Magical Realism

Magical realism is a fiction genre in which magical elements blend to create a realistic atmosphere that accesses a deeper understanding of reality. The story explains these magical elements as normal occurrences, presented in a straightforward manner that places the "real" and the "fantastic" in the same stream of thought.

Neverworld Wake
The Book of M
Providence
A Thousand Beginnings and Endings
Summer of Salt
The Mermaid
Invisible Ghosts
Wild Blue Wonder
Bruja Born (Brooklyn Brujas, #2)
Harry's Trees
What Blooms from Dust
The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War
Legendary (Caraval, #2)
The Map of Salt and Stars
The Pisces
Matchmaking for Beginners
The Immortalists
The Keeper of Lost Things
All the Breaking Waves
Sing, Unburied, Sing
Exit West
The Underground Railroad
How to Stop Time
Caraval (Caraval, #1)
Lincoln in the Bardo
The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1)
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
Long Way Down
Slade House
The Plastic Magician (The Paper Magician, #4)
One Hundred Years of Solitude
The House of the Spirits
The Ocean at the End of the Lane
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
Kafka on the Shore
Like Water for Chocolate (Como agua para chocolate)
Garden Spells (Waverley Family, #1)
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Love in the Time of Cholera
Bone Gap
The Girl Who Chased the Moon
Midnight's Children
The Master and Margarita
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The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

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