I read a review of this in Salon over the summer, and added it to my list. It's short stories, which (as I've said before) are not my favorite genre. It's also magical realism, which I often love, so I was conflicted. The result is, I read and enjoyed several of the stories, and skipped several others. By all rights I should enter this in my list as half a book, but I won't bother with picky details like that.
The first story in the book, The Faerie Handbag, was wonderful, and reminded me of another magical realism book that I loved, Enchantment, by Orson Scott Card, which is kind of like Sleeping Beauty meets Baba Yaga, with time traveling mixed in. In The Faerie Handbag, a young woman 's grandmother carries the residents of her Eastern European village around in her magical purse, into which they fled to avoid a pogrom and an earthquake. Residents occasionally venture out to see what's going on, but always end up preferring life inside the bag.
My other favorite story was The Hortlak, which was described in detail in the Salon article. I did not enjoy Stone Animals, and skimmed/skipped some of the other, weirder stories (one that seemed to be about a conversation with a cannon?).
If you are bored at work, you can read The Faerie Handbag on Kelly Link's web site. Then get the book if you think you'll like the other stories. Here's a review of Enchantment, if you are interested.
(Book 18, 2006)