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The Rules of Magic

by Alice Hoffman

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The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2017, 384 pages
    Paperback:
    Jun 2018, 400 pages

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Michelle Anya Anjirbag

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From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic.

Alice Hoffman's Rules of Magic is the long-awaited prequel to one of her most cherished novels, Practical Magic (1995). With the return of Bridget and Franny, Hoffman proves again that the true magic of her work is not the sorcery itself, but the relationships between families, siblings, and the rest of the people that she brings to her readers. Emotionally wrenching without becoming trite, Hoffman explores love and loss in a way that few others have come close to mastering.

The Rules of Magic begins in the late 1940s. Franny, Bridget (Jet), and Vincent Owens knew for a long time that there was something different about them – from the strange rules kept by their mother, to occasional levitation, to their ability to read each other's thoughts – but they never knew the truth about their gifts until they are all sent away to stay with their mother's aunts the summer ...

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