Magic for Beginners

By Kelly Link; Shelley Jackson (Illustrator)
(Harvest Books, Paperback, 9780156031875, 297pp.)

Publication Date: September 2006

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Magic for Beginners is Kelly Link’s eagerly anticipated and critically acclaimed follow-up to her beloved debut, Stranger Things Happen. Cumulatively weirder and wiser” (The Believer), this new story collection riffs on zombies, marriage, witches, superheroes, haunted convenience stores, and weekly apocalyptic poker parties, among other things.  Link’s work is truly unique. Time Out New York called her stories cross-genre gems,” and her admirers in the literary communityfrom Peter Straub and Karen Joy Fowler to Alice Sebold and Michael Chabonreflect the amazing range that makes her style so special. Call it kitchen sink magical realism: Fantastic and bizarre but funny and down to earth, there is something for everyone in Magic for Beginners.


About the Author
Kelly Link is the author of two collections, "Stranger Things Happen", and "Magic For Beginners" (one of Time Magazine's Best Books of the Year). Stories from her collections have won the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, Tiptree, and Locus awards, and her work has recently appeared in "A Public Space, Firebirds Rising", and "Best American"" Short Stories 2005". Link and Gavin J. Grant started Small Beer Press in 2000. They have published the zine "Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet" ("Tiny, but celebrated" -- Washington Post) for ten years. An anthology, "The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet", will be published this autumn.

Shelley Jackson is the author of the short-story collection "The Melancholy of Anatomy", the author of the hypertext novel "Patchwork Girl", several children's books, and "Skin," a story published in tattoos on the skin of nearly three thousand volunteers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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