Magic Lessons

The Prequel to Practical Magic

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Publisher Description

In this “ bewitching” (The New York Times Book Review) novel that traces a centuries-old curse to its source, beloved author Alice Hoffman unveils the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch of a line of the amazing Owens women and men featured in Practical Magic and The Rules of Magic.

Where does the story of the Owens bloodline begin? With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she’s abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the “Nameless Arts.” Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back.

When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it’s here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters.

Magic Lessons is a “heartbreaking and heart-healing” (BookPage) celebration of life and love and a showcase of Alice Hoffman’s masterful storytelling.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
October 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
416
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner / Marysue Rucci Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
8.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Originalhubcub ,

A Solid Prequel and Origin Story

Hoffman gave a lovely gift to her fans with this one in the story of Maria Owens, the start of her bloodline, her romantic missteps and of course, the curse.

Her subsequent books fit better with the movie than the original book, Practical Magic so if you saw the movie then read the book, but preferred the movie (as many seem to), you will find this an enjoyable read.

Despite being a fan, I must say that Hoffman’s writing style is admittedly a little strange: at times it is brilliantly descriptive, at other times a bit rushed and matter-of-fact. Nonetheless, it’s a beautiful book all-said, blending the genres of fantasy, romance and historical fiction.

ElizA_35 ,

Looooooved!

Such a fun and beautiful story. For any one that likes Practical Magic this book is a must read.

Oshi fish ,

Captivating

There wasn’t a thing I didn’t like about this book. It was wonderful reading.

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