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Title:Practical Magic
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Publisher:Penguin
ISBN:0425190374
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Number of Pages:286
Category:Fiction, Fantasy, Magical realism, Romance, Witches, Magic, Paranormal

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Practical Magic The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from i New York Times i bestselling author Alice Hoffman .

For more than two hundred years the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well 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 musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape .

One will do so by marrying the other by running away But the bonds they share will bring them back almost as if by magic

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