Harvard Book Store presents Practical Magic with Alice Hoffman
Run Time: 90 min.
Harvard Book Store Presents:
Movie Night with Alice Hoffman
The Book of Magic:
in conversation with LAURA ZIGMAN
Harvard Book Store welcomes internationally acclaimed novelist ALICE HOFFMAN, author of more than thirty works of fiction, including Practical Magic and the Oprah’s Book Club Selection Here on Earth for a discussion of her novel The Book of Magic, now available in paperback. The Book of Magic is the spellbinding conclusion to the hit Practical Magic Series. HOFFMAN will be joined in conversation by novelist LAURA ZIGMAN, author of 5 novels, including Separation Anxiety and Animal Husbandry. Following the presentation will be a movie showing of Practical Magic at 7:30pm.
A Return to In-Person Events
Harvard Book Store is excited to be back to in-person programming. To ensure the safety and comfort of everyone in attendance, the following Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place at all of our Brattle Theatre events until further notice:
- Face coverings are required of all staff and attendees when inside the venue. Masks must snugly cover nose and mouth. At venues where refreshments are served, attendees may briefly unmask when actively eating or drinking.
- Attendance is capped so as to allow for some social distancing in the venue.
For the time being, we will not be holding author signings at these events, in order to limit close contact. When possible, we will have pre-signed books available for purchase on-site.
There are two ticket options available for this event.
Presentation admission + Movie + Book (This ticket includes admission for one to the presentation, admission for one to the movie showing, and one paperback copy of The Book of Magic.)
Presentation admission + Movie (This ticket includes admission for one to the presentation and admission for one to the movie showing.)
Refund Policy: Please note that event ticket purchases are non-refundable and non-returnable.
About The Book of Magic
For over three-hundred years a curse has kept the Owens family from love—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.
A heartfelt and satisfying conclusion to a beloved series, The Book of Magic celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love.
Praise for The Book of Magic
“Some stories begin at the beginning and others begin at the end.” So opens The Book of Magic, the final installment of Alice Hoffman’s popular Practical Magic series, a page-turning fairy tale of a saga that spans three books, one star-studded movie adaptation and multiple centuries of adventure and misadventure, love lost and found and bottomless cauldrons of sorcery in the lives of the bewitchingly witchy Owens family….like the witches who populate her stories, Hoffman certainly knows how to enchant.” —New York Times Book Review
“Alice Hoffman has given us such a gift with this series, and this final chapter is sure to be another heartfelt celebration of mothers and daughters and the magic of falling in love.” —Lit Hub
“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 best-selling author of The Midnight Library
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The Book of Magic, Magic Lessons, The World That We Knew, Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic (a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick), 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.
Laura Zigman is the author of 5 novels, including Separation Anxiety; Animal Husbandry (which was made into the movie Someone Like You, starring Hugh Jackman and Ashley Judd), Dating Big Bird, Her, and Piece of Work. She has ghostwritten/collaborated on several works of non-fiction, including Eddie Izzard’s New York Times bestseller, Believe Me; been a contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, son, and deeply human Sheltie.
Photo credit: Adrienne Mathiowetz