Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425190371, 286pp.
Publication Date: August 5, 2003
The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman.
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 conconctions 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 beautiful, moving book about the power of love and the desires of the heart."-Denver Post
"Charmingly told, and a good deal of fun." -New York Times Book Review