All Time Faves: Fantasy Fiction in a Literary Style

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Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence Griffin & Sabine: An Extraordinary Correspondence
By Bantock, Nick
1991-08 - Chronicle Books (CA)
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It all started with a mysterious and seemingly innocent postcard, but from that point nothing was to remain the same in the life of Griffin Moss, a quiet, solitary artist living in London. His logical, methodical world was suddenly turned upside down by a strangely exotic woman living on a tropical island thousands of miles away. Who is Sabine? How can she "see" what Griffin is painting when they have never met? …More

The Last Unicorn The Last Unicorn
By Beagle, Peter S.
2011-11 - Roc
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Adults and children the world over have fallen in love with Beagle's timeless classic, The Last Unicorn. Now, in this historic publication, Beagle's richly inventive novel springs to life in beautifully rendered illustrations that perfectly evoke the mystery and magic of one of man's favorite myths. …More

Something Wicked This Way Comes Something Wicked This Way Comes
By Bradbury, Ray
2006-09 - Eos
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Three hours after midnight, one week before Halloween, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show rolls into Green Town, Illinois. A carnival like no other, it feeds on the dreams and weaknesses of those drawn to its eerie attractions, destroying every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery. Two boys--best friends Will Halloway and Jim Nightshade--are about to learn the secret of its smoke, mazes and mirrors as they confront a nightmarish evil that will change their lives forever. …More

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
By Clarke, Susanna
2006-08 - Tor Books
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Ravishing...Combines the dark mythology of fantasy with the delicious social comedy of Jane Austen into a masterpiece of the genre that rivals Tolkien."--"Time"
At the dawn of the nineteenth century, two very different magicians emerge to change England's history. In the year 1806, with the Napoleonic Wars raging on land and sea, most people believe magic to be long dead in England--until the reclusive Mr Norrell reveals his powers, and becomes a celebrity overnight.
Soon, another practicing magician comes forth: the young, handsome, and daring Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell's student, and they join forces in the war against France. But Strange is increasingly drawn to the wildest, most perilous forms of magic, straining his partnership with Norrell, and putting at risk everything else he holds dear.  …More

The Book of Lost Things The Book of Lost Things
By Connolly, John
2007-10 - Washington Square Press
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The bestselling author of "The Black Angel" offers a creative coming-of-age story about one boys journey into adulthood, combining dramatic themes with edge-of-your-seat suspense and a fantastical imagination. …More

Anansi Boys Anansi Boys
By Gaiman, Neil
2006-09 - HarperTorch
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Charlies dad wasn't just any dad. He was Anansi, a trickster god, the spirit of rebellion able to overturn the social order, create wealth out of thin air, and baffle the devil. When he dies on a karaoke stage, things get very interesting for Charlie. …More

The Ocean at the End of the Lane The Ocean at the End of the Lane
By Gaiman, Neil
2013-06 - William Morrow & Company
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The author's first new novel for adults since his #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Anansi Boys" is a bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery, survival, memory and magic that makes the impossible all too real …More


The Magicians The Magicians
By Grossman, Lev
2010-05 - Plume Books
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Quentin Coldwater is brilliant but miserable. After he graduates from college, he and his friends make a stunning discovery: Fillory--the land of the fantasy novels they read as children--is real and much darker and more dangerous than they could have imagined. …More

Forever Forever
By Hamill, Pete
2003-11 - Back Bay Books
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Cormac O'Connor, who arrives in New York City from Ireland in 1741, has been given the gift of immortality--but only on the condition that he never leave the island of Manhattan. Through his eyes, this magical epic follows the city's transformation from a burgeoning settlement to the thriving metropolis of the present day. …More

The Uninvited Guests The Uninvited Guests
By Jones, Sadie
2013-01 - Harper Perennial
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A grand old manor house deep in the English countryside will open its doors to reveal the story of an unexpectedly dramatic day in the life of one eccentric, rather dysfunctional, and entirely unforgettable family. …More

Farewell, Dorothy Parker Farewell, Dorothy Parker
By Meister, Ellen
2013-02 - Putnam Adult
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When it comes to movie reviews, critic Violet Epps is a powerhouse voice. But that's only because she's learned to channel her literary hero, Dorothy Parker, the most celebrated and scathing wit of the 20th century. If only Violet could summon that kind of strength in her personal life. …More

The Night Circus The Night Circus
By Morgenstern, Erin
2012-07 - Anchor Books
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A fierce competition is underway--a duel between two young circus magicians who have been trained since childhood for this purpose. This is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. …More

The Winter Ghosts The Winter Ghosts
By Mosse, Kate
2012-02 - Berkley Publishing Group
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From the author of the "New York Times"-bestselling "Labyrinth" comes a story of two lives touched by war and transformed by courage. A World War I vet stranded by a snowstorm in a village in the French Pyrenees unearths a tragic, centuries-old mystery. …More

The Crystal Cave The Crystal Cave
By Stewart, Mary
2003-05 - Eos
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First in Mary Stewart's classic Arthurian saga, this repackaged edition of "The Crystal Cave" tells the story of Myridden Emrys--or, as he would later be known, Merlin. …More

The Golem and the Jinni The Golem and the Jinni
By Wecker, Helene
2013-04 - Harper
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A marvelous and absorbing debut novel, an enchanting combination of vivid historical fiction and magical fable about two supernatural creatures in turn-of-the-century immigrant New York. …More