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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Ray Bradbury

Cooger & Dark’s Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange mystery. And two inquisitive boys standing on the brink of adulthood will soon discover the secret of the show’s smoke, mazes, and mirrors, as they learn the cost of wishes.


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My Name is Memory
Ann Brashares

Daniel has spent centuries falling in love with the same girl. Life after life, crossing continents and dynasties, he and Sophia have been drawn together-and he remembers it all. But just when Sophie finally becomes aware of their shared past, the mysterious force that has always separated them reappears.


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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell: A Novel
Susanna Clarke

In the year 1806 most people believe magic to be dead in England—until Mr. Norrell reveals his powers. Soon, another practicing magician comes forth named Jonathan Strange. He becomes Norrell’s student, but is increasingly drawn to the most perilous forms of magic.


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American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition: A Novel
Neil Gaiman

Released from prison, Shadow finds his world turned upside down. His wife has been killed; a mysterious stranger offers him a job. But Mr. Wednesday, who knows more about Shadow than is possible, warns that a storm is coming—a battle for the very soul of America . . . and they are in its direct path.


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The Magicians: A Novel
Lev Grossman

Quentin receives an education in modern sorcery at a secret college in upstate New York. But magic doesn’t bring the happiness Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a journey that may fulfill Quentin’s yearning. But their journey is more dangerous than they’d imagined.


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The Snow Child: A Novel
Eowyn Ivey

Jack and Mabel build a child out of snow. The next morning the snow child is gone—but they glimpse a girl running through the trees. As the couple struggles to understand this child, who calls herself Faina, they come to love her as their own daughter. But what they learn about Faina will transform all of them.


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Her Fearful Symmetry
Audrey Niffenegger

Julia and Valentina Poole’s aunt Elspeth has died and left them her London apartment, but they must live there for a whole year before selling the place. The girls move to Elspeth’s flat and discover that much is still alive in Highgate, including—perhaps—their aunt.


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The Night Bookmobile
Audrey Niffenegger

One night a woman encounters a mysterious disappearing library on wheels that contains every book she has ever read. For nights after, she searches again for the bookmobile. But her search turns into an obsession, as she longs to be reunited with her own collection and memories.


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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Brian Selznick

Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a Paris train station. But when his world suddenly interlocks with a girl and a bitter old man, Hugo’s undercover life is put in jeopardy. A drawing, a notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a message from Hugo’s dead father form the backbone of this mystery.


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Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti
Genevieve Valentine

Outside any city still standing, the Mechanical Circus Tresaulti sets up its tents. War is everywhere, but while the Circus is performing, the world is magic. But now two of Tresaulti’s performers are entangled in a secret standoff that threatens to tear the circus apart just as the war lands on their doorstep.


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The Illusionist (Blu-Ray)
Rated PG-13

The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim (Edward Norton) has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the Crown Prince Leopold. When Leopold’s fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince’s interest evolves into obsession.


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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Rated PG-13

The immortal illusionist Dr. Parnassus made a deal with the devil, Mr. Nick, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr. Nick. When Mr. Nick arrives to collect, desperate to save his daughter, Dr. Parnassus renegotiates the wager.


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