For Fans of Encanto

Need more magic after watching Encanto? Explore these with magical realism tales filled with magic, unique locations, and intergenerational connections.

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Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Draws on the classic fairy-tale element of gingerbread in the story of a British family whose surprising legacy and secret past are tied to a favorite recipe.

Above Us Only Sky by Michele Young-Stone

Embarking on a quest to find her place in this world, 15-year-old Prudence Eleanor Vilkas, who was born with a pair of wings molded to her back that were surgically removed, discovers a miraculous lineage of women—separated by oceans, generations and war—who were all connected by the gift of wings.

The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina by Zoraida Córdova

Seven years after their matriarch Orquidea passed away, blessing them with her special gifts, the Montoya family journeys to Ecuador to uncover the truth behind their inheritance to stop a hidden figure from killing off Orquidea’s line one-by-one.

A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

Follows five generations of women—all of whom happen to be witches—from 19th-century Brittany to London during World War II.

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

A celebration of the endless variety of life in the mythical village of Macondo chronicles the story of the Buendia family, set against the background of the evolution and eventual decadence of the small South American town.

Land of Love and Drowning by Tiphanie Yanique

Chronicles the families of three siblings who survived a shipwreck off the Virgin Islands in 1916 and raised three generations on the islands, adapting to the unique language, rhythm, and magic of island life over sixty years.

The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende

Traces the lives of the Truebas family, starting with clairvoyant Clara de Valle’s summoning of the man she intends to marry, ambitious Esteban Trueba, and following their lives through which they suffer and triumph.

Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

This debut novel tells the interwoven stories of twin sisters, Kehinde and Taiye, and their mother, Kambirinachi. Kambirinachi feels she was born an Ogbanje, a spirit that plagues families with misfortune by dying in childhood to cause its mother misery. She believes that she has made the unnatural choice of staying alive to love her human family and now lives in fear of the consequences of that decision.

Bestiary by K-Ming Chang

Transforming into a manifestation of a tiger character from her Taiwanese heritage, Daughter falls in love with an equally remarkable girl while translating mysterious letters from female relatives who embody mythical archetypes.

Popisho by Leone Ross

Living in a world where everyone is born with a small but destiny-shaping magical ability, Xavier is anointed to prepare a perfect wedding meal for a governor’s daughter, before an unknown vandal raises difficult questions.

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