Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Hoffman, a gifted writer who's been treading water lately (Local Girls, 1997, etc.), is in much better form with this compelling portrait of class tensions and personal longings in the small-town Massachusetts. Since 1858, the Haddan School has educated the children of the wealthy, who barely notice the village residents. More than 50 years after local girl Annie Howe, unhappily married to the ... Read full review

Review: The River King

Editorial Review - - Jana Siciliano

You always know when you're in Alice Hoffman territory. It's not that she's predictable, but there are certain things that her fans expect from her work. These include lots of atmosphere, suspenseful plotting, lots of fierce and desirous lovemaking, and a hodgepodge of characters thrown together in search of some unattainable truth. So as not to disappoint those of us who have followed her career ... Read full review

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