It Was August, When The Crickets Sang Slowly And The Past Lingered In Bright Pools Of Glorious Light, Even Though It Would Soon Be Gone, The Way Summer Was All But Over, Yet The Heat Was Still On The Rise The Weather Had Been Extreme That Month Days Of Drenching Rain, Sudden Showers Of Hail, Temperatures Passing Record Highs Local Children Whispered That An Angel Had Fallen To Earth In A Thunderstorm There Were Roving Groups Who Swore They Had Found Signs Footprints In The Grass, Black Feathers, A Campfire In The Woods Behind The High School Where There Were Sparks Of Shimmering Ash One Neighborhood Boy Vowed That He Had Seen A Man In A Black Cloak Rise Above The Earth And Walk On Air, And Although No One Believed His Account, Mothers Began To Keep Their Children Home They Locked The Doors, Called In The Dogs, Kept The Lights On After Dusk Alice Hoffman Is The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Practical Magic, The Dovekeepers, And The Marriage Of Opposites Hoffman S Work Has Been Published In Than Twenty Translations And Than One Hundred Foreign Editions Her Novels Have Received Mention As Notable Books Of The Year By The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, Library Journal, And People Magazine She Has Also Worked As A Screenwriter And Is The Author Of The Original Screenplay Independence Day, A Film Starring Kathleen Quinlan And Diane Wiest Her Teen Novel Aquamarine Was Made Into A Film Starring Emma Roberts Her Short Fiction And Non Fiction Have Appeared In The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Times, Architectural Digest, Harvard Review, Ploughshares And Other Magazines.Flyleaf Journal Issue 15December 2014Illustrated By Timothy TangHand Lettering By Heidi Unkefer
Alice Hoffman is the author of than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew, The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers Her most recent novel is The World That We Knew She lives near Boston.
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