Magic for Beginners

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Random House Publishing Group
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5.12 X 8.03 X 0.54 inches | 0.57 pounds

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About the Author
MacArthur "Genius Grant" fellow Kelly Link is the author of the collections Get in Trouble, Stranger Things Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. She and Gavin J. Grant have co-edited a number of anthologies, including multiple volumes of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and, for young adults, Monstrous Affections. She is the co-founder of Small Beer Press. Her short stories have been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She hasalso received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Link was born in Miami, Florida. She currently lives with her husband and daughter in Northampton, Massachusetts.
"A sorceress to be reckoned with."--The New York Times Book Review

"[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."--Lev Grossman, Time

"She is unique and should be declared a national treasure."--Neil Gaiman

"Funny, scary, surprising and powerfully moving within the span of a single story or even a single sentence."--Karen Russell, The Miami Herald

"This is what certain readers live for: fiction that makes the world instead of merely mimicking it."--Audrey Niffenegger

"[These] exquisite stories mix the aggravations and epiphanies of everyday life with the stuff that legends, dreams and nightmares are made of."--Laura Miller, Salon, Best Books of the Decade

"A major talent . . . Like George Saunders, [Link] can't dismiss the hidden things that tap on our windows at night."--The Boston Globe

"The most darkly playful voice in American fiction."--Michael Chabon

"I think she is the most impressive writer of her generation."--Peter Straub

"Link's world is one to savor. [Grade: ] A"--Entertainment Weekly

"Intricate, wildly imaginative and totally wonderful . . . will fill you with awe and joy."--NPR