple and glorious. But it is something altogether different here on earth...
About the Author
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, Practical Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston.
Praise for Here on Earth
“Written with great wisdom and compassion...one of the finest fictional explorations of family love, and all those forces that threaten to undermine it, that I've read in many years.”—The Washington Post Book World
“Here on Earth is Hoffman's twelfth novel, and the spell she casts is stronger than ever.”—Orlando Sentinel
“A sound addition to an impressive body of work.”—Boston Globe
“Haunting...it will enthrall the reader from beginning to end.”—Library Journal
“Sumptuous prose...a way with words that can leave readers breathless.”—The Denver Post