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The Rules of Magic: A Novel

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For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.
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Grouping Titlerules of magic
Grouping Authoralice hoffman
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
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display_descriptionAn instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from beloved author Alice Hoffman—the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic.
Find your magic.

For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.

Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people's thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.

From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Yet, the children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the memorable aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy.

Alice Hoffman delivers "fairy-tale promise with real-life struggle" (The New York Times Book Review) in a story how the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is "irresistible...the kind of book you race through, then pause at the last forty pages, savoring your final moments with the characters" (USA TODAY, 4/4 stars).
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seriesThe Practical Magic
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subject_facetBlessing and cursing -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Fantasy fiction
Large type books
Massachusetts -- Fiction
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Paranormal fiction
Romance fiction
title_displayThe Rules of Magic A Novel
title_fullThe Rules of Magic A Novel
The rules of magic / Alice Hoffman
title_shortThe Rules of Magic
title_subA Novel
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Family secrets
Historical Fiction
Large type books