Looking for satisfying contemporary literary fiction?

Nicole Lamy includes Magic for Beginners in her Match Book column which appeared in print for the first time this weekend on October 8, 2017, in the Sunday Book Review:

“More enchantment lies in Kelly Link’s deadpan, winsome collection of short stories “Magic for Beginners,” though angst haunts these pages, too. A lovelorn teenager hunts for her grandmother’s missing handbag; a witch’s children pine for happy lives. Link is a master of teenage consciousness — convenience-store ethos and pop cultural references included — layered with the additional charm of parallel dimensions.”