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Editorial Reviews

"Funny, scary, surprising, and powerfully moving within the span of a single story or even a single sentence." (Karen Russell, The Miami Herald)
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Publisher's Summary

Perfect for fans of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the listener astonished and exhilarated.
Includes an exclusive conversation between Kelly Link and Joe Hill
Read by Mark Bramhall, Cassandra Campbell, Danny Campbell, Robbie Daymond, Kirby Heyborne, Rebecca Lowman, Arthur Morey, Lorna Raver, and Meera Simhan
©2005 Kelly Link (P)2014 Random House Audio
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Critic Reviews

"A sorceress to be reckoned with." ( The New York Times Book Review)
"She is unique and should be declared a national treasure." (Neil Gaiman)
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Customer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars
By Tytania891 on 09-29-15

Haunting and Original

Loved these quirky, original short stories. They have a creepy undercurrent and a touch of magical realism. If you like writers like Neil Gaiman and Angela Slatter, you'll probably like Kelly Link.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Teddy on 08-16-15

Where's the magic?

What would have made Magic for Beginners better?

The title suggests that the stories are packed with magical realism but many are ordinary people doing very ordinary things, really kind of dull.

What could Kelly Link have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

There needs to be few more plot twists. I get this is a style, very New Yorker, but I was misled by the title thinking this was something else.

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