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Recommended magical realism books (7)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into magical realism here are some magical realism books from United States of America for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo A. Anaya EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Ultima, a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic, comes to Antonio Marez's New Mexico family when he is six years old, and she helps him discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past.

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Legendborn by Tracy Deonn EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
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An Instant New York Times Bestseller! Winner of the Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe for New Talent Author Award Filled with mystery and an intriguingly rich magic system, Tracy Deonn’s YA contemporary fantasy Legendborn offers the dark allure of City of Bones with a modern-day twist on a classic legend and a lot of Southern Black Girl Magic. After her mother dies in an accident, sixteen-year-old Bree Matthews wants nothing to do with her family memories or childhood home. A residential program for bright high schoolers at UNC–Chapel Hill seems like the perfect escape—until Bree witnesses a m... continue

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Nightbitch : A Novel by Rachel Yoder EN

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In this blazingly smart and voracious debut novel, an artist turned stay-at-home mom becomes convinced she's turning into a dog. • "A must-read for anyone who can’t get enough of the ever-blurring line between the psychological and supernatural that Yellowjackets exemplifies." —Vulture One day, the mother was a mother, but then one night, she was quite suddenly something else... An ambitious mother puts her art career on hold to stay at home with her newborn son, but the experience does not match her imagination. Two years later, she steps into the bathroom for a break from her toddler's deman... continue

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Sharks in the Time of Saviors : A Novel by Kawai Strong Washburn EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Sharks in the Time of Saviors is a groundbreaking debut novel that folds the legends of Hawai’ian gods into an engrossing family saga; a story of exile and the pursuit of salvation from Kawai Strong Washburn. “Old myths clash with new realities, love is in a ride or die with grief, faith rubs hard against magic, and comic flips with tragic so much they meld into something new. All told with daredevil lyricism to burn. A ferocious debut.” —Marlon James, author of Black Leopard, Red Wolf “So good it hurts and hurts to where it heals. It is revelatory and unputdownable. Washburn is an extraordina... continue

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The Last Tale of the Flower Bride by Roshani Chokshi EN

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Once upon a time, a man who believed in fairy tales married a beautiful, mysterious woman named Indigo Maxwell-Casteñada. He was a scholar of myths. She was heiress to a fortune. They exchanged gifts and stories and believed they would live happily ever after - and in exchange for her love, Indigo extracted a promise: that her bridegroom would never pry into her past. But when Indigo learns that her estranged aunt is dying and the couple is forced to return to her childhood home, the House of Dreams, the bridegroom soon finds himself unable to resist. For within the crumbling manor&#... continue

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The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
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A bewitching tale of heartbreak and hope set in 1920s Alaska. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on making a fresh start for themselves in a homestead 'at the world's edge' in the raw Alaskan wilderness. But as the days grow shorter, Jack is losing his battle to clear the land, and Mabel can no longer contain her grief for the baby she lost many years before. The evening the first snow falls, their mood unaccountably changes. In a moment of tenderness, the pair are surprised to find themselves building a snowman - or rather a snow girl - together. The next morning, all trace of her has disa... continue

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Witches of Brooklyn: Spell of a Time : (A Graphic Novel) by Sophie Escabasse EN

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School is back in session, and that means new friends, new lessons, and NEW MAGIC! Readers and reviewers are seeing stars for this smash-hit graphic novel series that is just the right mix of sweet and spooky! A trip to Coney Island to pick up trash goes sideways when Effie and Garance learn that there is a missing...mermaid?! Every time Effie thinks she finally has this magic life down, something new pops up! But this time, with the help of Garance, some talkative seagulls, and a rather helpful turtle, Effie is going to save the day and find this mermaid! “Charming beyond belief.” –Entertainm... continue