The Story Sisters

The Story Sisters The Story Sisters charts the lives of three sisters Elv Claire and Meg Each has a fate she must meet alone one on a country road one in the streets of Paris and one in the corridors of her own ima

  • Title: The Story Sisters
  • Author: Alice Hoffman
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  • Page: 417
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  • The Story Sisters charts the lives of three sisters Elv, Claire, and Meg Each has a fate she must meet alone one on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination Inhabiting their world are a charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and staThe Story Sisters charts the lives of three sisters Elv, Claire, and Meg Each has a fate she must meet alone one on a country road, one in the streets of Paris, and one in the corridors of her own imagination Inhabiting their world are a charismatic man who cannot tell the truth, a neighbor who is not who he appears to be, a clumsy boy in Paris who falls in love and stays there, a detective who finds his heart s desire, and a demon who will not let go.What does a mother do when one of her children goes astray How does she save one daughter without sacrificing the others How deep can love go, and how far can it take you These are the questions this luminous novel asks At once a coming of age tale, a family saga, and a love story of erotic longing, The Story Sisters sifts through the miraculous and the mundane as the girls become women and their choices haunt them, change them and, finally, redeem them It confirms Alice Hoffman s reputation as a writer whose keen ear for the measure struck by the beat of the human heart is unparalleled The Chicago Tribune.

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    1. Alice Hoffman

      Alice Hoffman is the author of than thirty works of fiction, including 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 She lives near Boston.

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    1. There really needs to be a 6th star for Alice Hoffman. When I see that there is a new novel out, I get butterflies in my stomach in antipation of the joy that is about to be held in my hands. Before I turn the cover, I am like a child again on Xmas morning - just before the household wakes, and it is time for presents to be opened. I cancel life, and settle in for my journey. My breath shortens as I read, and my heart swells amidst the beauty of her words and the love that she paints - sometimes [...]



    2. Perhaps a more apt title for this book would be "Four Funerals and a Wedding." It started with such promise: a secret language shared between sisters, a private world, a shared tragedy. For the first half of the book, I was enthralled with the dark and troubled Elv, the oldest daughter, and her self destruction; I was especially captivated by the magical elements of the novel. But then halfway through, the plot degenerated into one tragedy after another; I don't mind bleak and dark novels, but i [...]


    3. This satisfied my craving to experience Hoffman’s special voice in a pure form and her brand of magical realism in a context that really works, that of the experience of children. In every fairy tale there were always three sisters: the eldest was brave, the middle one was trustworthy, and the youngest had the biggest heart of all.Elv is the oldest, Meg in the middle, and Claire the youngest, living on Long Island with divorced mother Annie. She spends a lot of time at night in moon light atop [...]


    4. In my humble opinion, Alice Hoffman has either degenerated or I have outgrown her. This book read like a Danielle Steels novel---all incredible extremes. This girl is the most beautiful girl in the world; men commit suicide over her when she is a teen. Everyone adores her, yet she cares for no one except her little sister. She becomes more and more withdrawn, sitting in a tree outside her window; running off in the night barefooted to get involved in drugs and drinking and sex, because she suffe [...]


    5. I ran into Alice Hoffman by accident. This is kinda my thing lately I've been running into many, until then unknown to me, authors that quickly become part of my favourites list in a blink of an eye, I would say, or perhaps at the turn of a page, if you prefer.There's one word that perfectly describes Alice Hoffman's books (even though I haven't read all of them yet): enchanting. Her words lure you to a private little world and you fall in love with it, not being able to put it down, not being a [...]


    6. This "Story" is about the lives of three young girls, Elv 15, Meg 14, and Claire 12, and the challenges, evil, sorrow and, yes, even happiness at times that they encounter throughout their lives with their loving mother Annie and grandmother Natalia (Ama). Despite all of the trauma and losses, grandmother Ama is always there and never gives up on the sisters even from far away Paris. All of the characters (and animals) were so well described and developed. Pete and Annie's relationship was parti [...]


    7. Alice Hoffman doesn't just write about magical reality, she performs it. I had no idea, really, what to expect when I picked this up (other than lovely prose and captivating characters, of course) since no one else I know has read it yet. What happened was like being grabbed by the throat and yanked into the Story sisters' world. Each Alice Hoffman book has me greedily reading as if starved for words and language, and when I am through, I usually feel wistful, but sated. With this book, the banq [...]


