Magic Hour: A Novel
BONUS: This edition contains a Magic Hour discussion guide.
In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past.
Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice’s past—although doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself. In Magic Hour, Kristin Hannah creates one of her most beloved characters, and delivers an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - joannemonck - LibraryThing
Kristin Hannah is one of my favorite writers. This novel is different then her newer novels but none the less as good. A young child, unable to speak, dirty and wild appears one day in a small town ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nyiper - LibraryThing
The ending was disappointing---it seemed to be sort of rushed so the book could be DONE, and a little on the way too easy side as a solution to a gigantic problem. Listened to the audio, read by Suzanne Toren. Read full review