Hoffman, Alice .
Witchy readers rejoice! Alice Hoffman returns to her "Practical Magic" universe to tell the story of Maria Owens and the origin of the Owens family curse. The story begins in rural England in the 1600s, as Maria masters her magical gifts, and follows her across the ocean - first to the island of Curaçao, and then to Massachusetts - as she follows the wrong guy to the wrong village. But by the time she realizes her mistake, her daughter falls into danger and Maria must overcome a dark curse and the misgivings of her own heart to put things right. "Magic Lessons" is a gorgeous novel about mothers and daughters, the power of words, and the magic of love.
Jessica Sheff (Staff) (Preston Library)