“We don’t really know what we’re dealing with,” she murmured to her brother. “But it’s something, isn’t it?” Vincent said. “Something inside of us. I know our mother wants us to pretend we’re like everyone else, but you know that we’re not.”
In the long-awaiting prequel to Practical Magic, Alice Hoffman tells the story of another Owens family—three siblings Franny, Vincent and Jet—as they discover the magic in their family line and the curse that settles over them like dust, suffocating their ability to love another.
Set in the 1960s, The Rules of Magic is a vibrant and rich portrayal of the coming-of-age of three adolescents set against the backdrop of war and tragedy with a heavy dose of magical discovery. Sent to live with their Aunt Isabelle one summer, the three Owens siblings quickly begin to learn they aren’t like other children their age. Relieved of the constraints…
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