Local Girls

Local Girls - Alice Hoffman More than a story about transformation, it is one of transcendence. The version I read, bore the cover image of a hand attempting to grab at a heel, and it reminded me of the Biblical Jacob's attempt to usurp his brother Esau's birthright. The characters in this story aimed to overcome their difficult life situations. They attempted to spring-vault into a better future. But their "rightful inheritance" was not to flee their life, and if failing to do so, merited hopelessly sinking farther into the quagmire. Through the telling of this tale, they wrestled with their hardships, and earned what was duly invested in -- and then, and only then, did they cease supplanting their own blessings.