‘Alice Hoffman is erotic and romantic, funny and clever and humane’ The Times
Alice Hoffman is at her electrifying best in this fairy tale for grown-ups. The story begins with a little girl who makes a wish one snowy night and ruins her life. She grows up with a splinter of ice in her heart until one day, standing by her kitchen window, she is struck by lightning.
Instead of killing her, this cataclysmic event sparks off a new beginning. She seeks out Lazarus Jones, a fellow lightning survivor. He is her opposite, a burning man whose breath can boil water and whose touch scorches. As an obsessive love affair begins between them, both are forced to hide their most dangerous secrets - what turned one to ice and the other to fire. The Ice Queen
is a haunting story of passion, loss, second chances and the secrets that come to define us, if we're not careful.Author Profile
Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of many successful novels and screenplays, including Here on Earth
(Oprah Book Club Choice in 1998), Illumination Nights, Turtle Moon, Practical Magic
(made into a major film starring Sandra Bullock, Aidan Quinn and Nicole Kidman), Local Girls, The River King
(also filming now), Blue Diary, The Probable Future
and Blackbird House
. She lives in Massachusetts.Reviews
Alice Hoffman is erotic and romantic, funny and clever and humane.'
,'Like her contemporaries, Carol Shields and Alice Munro, Hoffman has an acute eye for detail- Hoffman writes with heartbreaking clarity.','Alice Hoffman is a daring and able writer; she plots conjunctions of mundane and magical events with such ease that the reader never doubts her word'