The thinking woman's guide to real magic: a novel

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An imaginative story of a woman caught in an alternate world--where she will need to learn the skills of magic to survive Nora Fischer's dissertation is stalled and her boyfriend is about to marry another woman.  During a miserable weekend at a friend's wedding, Nora wanders off and walks through a portal into a different world where she's transformed from a drab grad student into a stunning beauty.  Before long, she has a set of glamorous new friends and her romance with gorgeous, masterful Raclin is heating up. It's almost too good to be true. Then the elegant veneer shatters. Nora's new fantasy world turns darker, a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. Making it here will take skills Nora never learned in graduate school. Her only real ally--and a reluctant one at that--is the magician Aruendiel, a grim, reclusive figure with a biting tongue and a shrouded past. And it will take her becoming Aruendiel's student--and learning magic herself--to survive. When a passage home finally opens, Nora must weigh her "real life" against the dangerous power of love and magic. For lovers of Lev Grossman's The Magicians series ( The Magicians and The Magician King ) and Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy ( A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night ).
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Full title thinking woman s guide to real magic
Author barker emily croy
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
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display_description Only magic will set Nora Fischer free in an alternate fairy tale world that offers anything but 'happily ever after.' Illiterate women roam this world gone wrong, and men's spells hold the world in submission. When a mysterious magician teaches Nora the magic she needs to survive, a sudden doorway back to her world suddenly looks like one she may not want to go through.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Audiobooks, American, Fantasy fiction, American, Large type books, Magic -- Fiction
title_display The thinking woman's guide to real magic
title_full The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic, The thinking woman's guide to real magic / Emily Croy Barker, The thinking woman's guide to real magic [sound recording] : a novel / Emily Croy Barker, The thinking woman's guide to real magic [text (large print)] / by Emily Croy Barker
title_short The thinking woman's guide to real magic
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Audiobooks, Audiobooks, American, Fantasy fiction, American, Fiction, Large type books, Literature, Magic