Simon & Schuster Book Club Favorites featuring Alice Hoffman, "The Rules of Magic"

Join us for a book club discussion

with Alice Hoffman via Facebook Live!

Signed bookplates for The Rules of Magic, the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic, will be available while supplies last. We’ll also have a “magical” raffle, and refreshments will be served!

Have a question for Alice? Visit Simon and Schuster’s Facebook event page to submit your question!  


 

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An instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from beloved author Alice Hoffman—the spellbinding prequel to Practical 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

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).

Please register for this FREE event here.

Refreshments will be served. 

Event Date: 
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
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The Rules of Magic (Practical Magic #1) Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781501137471
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Simon & Schuster - October 10th, 2017