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The Magic Shop

An anthology of stories edited by

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The 17 stories in this anthology on the theme of places to buy magic make up an exceptionally strong volume. In "Tarnished Linings," P N Elrod goes for the gruesome, while in "Dime Store Rings," Michelle West offers probably the most powerful story here--on aging, in children as well as parents. Mel Odom uses American Indian folklore in "The Serpent of the Lakes," while Kristine Katherine Rusch puts a corporate troubleshooter for a chain of magic shops in a position where the trouble at hand threatens to shoot (or stab) back. "The Fairest" by Von Jocks ingeniously varies the theme of the magic mirror, while India Edghill's "Winter Phoenix" (which nearly ties West's entry as best in the book) powerfully alters the theme of the fate of a certain Russian princess. Even the less compelling stories here feature gratifying grace notes. All told, singular testimony to how much originality, or at least good storytelling, a venerable theme can generate. Roland Green
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reservedBook Description
All-original stories from P N Elrod, Jody Lynn Nye, Michelle West, and others explore the endlessly fascinating possibilities that would arise if a magic shop truly sold magic.

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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Magic Shop
Author(s): P N Elrod, Jody Lynn Nye, Josepha Sherman, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Von Jocks, Susan Sizemore, Laura Resnick, Michelle West, Mel Odom
ISBN: 0-7564-0173-9 / 978-0-7564-0173-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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