The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic (Hardcover)

By Emily Croy Barker

Thorndike Press, 9781410464484, 951pp.

Publication Date: December 25, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/31/2013)
Paperback (7/29/2014)
Hardcover (8/1/2013)

List Price: 30.99*
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August 2013 Indie Next List

“The great thing about Nora, the titular 'thinking woman' is that she is completely relatable. Nora, a perennial graduate student who hasn't made the best romantic choices, lands in another world that is rife with medieval attitudes toward women. She brings an analytical eye to a highly stratified, low-tech, but magical world and by speaking truth to power she learns new lessons about herself. This beautifully written first novel reverberates with echoes of fairy tales and fantasy literature from Narnia to Harry Potter.”
— Tonie Lilley, The Regulator Bookshop, Durham, NC
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About the Author

After twenty years as a journalist, Emily Croy Barker had great fun turning her writing skills to fiction to produce "The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic," her first novel. A graduate of Harvard University, she is currently the executive editor at "The American Lawyer" magazine, where she oversees international coverage. She lives in New Jersey.