What can I say? Ms. Hoffman is such an amazingly talented and accomplished novelist that where I am in awe of her ability, I always come away from reading her books somewhat in a stupor, mystified, and challenged.

“The Story Sisters,” is one of the best books I have read about a devoiced mother raising her three daughters, Meg, Claire, and the oldest Elv. The three sisters are just a few years apart and as young girls are very close, even making up their own language to speak to one another.

The transformation from childhood, to teenagers, to young adults is truly a depiction of the female mind that at times is so true that it is frightening.

Elv is a character that is so complicated yet fully realized that it is going to take me a while to put her aside.

Like everything I have read by Ms. Hoffman, I highly recommend this novel.


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