Magical Realism
 Realistic fiction with a touch of magic
 
The girl who chased the moon : a novel
by Sarah Addison Allen

Moving in with the grandfather she never knew after the death of her mother, 17-year-old Emily witnesses bizarre supernatural activities in her new North Carolina community while befriending its remarkable residents.
Life after life : a novel
by Kate Atkinson

The award-winning author of Behind the Scenes at the Museum follows the experiences of a woman who after being born on a snowy night in 1910 repeated dies and reincarnates into the same life to correct missteps and ultimately save the world. 75,000 first printing.
The particular sadness of lemon cake : a novel
by Aimee Bender

Discovering in childhood a supernatural ability to taste the emotions of others in their cooking, Rose Edelstein grows up to regard food as a curse when it reveals everyone's secret realities. By the Pushcart-winning author of An Invisible Sign of My Own.
The mistress of spices : A Novel
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

A critically acclaimed first novel by an Indian-American writer spins a sensual contemporary fairy tale involving a young woman trained in the ancient art of spices, who is forced by an unexpected romance to choose between immortality and modern life. 
Exit west : a novel
by Mohsin Hamid

The internationally best-selling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist presents the story of two young lovers whose furtive affair is shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.
The snow child : a novel
by Eowyn Ivey

A childless couple working a farm in the brutal landscape of 1920 Alaska discover a little girl living in the wilderness, with a red fox as a companion, and begin to love the strange, almost-supernatural child as their own.
Kafka on the shore
by Haruki Murakami

The unlikely alliance between Kafka Tamura, a fifteen-year-old runaway, and the aging Nakata, a man who has never recovered from a wartime affliction, brings dramatic changes to both characters as they embark on a surreal odyssey through a strange, sometimes violent, sometimes fantastical world.
The tiger's wife : a novel
by Téa Obreht

Struggling to understand why her beloved grandfather left his family to die alone in a field hospital far from home, a young doctor in a war-torn Balkan country takes over her grandfather's search for a mythical ageless vagabond while referring to a worncopy of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book."
Swamplandia!
by Karen Russell

A first novel by the author of the short-story collection, St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves finds the Bigtree children struggling to protect their Florida Everglades alligator-wrestling theme park from a sophisticated competitor after losing their parents. 
The book of speculation
by Erika Swyler

Simon Watson, a young librarian on the verge of losing his job, a mysterious book that holds the key to a curse that has haunted a family of traveling circus performers for generations. 
Latinx Authors
Maya's notebook : a novel
by Isabel Allende

After the death of her beloved grandfather, 19-year-old Maya Vidal, turning to drugs, alcohol and petty crimes, becomes trapped in a war between assassins, the police, the FBI and Interpol, until her grandmother helps her escape to a remote island off the coast of Chile where she tries to make sense of her life. 
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao
by Junot Díaz

Living with an old-world mother and rebellious sister, an urban New Jersey misfit dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and believes that a long-standing family curse is thwarting his efforts to find love and happiness. A first novel by the author of the collection, Drown.
Like water for chocolate : a novel in monthly installments, with recipes, romances, and home remedies
by Laura Esquivel

Despite the fact that she has fallen in love with a young man, Tita, the youngest of three daughters born to a tyrannical ranch must obey tradition and remain single and at home to care for her mother. A first novel. 

Love in the time of cholera
by Gabriel García Márquez

In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he does so again.


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