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The rules of magic: A Novel

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Practical magic novels volume Prequel.
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** INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ** ** REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK ** 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.
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series Practical magic novels
series_with_volume Practical magic novels|Prequel
subject_facet Audiobooks, Blessing and cursing -- Fiction, Family secrets -- Fiction, Fantasy fiction, Historical fiction, Large type books, Massachusetts -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Paranormal fiction, Romance fiction, Witches -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction
title_display The rules of magic
title_full The Rules of Magic A Novel, The rules of magic / Alice Hoffman
title_short The rules of magic
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Blessing and cursing, Family secrets, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Romance fiction, Witches, Women