The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

By Emily Croy Barker,

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"If Hermione Granger had been an American who never received an invitation to Hogwarts, this might have been her story." -People

Earning comparisons to wildly popular fantasy novels by Deborah Harkness and Lev Grossman, Emily Croy Barker's enchanting debut offers an intelligent escape into a richly imagined world. And with…

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1 author picked The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Clever, with rich worldbuilding and a cast of flawed, fleshed-out characters, this book is a definite page-turner. Nora Fisher’s life is in a slump: her dissertation is stalled, and her love life is in tatters. While attending a friend’s wedding, she slips off for a hike and accidentally winds up in another world, one far more beautiful than her own but where nothing is as it seems. Escaping her gilded prison is one matter, but to find her way home again, Nora will need to discover her talent for magic. I thoroughly enjoyed both this book and its recent sequel,…

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