Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman -- Book Discussion Topic -- October 13.

The Edinboro University Book Discussion Group will discuss Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic for its October meeting. The meeting will be held Tuesday October 13 at 6:45 pm in Baron-Forness room 715. Refreshments will be served.

"For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally endured that fate: As children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their darkened house and their love concoctions and their crowd of black cats. All Gillian and Sally wanted to do was escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared brought them back to each other, and to the magic they couldn’t escape. A delicious novel about witches and real love, family life and everyday spells. A literary incantation."(from Alice Hofmans web pages)

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