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TURTLE MOON

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TURTLE MOON Alice Hoffman (Berkley, $5.99, first published in 1992) Alice Hoffman is the Emily Bronte of the suburbs, a born writer who whispers subversive tales of passion, danger, and unreason in a world whose manicured lawns proclaim the orderliness of life. In this ninth novel, Lucy Rosen’s neighbor is murdered and the dead woman’s infant daughter disappears along with Lucy’s troubled 12-year-old son. It may not be a conventional thriller, but in terms of sheer storytelling magic and psychological insight, Hoffman has created a world all her own. A-

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