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Hoffman’s seventeenth novel is a lyrical, modern-day fairytale and ghost story of sorts that begins with an enchanted and passionate romance. But this fateful relationship quickly devolves into a marriage mired in guilt, longing, and loss. Three generations of one tortured family unfurl in a famous, modernist Connecticut home known as “The Glass Slipper”, but Hoffman’s unfailing belief in the power of love and fate (as always, with a dash of the supernatural…) make this and all her books compelling. Her first novel, Property Of, was written while Hoffman was a twenty-one year old Stanford University student. Over the next thirty years her novels have included The Ice Queen, Blackbird House, Practical Magic, The River King, Here on Earth, Aquamarine, Indigo, and a dozen others.