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    Father To My Siblings by Olivier Sempiga    The Vast Empire: And Other Short Stories by Mary E. Mullin    Tjieng Tjang Tjerries and other stories by Jolyn Phillips    Jungle Heart by Ann Bennett    You. I. Us. by Annalisa Crawford    Relatos alterados by Manuel Cubedo Fort    American Originals: Novellas and Stories by Tracy Daugherty    The Key Ingredient by Susan Wiggs    All Because of You: Eleven tales of refuge and hope by Isobel Blackthorn    To Remove the mask: The screaming diary of lost souls by Chad Ellis Stephens    Horror Master: A Compilation of Twenty Short Stories by James W. Cook    Wandering in the DMZ by Kenneth K. Suh    Education: A Collection of Short Stories by Paul Donovan    Summary of Secrets of a Charmed Life: by Susan Meissner | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries    Sweet, Thoughtful Valentine: An Isabel Dalhousie Story (e-short) by Alexander Mccall Smith    The Complete Works of Jane Austen: All novels, short stories, letters and poems by Jane Austen    The Wrong Set and Other Stories by Angus Wilson    Such Darling Dodos: And Other Stories by Angus Wilson    A Bit off the Map and Other Stories by Angus Wilson    Kiss the Bride: Three Summer Love Stories by Melissa McClone & Robin Lee Hatcher & Kathryn Springer    Animal Heart: Stories by Paul Luikart by Paul Luikart    Summary of The Lake House: by Kate Morton | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries    It Is an Honest Ghost by John Goldbach    Summary of The Japanese Lover: by Isabel Allende | Summary & Analysis by Instaread Summaries    Toby Tuttles And The Lost Temple by David Chantala    Taliyah Lights Up the Crown with Her Good Behavior and Acting Out Against Bullying by Phyllis L. Morris-Holmes    Flashes of Revenge Change and Love by Laura Knox    Feats of Courage: Lesser-known Heroes of the Bible by Alain Normand    Alaska or Bust: and Other Stories by Erma Odrach    Hot Little Hands: Fiction by Abigail Ulman    Strange Adventures by Ken Blanton    The Mummy Awakens by Naguib Mahfouz    The Jewels of the Cabots by John Cheever    The Refugee by Thomas Mcguane    The Presence of Men by Francesca Marciano    The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield    Some Possible Solutions: Stories by Helen Phillips    Fever: Stories by Sharon Butala    But You Scared Me the Most: And Other Short Stories by John Manderino    Little Labors by Rivka Galchen    Reindeer Mountain: A Story by Karin Tidbeck    The Furnace Man's Lament by Tim Gautreaux    Can This Be Home? And Four Other Stories by Bobbe Palmer    Real Estate by Lorrie Moore    Beautiful and Damned by Robert M. Drake    Metrophilias by Brendan Connell    For All the Obvious Reasons: And Other Stories by Lynn Stegner    Delta Wedding / The Ponder Heart by Eudora Welty    Portable Curiosities by Julie Koh    Remarkable by Dinah Cox

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Three Stories

Three Stories by Milena MilaniIncludes: "The Kiss in the Sea," "My Mother Wore Pink" and "Ice Cream."
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Three Novellas: THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER, FALLMERAYER THE STATIONMASTER AND THE BUST OF TH

Three Novellas: THE LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER, FALLMERAYER THE STATIONMASTER AND THE BUST OF TH by Joseph RothThe Legend of the Holy Drinker" tells the haunting story of a dissolute vagrant who is uplifted for a short time by a series of miracles. Written in the final days of Roth's life, it is a novella of sparkling lucidity and humanity. "Fallmerayer the Stationmaster" and "The Bust of the Emperor" are Roth's most acclaimed works of shorter fiction.

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Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories

Three Moments of an Explosion: Stories by China MievilleThe fiction of multiple award–winning author China Mi?ville is powered by intelligence and imagination. Like George Saunders, Karen Russell, and David Mitchell, he pulls from a variety of genres with equal facility, employing the fantastic not to escape from reality but instead to interrogate it in provocative, unexpected ways.

