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So much pretty is the impressive debut of a fierce novelist. Hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels running, so much pretty and be safe i love you. Set in a rural community steeped in silence and denial, so much pretty explores all parents. She teaches writing and literature at bronx community college and lives in new york city. Cara hoffman s novel is an interesting read on multiple levels and although this is not a book that will appeal to everyone, i still have pleasure in. Cara hoffmans so much pretty has everything i long for in a good book. Cara hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novel so much pretty. Cara hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels so much. The story of so much pretty is about wendy, a nineteen yearold waitress living a smalltown life in haeden, new york. Stylishly written, closely observed, and bracingly unexpected, so much pretty leads the reader into the treacherous psychology of denial, where the details of an event are already known, deeply and intuitively felt, but not yet admitted to, reconciled or revealed. Hoffmans so much pretty, 2011 latest novel centers on a female soldier who comes home to a reality in which she feels alienated and out of sync.

Mar 06, 2012 hoffman s book, so much pretty provides a very good description of rural community life while depicting some of the more negative aspects of rural values and the difficulties of being a new resident read outsider which can mean living in a dual area less than 20 years or a whole lifetime. So much pretty book by cara hoffman official publisher. Stylishly written, closely observed, and bracingly unexpected, so much pretty leads the reader into the treacherous psychology of denial, where the details of an event are already known, deeply and. Alices and flynns perspectives, along with those of many others, including the dead girls, hoffmans book rotates points of view every couple of. Strange and shocking and sad hoffman s language is so deft and precise. Its an inquiry into ethical conduct in an age of moral ambiguity. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The book, based on a real case that hoffman covered when she worked for a small upstate new york newspaper, shines a harsh light on violence against women and the men who live within the ugly banality of this evil. The story itself is about a chilling crime that happens in a small, rural town. Its climactic scenes are simultaneously shocking and inevitable. As i read so much pretty, which is a stunning debut novel, i was reminded of the lovely bones. Delicately balancing two story lines, cara hoffman dramatizes a death and a disappearance. So much pretty by cara hoffman so much pretty weaves the stories of wendy, a young woman who disappears from a small town. So much pretty by cara hoffman democratic underground.

A novel by hoffman, cara 9781451616750, save up to 90% and get free return shipping. On its most fundamental level, so much pretty is the story of alice piper and her parents, from the time of her birth through her midteens. When nineteenyearold wendy white disappears, the small town of haeden, new, isbn 9780099558484. Reporter stacey flynn has moved to haeden, planning to cover the environmental tragedies that are going on, but finds. The material is a melange of filed statements, oneperson interviews, school essays, diary entries. So much pretty covers many disturbing subjects such as denial, aggression and violence towards women and when one should or shouldnt turn a blind eye to the very things going on around them. When she disappeared from her rural hometown, wendy white was a sweet, familyoriented girl, a late bloomer whod recent. So much pretty by cara hoffman is centered around the small town of haeden in upstate new york, where claire and gene piper move after turning down doctors without borders to give their young daughter alice a better life. The police are unable to trace the missing waitress.

Ill be interviewing her at the poisoned pen on tuesday, april 17 at 7 p. So much pretty book by cara hoffman official publisher page. So much pretty weaves the stories of wendy, a young woman who disappears from a small town. So much pretty by cara hoffman is centered around the small town of haeden in upstate new york, where claire and gene piper move after turning down doctors without borders to give their young. Aug 02, 2012 hoffman s book, so much pretty provides a very good description of rural community life while depicting some of the more negative aspects of rural values and the difficulties of being a new resident read outsider which can mean living in a dual area less than 20 years or a whole lifetime.

Listen to so much pretty by cara hoffman, aimee bruneau for free with a 30 day free trial. Although mostly well written, the story devolves into some snoozeworthy prose. Lauren clay didnt follow the rest of the cream of her high school graduating class into college. When nineteenyearold wendy white disappears, the small town of haeden, new york, is shaken to its core.

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Dana spiotta, national book awardnominated author of stone arabia. For starters, the writing was so good i read the first two chapters out loud just for the pure pleasure of the rhythm and the prose. So much pretty by cara hoffman, 9781451617283, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. This acclaimed book by cara hoffman is available at in several formats for your ereader. I was led to cara hoffman s work by the upcoming 2014 printers row lit fest. But, six months later, wendys tortured body is found in the nearby woods. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. The book, based on a real case that hoffman covered when she worked for a small upstate new york newspaper, shines a harsh light on violence against women and the men who live within the ugly. I expected quite a lot from so much pretty and having read it now, im a bit let down.

