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Faithful: A Novel

Faithful: A Novel

Written by Alice Hoffman

Narrated by Amber Tamblyn


Faithful: A Novel

Written by Alice Hoffman

Narrated by Amber Tamblyn

ratings:
4/5 (235 ratings)
Length:
8 hours
Released:
Nov 1, 2016
ISBN:
9781508225126
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.

Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt.

What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion-from dark suffering to true happiness-a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls-including an angel who's been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night.

Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who's ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap.

Alice Hoffman's "trademark alchemy" (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the "delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary" (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.
Released:
Nov 1, 2016
ISBN:
9781508225126
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of twenty-one acclaimed novels, including The River King, The Ice Queen, The Third Angel, Here on Earth and Practical Magic (made into a film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman). She currently lives in Boston and New York.



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  • (1/5)
    Don’t waste your time on this book. Poorly written book
  • (5/5)
    Muy buena historia, el desarrollo es genial; ademas de que la narración es muy buena.
  • (2/5)
    Too far-fetched. Clunky dialogue. Disappointing. The only character I liked was Ben and in the end Hoffman makes him unlikeable too.
  • (4/5)
    I like this a lot, just as I like all of Alice Hoffman's stories. But there was a little less of that magical realism she is known so well for. Still, the story captivated me.
  • (3/5)

    1 person found this helpful

    The bulk of the book is very morose. There is such a long stretch of sadness until the main character transitions into the best version of herself... there should be elements of relief along the way to balance the heaviness.

    1 person found this helpful

  • (5/5)
    I loved Shelby’s journey. We can all take a lesson from her. We are all worth something to someone and we should use our grace to benefit others!