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Practical Magic

Practical Magic


Book Overview: Practical Magic

The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, and The Book of Magic.

For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back--almost as if by magic...

"Splendid...Practical Magic is one of [Hoffman's] best novels, showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand, to reveal how extraordinary life really is."--Newsweek

"[A] delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible."--Cosmopolitan

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Alice Hoffman is a renowned American author known for her fantasy and magical realism novels and young adult fiction. Born on March 16, 1952, in New York City, she earned her Bachelor of Arts from Adelphi University and later achieved her Master of Arts from Stanford University. Hoffman has published more than 40 works, including "Practical Magic," which was subsequently made into a popular film. Some of her other well-known books include "The Dovekeepers" and "The Marriage of Opposites". Several of Hoffman's works take place in settings similar to her birthplace, thus reflecting her personal experiences and background. Over the years, Hoffman has become a New York Times best-selling author and has garnered major industry acclaim, such as the Hammett Prize and the New England Book Award.


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