London awakes one morning to find itself besieged by a sky full of floating icebergs. Destroyed oil rigs, mysteriously reborn, clamber from the sea and onto the land, driven by an obscure but violent purpose. An anatomy student cuts open a cadaver to discover impossibly...

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Three Men In a Boat - (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

Three Men In a Boat - (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. JeromeThree invalids.—Sufferings of George and Harris.—A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies.—Useful prescriptions.—Cure for liver complaint in children.—We agree that we are overworked, and need rest.—A week on the rolling deep?—George suggests the River.—Montmorency lodges an objection.—Original motion carried by majority of three to one.

There were four of us—George, and William Samuel Harris, and myself, and Montmorency. We were sitting in my room, smoking, and talking about how bad we were—bad from a medical point of view I mean, of course.

We were all feeling seedy, and we were getting...

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Three Lives

Three Lives by Gertrude Stein

American writer Gertrude Stein was definitely decades ahead of her time. Injecting experimental and avant-garde elements into her work, she described her method as "literary cubism" -- an understandable goal for someone who was close friends with Picasso and many other important artists of the day. Although the collection Three Lives definitely pushes the literary envelope, the stories still manage to convey tender and engaging human portraits of three very different female protagonists.

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Three Lives

Three Lives by Gertrude SteinFirst published in 1909, Three Lives marks the beginning of an era of bold experimentation with literary form and language that has continued throughout our century. In these three stories, Gertrude Stein put into practice certain theories about prose composition that paralleled the ideas expressed in the art of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painters. Her characters strike the reader as living in a world determined by an aesthetic rather than a social order. The nonlinear narrative structure of 'The Good Anna', for example, was inspired by the works of Cézanne. Stein's friendship with...
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Three Little Love Stories: An Excerpt from Soon: Stories

Three Little Love Stories: An Excerpt from Soon: Stories by Pam DurbanThree short stories exploring the human experience of love
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Three John Silence Stories

Three John Silence Stories by Algernon BlackwoodRenowned as one of the originators and masters of the 'weird' horror genre, British writer Algernon Blackwood also played a role in developing a character archetype that has gone on to feature in countless television shows, novels, and movies in recent years -- the psychic detective. John Silence is a well-to-do medical doctor with keen psychic powers who spends his spare time communing with the dead in haunted houses, murder cases, and other strange scenarios. This collection of three of the most famous John Silence stories is a must-read for fans of the genre.
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Three Days Left

Three Days Left by Priscila UppalPriscila Uppal's characters in Cover Before Striking are all people pushing their lives to new levels of intensity, danger, or passion as they test their limits and those of the world. This is a story from that collection.
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Three Continents: Stories and Essays

Three Continents: Stories and Essays by Chandan SenFrom the author: I find the small acts within my observation interesting enough to merit writing about. The little boy mending shoes by the roadside, the millionaire mill-owner who shows a rare form of kindness, birds who talk and beasts who don't find a place in my collection of vignettes. My questing eye has roamed over the sordid and the sublime and found humor and pathos in everyday situations. Both scoundrel and hero are depicted here. Yet, unlike the camera, which does not lie, I have slanted my writings to show dignity and goodness, honor and faith.

For an author bio, photo and a sample...
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Three Boys Who Thought Experimental Fiction Was For Pussies

Three Boys Who Thought Experimental Fiction Was For Pussies by Dennis CooperA short story from the collection Ugly Man by Dennis Cooper.
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Thought Crimes

Thought Crimes by Tim RichardsIn Thought Crimes, Tim Richards takes the reader on a mind-bending ride through a world where nothing is quite as it seems. The lives these stories describe are almost ordinary - but an ambush lurks around every corner.

A novice teacher accepts a job at an unconventional high school where students take 'self-expression' to odd and disturbing lengths.

In a trendy beachside suburb, suspiciously perfect babies start appearing on young couples' doorsteps.

