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The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

(2013)
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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 an appealing female protagonist, cinematic storytelling, wry humor, and wonderfully clever literary references, The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic is sure to capture the imaginations of readers everywhere.

During a miserable weekend at a friend's wedding, eager to forget about her disastrous breakup and stalled dissertation, Nora Fischer wanders off and somehow finds herself in another realm. There, she meets glamorous Ilissa - who introduces Nora to a decadent new world - and her gorgeous son Raclin. But when the elegant veneer of this dreamland shatters, Nora finds herself in a fairy tale gone incredibly wrong. And the only way she can survive is by learning real magic herself.

Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Used availability for Emily Croy Barker's The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic

Hardback Editions

December 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thinking Womans Guide To Real Magic (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
ISBN: 1-4104-6448-2 / 978-1-4104-6448-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
ISBN: 0-670-02366-3 / 978-0-670-02366-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
ISBN: 1-4059-1309-6 / 978-1-4059-1309-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
ISBN: 0-14-312567-2 / 978-0-14-312567-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA Xex
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Audio Editions

December 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
ISBN: 1-4703-6411-5 / 978-1-4703-6411-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
Publisher: Penguin
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August 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic: A Novel
Author(s): Emily Croy Barker
Publisher: Penguin Books
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