Magic for beginners: Stories
Best of the Decade: Salon, The A.V. Club
"If I had to pick the most powerfully original voice in fantasy today, it would be Kelly Link . Her stories begin in a world very much like our own, but then, following some mysterious alien geometry, they twist themselves into something fantastic and, frequently, horrific. You won't come out the same person you went in."--Lev Grossman, The Week
"Highly original."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Dazzling."-- Entertainment Weekly (grade: A, Editor's Choice)
"Darkly playful."--Michael Chabon
Best of the Year: Time Magazine, Salon, Boldtype, PopMatters.
Kelly Link's engaging and funny stories riff on haunted convenience stores, husbands and wives, rabbits, zombies, weekly apocalyptic poker parties, witches, and cannons. Includes Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award winners. A Best of the Year pick from TIME, Salon.com, and Book Sense. Illustrated by Shelley Jackson.
Kelly Link is the author of three collections of short fiction Stranger Things Happen , Magic for Beginners , and Pretty Monsters . Her short stories have won three Nebula, a Hugo, and a World Fantasy Award. She was born in Miami, Florida, and once won a free trip around the world by answering the question "Why do you want to go through the world?" ("Because you can't go through it.")
Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she and her husband, Gavin J. Grant, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the fantasy half of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror , and play ping-pong. In 1996 they started the occasional zine Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.
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|Grouping Author||link kelly|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-14 22:54:25PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-15 00:04:20AM|
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|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction, Southeast - Adult Fiction|
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. They leave the reader astonished and exhilarated.
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|isbn||9780553399257, 9781931520157, 9781931520928|
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|literary_form_full||Fiction, Short Stories|
|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library, Southeast|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000250531|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Small Beer Press :|c2005.|272 p. : ill. ; 24 cm., overdrive:2943efb3-531a-4d1b-8448-b730a87d63d4|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2014|, overdrive:71cb5c01-c8e0-45d4-9711-f5642d91557e|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2005||
|subject_facet||Short stories, American|
|title_display||Magic for beginners|
|title_full||Magic for Beginners Stories, Magic for beginners / Kelly Link ; illustrated by Shelley Jackson|
|title_short||Magic for beginners|
|topic_facet||Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Short stories, American|