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Publisher Comments:

Practical Magic is a tale of two sisters, Gillian and Sally Owens, brought up by their two elderly guardian aunts in a world of spells and exotica from which they eventually escape — one by running away, the other by marrying — but which never escapes from them. Many years go by before strange circumstances thrust them together again, and again they are in a world that blends the mundane and the mysterious, the familiar and the fantastic, the normal and the numinous. Three generations of Owens women are then united in an experience of unexpected insight and revelation, teaching all of them that the perceptions provided by what is called the magical are rare and wonderful endowments.

Review:

"Hoffman's best since Illumination Night....The real and the magical worlds are almost seamlessly mixed here, the humor is sharper than in previous books, the characters' eccentricities grow credibly out of their past experiences and the poignant lessons they learn reverberate against the reader's heartstrings, stroked by Hoffman's lyrical prose." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Practical Magic is one of [Hoffman's] best novels, showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand, to reveal how extraordinary life really is....There's magic throughout the book....But the real spell is the one cast by Hoffman's splendid writing." Newsweek

Review:

"Magic, fantasy, and full-tilt love-at-first-sight have figured in all of Hoffman's sexy, funny, and endearing novels, but they blossom as they never have before in her latest effort....Hoffman has created a cosmic romance leavened with just the right touch of pragmatism and humor." Donna Seaman, Booklist

Review:

"Practical Magic is vintage Hoffman." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

In national bestselling author Sharon Shinns latest Shifting Circle novel, a woman must choose between hiding her nature—and risking her heart...

For Karadel, being a shape-shifter has always been a reality she couldnt escape. Even though shes built a safe life as a rural veterinarian, with a close-knit network of shifter and human friends who would do anything for her—and for each other—she cant help but wish for a chance at being normal.

When shes not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changes—a drug that might even allow them to remain human forever.

But her comfortable life is threatened by two events: She meets an ordinary man who touches her heart, and her best friend is forced to shift publicly with deadly consequences.

Now Karadel must decide whom to trust: her old friends or her new love.

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of "Blue Diary" comes a novel that reveals what happens when magic competes with real love. At the heart of this work are Gillian and Sally Owens, whose conjuring spinster aunts raised them not with square meals and curfews but with magic spells and respect for the powers of nature.

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of Blue Diary; Property Of; The Drowning Season; Angel Landing; White Horses; Illumination Night; Fortune's Daughter; At Risk; Seventh Heaven; Turtle Moon; Second Nature; Practical Magic; Here on Earth; Local Girls; and The River King. Her most recent novel is The Probable Future. She lives outside Boston.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780425190371
Author:
Hoffman, Alice
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Author:
Shinn, Sharon
Location:
New York
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Visionary & metaphysical
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Witches
Subject:
Metaphysics -- Fiction.
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
A Shifting Circle Novel
Series Volume:
108-84
Publication Date:
August 5, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.00x6.36x.80 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 352 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425190371 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hoffman's best since Illumination Night....The real and the magical worlds are almost seamlessly mixed here, the humor is sharper than in previous books, the characters' eccentricities grow credibly out of their past experiences and the poignant lessons they learn reverberate against the reader's heartstrings, stroked by Hoffman's lyrical prose."
"Review" by , "Practical Magic is one of [Hoffman's] best novels, showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand, to reveal how extraordinary life really is....There's magic throughout the book....But the real spell is the one cast by Hoffman's splendid writing."
"Review" by , "Magic, fantasy, and full-tilt love-at-first-sight have figured in all of Hoffman's sexy, funny, and endearing novels, but they blossom as they never have before in her latest effort....Hoffman has created a cosmic romance leavened with just the right touch of pragmatism and humor."
"Review" by , "Practical Magic is vintage Hoffman."
"Synopsis" by ,
In national bestselling author Sharon Shinns latest Shifting Circle novel, a woman must choose between hiding her nature—and risking her heart...

For Karadel, being a shape-shifter has always been a reality she couldnt escape. Even though shes built a safe life as a rural veterinarian, with a close-knit network of shifter and human friends who would do anything for her—and for each other—she cant help but wish for a chance at being normal.

When shes not dealing with her shifts or caring for her animal patients, she attempts to develop a drug that will help shifters control their changes—a drug that might even allow them to remain human forever.

But her comfortable life is threatened by two events: She meets an ordinary man who touches her heart, and her best friend is forced to shift publicly with deadly consequences.

Now Karadel must decide whom to trust: her old friends or her new love.

"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "Blue Diary" comes a novel that reveals what happens when magic competes with real love. At the heart of this work are Gillian and Sally Owens, whose conjuring spinster aunts raised them not with square meals and curfews but with magic spells and respect for the powers of nature.
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