The Probable Future

The Probable Future

eBook - 2004
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In this bewitching tale, three living generations of Sparrow women confront their strange and challenging heritage. It all begins in 1697 when a strange girl who can't feel physical pain walks out of the woods surrounding the tiny settlement of Unity, and unnerves the witch-fearing townsfolk. Each of her descendents, all female and all born in the volatile month of March, possesses a similarly troublesome gift. Elinor can recognize a liar at 100 paces, although her husband still betrays her. Jenny, her daughter, dreams other people's dreams. And her daughter, Stella, can see people's deaths, a burden that at first wreaks havoc when her feckless father is accused of a murder she foresees but later becomes a boon.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2004.
ISBN: 9780345478405
0345478401
Characteristics: 1 online resource (336 p.)

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heinrij
Sep 22, 2015

I loved this book. No gore, no bad language and no sex, but a wonderful story. I would recommend it to everyone.

The novel would appeal more to an adolescent audience. It is an interesting read but there is so much magic and intergenerational baggage caught up in psychic gifts, I would not recommend this to readers looking for the usual Hoffman drama and angst.

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Pisinga
Nov 04, 2012

The impression is that you've read or seen something similar somewhere. Nothing new. Much like "The Girl Who Chased the Moon" a novel by Allen Sarah. You can characterize it as reading for youth.

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itsel123
Jun 13, 2012

Great read. I like how the author portrayed the different characters and their development.

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oliver22
Mar 12, 2012

a great novel. loved it!

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Jun 25, 2016

Love ambushed you, it lay in wait, dormant for days or years.

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