The Rules of Magic

FIC­TION (SIMON & SCHUS­TER) BY ALICE HOFF­MAN, $22.

Canadian Living - - LIFE & COMMUNITY | GREAT READS -

In this much-an­tic­i­pated new re­lease, writ­ten as a pre­quel to the au­thor’s best­selling

Prac­ti­cal Magic (1995), Alice Ho man in­tro­duces read­ers to the Owens dy­nasty and in­ves­ti­gates the ori­gins of their fam­ily curse, in which any per­son who falls for one of them will meet cer­tain tragic fate. Re­plete with his­tor­i­cal ref­er­ences to witch­craft in Amer­ica, mag­i­cal spells, su­per­sti­tion, fate­ful ro­mance and a sur­pris­ing plot twist, this de­light­ful book has put its pre­de­ces­sor on my must-read list. —AE

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