Thursday, September 8, 2011

On My Nook: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

The bestselling author of Second Nature, Illumination Night and Turtle Moon now offers her most fascinating and tantalizingly accomplished novel yet -- a winning tale that amply confirms Alice Hoffman's reputation not only as a genius of the vivid scene and unforgettable character but as one of America's most captivating storytellers.

When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers -- and as their own powers begin to surface -- the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.

But both find that they cannot elude their magic-filled past. And when trouble strikes -- in the form of a menacing backyard ghost -- the sisters must not only reunite three generations of Owens women but embrace their magic as a gift -- and their key to a future of love and passion. Funny, haunting, and shamelessly romantic, Practical Magic is bewitching entertainment -- Alice Hoffman at her spectacular best.


I am excited to be starting this wonderful novel! Just in time to celebrate the Practical Magic Blog Party coming up on September 24th! Join me in reading the book and watching the movie and then to the party for some amazing giveaways, fun recipes and some witchy fun!


  1. Me three! lol I didn't even know there was a book...but I just requested it from the library!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf