Ballantine Books

Magic Hour: A Novel

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Publish Date: 2010-09-21

Binding: Paperback

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In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forestnearly 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 Alices pastalthough doing so requires help from Julias estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alices life test the limits of Julias faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Aliceand 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.

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