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Title:
The magic shop
Author:
Little, Denise.
Publication Information:
New York : DAW Books, 2004.
Physical Description:
viii, 319 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Every little thing she does / by Susan Sizemore -- Tarnished linings / by P.N. Elrod -- For whom the bell tolled / by Jody Lynn Nye -- Winter phoenix / by India Edghill -- The magic keyboard / by Laura Resnick -- Off key / by ElizaBeth Gilligan -- Dime store rings / by Michelle West -- Grails / by Bradley H. Sinor -- Mightier than the sword / by Josepha Sherman -- The curse of the itch / by Bill McCay -- The assassin's dagger / by Kristine Kathryn Rusch -- Serpent of the lakes / by Mel Odom -- The hand which graces / by Gary A. Braunbeck -- The fairest / by Von Jocks -- A winter's tale / by Rosemary Edghill.
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ISBN:
9780756401733
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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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Booklist Review

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, whileristineatherine 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 Vonocks 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 2004 Booklist