A visitor from the future shakes the life out of a small Australian town.

Blackly funny and irresistibly twisted, these stories peek behind the everyday...

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Thomas Jefferson Brown

Thomas Jefferson Brown by James Oliver CurwoodThis early work by James Oliver Curwood was originally published in 1915 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. "Thomas Jefferson Brown" is a relatively short, tongue-in-cheek tale, where likeable Thomas is the focus of this wonderful story, which is filled with love, danger and reckless abandon. James Oliver 'Jim' Curwood was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. He was born on 12th June, 1878, in Owosso, Michigan, USA. In 1900, Curwood sold his first story while working for the Detroit News-Tribune, and after this, his career in writing was...
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This Year It Will Be Different

This Year It Will Be Different by Maeve BinchyFrom the New York Times bestselling author of Circle of Friends and The Glass Lake comes This Year It Will Be Different, a stunning new work that brings us the magic and spirit of Christmas in fifteen stories filled with Maeve Binchy's trademark wit, charm, and sheer storytelling genius. Instead of nostalgia, Binchy evokes contemporary life; instead of Christmas homilies, she offers truth; and instead of sugarplums, she brings us the nourishment of holidays that precipitate change, growth, and new beginnings.

In "A Typical Irish Christmas," a grieving New York widower heads for a holiday in Ireland...

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This Writer's Life: Ever Undone

This Writer's Life: Ever Undone by Courtney Caswell-PeytonThis Writer's Life: Ever Undone is a heartwarming and relatable time capsule for all ages. Journeying its readers through every stage of life from childhood to adulthood, this memoir acknowledges that the entirety of human existence is incomplete without the ability to record the artful inspirations that flow from our pens.

Whether from the perspective of the heart of an innocent child or a responsibility-laden adult, each piece tenderly reflects the stage of maturity about which it is written while running the gambit of natural human emotions with a refreshingly simplistic vulnerability. Truly...

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This World Must Die!

This World Must Die! by H. B. FyfeSocial living requires the elimination, or at very best, the modification of many elements necessary to survival in "nature". And when an emergency arises, very often it is the person who would be considered a "criminal", in other situations, who alone is able to cope with the necessities. If we manage to eliminate "violence" from human affairs, what will we find when a need for "violence" arises-a need outside of man's artificial control of his environment?
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This Will Be Difficult to Explain: And Other Stories

This Will Be Difficult to Explain: And Other Stories by Johanna Skibsrud

Nine loosely connected, hypnotic stories about memory and desire showcase one of fiction's bright new voices.

In the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author Johanna Skibsrud's new book, nine loosely connected and hypnotic stories introduce an unforgettable cast of characters. A young maid at a hotel in France encounters a man who asks to paint her portrait, only later discovering that the man is someone other than who she thinks. A divorced father, fearing estrangement from his thirteen-year-old daughter, allows her to take the wheel of his car, realizing too late that he's made a grave mistake....
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This Other Salt

This Other Salt by Aamer HusseinBetrayal, bereavement, exile, belonging – these are the themes that resonate throughout This Other Salt. A writer, torn between two loves, looks for his lost words in the gaps between memory, mourning and desire in the title story; in ‘The Lost Cantos of the Silken Tiger' a poet revenges herself on her faithless lover by turning their romance into a legend of biblical proportions; and a teenage boy's life uncannily begins to resemble the role he plays in a school operetta in ‘The Blue Direction'. Combining satire, legend, poetry, history and memoir, the linked stories of This Other Salt reveal...
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This New & Poisonous Air

This New & Poisonous Air by Adam McOmberWritten in the New Wave Fabulist tradition, these historically-grounded stories blend the fantastic and the macabre in astonishing, unforgettable ways.
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This Is Paradise: Stories

This Is Paradise: Stories by Kristiana KahakauwilaElegant, brutal, and profoundthis magnificent debut captures the grit and glory of modern Hawai'i with breathtaking force and accuracy.

