Magic Lessons with Bestselling Author Alice Hoffman
December 15, 2020
This event is presented in partnership with the Mandel JCC Palm Beaches and the Houston JCC
Join bestselling author Alice Hoffman for a talk on her latest book Magic Lessons. Just in time for the 25th anniversary of Practical Magic, this novel traces a centuries-old curse to its source and tells the story of Maria Owens, accused of witchcraft in Salem, and matriarch to the Owens women and men featured in the two other novels in this series.
"Striking...Hoffman offers an eye-opening account of how single women were treated in the 17th century, particularly when their knowledge or intelligence was deemed threatening. ...Maria’s page-turning adventure is thoroughly enjoyable. Hoffman’s redemptive story of a fiercely independent woman adds an engrossing, worthwhile chapter to the series."
“Luminous…all characters, even the villains, are not only vividly, but also compassionately, rendered….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.”