    8. When I first read this back in 2009, I gave this 4★ but this time round, with it's second reading it only gets a 3★: maybe I've just grown up a little in my reading. Even so, Hoffman does write delicious prose and will continue to be my 'guilty pleasure' author.


    9. Just a note: I really want to give this two and a half stars, but won't let me do that.This novel tells the story of three sisters, Claire, Meg and Elv. Led by Elv, the oldest, they invent their own language, and stories of a magical underground world that only they can enter. As children and young adolescents, the girls are secretive and insular, and the two younger sisters, Claire and Meg, are fascinated, envious and adoring of beautiful Elv, as are all of her classmates. Elv's fairy tale inv [...]


    10. I could not relate to the main character Elv the way I usually do in Hoffman's books. This girl was constantly being described as so beautiful, so much like a broken fairy with her long wild hair and delicate figure, she was the most beautiful sister, the most talented artist, the one who made up the whole magical world and language the sisters shared etc was overkill especially when she was being such a mean person after her traumatic childhood event that is never even fully explained!!! I mean [...]


    11. “The Story Sisters” is a grim tale. This family of three very close sisters, their divorced mother, and their maternal grandmother, can’t catch a break. One bad thing happens after another; child rape, illness, accidents, deaths, self harm, alcoholism, drugs, self isolation and an almost total lack of communication shatters the family. And yet there are traces of magic, both good and bad. Demons attach themselves to young girls. Cakes make one tell only the truth. Some of the characters fi [...]


    12. I saw the following review and it was exactly how I'd describe the book myself. So I thought I'd share it here with my friends: My experience reading this book was somewhat surreal. In the beginning, it was a bit like a train wreck or a car accident - ghastly and grim, yet I couldn't look away. It was nothing like I expected, not at all what I wanted, and yet I found myself incapable of just returning it, unread, to the library. I continued on, reading the unfolding horrors and drama, told in th [...]


    13. Jodi Picoult's endorsement of this book should've been warning enough. This is the most melodramatic work I've read since I unsuccessfully attempted Ellen Hopkins earlier this year. "The Story Sisters" tells the story of sisters. Endowed with all the intrinsic and extrinsic blessings any girl could want, these sisters descend a pathetic downward spiral after an isolated unfortunate act of violence befalls the eldest. Said eldest, Elv Story, lives up to her weird name by being an unbecoming, mood [...]


    14. Alice Hoffman is an author known for her novels filled with magical touches. Her latest, The Story Sisters, continues that, when a magical world created by three sisters collides with the reality of the world in which we all exist.Elizabeth, called Elv, Meg and Claire Story live with their mother in a small town on Long Island. Their parents are in the middle of a bad divorce, and it has affected the girls deeply. When they were young children, Elv (whose nickname connotes the fairy-like elves) [...]


    15. I just can't keep reading this book. Thank you to those of you who have given me the courage to quit! It has been sitting next to my bed for weeks. Awhile ago I kept skimming ahead to see what happens but I am not compelled to read it. It's just not for me.


    16. This was a rather strange book - it was dark, mysterious and also enchanting as well as being a very difficult book to describe! The way that it is written is detailed and beautiful - I really do think that the writing style should be commended. Especially in the sections situated in Paris, I soaked up the atmosphere and felt as though I was there. The subjects that are faced in this book are pretty 'sinister' (Abuse, mental issues, drugs) and the book does seem dark, but not at all horrifying - [...]


    17. Gotta love Alice Hoffman - this is a writer who had me at "the Dovekeepers" and hasn't let me go. I really liked this story of three sisters growing up - their relationships with each other as well as their Mother and Grandmother.Their father leaves at one point and he is pretty much non-existent in their lives for most of the book. The eldest sister has had a very traumatic experience when she was 11 and only the youngest sister knows about it. This secret almost destroys both of their lives an [...]



    18. This was my introduction to Alice Hoffman, an author selected by the Oprah Book Club (her bio on the dust jacket says so). It wasn't the Hoffman title I wanted to start with -- The Dovekeepers intrigued me more -- but it was one my library had in stock.I lasted 10 pages.The Story Sisters has to do with three beautiful sisters (Hoffman mentions how beautiful they are repeatedly) aged 15, 14 and 12. Their favorite things are Paris, the Plaza Hotel and listening to the oldest sister spin tales of m [...]


