Arlyn Singer believes in destiny and love. On the night her father dies she’s sure fate will send her true love to her. But destiny seems to be playing a trick when he sends her John Moody who is dreamy Arlyn’s opposite. Their marriage leads them and their children to a glass house in Connecticut built by John’s father, a place of skylights and fairytales, of ghosts and regret. Their son, Sam, is a brilliant, explosive artist. Daughter Blanca is a beautiful loner who tries to protect her brother from his demons and his destiny and who lives in a world of books. Will, Arlyn and John’s grandson, is left to put together the mysterious pieces of their family, a puzzle of people who don’t know they first thing about love. All families make their own rules, and the Moodys are no exception.
“One of Hoffman’s very best. . . . Skylight Confessions has all the hallmarks of a Hoffman novel: well-wrought and empathetic characters, love gone awry, interstitial magic, ghosts real and metaphoric, familial dissent, and emotional fractures. Skylight Confessions also has the beautifully wrought language and compelling imagery that make each Hoffman tale come alive. . . . Skylight Confessions is a beautiful, intricate, lush, and ineffably sad novel of one family’s arduous path toward wholeness. Hoffman is one of our great storytellers and one who knows the American family in all its many facets. In Skylight Confessions, she has once again written a story and characters that are truly unforgettable. A novel to be savored.” — Victoria A. Brownworth, Baltimore Sun