Rosie Spurdens Spurdens itibaren Saint-Pierre-Chérignat, Fransa
Bayan Minchin klasik villian, klasik ama sessiz kahraman Sara Crewe. Elizabeth'i yaşlılara ama güzelliklere tanıtmak!
Practical Magic, written well before The Probable Future, has much in common with its successor. The story is primarily about women who spring from a New England family of witches. In this case, the witches are known simply as "The Aunts" throughout most of the narrative as two sisters, Sally and Gillian, seek to free themselves (each in her own way) from what they see as the negative influence of these old women who adopted them. As a mother and a woman, I identified with both Sally and Gillian. Sally is the good girl who takes over the role of managing the household even though The Aunts obviously don't give a fig whether the house is cleaned regularly or nutritious meals are put on the table in a timely manner. Sally tries to lead an ordinary, family-driven life and marries young. Unfortunately, she's widowed young and left to raise two daughters (daughters in both PM and TPF). Gillian on the other hand seeks to define her future through her sexual exploits and inability to bond. She's learned the lesson from her childhood that nothing much matters and nothing lasts forever. She elopes at 18 and Sally doesn't see her for nearly twenty years when Gillian finally shows up with a terrifying secret: there's a dead man in the passenger seat of her car. The novel takes us through the redemption of Gillian, the restoration of Sally, and the acceptance of "The Aunts." Hoffman has a deft touch, and the magic is as believable and necessary as the air the characters breathe.