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Description - Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

From one of the most captivating storytellers in American fiction comes a tale of two sisters, Gillian and Sally Owens, brought up by their two elderly guardian aunts in a world of spells and exotica. As the magical charm of their childhood wears away, they escape from this mystical mayhem -one by running away, the other by marrying. any years go by before strange circumstances thrust them together again, and once more they are in a place that blends the mundane and mysterious, the familiar and fantastic, the normal and the numinous. Three generations of Owens women are brought together in an experience of unexpected insight and revelation, teaching all of them that such perceptions are rare and wonderful and - to be sure -practical.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099429173
ISBN-10: 0099429179
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 131mm x 19mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 4-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Book Review: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman - Reviewed by (02 Sep 2011)

'Practical Magic' by Alice Hoffman is an enchanting novel. The integration of the mystical and spiritual world with real life seems effortless in this story. A good story - the focus on each character changes fluidly, with every character becoming your favourite. Sensual settings and ambiance practically leap off the page. I never even realised the film 'Practical Magic' was adapted from a novel - this story differs greatly from the film's adaptation, however I think I prefer the novel (isn't that always the way?). The language is rich, inviting - you just want to curl up all afternoon with this book in your lap.


Author Biography - Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the author of Property Of, The Drowning Season, Angel Landing, White Horses, Fortune's Daughter, Illumination Night, At Risk, Seventh Heaven, Turtle Moon and Second Nature. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and two sons.

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