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Second Nature Paperback – 25 Jun 1998

4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; Reprint edition (25 Jun. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425161633
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425161630
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,175,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Second Nature

"Hoffman tells a great story. Expect to finish this one in a single, guilty sitting."--Mirabella

"Intelligent and absorbing...a celebration of the simple, unstinting grace of human love."--Chicago Sun-Times

"Generous, magical...Second Nature may be best read at full speed, hurtling down the mountain, as if falling in love."--San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

"A rich and satisfying concoction...[A] modern fairy tale, full of insights into the battle between instinct and upbringing, desire and conformity."--Booklist

"Iridescent prose, taut narrative suspense, alluring atmosphere, vivid characters."--Boston Sunday Globe

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Rules of Magic, Practical Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, The Red Garden, the Oprah's Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston.

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