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Illumination Night

A Novel

by Alice Hoffman

eBook

A moving novel of fear, desire, loss, and discovery on Martha's Vineyard, from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and Seventh Heaven.
Elizabeth Renny has only made two decisions of consequence in her seventy-plus years. While the first, marrying her husband, had adequate results, the second—deciding she could fly from her bedroom window—is less successful. But her flight sets in motion a series of events that will forever change the lives of six residents of Martha's Vineyard: a young boy who refuses to grow, a wife stifled by her irrational anxiety, a husband tempted by the unknown, a girl flirting with disaster, a gentle giant tortured by his size, and an old woman with nothing to lose.

Praised as "an intelligent novel" by the New York Times and "achingly vivid" by Newsday, Illumination Night is a sparkling and heartbreaking narrative that explores marriage, friendship, youth, yearning, disillusionment, and desire, a book as bright and memorable as the festival of lanterns for which it is named.


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Publisher: Open Road Media

Kindle Book

  • Release date: September 23, 2014

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781453225776
  • Release date: September 23, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781453225776
  • File size: 1147 KB
  • Release date: September 23, 2014


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English

A moving novel of fear, desire, loss, and discovery on Martha's Vineyard, from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Dovekeepers and Seventh Heaven.
Elizabeth Renny has only made two decisions of consequence in her seventy-plus years. While the first, marrying her husband, had adequate results, the second—deciding she could fly from her bedroom window—is less successful. But her flight sets in motion a series of events that will forever change the lives of six residents of Martha's Vineyard: a young boy who refuses to grow, a wife stifled by her irrational anxiety, a husband tempted by the unknown, a girl flirting with disaster, a gentle giant tortured by his size, and an old woman with nothing to lose.

Praised as "an intelligent novel" by the New York Times and "achingly vivid" by Newsday, Illumination Night is a sparkling and heartbreaking narrative that explores marriage, friendship, youth, yearning, disillusionment, and desire, a book as bright and memorable as the festival of lanterns for which it is named.


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