For a quarter century, the Owens women have bewitched readers with their intricate aura of magic, mystery, romance and fear. But in prequel after prequel, as the lovable witches suffer at the hands of the cruelest and most ignorant of men, Alice Hoffman makes her subtext clear: It’s a dangerous world for women, especially those who don’t conform.
Now, in the conclusion to her Practical Magic series, The Book of Magic, the master storyteller reveals the secret behind 300 years of Owens family curses in a moving celebration of mothers, daughters, sisters, brothers and anyone who has ever loved.
More than thirty novels, collections of short stories and young-adult books have catapulted Alice Hoffman onto The New York Times bestseller list and Hollywood screens and into Oprah’s Book Club.
Women on the Move: A Virtual Series
Temple Emanu-El’s Stettenheim Library is proud to present its fourth edition of Women on the Move, a series that welcomes female authors to discuss their latest work probing the intricacies of our lives.
The series will be moderated by Zibby Owens, writer and creator of the popular podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, one of O: The Oprah Magazine’s favorite book podcasts; journalist Jordana Horn, co-host of the Call Your Mother podcast and contributing editor at Kveller; and Marjorie Shuster, Coordinator of Literary Events at Temple Emanu-El.
Free (with option to buy the book)
Sponsored by The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation Authors’ Series, honoring Theodore and Caroline Newhouse and Susan Newhouse