This one’s for the readers– and for me, because I love magical realism, and haven’t read nearly enough of it. Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate may be the only full-length novel I’ve read that employs it throughout (ex: tears gushing into floods, quail cooked with rose petals that ignite feelings of passion when eaten, souls represented as a lit match inside each person).
In brief, for anyone unfamiliar with it, magical realism is a style of writing that imbues ordinary, everyday things with something magic, fantastical, etc. Wikipedia offers an expanded definition.
What books or short stories would you recommend to someone looking for magical realism?