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Alice Hoffman

Double, Double Toil and Trouble: Fall Under the Spell of These 8 Bewitching Books

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.27.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Emma Volk | Off the Shelf Nothing says Halloween like pointed hats, black cats, and broomsticks. The thrill and mystery of witchcraft make for the...

6 Novels By Contemporary Jewish Writers for a Sweet New Year

Off The Shelf | Posted 10.03.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Wendy Sheanin | Off the Shelf Next week I will fly to California to spend the High Holidays with my family. It's a time of reflection and often a ...

7 Books That Take You Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of Carnivals

Off The Shelf | Posted 08.18.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Sarah Jane Abbott | Off the Shelf Come one, come all! Step right up and see what's under the big top! Try your luck at a game of chance! Few thin...

8 Literary Gardens to Escape to This Summer

Off The Shelf | Posted 06.29.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Amy Hendricks | Off the Shelf In literature, there's something both magical and symbolic about gardens. They can be unkempt and wild, harboring s...

11 Artfully Interwoven Episodic Tales

Off The Shelf | Posted 01.02.2017 | Books
Off The Shelf

These eleven episodic novels do not follow traditional linear storylines, but don't think of them as short story collections either. Read as a whole, these narratives illuminate in their content and structure how we're more connected than we think.

15 Remarkable Stories to Celebrate Jewish Book Month

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.19.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

By Erin Flaaen | Off the Shelf In 1925 Fanny Goldstein, a librarian in Boston, set up an exhibit of Judaic books and began what she called Jewish Boo...

A Story of Love and Disappointment, and the Life of Artist Camille Pissaro

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 09.03.2016 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

Alice Hoffman's sentences possess a musical cadence that demand to be read aloud like poetry, which I often did with great pleasure as I read "The Marriage of Opposites."

The Return of Ziva David?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I wish Cote de Pablo had returned in a better show that gave her the freedom to exercise her wit and charm. Here, she just seemed nothing more than a mannequin in lovely costumes, lost in a wannabe epic.

Too Many Books, Too Little Time

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.17.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

Will I read Hoffman's book? Probably not, even though I've been to Masada. So why not? Because I'm working on something told in first person, and I don't want to be influenced by the story-telling in Hoffman's book.

The Goldfinch and the Art of Reading

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

Ah! The joys and tribulations of being surrounded by stacks of books at my bedside, my husband's bedside, books tucked into every available nook and cranny, piled high on every tabletop and stacked double on every shelf, making it impossible to navigate around safely.

7 Choices To Get You Through Tough Times

Posted 11.14.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

6 Movies to Chase Away the Blues

Alice Hoffman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Alice Hoffman

During times of sorrow, there are certain films that always help us to escape, at least for about ninety minutes. Sometimes movies really are the best medicine.

The Secret My Mother Finally Told Me

Alice Hoffman | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents
Alice Hoffman

If we could somehow time-travel and meet our mothers when they were 8-year-olds who were afraid of thunder storms, or college students in love with the wrong man, or young mothers-to-be awaiting our births, all that we believe that we know would likely replaced by a different vision.

Author Calling FBI About Negative Amazon Reviewers?

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This year has seen its fair share of authors kicking off about poor reviews, from Alice Hoffman, who called a Boston Globe critic a "moron" on Twitter...

Alice Hoffman Should Have Hired me to Write her Apology

Samara O'Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Samara O'Shea

Last week, author Alice Hoffman issued an apology to a reviewer she attacked via Twitter. But an apology, by its nature, should focus on what you did wrong and not place blame on the other.

How Abraham Lincoln's "Hot Letters" Can Keep You From Going All Alice Hoffman

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Quigg

We all have our limits. Abraham Lincoln's limit is that he left behind no wise counsel for the man who finds himself garmentless at 30,000 feet. But he did leave something for the Twitterers.

The Tweet Is Mightier Than the Sword! But Will Alice Hoffman's On-Line Rant Cut Into her Sales?

Casey Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Casey Sherman

The prolific author of more than 20 books fired off more than 20 angry tweets and Facebook updates following a mediocre review of her latest tome, The Story Sisters, in her hometown newspaper the Boston Globe.

Don't Ask Alice

Jennifer Weiner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Weiner

Bad reviews, as any writer will tell you, are the price of doing business. Put your work out there in the world, and you can be sure that someone will rise up and declare "UR BOOK SUX!"