I'm a sucker for Magical Realism, and Sarah Addison Allen is one of its best contemporary purveyors. Check out her 1st novel, about two Southern sisters. Sure, there are shades of PRACTICAL MAGIC at hand, but Allen weaves her own deft web. When you're through, you'll be hungry for more. Don't worry; there are 3 others. Please wish Allen well as she's recovering from breast cancer. Her 4th book, LOST LAKE, is due out in 2013.