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The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman
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Mar 25, 11

A beautiful story of the ties that bind, the importance of love, and the nature of guilt. Alice Hoffman's prose weaves a powerful spell, both realistic, and steeped in the magic of fairy tale and impossible coincidence. She fills this tragic, wonderful story with dimensional characters, running a gamut of emotions, speaking in real dialogue. This is a story of a woman who walks through death for most of her life, only to find what she wants most is to live, to love, to grasp the world fully. In the midst of this she finally lets her icy heart be melted by a man who burns like fire, and in so doing allows herself to be consumed by the warmth of the people around her. Both deeply moving and consuming, this is not a love story, nor a family drama, nor a fairy tale, but something of all of them, tied together beautifully and immensely satisfying.

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