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Magic For Beginners

Author : Kelly Link
ISBN : 9781931520928
Genre : Fiction
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Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly Link reconstructs modern life through an intoxicating prism, conjuring up unforgettable worlds with humor and humanity. These stories are at once ingenious and deeply moving. They leave the reader astonished and exhilarated. Includes an exclusive conversation between Kelly Link and Joe Hill Praise for Magic for Beginners “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 From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Stranger Things Happen

Author : Kelly Link
ISBN : 1931520992
Genre : Fiction
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A debut collection of extraordinary stories from an award-winning author.
Category: Fiction

Get In Trouble

Author : Kelly Link
ISBN : 9780804179713
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 78.33 MB
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FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” (Michael Chabon) and “a national treasure” (Neil Gaiman). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BookPage • BuzzFeed • Chicago Tribune • Kirkus Reviews • NPR • San Francisco Chronicle • Slate • Time • Toronto Star • The Washington Post She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In “The Summer People,” a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In “I Can See Right Through You,” a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In “The New Boyfriend,” a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty—and the hidden strengths—of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Praise for Get in Trouble “Ridiculously brilliant . . . These stories make you laugh while staring into the void.”—The Boston Globe “When it comes to literary magic, Link is the real deal: clever, surprising, affecting, fluid and funny.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Category: Fiction

Short Stories In English For Beginners

Author : Olly Richards
ISBN : 9781473683563
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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An unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for young and adult learners. "I love Olly's work - and you will too!" - Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers Short Stories in English for Beginners has been written especially for students from beginner to intermediate level, designed to give a sense of achievement, and most importantly - enjoyment! Mapped to A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference, these eight captivating stories will both entertain you, and give you a feeling of progress when listening. What does this book give you? · Eight stories in a variety of exciting genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller - making learning fun, while you gain a wide range of new vocabulary · Controlled language at your level, including the 1000 most frequent words, to help you progress confidently · Authentic spoken dialogues, to help you learn conversational expressions and improve your speaking ability · Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun, and research shows that if you're enjoying listening in a foreign language, you won't experience the usual feelings of frustration - 'It's too hard!' 'I don't understand!' · Accessible grammar so you learn new structures naturally, in a stress-free way Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories will entertain you, while at the same time allowing you to benefit from an improved range of vocabulary and a better grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. From science fiction to fantasy, to crime and thrillers, Short Stories in English for Beginners will make learning English easy and enjoyable.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Mind Magic For Beginners

Author : Merlin Starlight
ISBN : 1798232243
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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EVER WONDER if there's a faster way to get the Law of Attraction to work for you? THERE IS! Move over Law of Attraction. Let's make some MAGIC! Mind Magic for Beginners goes way beyond the Law of Attraction! With Powerful Mind Magic, you can change your reality in the Present Moment. Tired of visualizing and waiting, only to not experience the change you were after? Tired of believing and exercising great faith, and then not seeing miracles result? Tired of working hard to attract positive change into your life like a magnet? Bring those changes into your reality directly and easily with powerful Mind Magic! Faster than the Law of Attraction, More powerful than affirmations, Able to alter reality in a single bound! It's... Mind Magic! Mind Magic is a powerful methodology of magical practice that requires no special objects, no spells, and no rituals. It's easy to learn and easy to practice. And it's fun! Mind Magic for Beginners includes dozens of practical exercises in magic that you can do yourself to improve your life in the areas of: * Health and wellness * Injuries and illness * Money, job, and career * Protection and shielding * Body image * Time, sleep, and peace * Projects, games, and events * And much more! Does this describe you? Have you read about creating your own reality and wished you could get it to work for you? Have you put your effort into positive thinking and made just a little bit of change--but nothing especially magical? Have you read stories of others using positive thoughts to work miracles in their lives and wish you could do the same? Have you seen the potential of what your life could be like if only you could put more and more effort into getting this Law of Attraction thing to work for you? Have you thought that real magic, if it does exist, is only for gurus that devote their lives to it? Have you believed that practicing real magic must require rigorous daily routines, strange rituals, or intense meditation methods that you just can't see yourself doing? Do you wish that there was a simple, straightforward, quick, and easy way to learn some basic mind magic that could better your daily life? Do you want to move way past the Law of Attraction and Reality Creation ideas into a realm of working real magic in the moment? Then read on--this book is for you! This book is for the person who has learned about the power of the mind, the Law of Attraction, or the principles of creating your own reality, but hasn't figured out how to use them effectively in their own life yet. It's for the person who's heard of many miracles and success stories, who's maybe seen the movie The Secret, and would like to experience those things for themselves. It's for the person who believes in the idea of positive thinking but would actually like to see it move some mountains in their own life. No, this is not a Law of Attraction book. Hold onto your seat. We're going to move way past the Law of Attraction! This book is for the curious. It's for the person who has no experience in real magic but would like to know a little of it. It's for the person who doesn't have the time to study and practice magic aggressively but would like a shortcut to some quick tricks that could help with life's little challenges. It's for the person who wishes they knew a little magic here and there to influence the outcome of difficult situations but doesn't want to put more than a little effort into learning it. It's for the one who is interested in learning some real magic--maybe has been interested in it for a long time--but just can't seem to find the time to pursue it. In this well-written book, you're going to learn powerful magic that you can do with only your mind. In Mind Magic for Beginners, Merlin Starlight makes it easy to understand the science and principles of magic and simple to begin practicing it. Start reading it today, and you'll be working real magic very soon!
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Magic For Beginners

