Why this book?
In my opinion, Alice Hoffman is the undisputed queen of Magical Realism. Anyone who has both read this book and seen the movie will tell you that they diverge greatly. However, both are excellent, and the themes remain virtually the same between the two mediums. Practical Magic tells the tale of a family whose women are cursed in love. Exploring themes of being shunned by one’s community for being different, female empowerment, sisterhood, family, aunts and nieces, mothers and daughters, and love conquering all, Practical Magic will leave you starry-eyed with wonder, warmth, and hope.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
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…