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Written in English

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  • Fiction,
  • Family secrets,
  • Women,
  • Romance fiction,
  • Secrecy

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From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic.Find your magic.For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people"s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.

Edition Notes

StatementAlice Hoffman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3558.O3447 R85 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination367 pages
Number of Pages367
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26925982M
ISBN 101501137476
ISBN 109781501137471
LC Control Number2016054138
OCLC/WorldCa967774948

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This reading group guide for The Rules of Magic includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Alice suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your ed on: J COMPREHENSIVE RULES. The Comprehensive Rules of Magic is a reference document that holds all of the rules and possible corner cases found in is NOT meant to be read beginning to end; instead it's meant to be consulted when specific rules questions come into play. Excerpt The Rules of Magic. Once upon a time, before the whole world changed, it was possible to run away from home, disguise who you were, and fit into polite society. The children's mother had done exactly that. Susanna was one of the Boston Owenses, a family so old that the General Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Daughters of the American Revolution were unable to deny them. The Rules of Magic: A Novel (The Practical Magic Series Book 1) - Kindle edition by Hoffman, Alice. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Rules of Magic: A /5(K).

  Reading Group Guide. This reading group guide for The Rules of Magic includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Alice suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion/5(59). If you are familiar with PRACTICAL MAGIC, you already know that the Owenses’ ancestor, Maria, cast a curse that brought an end to any man who fell in love with a member of the family. In THE RULES OF MAGIC, we uncover the secret that they are “all descendants of a witch-finder and a witch” (page ). From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic. Alice Hoffman's Rules of Magic is the long-awaited prequel to one of her most cherished novels, Practical Magic (). With the return of Bridget and Franny, Hoffman proves again that the true magic of her work is not the sorcery itself, but the relationships between families, siblings, and. The Rules of Magic fills in the blanks for Practical Magic fans, but it works perfectly as a standalone as well. It’s clear why Hoffman is a favorite for fantasy readers: She creates interesting mythologies; she’s able to weave magic into the modern world; and she alludes to the magical properties of herbs and everyday items without.

The following version of this book was used to create this study guide: Hoffman, Alice. The Rules of Magic, Simon & Schuster, The novel opens a description of the three Owens siblings, Franny, Jet, and Vincent, and the magical history of their family. They grow up in New York City, attending.   The Rules of Magic is published by Scribner. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders : Helen Falconer.   Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is “irresistible the kind of book you race through, then pause at the last forty pages, savoring your final moments with the characters” (USA TODAY, 4/4 stars)/5(). The Rules of Magic is no exception.” —Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things “Hoffman delights in this prequel to Practical Magic as three siblings discover both the power and curse of their magic. Hoffman’s novel is a coming-of-age tale replete with magic and historical references to the early witch trials.