In a stunning collection that announces the arrival of an incredible talent, Kristiana Kahakauwila travels the islands of Hawai'i, making the fabled place her own. Exploring the deep tensions between local and tourist, tradition and expectation, façade and authentic self, This Is Paradise provides an unforgettable portrait of life as it's truly being lived on Maui, Oahu, Kaua'i and the Big Island.

In the gut-punch of "Wanle," a beautiful and tough young woman...

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This Is Not Your City

This Is Not Your City by Caitlin HorrocksIn 11 darkly comic stories, women isolated by geography, emotion, or circumstance cut imperfect paths to peace.
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This Is Not an Accident: Stories

This Is Not an Accident: Stories by April WilderFrom a truly distinctive voice brimming with wicked humor, tales of the little disasters that befall and befuddle us

April Wilder's characters (some normal, some less so) have this in common: they are spiraling (or inching) toward self-destruction. An almost poetic range of disasters are sought out and savored in This Is Not an Accident, from bad romance to iffy adoption decisions to unsteady liaisons with animals and dolls; from compulsive driving to compulsive written correspondence with oneself.

A house sitter hides among poets in Salt Lake City after his canine charge dies tragically. A grandma's...

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This is Not a Love Story

This is Not a Love Story by Lydia PeelleA short story from the collection Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle.
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This is Klon Calling

This is Klon Calling by Walter J. SheldonOne sure way to live dangerously is to become a practical joker. Should you have any doubts about it you might ask Professor Dane.
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This Is How You Lose Her

This Is How You Lose Her by Junot DiazPulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz's first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with "the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet" (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year" by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, establishing itself – with more than a million copies in print – as a modern classic. In addition to the Pulitzer, Díaz has won a host of major awards and prizes, including the National Book Critic's Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, the PEN/O....
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This Cake Is for the Party

This Cake Is for the Party by Sarah Selecky

Shortlisted for the acclaimed 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award, and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book Award, This Cake Is for the Party has received consistent rave reviews praising debut writer Sarah Selecky.


In these ten stories, linked frequently by the sharing of food, Sarah Selecky reaffirms the life of everyday situations with startling significance. For upmarket women's fiction readers that love stories which reflect the joys and pitfalls of marriage, fidelity, fertility, and relationship woes, this collection is a conversation starter. ...

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This Ain't the Ritz

This Ain't the Ritz by Neil D. MartinIt's the mid-seventies and Rock is King. Every tavern in the land has live music and every kid who can play wants to be a Rock Star. Captain Nobody and the Forgotten Joyband are in the thick of it. After four years on the road, they know they are close to breaking in to the big city rooms, but has it come too late? Neil isn't sure. Facing another week playing in yet another small-town bar, he struggles to find strength. As he sorts through his memories of life on the road, can he find the inspiration to go on?
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This Ain't No Sh*t !

This Ain't No Sh*t ! by Earl G. Shepard
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Thirty Short, Short Stories

Thirty Short, Short Stories by Gretchen BeDen GregoryStories of varied subjects that make you cry, make you laugh, and may surprise you.
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Thirteen Ways of Looking: Fiction

Thirteen Ways of Looking: Fiction by Colum MccannIn such acclaimed novels as Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, National Book Award–winning author Colum McCann has transfixed readers with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first collection of short fiction in more than a decade, McCann charts the territory of chance, and the profound and intimate consequences of even our smallest moments.

"As it was, it was like being set down in the best of poems, carried into a cold landscape, blindfolded, turned around, unblindfolded, forced, then, to invent new ways of seeing."

In the exuberant title novella, a retired judge reflects...

