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

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

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Buy Doña Barbara at Amazon

Doña Barbara

By Rómulo Gallegos

Buy The Dead Wife's Handbook at Amazon

The Dead Wife's Handbook

By Hannah Beckerman

Buy A Floating Life at Amazon

A Floating Life

By Tad Crawford

Magic for beginners by kelly link, a magical realism book

Magic for Beginners

By Kelly Link

Buy Flight at Amazon


By Sherman Alexie

Buy The Other Side of the Sun at Amazon

The Other Side of the Sun

By Madeleine L'Engle

Buy The Famished Road at Amazon

The Famished Road

By Ben Okri

Buy Mama Day at Amazon

Mama Day

By Gloria Naylor

Buy The Daughter of the Doctor and the Saint at Amazon

The Daughter of the Doctor and the Saint

By Edward Swift

Buy Things Invisible to See at Amazon

Things Invisible to See

By Nancy Willard

Buy Heart of Aztlan at Amazon

Heart of Aztlan

By Rudolfo Anaya

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

Signal to Noise

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Buy Mrs. Caliban at Amazon

Mrs. Caliban

By Rachel Ingalls

Buy Fortune's Daughter at Amazon

Fortune's Daughter

By Alice Hoffman

Buy The Salt Roads at Amazon

The Salt Roads

By Nalo Hopkinson

Buy Tropic of Orange at Amazon

Tropic of Orange

By Karen Tei Yamashita

Buy The Man with Two Arms at Amazon

The Man with Two Arms

By Billy Lombardo

Buy Drenched at Amazon


By Marisa Matarazzo

Buy A Tree or a Person or a Wall at Amazon

A Tree or a Person or a Wall

By Matt Bell