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Local Girls
Local Girls
Author: Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman's first collection of short fiction. — Alice Hoffman is at her haunting, thought-provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family, the Samuelsons, and the lessons in survival and transformation that life brings to every family. — Dear diary -- Rose red -- Flight -- Gretel -- Tell the truth -- How to tal...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780425174340
ISBN-10: 0425174344
Publication Date: 5/1/2000
Pages: 208
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 87 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Leigh avatar reviewed Local Girls on + 378 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
My least favorite of Hoffman's books - speedy read, forgettable characters, but good prose. Dreadfully sad.

My main problem with this book was the lack of a plot. Hoffman is usually so creative with her characters and what they do during the course of a novel; but this was about nothing and the characters were as ordinary as anyone you'd see on the street.

Recommended only for hardcore Hoffman fans.
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OnlyVal avatar reviewed Local Girls on + 34 more book reviews
Not like other Alice Hoffman novels; I was a litte disappointed in this one. However, my book reading friends loved it.
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cute quick little read
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Funny, poignant and lyrical story, beautifully read, about two girls growing up in a Long Island neighborhood.
sari-lynn avatar reviewed Local Girls on + 207 more book reviews
Unabridged. Somewhat interesting story of growing up amidst divorce. The main character seemed a little detatched. The book was read by two different readers, which I found rather disconcerting. I liked one of them quite a lot, and didn't care for the other one.