Popular Magical Realism Books

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The House of the Spirits The House of the Spirits (Paperback)
by (shelved 525 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.17 — 131,458 ratings — published 1982
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Like Water for Chocolate Like Water for Chocolate (Paperback)
by (shelved 525 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.91 — 294,660 ratings — published 1989
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Garden Spells Garden Spells (Hardcover)
by (shelved 522 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.07 — 67,844 ratings — published 2007
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Kafka on the Shore Kafka on the Shore (Paperback)
by (shelved 475 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.12 — 171,129 ratings — published 2002
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The Night Circus The Night Circus (Hardcover)
by (shelved 469 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.99 — 457,650 ratings — published 2010
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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle (Paperback)
by (shelved 440 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.19 — 149,648 ratings — published 1994
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The Girl Who Chased the Moon The Girl Who Chased the Moon (Hardcover)
by (shelved 396 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.99 — 50,303 ratings — published 2010
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The Sugar Queen The Sugar Queen (Hardcover)
by (shelved 367 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.99 — 41,583 ratings — published 2008
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The Peach Keeper The Peach Keeper (Hardcover)
by (shelved 365 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.84 — 71,353 ratings — published 2011
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Midnight's Children Midnight's Children (Paperback)
by (shelved 339 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.00 — 116,108 ratings — published 1981
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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake (Hardcover)
by (shelved 315 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.15 — 57,042 ratings — published 2010
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The Ocean at the End of the Lane The Ocean at the End of the Lane (Hardcover)
by (shelved 308 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.99 — 319,007 ratings — published 2013
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The Master and Margarita The Master and Margarita (Paperback)
by (shelved 308 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.34 — 134,690 ratings — published 1967
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1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3) 1Q84 (1Q84, #1-3)
by (shelved 300 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.83 — 186,558 ratings — published 2009
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The Time Traveler's Wife The Time Traveler's Wife (ebook)
by (shelved 291 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.01 — 200,710 ratings — published 2003
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Life of Pi Life of Pi (Paperback)
by (shelved 281 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.86 — 1,101,074 ratings — published 2001
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The Snow Child The Snow Child (Hardcover)
by (shelved 251 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.91 — 103,946 ratings — published 2011
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Chocolat (Chocolat, #1) Chocolat (Chocolat, #1)
by (shelved 251 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.92 — 75,438 ratings — published 1998
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The Alchemist The Alchemist (Paperback)
by (shelved 233 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.75 — 1,218,542 ratings — published 1988
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Practical Magic Practical Magic (Paperback)
by (shelved 218 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.80 — 36,546 ratings — published 1995
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Beloved Beloved (Paperback)
by (shelved 217 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.70 — 248,361 ratings — published 1987
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Lost Lake Lost Lake (Hardcover)
by (shelved 210 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.87 — 39,115 ratings — published 2014
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The Satanic Verses The Satanic Verses (Paperback)
by (shelved 208 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.72 — 64,198 ratings — published 1988
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The Tiger's Wife The Tiger's Wife (Hardcover)
by (shelved 200 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.35 — 103,878 ratings — published 2011
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The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender (Hardcover)
by (shelved 188 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.15 — 16,351 ratings — published 2014
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American Gods (American Gods, #1) American Gods (American Gods, #1)
by (shelved 162 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.10 — 430,082 ratings — published 2001
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Sputnik Sweetheart Sputnik Sweetheart (Paperback)
by (shelved 157 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.83 — 57,930 ratings — published 1999
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After Dark After Dark (Hardcover)
by (shelved 146 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.65 — 61,129 ratings — published 2004
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Winter's Tale Winter's Tale (Paperback)
by (shelved 142 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.65 — 50,527 ratings — published 1983
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A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3) A Wild Sheep Chase (The Rat, #3)
by (shelved 142 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.95 — 52,197 ratings — published 1982
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Eva Luna Eva Luna (Paperback)
by (shelved 134 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.94 — 27,177 ratings — published 1987
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The Golem and the Jinni The Golem and the Jinni (Hardcover)
by (shelved 126 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.08 — 76,240 ratings — published 2013
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Norwegian Wood Norwegian Wood (Paperback)
by (shelved 119 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.03 — 168,563 ratings — published 1987
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Invisible Cities Invisible Cities (Paperback)
by (shelved 116 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.23 — 37,344 ratings — published 1972
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The Ice Queen The Ice Queen (Paperback)
by (shelved 115 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.49 — 15,218 ratings — published 2005
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The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones (Mass Market)
by (shelved 111 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.72 — 1,449,875 ratings — published 2002
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Neverwhere Neverwhere (Paperback)
by (shelved 106 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.16 — 280,201 ratings — published 1996
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Swamplandia! Swamplandia! (Hardcover)
by (shelved 105 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.19 — 54,248 ratings — published 2011
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (Paperback)
by (shelved 103 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.72 — 154,418 ratings — published 2004
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Ficciones Ficciones (Paperback)
by (shelved 99 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 4.50 — 35,149 ratings — published 1944
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The Probable Future The Probable Future (Paperback)
by (shelved 98 times as magical-realism)
avg rating 3.82 — 14,384 ratings — published 2003
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Morana Blue
“Apparently, we're all in the frame," I heard Harry murmur somewhere behind me. And I whirled back to him. Innate, irrational anger surged. Then stopped, dead - as I suddenly took in Handsome, Robert and Doc. They were all staring at me. They were concentrating, all resolute, all a tad furrow-browed… upon my face.
Self-consciousness burgeoned. I gingerly fingered my and lips and my chin,
"Am I drooling?"
"Your arse is hanging out," said Harry, not looking up from the forensics he was scanning.
And so it was.
Handsome, Robert and Doc averted their eyes as I, wishing I'd merely been dribbling, grabbed the back flaps of my breezy hospital gown, fully placed my back against the wall. Then, thinking better of it, dived hurriedly, carefully, back into bed.
If Chinese Lady'd been here, she could've, would've, told me.
I missed her already.”
Morana Blue, Gatsby's Smile

