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It’s hard to believe Alice Hoffman wrote this wonderful book more than 25 years ago! We first met the Owens sisters, and their wise aunts, in 1995. From the novel’s first sentence (“For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in town.”) we were hooked. Says Hoffman in her introduction to this 25th Anniversary Edition, “Practical Magic addresses serious questions about the place of women in our society – questions that are as important , or more so, than they were twenty-five years ago … the years have only intensified the importance of telling women’s stories, and doing our best to ensure that women who have been forced to be silent can speak and tell their own truths.” (paperback, 1995)
“[A] delicious fantasy of witchcraft and love in a world where gardens smell of lemon verbena and happy endings are possible.” – Cosmopolitan
“…readers will relish this magical tale.” – Publishers Weekly
“Witches and ghosts, spells and sleight-of-hand weave a fanciful atmosphere in Alice Hoffman’s tender comedy about clairvoyance, spells, and family ties.” – The Miami Herald