Magical Realism 5
Title: American Street Author: Ibi Zoboi Genre: Contemporary YA, Magical Realism Publisher: Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins Publication Date: February 14, 2017 Hardcover: 336 Pages On the corner of American Street and Joy Road, Fabiola Toussaint thought she would finally find une belle vie—a good life. But after they leave Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Fabiola’s mother is detained by […]
Old School Wednesdays is a weekly Book Smuggler feature. We came up with the idea towards the end of 2012, when both Ana and Thea were feeling exhausted from the never-ending inundation of New and Shiny (and often over-hyped) books. What better way to snap out of a reading fugue than to take a mini-vacation […]
Title: Nightingale’s Nest Author: Nikki Loftin Genre: Middle Grade, Fantasy Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date: February 20 2014 Hardcover: 256 Pages Twelve-year-old John Fischer Jr., or “Little John” as he’s always been known, is spending his summer helping his father with his tree removal business, clearing brush for Mr. King, the wealthy owner of a chain […]
Title: The Crane Wife Author: Patrick Ness Genre: Magical Realism, Fantasy Publisher: Canongate Books Publication date: April 4 2013 Hardcover: 320 pages The extraordinary happens every day… One night, George Duncan – decent man, a good man – is woken by a noise in his garden. Impossibly, a great white crane has tumbled to earth, […]
Title: The Three Loves of Persimmon Author: Cassandra Golds Genre: Historical, Fable, Magical Realism, Romance Publisher: Penguin Books Publication date: August 2010 Paperback: 212 pages Persimmon Polidori is a fine young lady, but within her is a rebel. She must follow her heart’s desire, even if it means her family will reject her for the […]
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