From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers... For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well; as children, the sisters were outsiders. Their elderly... show more
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Dovekeepers... For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well; as children, the sisters were outsiders. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, but all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared brought them back-almost as if by magic...
Publish date: August 5th 2003
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Magical Realism
Practical Magic wasn't my first choice for this square. I originally intended to read Wicked, which I had picked up for 75 cents at one of those Friends of the Library sales. But it was too much another good vs evil diatribe after I'd already read several of those, so after about 50 pages I set it...
Even though this is a tale about witches, to me it seems more a story about family, specifically sisters but family in general also. And it does have romance too. I enjoyed it.
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman For so many reasons I couldn't quite pinpoint--and had required a long, thorough think--this book was both frustrating and fascinating at the same time. I went through a roller coaster of thinking: "Man, this book is not working for me" to "Hmm... this is actual...
I saw the film of Practical Magic, which was made, I think, in 1998, years ago, and it's a fun movie. It is, however, rather different from the novel, and I can see why. Both the title and set-up are solid movie material (there are witches among us, and one of them has a very nasty ex-boyfriend,...
This is book is very big on flashy sensory descriptors to give counterpoint to internalized thoughts and emotions. In a way, the plot execution is in a rather sleight-of-hand manner. It feigns in one direction and then doubles back, or something totally unexpected happens -- quite entertaining reall...
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