A Little Life is one of my favorites too! It took me six months to read it because I kept closing it up and putting it away. How about these? Read em' and weep!
A magic realsm classic!
You've probably read this one if you liked A Little Life and if you haven't, get on it! All about friendship, love, loss, and strength. It had me SOBBING.
This one stings and the writing is amazing! Also check out the follow-up...
Same narrator from What Belongs to You. It's got some harrowing moments, but also some of the most tender I've read this year.
I've read this one a couple times. It's also got some heavy subject matter and abuse. What Chee does with it is dazzling!
This book is a beautiful collection all about women, family, and fiends. There's so much life and hope in these character.
Have you read Yanagihara's first book? It's very different, but I think you'll be into it if you enjoy magic realism!