Seventh heaven

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"SEVENTH HEAVEN confirms her place as one of the finest writers of her generation." NEWSWEEK Nora is ahead of her time. A single mother in 1950s suburbia, she's strong, sexy, passionate, and mysterious. Everyone in town is touched by her, and in the mirror of her magnetism, people see themselves as never before. With Nora's courageous image before them, they begin to ask themselves questions they had never asked--finding answers they had never dared to imagine.... "Brilliant and astonishing...Suffused with magic." COSMOPOLITAN
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A New York Times bestseller about a 1950s suburb transformed by the arrival of a divorced mother: "part American Graffiti, part early Updike" (The New York Times).
On Hemlock Street, the houses are identical, the lawns tidy, and the families traditional. A perfect slice of suburbia, this Long Island community shows no signs of change as the 1950s draw to a close—until the fateful August morning when Nora Silk arrives.
Recently divorced, Nora mows the lawn in slingback pumps and climbs her roof in the middle of the night to clean the gutters. She works three jobs, and when her casseroles don't turn out, she feeds her two boys—eight-year-old Billy and his baby brother, James—Frosted Flakes for supper. She wears black stretch pants instead of Bermuda shorts, owns twenty-three shades of nail polish, and sings along to Elvis like a schoolgirl.
Though Nora is eager to fit in on Hemlock Street, her effect on the neighbors is anything but normal. The wives distrust her, the husbands desire her, and the children think she's a witch. But through Nora's eyes, the neighborhood appears far from perfect. Behind every neatly trimmed hedge and freshly painted shutter is a family struggling to solve its own unique mysteries. Inspired by Nora, the residents of Hemlock Street finally unlock the secrets that will transform their lives forever.
A tale of extraordinary discoveries, Seventh Heaven is an ode to a single mother's heroic journey and a celebration of the courage it takes to change.

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subject_facet Community life -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction, Divorced women -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Fiction, Long Island (N.Y.) -- Fiction
title_display Seventh heaven
title_full Seventh Heaven, Seventh Heaven A Novel, Seventh heaven / Alice Hoffman
title_short Seventh heaven
topic_facet Community life, Divorced women, Fiction, Literature