Why this book?
Sally and Gillian Owens are outcasts in their small Massachusetts town, largely due to a rumored family curse and two aunts who delight in playing into that rumor.
But while the aunts may enjoy being called witches, the sisters don’t find those pointed hats quite so comfortable. Each sister tries to escape their legacy in different ways, but they eventually discover that magic isn’t so easily left behind, and neither is family.
I love this book (and the movie based on it) because each woman is strong in their own way and the witchcraft has a degree of realism not often seen outside of occult non-fiction. It’s also just a really sweet story, and it turns out I’m a sucker for those.
Why should I read it?
9 authors picked Practical Magic as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
*25th Anniversary Edition*-with an Introduction by the Author!
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…