The Mod Woman April Book Pick
It's that time again. We are nearing the end of March and it's time to announce the book club pick for April. I had a hard time with this one. There are quite a few books I want to read at the moment so choosing just one was a bit of a conundrum. Whenever I find myself struggling to pick a book to read, I almost always go with something written by an author I know and love. And such is the case with April's book club pick. This month's pick is written by one of my all-time favorite authors. *The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman follows the likes of the Owens family. The Rules of Magic is a prequel to Hoffmans best-selling book, Practical Magic (yes, that Practical Magic - the one with the movie starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman).
From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic.
Find your magic.
For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, 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 inPractical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.
I hope you will join in and read along with us for this month's pick! Alice Hoffman is a magical writer - no pun intended. She weaves incredibly beautiful, and haunting stories, with complicated and interesting female characters. If you've never read her work before now is the perfect time to start!
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