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Literary Luncheon Series Fall 2017
Alice Hoffman - The Rules of Magic
Friday, October 20th at 1 pm
This is a ticketed event.
From beloved author Alice Hoffman comes the spellbinding prequel to her bestseller, Practical Magic. For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man.
Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people's thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk.
From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Back in New York City each begins a risky journey as they try to escape the family curse.
The Owens children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the revered, and sometimes feared, aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magicis a story about the power of love reminding us that the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself.
$45 - Individual tickets
$120 - Season tickets (all three luncheons)
Please visit the store or call (206) 525-2347 to purchase. Each ticket includes entry for one person,
a copy of the book, and a Mediterranean lunch from Vios Cafe.
All luncheons are held in the Pub at Third Place Books Ravenna, 6504 20th Ave NE, Seattle
Other Events in the Fall Literary Luncheon Series
Nathan Englander - Dinner at the Center of the Earth
Monday, September 25th at 1 pm
Nathan Englander, author of What We Talk about When We Talk about Anne Frank, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction, joins us as the first speaker in our Literary Luncheon Series this fall. His new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, released September 5th, has already received rave reviews from Booklist and Publishers Weekly, among others.
Nancy Pearl - George and Lizzie
Tuesday, November 7th at 1 pm
From “America’s librarian” and NPR books commentator Nancy Pearl comes an emotionally riveting debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads. George and Lizzie is Nancy's debut novel.