    19. 4.5 or a 5-THis is difficult book to review. Let's start that I was on vacation, I started the book at 8am after a walk and read until my husband was done working at noon, then read and finished it by 11 pm at night- it would not let go. After finishing it, while my husband slept,I could not stop thinking about the characters- Even though I would class this as a fable or allegory or fantastical even , the characters seemed real to me.Not just the 3 girls but even the mom and grandma and Pete, bu [...]


    20. I really wanted to like this book, but from the beginning I was forcing myself to read it. I have liked other books by Hoffman, but this book just lacked her usual touch of magic that I have always enjoyed. The magical element that was in the book was a story of a made up world that the Story Sisters created called Arnelle. At first, all of the sisters were likable, but as Elv delves into a world that is more bleak, the story became darker. It does portray a family in crisis and how one person c [...]


    21. Wake up. Look around. See the people around you, really see. Look past the material, past the false bravado and painted smile, move beyond what you've superimposed on them, and truly see the being existing in the space next to you. Remember that your reality is not theirs. More often than not, we have a tendency to slip our insecurities onto others tongues like Eucharist and afterwards are consumed by emptiness and disgraced it was all our own doing, the other person never really had a chance. I [...]


    22. I have officially just stayed up all night long to finish the remaining 3/4 of The Story Sisters, something I have done infrequently in my life. I have to get up and go to work in another two hours, but I won't be able to sleep, so what do I care?Like another favorite female author of mine--Anne Tyler--Alice Hoffman knows how to spin a story about the mundane parts of our lives, but also the magical moments. Characters are introduced on a whim or chance meeting, and they may serve as an anchor i [...]


    23. I am somewhat at a loss for words to describe the beauty of this story! I didn't want it to end. I didn't want to talk to my son who is away at college so I could listen to this story. I just want to listen-read this a million times over. It's sad and beautiful and awful and delicious! There is divorce, drug addiction, recovery, gardens, cancer, death, Paris, art, inner growth and a wedding. There is so much more emotion than I can describe. It's my new favorite book. Thank you Alice Hoffman for [...]


    24. This has to be one of |the most haunting, |heart-breaking books I've |read this year.Elv, Meg and Claire live with their mother on Long Island. They're beautiful, mysterious, intriguing and envied by all their peers.They also have their own form of communication - something that appears harmless and endearing at first, but turns out the |be the source of their eventual undoing.It is this secret world that the sisters inhabit that has you questioning throughout the beginning of the novel whether [...]


    25. Hoffman has bestowed the name Story on this family to illustrate that this is a many-storied novel about storytellers, replete with enchantment and sorrow, atonement and faithfulness. The young Story sisters, three dark-haired beauties, live a charmed and loving existence, spinning fairy tales and sharing a private language. This all-female household, (compared as a sly variation on Little Women), is under a grim spell, and not even loving visits with their fairy-godmother-like grandmother in Pa [...]


    26. The best thing about this book is the way it got me thinking. I mean actually adjusted the waves of my brain. Deep, and dark and swimmy, moving around out of the light went my neural impulses. It was so strong on fairy tale, it took me back to reading the 'Green Fairy Book' eating braunschweiger (we didn't call it liverwurst) sandwiches at my grandfather's kitchen table in the log cabin. It took me back to that girl in cowboy boots and pigtails, and all the things I knew and believed were real. [...]


    27. How is it possible that after having read Illumination Night back in 1987 and loving it, I have not read another Alice Hoffman until now? This is the story of three sisters and how one terrible day changed everything. Mostly the story focused on the oldest girl Elv and I didn't particularly like her. She's the typical angsty teen who self-destructs, in spite of her loving, supportive family. You know; the cutting, the drugs, the boys. Just kill yourself already. Where Elv redeemed herself for me [...]


    28. This book started out so promising, and I was utterly charmed by Hoffman's writing from the very first page. Sadly, this enchantment did not last very long. The main story revolves around the three Story sisters: Elv, Megan and Claire. Elv is the oldest, and the creator of a magical imaginary world that the three sisters share. Unfortunately, the magic doesn't last.None of the characters were very appealing. Annie, the mother, seemed weak, clueless, and helpless. Elv was simply unpleasant. And t [...]


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