She has written for the new york times, marie claire, salon, and national public radio, and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades including a folio prize nomination, and a sundance institute global filmmaking award. In prose that is both powerful and poetic, hoffman so much pretty paints a searing portrait of ptsd and the disconnect of the returning vet amid the wellmeaning but clueless. So much pretty is a haunting, gloomy novel that defies genre it is one part crime thriller, one part ambitious novel, one part prose poem. Hoffmans debut novel takes readers to the unsexy world of rural new york and a farming community with more than one secret. Stacy, a reporter who becomes obsessed with the case. Strange and shocking and sad hoffmans language is so deft and precise. Cara hoffman is the author of the internationally critically acclaimed novel so much pretty. So much pretty by cara hoffman nook book ebook barnes. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. Along the way, we get caught up in her portraits of those who belong, those who dont, and the irreversible consequences of lives coming together. Cara hoffmans 2011 novel so much pretty opens on the dead girl. Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and android. Set in a rural community steeped in silence and denial, so much. Cara hoffman is the author of the critically acclaimed novels so much pretty, be safe i love you, and now, running.

Hoffmans book rotates points of view every couple of pages. Even more compelling is the novels rare, illuminating glimpse into the distinctive experience and psyche of a female vet. I love the empathy with which she writes about the lives of outsiders, depicting the tenderness and fragility of their friendships so beautifully. Its a study of rural america struggling for survival in a declining industrial economy. So much pretty, a first novel by cara hoffman, goes there. So much pretty by cara hoffman penguin books australia. She is the author of three critically acclaimed novels, so much pretty 2011, be safe, i love you 2014, and running 2017. So much pretty isbn 9781451616774 pdf epub cara hoffman. Cara hoffman on be safe, i love you the truth behind so much pretty cara hoffman shares so much pretty.

In this remarkable debut, hoffman addresses serious injustices in presentday america. Cara hoffman is presently touring with this book, just rereleased in. Im writing about so much pretty because it disturbed me. Dana spiotta, national book awardnominated author of stone arabia so much pretty unravels a narrative thats rich with. Click to read more about so much pretty by cara hoffman.

I love the empathy with which she writes about the lives of outsiders, depicting the tenderness and fragility of their friendships so. Read so much pretty a novel by cara hoffman available from rakuten kobo. Mar 15, 2011 listen to so much pretty audiobook by cara hoffman. Mar 16, 2011 so much pretty is a haunting, gloomy novel that defies genre it is one part crime thriller, one part ambitious novel, one part prose poem. There were moments when i wept, when i cursed the dream that came true that we would have a daughter.

So much pretty, by cara hoffman barbras bookfilled year. Hoffmans debut tells the tale of a series of horrific events that take place in haeden, a small town in upstate new york, drawing on multiple perspectives to glimpse all sides of the same story. So much pretty is the ugliest book i have read in years and i couldnt put it down. Disturbed me in the way that makes you want to force one of your friends to read it so you can see if it disturbs them as well. She has written for the new york times, marie claire, salon, and national public radio, and is the.

Jun 10, 2011 cara hoffmans so much pretty has everything i long for in a good book. Set in a rural community steeped in silence and denial, so much pretty explores all parents greatest fear, that their child will be hurt. So much pretty by cara hoffman overdrive rakuten overdrive. For starters, the writing was so good i read the first two chapters out loud just for the pure pleasure of the rhythm. So much pretty isbn 9780099558484 pdf epub cara hoffman. Hoffman gets every detail right, and she seems to miss nothing. Read so much pretty by cara hoffman available from rakuten kobo.

In her fearless first novel, so much pretty, cara hoffman demolishes our illusions about country life by addressing the problems of poverty, domestic abuse. Hoffmans book, so much pretty provides a very good description of rural community life while depicting some of the more negative aspects of rural values and the difficulties of being a new. In cara hoffman s debut novel, so much pretty, this jarring disconnect is one of the storys most intriguing undercurrents the novel effectively frames a compelling murder mystery with provocative, troubling issues, exploring adolescent violence, the victimization of women, revenge, and societal pressure to favor the good of the community over the rights of the individual. Discover book depositorys huge selection of cara hoffman books online. Cara hoffman is presently touring with this book, just rereleased in paperback. Dana spiotta, national book awardnominated author of stone arabia so much pretty unravels a narrative thats rich with suspense and moral complexity. Praise for so much pretty a mixture of the lovely bones and the girl with the dragon tattoo booklist a passionately angry. So much pretty unravels a narrative thats rich with suspense and moral complexity. So much pretty is a riveting and disturbing novel about the accommodations we make for violence and the human need for justice. In 1992, claire and gene piper, both idealistic new york city physicians, eschew joining doctors without borders. The material is a melange of filed statements, oneperson interviews, school essays.

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