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Title:The Rules of Magic
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Simon Schuster
ISBN:1501137476
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Number of Pages:369
Category:Fiction, Fantasy, Magical realism, Historical fiction, Witches, Paranormal

The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

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For the Owens family love is a curse that began in when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man .

Hundreds of years later in New York City at the cusp of the sixties when the whole world is about to change Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique Difficult Franny with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair shy and beautiful Jet who can read other people s thoughts and charismatic Vincent who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk .

From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children No walking in the moonlight no red shoes no wearing black no cats no crows no candles no books about magic And most importantly never ever fall in love But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse .

The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered and sometimes feared aunts in i Practical Magic i while Vincent their beloved brother will leave an unexpected legacy

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