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Thirteen at Table

Thirteen at Table by Lord Dunsany"How can I ever thank you?" he said to me then. "We have been thirteen at table for thirty years and I never dared to insult them because I had wronged them all, and now you have done it and I know they will never dine here again."
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Third Class Superhero

Third Class Superhero by Charles YuCharles Yu experiments with form and genre to explore the stories we tell ourselves while navigating contemporary life. In "Third Class Superhero," a would- be good guy must come to terms with the darkness in his heart. A couple living in the Luxury Car Commercial subdivision in "401(k)" are disappointed when their exotic vacation turns into a Life Insurance/Asset Management pitch. The author struggles to write the definitive biography of his mother in "Autobiographical Raw Material Unsuitable for the Mining of Fiction." In these and other stories, Yu's characters run up against the conventions...
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Think Yourself to Death

Think Yourself to Death by C. H. ThamesC. H. Thames was one of the pseudonyms used by prolific science fiction writer Milton Lesser. "Think Yourself to Death" is part of his popular Johnny Mayhem series, which follows the adventures of an interplanetary man-about-town who is able to change his appearance and identity at the drop of a hat.
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Things You Should Know

Things You Should Know by A. M. HomesIn this stunningly original collection, A. M. Homes writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. Homes's distinctive narrative illuminates our dreams and desires, our memories and losses, and demonstrates how extraordinary the ordinary can be. With uncanny emotional accuracy, wit, and empathy, Homes takes us places we recognize but would rather not go alone.
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Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005

Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005 by Howard WaldropSixteen of the best short stories from the one and only culture mashup genius brain of Howard Waldrop.
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Things Were Never the Same Afterward

Things Were Never the Same Afterward by Mike TrialIn every life there are moments when things change and we are never the same afterward. Sometimes we make our choices with careful consideration. Other times circumstances thrust change upon us and we must act quickly. Sometimes it is only in looking back over the space of years that we realize how a small event can cause large change. We may sometimes wonder-who might we have become if we had chosen differently. But in life, there is no going back.

Mike Trial shares twelve short stories of unforeseen circumstance—real or imagined—and the internal conflicts that change the characters, revealing...

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Things That Pass for Love

Things That Pass for Love by Allison AmendDebut collection from well published (journals) University of Iowa MFA grad.
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Things That Happen

Things That Happen by David KanowskyHere is a collection of short stories written by David Kanowsky over the past several years.

The first group of tales is fictional, about relationships and attitudes, in situations that we have all encountered.

The second group is lighthearted fiction with some fantasy mixed in. These pieces are intended to do no more than amuse you.

The stories in the last set are memories of the author's experiences over various periods of his life. The emphasis is on the discovery of humor in life's erratic trajectory.

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They Also Serve

They Also Serve by Donald WestlakeWhy should people hate vultures? After all, a vulture never kills anyone...
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These Precious Hours

These Precious Hours by Michael Corrigan"These Precious Hours" is a collection of related and interconnected stories concerning loss and recovery. At the end, many of the characters meet. Declan Mulligan has lost a wife and visits Ireland to connect with a remote past. Dexter Flanagan has lost a beautiful woman to another but writes a great love song. After a personal tragedy, Sean Dineen joins his ailing ex-wife to see the wedding of their son in Paraguay. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michael Corrigan holds an MA in English from San Francisco State and attended the American Film Institute. He worked with several theatre artists including Sam...
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These Heroic, Happy Dead

These Heroic, Happy Dead by Luke MogelsonWith his harrowing debut, Luke Mogelson provides an unsentimental, unflinching glimpse into the lives of those forever changed by war. Subtle links between these ten powerful stories magnify the consequences of combat for both soldiers and civilians, as the violence experienced abroad echoes through their lives in America.
Troubled veterans first introduced as criminals in “To the Lake” and “Visitors” are shown later in “New Guidance” and “Kids,” during the deployments that shaped their futures. A seemingly minor soldier in “New Guidance” becomes the protagonist of “A Human...
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These 13

These 13 by William FaulknerA collection of thirteen short stories by William Faulkner.

"I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't and then tries the short story which is the most demanding form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take up novel writing." —William Faulkner

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There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories by Charles BaxterFrom one of the great masters of the contemporary short story, here is an astonishing collection that showcases Charles Baxter's unique ability to unveil the remarkable in the seemingly inconsequential moments of an eerie yet familiar life.

