“In a dazzling, emotive prequel to her bestselling novel Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman brings the reader back into the world of the Owens family. The Rules of Magic takes us back two generations with practical Franny, who must learn how to love; sensitive Jet, who must learn how to persevere; and restless Vincent, who must learn how to be happy. Hoffman's writing is frank, tender, vivid, and elusive all at once. Full of sorrow and beauty and courage, The Rules of Magic is a delicious, satisfying read.”Heather Herbaugh, Mitzi's Books
“This installment was fun as an audiobook. Marin Ireland is a fabulous narrator and actress (if you ever have the chance to catch her life on the NY stage it is worth it!). I enjoyed this little look into the characters that Stockard Channing and Dianne Wiest made famous. It was mostly based in NYC, where the sisters grew up with their younger brother Vincent, as well as their Aunt's cozy MA abode. They come to terms with their magic and their family curse, what their mother Susanna had protected them from for so long. It filled in some of the family story gaps nicely and overall was a very enjoyable listen!”Kimi, Buttonwood Books and Toys
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