A New York Times and National Bestseller
In Seventh Heaven, Alice Hoffman takes us to a typical suburban community of the 1950s – typical until Nora Silk comes to town.
Nora is extraordinary. Strong, sexy, passionate, and extremely mysterious. She is determined to raise her two children without a husband, willing to take love where she finds it, – a woman whose liberated spirit foreshadows the decade ahead.
Everyone in town is touched by her and begins to see themselves as never before. With Nora’s courageous image before them, they begin to ask themselves questions they had never dared ask before, finding answers they never dared to image.
Perhaps Hoffman’s most personal book, Seventh Heaven is an homage to her mother, a single parent in the late fifties and early sixties.
“Seventh Heaven confirms her place as one of the finest writers of her generation.”
“Stirring, stunning….By far (her) best book.”
“A consummate joy…Magical.”
—The Washington Post Book World
“Brilliant and astonishing.”
“Hoffman is a dreamy and mesmerizing storyteller… Before you know it, you’re half in love with the ordinary people who inhabit this book; you’re seduced by their susceptibility to the remarkable.”
—The New Yorker