Penetrating and prophetic, the ten inter-related stories in There's Something I Want You to Do are held together by a surreally intricate web of cause and effect—one that slowly ensnares both fictional bystanders and enraptured readers. Benny, an architect and hopeless romantic, is robbed on his daily walk along the Mississippi River, and the blow of a baseball...

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There's Nothing Romantic About Washing the Dishes

There's Nothing Romantic About Washing the Dishes by Katrina Joyner

Collection of short stories inspired by real life. Most represent a mundane side from science fiction and fantasy writer, Katrina Joyner, that people don't get to see often.

Silver - Redemption can come in many ways, depending on how you find it and where you look.

Over It - Sometimes when faced with your evil stepmother, leaving bread crumbs on the trail is not enough.

Ghost in the Water - When water spirits need rescue, heroes come in many shapes and sizes. A rare Native American point of view for the author.

The Glass of Cappuccino - Your fairy godmother may be closer than you think,...

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There Were Bears and Rumors of Bears

There Were Bears and Rumors of Bears by Andre MiftarajIn these seven stories set in Alaska and New Mexico, Detroit and Chicago, Andre Miftaraj gives us characters who encounter situations in the physical world, and sometimes beyond the physical world, that through danger and heartbreak deliver them to someplace strange. There Were Bears and Rumors of Bears explores spiritual injury and recovery through stories that are both haunting and frightening and that depict the profane and sacred, the mundane and non-ordinary aspects of experience, and find the bass note, the truth that hums beneath it all.
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There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family

There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family by Ludmilla PetrushevskayaThe masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers

"Love them,­ they'll torture you; don't love them, ­they'll leave you anyway."

After her work was suppressed for many years, Ludmilla Petrushevskaya won wide recognition for capturing the experiences of everyday Russians with profound pathos and mordant wit. Among her most famous and controversial works, these three novellas-The Time Is Night, Chocolates with Liqueur, and Among Friends-are modern classics that breathe new life into Tolstoy's famous dictum, "All happy families are...

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There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories by Ludmilla PetrushevskayaLove stories, with a twist: the eagerly awaited follow-up to the great Russian writer's New York Times bestselling scary fairy tales

By turns sly and sweet, burlesque and heartbreaking, these realist fables of women looking for love are the stories that Ludmilla Petrushevskaya—who has been compared to Chekhov, Tolstoy, Beckett, Poe, Angela Carter, and even Stephen King—is best known for in Russia.

Here are attempts at human connection, both depraved and sublime, by people across the life span: one-night stands in communal apartments, poignantly awkward couplings, office trysts, schoolgirl crushes,...

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There Is No Other

There Is No Other by Jonathan PapernickFrom the streets of modern Israel to the barrooms of Brooklyn to a suburban New England synagogue, the characters in these 10 stories search for love and acceptance in a world scarred by loss and loneliness. In "The Madonna of Temple Beth Elohim," an Iraq war veteran sees a vision of the Virgin Mary on the eve of the Jewish high holidays. In "My Darling Sweetheart Baby," a working-class drunk waits on his stoop for his disability check and the courage to proclaim his love to a local prostitute. And in the title story "There Is No Other," a rage-filled Jewish boy, tormented by his African lineage,...
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There is a Reaper...

There is a Reaper... by Charles V. DeVetDoctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out-ask a dead man!
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There Are Jews in My House

There Are Jews in My House by Lara VapnyarThere Are Jews in My House is one of the most striking debuts of recent years. Tracing the lives and aspirations of Russians living in Moscow and Brooklyn, these poignant, sad and funny stories create a luminous new literary world.

In the title story, set during the Second World War, Galina, a gentile, offers refuge to a Jewish friend and her daughter, only to find herself increasingly resentful of their presence in her home. In "Mistress," a nine-year-old boy, new to America, escorts his grandmother to her weekly doctors' appointments to interpret her myriad complaints. At the same time, he...

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