Books Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman Paperback, 286 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $15 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitlePractical MagicAuthorAlice Hoffman Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Sorcery is the legacy of Gillian and Sally Owens, a two-hundred-year-old family legacy they both try to escape—one through marriage, the other through running away—until they realize that their magic is a gift, rather than an affliction. Reprint. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Also by Alice Hoffman The Dovekeepers The Museum of Extraordinary Things The Marriage of Opposites Skylight Confessions Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Practical Magic Novel Ideas Alice Hoffman: She Needs a Laptop ... and Time November 10, 2006 Alice Hoffman is the author of 16 novels, most recently Skylight Confessions (coming in January '07); two collections of stories and several books for children and teens. She lives in Massachusetts.