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ItemMagic for beginners(Northhampton, MA : Small Beer Press, 2005., 2005) Link, Kelly; Jackson, ShelleyA new Fountains of Wayne album, a new Wes Anderson movie, a new short story collection by Kelly Link—and once more, for a little while, the world is worth saving. Kelly Link owns the most darkly playful voice in American fiction since Donald Barthelme. She is pushing the American short story into places that it hasn’t yet been pushed, while some-how managing to maintain a powerful connection to traditional forms and storytelling values. —Michael Chabon, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay ItemStranger Things Happen(Easthampton : Small Beer Press, 2005., 2005) Link, KellyAward-winning author Kelly Link’s debut collection takes fairy tales and cautionary tales, dictators and extraterrestrials, amnesiacs and honeymooners, revenants and readers alike, on a voyage into new, strange, and wonderful territory. The girl detective must go to the underworld to solve the case of the tap-dancing bank robbers. A librarian falls in love with a girl whose father collects artificial noses. A dead man posts letters home to his stranged wife. Two women named Louise begin a series of consecutive love affairs with a string of cellists. A newly married couple become participants in an apocalyptic beauty pageant. Sexy blond aliens invade New York City. A young girl learns how to make herself disappear. These eleven extraordinary stories are quirky, spooky, and smart. They all have happy endings. Every story contains a secret prize. Each story was written especially for you.