Have you ever read a book that moves you so much that you want to jump on the rooftops and yell to the world to read that book? I consider myself an avid reader, but it has been awhile since I have felt that way about a book. Until I read the notable The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman. Wow. This piece of fiction is phenomenal. It is the tale of three sisters’ lives and how one tragic childhood event controls their destiny, which includes darkness and death at times. I have read some of Hoffman’s books before and she has a unique voice that sets her apart from most authors. Her style has paved her way to fame as a selection for one of Oprah’s Book Club novels in Here On Earth. Another of her books has been made into a well-known movie, Practical Magic. The first book I ever read of Hoffman’s was The Ice Queen, a deep, provocative tale of the after-effects of someone who has been struck by lightning. The Story Sisters is my favorite (at least until I read the next one. If you want to read an epic that includes some mysterious elements, inner turmoil and conflict and is all about forgiveness and loyalty, then you really should read this excellent novel.