Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

I'm so excited to talk about this book with you. Because if you're reading this, you're probably an Alice Hoffman/Practical Magic fan like me, and you're awaiting the new book Magic Lessons, about Maria Owens, the matriarch of the Owens family from Practical Magic, the one who was the first in a long line of …

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Braised Pork by An Yu

Jia Jia has been married for 4 years, in a relationship based on practical things like making a family rather than love. When her husband announces that they will go on a trip, Jia Jia goes to pack, only to walk into the bathroom to find her husband dead in the bath tub. He has …

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The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender

I picked this up because I really like books like Like Water For Chocolate, stories that have a hint of magic, but that are otherwise kind of about everyday life. (Magic realism is one of our favourite genres). Rose Edelstein is turning 9 when her mother makes her a beautiful lemon cake with chocolate icing. …

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