Magic Hour

Magic Hour

A Novel

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Nightingale and The Great Alone comes an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.

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.

"One of [Kristin Hannah's] most compelling and riveting novels."-- Booklist
Edition: Ballantin Books trade paperback edition.
Copyright Date: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 2018.
ISBN: 9780345522184
Branch Call Number: HAN
Characteristics: 416 pages ; 21 cm


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Heartfelt story couldn't put it down

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Apr 29, 2019

An enjoyable read with interesting characters. A rather singular plot that took the reader on an interesting, albeit easy ride. I find her other novels a bit more substantial but enjoyed this one, nevertheless.

I agree with prior comments---it was really hard to put it down

Nov 01, 2018

Amazing story! This story will tug at your heart and you won’t be able to put this down.

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.

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Feb 26, 2014

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