Beginning on the night of the Grand Illumination, a festival of lanterns held each summer on Martha's Vineyard, this novel is a modern chronicle of a marriage and a bittersweet exploration of an extraordinary passion. Illumination Night follows the lives of a young blond giant who is as beautiful as he is frightening; an old woman at the end of her life whose last mission is to save her granddaughter's soul; a family torn apart by a wife's fears and a husband's unrealized desires; and the high school girl who comes to Martha's Vineyard against her will, who steals husbands and cars, and who will bring everyone together in a web of yearning, sin, and ultimate redemption. Both riveting and reflective, this is a story that brings to light the talent that has made Alice Hoffman an acclaimed bestselling author.
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- Mary Sunshine
Not the best I've listened to
No, pretty dreary cast of characters.
A couple characters that weren't so depressed or depressing would help.
Just reading through all the way deserves a medal. She did a fine job.
Sounds like they need a good shrink in this town with so many mentally troubled people.
- LB in Dallas "marlin515"