Love, love, love this book. As soon as I finished the last line, I wanted to reread it. I like books with a little magic worked into real life. The author made these characters so real. There was comedy and tragedy, love and true heartbreak, hope and despair. The prose is exquisite. Hoffman knows how to create atmosphere and worlds. Trying to decide whether to reread it right now, then go on to Practical Magic, or to read Practical Magic first. Such a delicious conundrum to ponder.