by Alice Hoffman
. Unrelated to the execrable
motion picture of the same name. Loosely based on the seminal
19th century novel, Wuthering Heights
, Here on Earth
tells the story of March Murray
who returns to the small Massachusetts
town she was raised in to attend the funeral of Judith Dale, the housekeeper
who largely raised her. March is forced to confront
the world of her past, including Hollis
, a boy she once loved, now a twisted
man she cannot keep away from.
Elegant and lyrical, Hoffman expertly combines a portrayal of small-town life, the theme of a consuming love, believable characterizations and a touch of the magical.