Practical Magic

Hoffman, Alice

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1995. Hard Cover. First Edition / First Printing. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. There is a "Bunch of Grapes Bookstore", Inc. Martha's Vineyard "Autographed Copy" sticked strategically placed on front panel of the dust jacket that I left in place. I happen to like it but it can be easily removed if you prefer. Looks great!!! As a collector myself, I don't like surprises. All flaws listed. Jacket is protected in mylar cover and book placed in archival bag. I can send Photos Via email but I prefer to text them if possible. If you are looking for this title in a collectible condition send a request for some photos. They are easy to send and well worth the few minutes it takes to do. SIGNED ONLY, ON FULL TITLE PAGE BY ALICE HOFFMAN. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Sorcery is the legacy of Gillian and Sally Owens, a legacy they both try to escape until they realize their magic is a gift, not an affliction. By the author of Turtle Moon and Second Coming.

Review: For most adults, fairy tales are among the childish things we've put away. Alice Hoffman, however, feels differently. Practical Magic starts out as a tale of Gillian and Sally Owens, two orphaned girls whose aunts are witches--of a mild sort. For the past two centuries, Owens women have been blamed for all that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town, ever since their ancestor arrived, rich, independent, and soon accused of theft: "And then one day, a farmer winged a crow in his cornfield, a creature who'd been stealing from him shamelessly for months. When Maria Owens appeared the very next morning with her arm in a sling and her white hand wound up in a white bandage, people felt certain they knew the reason why." The aunts are daily ostracized by the same upstanding citizens who sneak to their house at night for magical love cures. To the sisters they are for the most part benevolently absent, though their bell, book, and candle routine makes life a torment for Gillian, beautiful and blonde and lazy, and Sally, who's all too responsible. But when one of the aunts' cures works too well, ending as a curse, the dangers of real love become all too clear. In Hoffman's world being bewitched, bothered, and bewildered is no mere metaphor--and neither is desire. The elbows of one enamored man pucker a linoleum counter, another walks around with singed cuffs. It's difficult to catch the author's power in brief quotes. She needs space and increment to build her exquisite variations of vision and reality, her matter-of-fact announcements of the preternatural. Practical Magic again and again makes one recall the thrill of hearing at bedtime, "Now will I a tale unfold..." --Kerry Fried

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