A New York Times and National Bestseller
A Warner major motion picture
For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally endured that fate: 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 darkened house and their love concoctions and their crowd of black cats. All Gillian and Sally wanted to do was escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared brought them back to each other, and to the magic they couldn’t escape. A delicious novel about witches and real love, family life and everyday spells. A literary incantation.
“Splendid.... Practical Magic is one of her best novels, showing on every page her gift for touching ordinary life as if with a wand, to reveal how extraordinary life really is.”
“A beautiful, moving book about the power of love and the desires of the heart.”
“Written with a light hand and perfect rhythm… Practical Magic has the pace of a fairy tale and the impact of accomplished fiction.”
“Charmingly told, and a good deal of fun.”
—The New York Times Book Review