Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell book coverDiane of Fiction/AV/Teen Services recommends Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke:

Astonished to find another practicing magician in early 1800s England, Mr. Norrell accepts the garrulous, charming Jonathan Strange as his pupil. However, it soon becomes clear that their ideas of what English magic ought to be are very different. Strange’s heedless pursuit of long-forgotten magic threatens to destroy not only his partnership with Norrell, but everything he holds dear.

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell is a New York Times bestseller, the winner of the 2005 World Fantasy and 2005 Hugo Awards, and Time magazine’s #1 fiction book of 2004.