Reader recommendation: The Third Angel

Monitor readers write and share their favorite book picks.

Okay, I'm hooked. Since June, I've read "Turtle Moon," "Story Sisters," "Local Girls," "Seventh Heaven," "River King," and The Third Angel. Because I'm assigning "The Third Angel" in my college-level seminar, I've read and re-read it. The second time I constructed a set of family trees, connecting the characters and years. As a geek and scientist, it is rare that I read something that makes me sigh deeply. How did Alice Hoffman know that (about you … about me)?

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