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A New York Times and National Bestseller
An Oprah Book club selection

In her most ambitious novel to date, Alice Hoffman delivers a spellbinding tale of love and obsession. After nearly twenty years of living in California, March Murray, along with her fifteen-year-old daughter, Gwen, returns to the small Massachusetts town where she grew up, to attend the funeral of the beloved housekeeper who raised her. Thrust into the world of her past, March slowly realizes the complexity of the choices made by those around her. Alan, the brother whose tragic history has left him grief-stricken; and Hollis, the boy she loved, the man she can’t seem to stay away from.

The riveting themes of Wuthering Heights resonate beneath the surface, and a dangerous question is raised: Can a love that consumes you survive? Or perhaps more important, can anyone survive a love that consumes?



“A Wuthering Heights for the ‘90s…profound.”
The New York Times Book Review


“Dark and wonderful. … Hoffman’s most powerful and moving novel to date.”
Washington Post Book World

“Haunting.. it will enthrall readers from beginning to end.”
Library Journal