Descargá gratis el libro Practical Magic - For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that went wrong in their. The Owens sisters confront the challenges of life and love in this bewitching novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Rules of. Practical Magic. byAlice Hoffman. Publication date PublisherBerkley For print-disabled users. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

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Sally moves and begins a new life. Gillian has runaway from the Aunts years ago and is now in a horrendous affair with a totally abusive man, Jimmy, whom she keeps under a modicum of control with small doses of Belladonna With nowhere else to turn, Gillian shows up at Sally's doorstep with the now dead Jimmy As the story goes on: Jimmy's ghost becomes a very active force and needs to be dealt with in the movie he was more active.

For me it was interesting and it held my interest. This was the hardest I had ever worked to find and read a book as it was not available at my library or any of the library online services and my usual methods of download did not have it in stock. I finally found an affordable copy on Book Depository and waited a few weeks for it to arrive.

Thankfully it ended up being worth the effort! This was a fun read and easy to sink into.

It wasn't quite as dark as I expected but it was full of magical realism, family ties, love and pain. Recommended mickyfineGo to mickyfine's profile, opens in a new window Magical realism novel that follows the lives of sisters Sally and Gillian Owens.

Full of beautiful prose and a gentle but tightly woven plot that pulls the reader along I devoured the book in two days.

The magic element is fantastical and yet somehow treated as an everyday and in no way unusual thing in the lives of these women. With lovely explorations of what it means to be family, the power that love holds over people, and the importance of accepting yourself, this is a highly enjoyable novel.

But Maria's journal also urges her descendants to "fall in love whenever you can," and the contradiction between curse and command is at the heart of Francis, Jet, and Vincent's lives. Coming of age on the Upper East Side with fashionable parents suspicious of the extraordinary, they explore and develop their powers together in secret — all the while resisting, and failing to resist, falling in love, with catastrophic consequences. I started reading The Rules of Magic in the afternoon and didn't stop until 2: It's not a thriller by any means, not what I'd call a page-turner — there was no urgency to my reading, no skipping along sentences in order to find out what happens.

Instead, reading it was like being caught in a current, floating along with a river's twists and turns, glimpsing familiarity and difference in varied measure before tumbling into something like the sea.

I kept reading, not because I wanted to reach the end, but because I wanted to dwell in the honey-light of Hoffman's words. I wanted to hold these characters' hands. Sometimes the degree to which I know Practical Magic by heart worked against my enjoyment, as Rules of Magic contradicts or rewrites elements of the former in order to fully develop the aunts' lives.

Mostly this was welcome; Practical Magic suggests that the only romance the aunts ever experienced ended when lightning struck their teenage lovers, while The Rules of Magic quietly acknowledges and then brushes past that incident early on. But some parts — especially perceptions of the siblings' respective flavors of witchiness — made me frown and reach for Practical Magic as an authority on the subject.

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Which of course it needn't be; final process can certainly trump first thoughts. But reconciling the differences was sometimes distracting.

For a book titled as it is, there seem to be no more rules to magic than to poetry. Magic here is old family recipes that yield surprising results in new ovens.

Given this, I was sometimes confused by how often do no harm came up as an exhortation or a plot point, when by any conceivable metric the Owens siblings do harm people — and themselves — with magic all the time.

Trying to puzzle a consistency out of the magic use was a bit like trying to bottle up the river with a sieve, so for the most part I shrugged it off and just lay back into the current.

But overall, the tug of the familiar and the enchantment of the new are the rule to which the above were exceptions. Hoffman's prose is as tender, dreamy and sweet as ever, laced with the sting of vinegar and broken glass.

It's startling to take stock of how of a piece this book feels with its predecessor, of what a complicated dance of interlocking nostalgias this book explores and provokes:The neighborhood in Massachusetts took every opportunity to make fun of these sisters as they ha This is one of my all time favorite movies, I constantly asked myself, "How have I never read this book?

But trouble manages to find her anyway, in the form of her wayward sister. Copyrights Practical Magic from BookRags.

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Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman. Both girls attempted a normal life, yet, when their aunt Gillian reentered their lives during their teenaged years, the girls' lives were anything but normal. Nov 12, Britany rated it really liked it Shelves: