Short Stories, Irish literature, Classics, Modern Fiction, Contemporary Literary Fiction, The Japanese Novel, Post Colonial Asian Fiction, The Legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and quality Historical Novels are Among my Interests

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman 1997 - 286 Pages

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman 1997 - 286 Pages

 Alice Hoffman works I have so far read:

The Marriage of Opposites- 2015

"Everything My Mother Taught Me" - 2016

"The Book Store Sisters" -2022

The Foretelling - 2006

"Conjure" - 2014

Aquamarine- 2001

The Ice Queen - 2006

Property Of -1977

Skylight- 2007

The Invisible Hour 2023

Rules of Magic- 2017

Practical Magic is a captivating story about two sisters, Gillian and Sally Owens, who are descended from a long line of witches. Raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town in Massachusetts, the sisters  encounter prejudice and fear from their neighbors due to their family's magical heritage.   

The sisters attempt to live normal lives, but their family heritage and magical abilities keep them from fitting in. Gillian, the younger sister, is carefree and embraces witchcraft, while Sally, the elder sister, tries to suppress her magical side.

The novel explores themes of family, love, loss, and the power of female friendship. It's a delightful and heartwarming story that has become a modern classic.

The novel has also spawned several sequels, including The Rules of Magic (2017), Magic Lessons (2020), and The Book of Magic (2021). These books delve deeper into the history of the Owens family and explore the lives of other characters from the original novel.

Practical Magic has been adapted into a popular 1998 film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. I hope to see it in a few days 

1 comment:

Buried In Print said...

I'm so curious to hear what you think of the film!