Interview with Alice Hoffman, such an incredible writer…
Ah, 1995. I was about 28 years old and living in New York City when I first heard about Alice Hoffman. The city was changing every day, and I was too. Let’s face it, those last few years before 30 are like dog years. I remember walking through the East Village seeing people read the book in the park, on the subway, and at street corners. I found a copy of the book at Barnes & Noble, a couple of blocks from my apartment, and was immersed in the relationships between the Owens women even before I arrived at the cash register. I still remember them asking if they could hold the book for a moment, presumably to scan it, while I stood there reading. Part of me was thinking about how brilliant Alice Hoffman is and just how much I would love to have an ounce of her talent, while the rest of me was drifting into the incredible world of the Owens women.
Here is a snippet from the article on BookBub, where they talk to Alice Hoffman:
First published in 1995, Practical Magic charmed readers worldwide with the story of witch sisters Gillian and Sally, so much so that it soon found its way into a 1998 movie adaptation starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Twenty-five years later, the story remains alive in the hearts and minds of many.