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The Probable Future

The Probable Future - Alice Hoffman

I enjoy Hoffman's books—I don't find them to be the tops in current literature or amazingly clever—but they are interesting, well written, and enjoyable. There is always a touch of magical realism and local flavor.

 

In The Probable Future 13-year-old Stella Sparrow and her mother Jenny leave Boston for Jenny's hometown of Unity. It is there that Stella learns about the long line of Sparrow women, meets her grandmother for the first time, and gets to experience small town life. Jenny learns a lot about her past and the town that she ran from at age 18.

 

A good read, about relationships, misunderstandings, and intentions gone wrong. And love.