’Filled with secrets and splendour and light and dark… It casts a spell’ Matt Haig, author of The Midnight Library. The Owens family finally confronts the curse that has marked their family for centuries in the thrilling and unforgettable conclusion to the beloved Practical Magic series The Owens family has been cursed in matters of love for over three-hundred years. In Massachusetts, beloved aunt Jet Owens hears the deathwatch beetle, a signal she has only seven days to live.
She has finally discovered the secret to breaking the curse, but is out of time to help. And she is not the only one in danger – the curse is already at work. The new Owens generation is unaware of the family’s witchcraft lineage and of the curse.
But one of the young sisters has fallen in love. After declaring their love for each other, her boyfriend falls into a coma, spurring three generations of Owens women and a long-lost brother to venture back to where it all began and use their gifts to break the curse once and for all. Doing so threatens to destroy everything the family has fought so hard to protect.
How much will they give up for the greatest gift of all?PRAISE for ALICE HOFFMAN ’Beautiful, harrowing, a major contribution to twenty-first century literature’Toni Morrison ’I am still reeling from The Dovekeepers – from the history Alice Hoffman illuminates, from the language she uses to bring these women to life. This novel is a testament to the human spirit and to love rising from the ashes of war. But most of all, this novel is one that will never be forgotten by a reader.’Jodi Picoult ’In her remarkable new novel, Alice Hoffman holds a mirror to our ancient past as she explores the contemporary themes of sexual desire, women’s solidarity in the face of strife, and the magic that’s quietly present in our day-to-day living.
Put The Dovekeepers at the pinnacle of Hoffman’s extraordinary body of work. I was blown away.’Wally Lamb ’Alice Hoffman takes seemingly ordinary lives and lets us see and feel extraordinary things.’Amy Tan ’Miss Hoffman heals wounds with the gentle touch of an angel’Joseph Heller ’Oh, what a book this is! Hoffman’s exploration of the world of good and evil, and the constant contest between them, is unflinching; and the humanity she brings to us – it is a glorious experience.’Elizabeth Strout