“Part of reading is not just to know the book, it’s that when you find a book that you love you feel like you’re known.” — Alice Hoffman
This episode of “Literary Arts: The Archive Project” features celebrated novelist and screenwriter Alice Hoffman in conversation with the Director of the Multnomah County Library, Vailey Oehlke, at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival. Hoffman joined us to discuss her then newly published novel, “Faithful.” This “New York Times” bestseller follows Shelby Richmond, a young woman burdened by guilt, on her emotional journey to rediscover herself after terrible tragedy.
Alice Hoffman is the “New York Times” bestselling author of “Practical Magic,” “Here on Earth,” and “The Dovekeepers,” which was praised by Toni Morrison as, “beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature.” Hoffman has published over thirty novels, three books of short fiction, and eight books for children and young adults. Her work has been published in more than twenty translations and more than one hundred foreign editions. Hoffman’s novels have received mention as notable books of the year by “The New York Times,” “Entertainment Weekly,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “Library Journal,” and “People Magazine.” Her short fiction and non-fiction have appeared in “The New York Times,” “The Boston Globe Magazine,” “Kenyon Review,” “The Los Angeles Times,” “Architectural Digest,” “Harvard Review,” “Ploughshares,” and other magazines.