Alice Hoffman's enchanting witch's brew of suspense, romance and magic -- now a major motion picture from Warner Bros.
When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers -- and as their own powers begin to surface -- the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society.
But both find that they cannot elude their magic-filled past. And when trouble strikes -- in the form of a menacing backyard ghost -- the sisters must not only reunite three generations of Owens women but embrace their magic as a gift -- and their key to a future of love and passion.
Funny, haunting, and shamelessly romantic, Practical Magic is bewitching entertainment -- Alice Hoffman at her spectacular best.
Wonderful to re-read
Loved it. Rough language and depictions for the faint of heart.
Kudos to the screenwriters for gleaning likable characters from this book.
Book was great, narration not so much
I had read the book a few years and decided to do the audio. Story was as I remembered it. I did not enjoy the narration. There were segments where there was obvious background noise which was distracting. The narrator sounded too old for the POV of the main characters. And I think the most challenging part was she sounded downright angry and sometimes hostile. I enjoyed the characters when I read the book. I found them mainly irritating in the audiobook, mainly due to the narration. I will not listen to a book with this narrator again unless the story line is angry older woman.