Alice Hoffman Writing Styles in Here on Earth

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Point of View

The point of view of this novel is third person omniscient with a touch of the authorial voice. The author tells her story from the point of view of multiple characters, ranging from the main characters March Murray and Hollis. However, the author also dips into the minds of many other characters including March's daughter Gwen and nephew Hank. The author moves from mind to mind without warning, shifting as the story takes her rather than remaining with one particular character until the scene is complete. The author also opens many of her chapters in an authorial voice, making comments on the setting or the situation, that eventually lead to the scene that will begin the chapter.

The point of view of this novel can cause some confusion for the reader. The point of view itself is simple, a common use of third person omniscient. This...

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