Loved every single story in this collection. Some more than others -- my absolute favorite was "Magic for Beginners" -- but the book as a whole confirmed my affection for Kelly Link. "The Constable of Abal" (also found in a short story collection called The Coyote Road
) and the titular story were pretty near perfect, as well. I guess if I had to sum it up I'd say: mostly modern fairy tales with a creepy edge, meant for the YA crowd but not dumbed down.
I'm getting verrrry picky about keeping books due to decreasing storage space, but this one is definitely a keeper.