Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman

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Alice Hoffman is the author of more than 30 works of fiction, including The Rules of MagicThe Marriage of OppositesPractical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She has also written three books of short fiction and eight books for children and young adults, including Aquamarine, Green Angel, and the New York Times best seller The Ice Queen. She lives near Boston.

MFOB FEATURED BOOK: The Rules of Magic

This spellbinding prequel to Hoffman’s best seller, Practical Magic, recalls the curse of love that fell upon the Owens family in 1620, and hundreds of years later, follows the Owens children as they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Set in New York City, the novel follows each child desperately trying to escape the family’s curse––though each learns that they cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart.

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