Welcome to the Book Marks Questionnaire, where we ask authors questions about the books that have shaped them.
This week, we spoke to Practical Magic author Alice Hoffman.
Book Marks: First book you remember loving?
Alice Hoffman: Half Magic by Edward Eager.
BM: Favorite re-read?
AH: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
BM: What book do you think your book is most in conversation with?
AH: Historical fiction. Magic. Book groups.
BM: A book that blew your mind?
AH: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.
BM: Last book you read?
AH: Separation Anxiety by Laura Zigman.
BM: A book that made you cry?
AH: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.
BM: What book from the past year would you like to give a shout-out to?
AH: Olive, Again by Elizabeth Strout.
BM: A book that actually made you laugh out loud?
AH: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.
BM: Favorite book no one has heard of?
AH: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys.
BM: Favorite book you were assigned in high school?
AH: Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.
BM: Favorite children’s book?
AH: Grimm’s Fairytales.
BM: Book you wish would be adapted for a film/tv show?
AH: The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman.
Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew, The Rules of Magic, Practical Magic, The Marriage of Opposites, The Red Garden, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on Earth, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, and The Dovekeepers. She lives near Boston.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic is out now from Berkley