Upcoming Virtual Event

Virtual Event: Alice Hoffman

presenting

The Book of Magic:
A Novel

in conversation with CHRIS BOHJALIAN

Date

Oct
6
Wednesday
October 6, 2021
6:00 PM ET

Location

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Tickets

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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes beloved local novelist ALICE HOFFMAN for a discussion of the fourth and final book in her bestselling Practical Magic series, The Book of Magic. She will be joined in conversation by CHRIS BOHJALIAN, acclaimed author of The Flight Attendant and Hour of the Witch: A Novel.

Ticketing

All tickets include a hardcover copy of The Book of Magic.

Books bundled with tickets will be shipped out after the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.


 

About The Book of Magic

The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years but all of that is about to change. The novel begins in a library, the best place for a story to be conjured, when beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle and knows she has only seven days to live. Jet is not the only one in danger—the curse is already at work.

A frantic attempt to save a young man’s life spurs three generations of the Owens women, and one long-lost brother, to use their unusual gifts to break the curse as they travel from Paris to London to the English countryside where their ancestor Maria Owens first practiced the Unnamed Art. The younger generation discovers secrets that have been hidden from them in matters of both magic and love by Sally, their fiercely protective mother. As Kylie Owens uncovers the truth about who she is and what her own dark powers are, her aunt Franny comes to understand that she is ready to sacrifice everything for her family, and Sally Owens realizes that she is willing to give up everything for love.

The Book of Magic is a breathtaking conclusion that celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.

Praise for The Book of Magic

“I love Alice Hoffman. Full of Hoffman’s bewitching and lucid prose and vivid characters, The Book of Magic is ultimately about the very human magic of family and love and actions that echo through generations. Filled with secrets and splendor and light and dark, the novel works as well as a stand-alone as it does as a conclusion to a mesmerizing series. It casts a spell.” —Matt Haig, New York Times bestselling author of The Midnight Library

Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic, The World That We Knew, The Rules of Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, Practical Magic, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. Her work has been published in more than twenty translations and more than one hundred foreign editions. The fourth and final novel in the Practical Magic series, The Book of Magic will be released in October of 2021.

Photo Credit: Alyssa Peek

Chris Bohjalian
Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of twenty-two books, including Hour of the Witch, The Red Lotus, Midwives, and The Flight Attendant. His other books include The Guest Room; Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands; The Sandcastle Girls; Skeletons at the Feast; and The Double Bind. His novels Secrets of Eden, Midwives, and Past the Bleachers were made into movies, and his work has been translated into more than thirty-five languages. He is also a playwright (Wingspan and Midwives). He lives in Vermont and can be found at chrisbohjalian.com or on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Litsy, and Goodreads, @chrisbohjalian.

Photo Credit: Victoria Blewer




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