Author : Walter Brown Gibson
ISBN : 0883910799
Genre : Games
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Revised with dozens of illustrations complementing this easy-to-understand classic, this guide to magic spans all age groups with tricks that have baffled both children and adults.
Category: Games

Pen America Best Debut Short Stories 2017

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ISBN : 9781936787692
Genre : Fiction
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THE INAUGURAL ANTHOLOGY OF LITERATURE?S MOST PROMISING NEW VOICES "A welcome addition to the run of established short story annuals, promising good work to come." Kirkus Reviews Many writers who are household names today got their start when an editor encountered their work for the first time and took a chance. This book celebrates twelve such moments of discovery. The first volume of an annual anthology, launched alongside PEN?s new Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers, it recognizes writers who have had outstanding fiction debuts in a print or online literary magazine. The winning stories collected hereselected this year by judges Marie-Helene Bertino, Kelly Link, and Nina McConigleytake place in South Carolina and in South Korea, on a farm in the eighteenth century and among the cubicles of a computer- engineering firm in the present day. They narrate age-old themes with current urgency: migration, memory, technology, language, love, ecology, identity, family. Each work comes with an introduction by the editor who originally published it, explaining why he or she chose it. The commentaries provide insight into a process that often remains opaque to readers and students of writing, and showcase the vital work literary magazines do to nurture contemporary literature's new voices.
Category: Fiction

Practical Magic For Beginners

Author : Brandy Williams
ISBN : 9780738725444
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Anyone can practice magic to improve their everyday lives. Practical Magic for Beginners is a straightforward introduction to magical practice for Christians, Pagans, Jews, atheists, and people of all religious traditions. This comprehensive training course presents the foundations of spellcraft and ritual magic through short, simple exercises. Readers explore their energy and senses, and then move on to developing skills in extrasensory perception, divination, and introspection. Magical timing, magical processes, ritual space and tools, journaling, and dreamwork are explained and discussed in depth. This nondenominational guidebook also includes twenty rituals related to friendship, love, prosperity, health, and other common concerns.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Bloody Chamber

Author : Angela Carter
ISBN : 9780143107613
Genre : Fairy tales
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Category: Fairy tales

Pretty Monsters

Author : Kelly Link
ISBN : 9781847678201
Genre : Fiction
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Weird, wicked, spooky and delicious, PRETTY MONSTERS is a book of tall tales to keep you up all night. Blending fairytale, fantasy, horror, myth and mischief in a delicious cocktail, Kelly Link creates a world like no other, where ghosts of girlfriends past rub up against Scrabble-loving grandmothers with terrifying magic handbags, wizards sit alongside morbid babysitters, and we encounter a people-eating monster who claims to have a sense of humour. Combining the imaginative brilliance of Borges with the madcap escapades of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more than a pinch of macabre humour, this is writing to come back from the dead for.
Category: Fiction