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The 19 Best Magical Realism Books You Haven’t Read Yet

Go beyond the most popular magical realism books and read these hidden gems.

magical realism books
Doña Barbara

Doña Barbara

By Rómulo Gallegos

The Dead Wife's Handbook

The Dead Wife's Handbook

By Hannah Beckerman

A Floating Life

A Floating Life

By Tad Crawford

Magic for beginners by kelly link, a magical realism book

Magic for Beginners

By Kelly Link

Flight

Flight

By Sherman Alexie

The Other Side of the Sun

The Other Side of the Sun

By Madeleine L'Engle

The Famished Road

The Famished Road

By Ben Okri

Mama Day

Mama Day

By Gloria Naylor

The Daughter of the Doctor and the Saint

The Daughter of the Doctor and the Saint

By Edward Swift

Things Invisible to See

Things Invisible to See

By Nancy Willard

Heart of Aztlan

Heart of Aztlan

By Rudolfo Anaya

Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a magical realism book

Signal to Noise

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Mrs. Caliban

Mrs. Caliban

By Rachel Ingalls

Fortune's Daughter

Fortune's Daughter

By Alice Hoffman

The Salt Roads

The Salt Roads

By Nalo Hopkinson

Tropic of Orange

Tropic of Orange

By Karen Tei Yamashita

The Man with Two Arms

The Man with Two Arms

By Billy Lombardo

Drenched

Drenched

By Marisa Matarazzo

A Tree or a Person or a Wall

A Tree or a Person or a Wall

By Matt Bell