Terri Windling
“Some years ago I had a conversation with a man who thought that writing and editing fantasy books was a rather frivolous job for a grown woman like me. He wasn’t trying to be contentious, but he himself was a probation officer, working with troubled kids from the Indian reservation where he’d been raised. Day in, day out, he dealt in a concrete way with very concrete problems, well aware that his words and deeds could change young lives for good or ill.
I argued that certain stories are also capable of changing lives, addressing some of the same problems and issues he confronted in his daily work: problems of poverty, violence, and alienation, issues of culture, race, gender, and class...
“Stories aren’t real,” he told me shortly. “They don’t feed a kid left home in an empty house. Or keep an abusive relative at bay. Or prevent an unloved child from finding ‘family’ in the nearest gang.”
Sometimes they do, I tried to argue. The right stories, read at the right time, can be as important as shelter or food. They can help us to escape calamity, and heal us in its aftermath. He frowned, dismissing this foolishness, but his wife was more conciliatory. “Write down the names of some books,” she said. “Maybe we’ll read them.”
I wrote some titles on a scrap of paper, and the top three were by Charles de lint – for these are precisely the kind of tales that Charles tells better than anyone. The vital, necessary stories. The ones that can change and heal young lives. Stories that use the power of myth to speak truth to the human heart.
Charles de Lint creates a magical world that’s not off in a distant Neverland but here and now and accessible, formed by the “magic” of friendship, art, community, and social activism. Although most of his books have not been published specifically for adolescents and young adults, nonetheless young readers find them and embrace them with particular passion. I’ve long lost count of the number of times I’ve heard people from troubled backgrounds say that books by Charles saved them in their youth, and kept them going.
Recently I saw that parole officer again, and I asked after his work. “Gets harder every year,” he said. “Or maybe I’m just getting old.” He stopped me as I turned to go. “That writer? That Charles de Lint? My wife got me to read them books…. Sometimes I pass them to the kids.”
“Do they like them?” I asked him curiously.
“If I can get them to read, they do. I tell them: Stories are important.
And then he looked at me and smiled.”
Terri Windling

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