Magic Hour

Magic Hour

A Novel

Book - 2010
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In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest--nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past.

Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice's past--although doing so requires help from Julia's estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice's life test the limits of Julia's faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice--and for herself. In Magic Hour, Kristin Hannah creates one of her most beloved characters, and delivers an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2010, c2006
ISBN: 9780345522184
Branch Call Number: HAN
Characteristics: 416 p. ;,21 cm


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Apr 01, 2015

This is the first book I've read in quite a while that I couldn't put down. Well developed characters you quickly come to know and care about.
I actually cried through one of the chapters.
I like that we learn and grow with the characters as they realize things about themselves.

WVMLStaffPicks Jan 22, 2015

In this easy, enjoyable novel, a chid psychiatrist whose career has just been shattered by a scandal gets a desperate call to help her police chief sister on a very unusual case. The world Hannah creates in "Rain Valley", Washington reminds me of Alice Hoffman's small town New England with its elements of intrigue, romance and characters that keep you spellbound.

May 31, 2014

I liked this book. Had a good story and moved along keeping my interest throughout. Even had an unexpected twist at the end. Would recommend

Feb 26, 2014

What an awesome book! Couldn't put it down, and I was very sorry when it was done!

Feb 02, 2014

good book, intense, could not stop reading it. touching.

Dec 05, 2011

Gripping read from start to finish.

Nov 27, 2011

Récit captivant. Le sujet est plutôt invraisemblable (enfant-loup) mais il est traité avec beaucoup de réalisme. Les histoires d'amour sont charmantes. J'ai eu beaucoup de plaisir à lire ce livre même s'il n'a pas la profondeur de WINTER GARDEN, livre que j'ai adoré. Un livre qui se lit facilement et qu'on ne veut pas laisser de côté.

Oct 31, 2011

This is definately the best book I've read this year!! Love love love Kristin Hannah

Aug 08, 2011

The story of an innocent child abandoned, abused and left alone. This book warmed my heart as Alice begins to emerge from her broken life and heal not only herself, but Julia too.

Another win for Kristin Hannah!

Aug 19, 2010

This was a really great read....left me always wanting to turn the page to see what was going to happen next! This was my first book that I have read of Kristin Hannan's, and I am sure to read the rest that she has out!

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Feb 26, 2014

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