Alice Hoffman is an American author known for her numerous novels, including 'Practical Magic', which was adapted into a popular film. Her work often blends elements of magic realism, romance, and historical fiction. Hoffman's writing is characterized by its lyrical prose and themes that explore human relationships, the supernatural, and the complexities of life.
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The novel is a captivating portrayal of suburban life in the late 1950s, where conformity and appearance are paramount. It follows the story of a divorced woman who moves into a tight-knit community, challenging the neighborhood's rigid norms and expectations. Her arrival sets off a chain of events that disrupts the seemingly perfect facade of the community, as she forms unlikely friendships and inspires other residents to confront their desires and fears. Through her influence, the characters embark on journeys of self-discovery and transformation, revealing the complexities and contradictions beneath the surface of suburban America.
The book follows the lives of the Owens sisters, Sally and Gillian, who come from a long line of witches. Raised by their eccentric aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grow up learning about love and magic. However, they face an age-old curse that any man who falls in love with an Owens woman will meet a tragic end, leading them on a journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and a struggle to overcome their family's dark past.