Series: Practical Magic Book 1
Length: 290 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 12 minutes
First Published: 1995
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic…
Quotes from Practical Magic
Sometimes the right thing feels all wrong until it is over and done with.
Trouble is just like love, after all; it comes in unannounced and takes over before you’ve had a chance to reconsider, or even to think.
The moon is always jealous of the heat of the day, just as the sun always longs for something dark and deep.
No one knows you like a person with whom you’ve shared a childhood. No one will ever understand you in quite the same way.
Movie Trailer for Practical Magic (1998)
About Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of more than thirty books. Her works include Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, The Book of Magic, The World That We Knew, Here on Earth, The Dovekeepers, and The Marriage of Opposites. She currently lives near Boston, Massachusetts. Visit the author’s website →