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  • 0 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LARL Cataloging LARL80412 (Text) LARL80412 New On order -
Moorhead Public Library HOF (Text) 33500013294715 New Checked out 11/09/2020
Moorhead Public Library HOF (Text) 33500013294723 New Checked out 11/09/2020
Warroad Public Library HOF (Text) 35500006307613 New Checked out 11/05/2020

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  • ISBN: 9781982108847
  • ISBN: 1982108843
  • Physical Description: 367 pages ; 24 centimeters.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.

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Summary, etc.:
"With Maria Owens, in the 1600s, when she's abandoned in a snowy field in rural England as a baby. Under the care of Hannah Owens, Maria learns about the "Unnamed Arts." Hannah recognizes that Maria has a gift and she teaches the girl all she knows. It is here that she learns her first important lesson: Always love someone who will love you back. When Maria is abandoned by the man who has declared his love for her, she follows him to Salem, Massachusetts. Here she invokes the curse that will haunt her family. And it's is here that she learns the rules of magic and the lesson that she will carry with her for the rest of her life. Love is the only thing that matters."-- Provided by publisher.
Language Note:
In English.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    In 1600s England, Hannah Owens teaches the Nameless Art to a foundling child, Maria, a natural witch with power flowing through her bloodline. Basic tenets: Always love someone who will love you back. What you send out into the world, you will receive back threefold. When Maria meets John Hathorne and he subsequently leaves for his home of Salem, Massachusetts, she sets out after him, intent upon sharing a life. Things in Salem are not what she had envisioned, but Maria knows that "if you had the strength, you could change your fate." This prequel to Hoffman's Practical Magic (2017) reveals how the Owens women, who also appear in The Rules of Magic (1995), came to be cursed. In Hoffman's simple but luminous prose, all characters, even the villains, are not only vividly, but also compassionately, rendered. Descriptions of magic combine with herbology and folk remedy. Hoffman adeptly highlights that how one uses a talent, selflessly or selfishly, has a sweeping impact on many lives, meaning that one should always choose courage, and that love is the only answer.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Hoffman's best-seller level fans, and all looking for wisely magical reads, will be seek this new tale about the powerful Owens women. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including Magic Lessons, The World That We Knew, Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic, the Oprah&;s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Red Garden, The Dovekeepers, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Marriage of Opposites, and Faithful. She lives near Boston.

Subject: Owen family (Fictitious characters) > Fiction.
Women > Fiction.
Family secrets > Fiction.
Witches > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
New York, (New York) > Fiction.
Massachusetts > Fiction.
Family secrets.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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