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Perfect for readers 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.

The nine stories in Link’s second collection are the spitting image of those in her acclaimed debut, Stranger Things Happen: effervescent blends of quirky humor and pathos that transform stock themes of genre fiction into the stuff of delicate lyrical fantasy.

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Quotes & Awards

  • [Kelly] Link’s stories…play in a place few writers go, a netherworld between literature and fantasy, Alice Munro and J. K. Rowling, and Link finds truths there that most authors wouldn’t dare touch.”


  • “Link’s world is one to savor. [Grade:] A”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A potent blend of horror and magic realism and postmodern absurdism…[Link’s] stories combine the everyday with the bizarre to powerful effect…That sort of resonance, that lingering, haunting effect, is the product of real magic, and Kelly Link is no doubt a sorceress to be reckoned with.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Intricate, wildly imaginative and totally wonderful…will fill you with awe and joy.”


  • A 2005 Bram Stoker Award Nominee
  • A 2005 Hugo Award Nominee
  • Winner of the 2006 Locus Award for Best Novella
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick for Best Genre-Bending Books
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