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Alice Hoffman

Author of Practical Magic

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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)
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Practical Magic 4,732 copies, 146 reviews
Here on Earth 2,916 copies, 49 reviews
The Dovekeepers 2,605 copies, 128 reviews
The Ice Queen 2,114 copies, 85 reviews
The Museum of Extraordinary Things 1,843 copies, 112 reviews
The Probable Future 1,814 copies, 55 reviews
The Rules of Magic 1,739 copies, 92 reviews
The River King 1,581 copies, 36 reviews
Turtle Moon 1,562 copies, 27 reviews
Blackbird House 1,467 copies, 64 reviews
Green Angel 1,414 copies, 58 reviews
Blue Diary 1,352 copies, 44 reviews
The Marriage of Opposites 1,248 copies, 66 reviews
The Red Garden 1,188 copies, 81 reviews
Incantation 1,155 copies, 57 reviews
The Third Angel 1,141 copies, 40 reviews
Skylight Confessions 1,103 copies, 37 reviews
The Story Sisters 1,043 copies, 73 reviews
Seventh Heaven 1,013 copies, 15 reviews
Second Nature 926 copies, 18 reviews
Aquamarine 915 copies, 28 reviews
Local Girls 858 copies, 17 reviews
Faithful 826 copies, 68 reviews
At Risk 718 copies, 14 reviews
Illumination Night 709 copies, 19 reviews
The World That We Knew 695 copies, 40 reviews
Magic Lessons 684 copies, 37 reviews
Indigo 637 copies, 16 reviews
The Foretelling 608 copies, 31 reviews
Fortune's Daughter 602 copies, 6 reviews
Nightbird 400 copies, 44 reviews
White Horses 382 copies, 6 reviews
The Drowning Season 368 copies, 4 reviews
Water Tales: Aquamarine & Indigo 317 copies, 6 reviews
Property Of 316 copies, 6 reviews
The Book of Magic 282 copies, 13 reviews
Green Witch 269 copies, 17 reviews
Angel Landing 237 copies, 4 reviews
Survival Lessons 224 copies, 31 reviews
Green Heart 152 copies, 4 reviews
Fireflies: A Winter's Tale 97 copies, 1 review
Everything My Mother Taught Me 76 copies, 13 reviews
Moondog 45 copies, 2 reviews
Horsefly 30 copies, 2 reviews
Wanderlust 11 copies
Conjure 2 copies
Sister Witch {Essay} 1 copy, 1 review
To the Lighthouse (Introduction, some editions) 16,176 copies, 240 reviews
Shadow Show (Contributor) 329 copies, 30 reviews
Practical Magic [1998 film] (Creator) 274 copies
Aquamarine [2009 film] (Creator) 80 copies
Echoes: The Saga Anthology of Ghost Stories (Contributor) 70 copies, 1 review
Tuning the Rig: A Journey to the Arctic (Introduction, some editions) 67 copies, 3 reviews
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury (Contributor) 35 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, #40 Autumn 2017: Practical Magic (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
Faerie Magazine, #29 Winter 2014 (Contributor) 3 copies, 1 review
Enchanted Living, #52 Autumn 2020: The Natural Magic Issue (Interview / Excerpt) 1 copy, 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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