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Alice Hoffman

Author of Practical Magic

Includes the names: Alice Hoffman, Alice Hoffman, Alice Hoffeman

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Alice Hoffman, an American novelist and screenwriter, was born in New York City on March 16, 1952. She earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1973 and an M.A. in creative writing from Stanford University in 1975 before publishing her first novel, Property Of, in 1977. Known for blending realism and fantasy in her fiction, she often creates richly detailed characters who live on society's margins and places them in extraordinary situations as she did with At Risk, her 1988 novel about the AIDS crisis. Her other works include The Drowning Season, Seventh Heaven, The River King, Blue Diary, The Probable Future, The Ice Queen, and The Dovekeepers. Her book, The Third Angel, won the 2008 New England Booksellers' Award for fiction. Two of her novels, Practical Magic and Aquamarine, were made into films. She has also written numerous screenplays, including adaptations of her own novels and the original screenplay, Independence Day. Her title's The Museum of Exteaordinary Things, The Marriage of Opposites, Seventh Heaven, and The Rules of Magic made The New York Times Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from Practical Magic… (more)
Practical Magic 5,264 copies, 158 reviews
Here on Earth 3,036 copies, 52 reviews
The Dovekeepers 2,887 copies, 145 reviews
The Ice Queen 2,192 copies, 89 reviews
The Rules of Magic 2,142 copies, 103 reviews
The Museum of Extraordinary Things 2,010 copies, 121 reviews
The Probable Future 1,886 copies, 56 reviews
The River King 1,643 copies, 38 reviews
Turtle Moon 1,619 copies, 28 reviews
Blackbird House 1,525 copies, 65 reviews
Green Angel 1,489 copies, 61 reviews
Blue Diary 1,402 copies, 43 reviews
The Marriage of Opposites 1,375 copies, 66 reviews
The Red Garden 1,258 copies, 81 reviews
Incantation 1,210 copies, 58 reviews
The Third Angel 1,189 copies, 42 reviews
Skylight Confessions 1,148 copies, 38 reviews
The Story Sisters 1,088 copies, 73 reviews
Seventh Heaven 1,063 copies, 15 reviews
Magic Lessons 1,035 copies, 46 reviews
Second Nature 970 copies, 19 reviews
Aquamarine 953 copies, 28 reviews
Faithful 901 copies, 71 reviews
Local Girls 895 copies, 17 reviews
The World That We Knew 887 copies, 46 reviews
At Risk 752 copies, 15 reviews
Illumination Night 744 copies, 20 reviews
Indigo 724 copies, 17 reviews
The Foretelling 632 copies, 32 reviews
Fortune's Daughter 629 copies, 6 reviews
The Book of Magic 541 copies, 21 reviews
Nightbird 431 copies, 46 reviews
White Horses 398 copies, 6 reviews
The Drowning Season 389 copies, 4 reviews
Water Tales: Aquamarine & Indigo 350 copies, 6 reviews
Property Of 339 copies, 6 reviews
Green Witch 279 copies, 19 reviews
Angel Landing 252 copies, 4 reviews
Survival Lessons 241 copies, 31 reviews
Green Heart 171 copies, 4 reviews
Fireflies: A Winter's Tale 105 copies, 1 review
Everything My Mother Taught Me 95 copies, 15 reviews
Moondog 50 copies, 2 reviews
Horsefly 34 copies, 2 reviews
Wanderlust 11 copies
Conjure 3 copies
Het magische boek 1 copy, 1 review
Sister Witch {Essay} 1 copy, 1 review
To the Lighthouse (Introduction, some editions) 16,599 copies, 248 reviews
Shadow Show (Contributor) 343 copies, 31 reviews
Practical Magic [1998 film] (Creator) 309 copies
Aquamarine [2009 film] (Creator) 94 copies
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 90 copies, 2 reviews
Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (Introduction, some editions) 69 copies, 3 reviews
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury (Contributor) 42 copies, 1 review
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing (Contributor) 8 copies
American Review #23 (Contributor) 4 copies
Faerie Magazine, #25 Winter 2013: Mermaids (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
Faerie Magazine, #29 Winter 2014 (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
Faerie Magazine, #40 Autumn 2017: Practical Magic (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
Enchanted Living, #52 Autumn 2020: The Natural Magic Issue (Interview / Excerpt) 2 copies, 1 review
Faerie Magazine, #33 Winter 2015 (Contributor) 1 copy, 1 review
Faerie Magazine, #35 Summer 2016 (Contributor) 1 copy, 1 review
Faerie Magazine, #32 Autumn 2015 (Contributor) 1 copy, 1 review
Enchanted Living, #48 Autumn 2019: Witch Issue (Contributor) 1 copy, 1 review

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Alice Hoffman is an American novelist and young-adult and children's writer, best known for her 1995 novel Practical Magic, which was adapted for a 1998 film of the same name. Many of her works fall into the genre of magic realism and contain elements of magic, irony, and non-standard romances and relationships.
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