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Those Who Smiled: And Eleven Other Stories

Perceval Gibbon

Those Who Smiled: And Eleven Other Stories by Perceval GibbonFans of O. Henry's beloved short stories will relish this well-rounded collection from Welsh-born writer and journalist Perceval Gibbon. Gibbon's tales are characterized by a wry irony and unexpected twist endings that never fail to surprise and delight.
2016 / 6 / 2
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Thomas Jefferson Brown

James Oliver Curwood

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...
2015 / 10 / 29
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Thomas Jefferson Brown

James Oliver Curwood

Thomas Jefferson Brown by James Oliver CurwoodKnown chiefly as a prolific writer of popular-action adventure novels, American author James Oliver Curwood takes a more lighthearted approach in the short story "Thomas Jefferson Brown," in which an itinerant worker with an insatiable case of wanderlust contemplates his dissimilarity to his famous namesake.
2016 / 6 / 2
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This Year It Will Be Different

Maeve Binchy

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...

2014 / 10 / 26
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This Writer's Life: Ever Undone

Courtney Caswell-Peyton

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...

2011 / 12 / 14
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This Will Be Difficult to Explain: And Other Stories

Johanna Skibsrud

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....
2012 / 9 / 6
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This Other Salt

Aamer Hussein

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...
2013 / 9 / 26
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This Is Paradise: Stories

Kristiana Kahakauwila

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...

2014 / 10 / 27
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This Is Not an Accident: Stories

April Wilder

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...

2014 / 11 / 5
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This is Not a Love Story

Lydia Peelle

This is Not a Love Story by Lydia PeelleA short story from the collection Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing by Lydia Peelle.
2009 / 7 / 26
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This Is How You Lose Her

Junot Diaz

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....
2014 / 11 / 9
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This Cake Is for the Party

Sarah Selecky

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. ...

2015 / 5 / 22
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This Ain't the Ritz

Neil D. Martin

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?
2015 / 12 / 5
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Thirteen Ways of Looking: Fiction

Colum Mccann

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...

2015 / 9 / 23
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Third Class Superhero

Charles Yu

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...
2014 / 4 / 4
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Think Yourself to Death

C. H. Thames

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.
2014 / 2 / 11
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Things You Should Know

A. M. Homes

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.
2010 / 2 / 28
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Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005

Howard Waldrop

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.
2014 / 8 / 11
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Things Were Never the Same Afterward

Mike Trial

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...

2013 / 2 / 19
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Things That Pass for Love

Allison Amend

Things That Pass for Love by Allison AmendDebut collection from well published (journals) University of Iowa MFA grad.
2014 / 11 / 4
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Thieves I've Known: Stories

Tom Kealey

Thieves I've Known: Stories by Tom KealeyRanging in place from Puget Sound, Washington, to Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, Thieves I
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These Heroic, Happy Dead

Luke Mogelson

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...
2016 / 4 / 6
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These 13

William Faulkner

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

2014 / 11 / 3
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There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

Charles Baxter

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...

2014 / 12 / 12
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There's Nothing Romantic About Washing the Dishes

Katrina Joyner

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,...

2015 / 11 / 12
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There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

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...

2014 / 10 / 28
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There Once Lived a Girl Who Seduced Her Sister's Husband, and He Hanged Himself: Love Stories

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

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,...

2014 / 11 / 10
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There Is No Other

Jonathan Papernick

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,...
2012 / 2 / 9
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There Are Jews in My House

Lara Vapnyar

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...

2014 / 10 / 28
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The Youngest One

Nancy Springer

The Youngest One by Nancy SpringerJessie is tired of dealing with her drunk mother and life in a rough part of town, and when a creepy woman approaches her one morning and advises her to pay attention to Shakespeare's As You Like It in her English class she shrugs off the recommendation. After all, what relevance does Shakespeare have with her life? A chance encounter with an unusual toad, however, is about to completely alter Jessie's perceptions of what matters in the world, and might just provide her with an unexpected happily-ever-after. A short story.
2013 / 7 / 19
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The Young King: Short Story

Oscar Wilde

The Young King: Short Story by Oscar Wilde

When an illegitimate shepherd is revealed as the only heir to a unnamed country, the truth of the young boy's coronation regalia is revealed to him through three nightmares. With this in mind, the new king fashions a new coronation costume.

Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author. Among his most famous works are The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel, the plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, and the short story collections Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories and The Happy Prince and Other Stories.

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2015 / 3 / 29
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The Young King

Oscar Wilde

The Young King by Oscar Wilde

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection includes almost all of his short stories, including "The Canterville Ghost," "The Fisherman and his Soul," and "The Remarkable Rocket."

Alongside THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE, Harper Perennial will publish the short fiction of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Herman Melville, Willa Cather, Leo Tolstoy, and Stephen Crane to be packaged in a beautifully designed, boldly colorful boxset in the aim to attract...

2014 / 3 / 22
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The Young Girl: Short Story

Katherine Mansfield

The Young Girl: Short Story by Katherine Mansfield

In this short story by Katherine Mansfield, an unidentified narrator is left in charge of Mrs. Raddick's children while their mother keeps her friend, Mrs. MacEwen, company at the casino. At twelve, Hennie is delighted with everything the world has to offer—an English bulldog, a cup of chocolate, a pineapple cream—while his sister is bored. Touching and funny, "The Young Girl" depicts youth's bewilderment with the world of grown-ups and impatience to get there.

HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production...

2015 / 3 / 28
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The Young Apollo and Other Stories

Louis Auchincloss

The Young Apollo and Other Stories by Louis AuchinclossAn evocative and elegant collection of new stories from an American master.

Bringing together twelve previously unpublished pieces, The Young Apollo and Other Stories sparkles with Auchincloss's singular style, and, like East Side Story, his most recent book, reveals in precise, aphoristic prose "not only the textures of this world but also its elemental and evolving truths" (New York Times). From Edwardian garden parties to the Manhattan demimonde of the 1970s, Auchincloss travels with economical grace and agility in this collection, which illuminates the moral ambiguities, both personal and...

2014 / 3 / 28
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The Yellow-Back

James Oliver Curwood

The Yellow-Back by James Oliver CurwoodThis early work by James Oliver Curwood was originally published in 1920 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. "The Yellow-Back," is another of Curwood's short stories filled with suspense, mystery and a little justice. 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 made. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest,...
2015 / 10 / 30
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The Yellow Wallpaper (Diversion Classics)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper (Diversion Classics) by Charlotte Perkins GilmanIn this haunting short story, a woman details her confinement in an old mansion following the birth of her child. Obsessed by the pattern of the wallpaper in the room she is unable to escape, Jane slowly descends into madness. Delving into issues of mental health and women's rights, this work of early feminist literature continues to captivate readers.

Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in the classroom.
2015 / 11 / 9
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The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper is a valuable piece of American feminist literature that reveals attitudes toward the psychological health of women in the nineteenth century. Diagnosed with "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency" by her physician husband, a woman is confined to an upstairs bedroom. Descending into psychosis at the complete lack of stimulation, she starts obsessing over the room's yellow wallpaper: "It is the strangest yellow, that wall-paper! It makes me think of all the yellow things I ever saw - not beautiful ones like...

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The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins GilmanThis early work by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was originally published in 1899. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA in 1860, Gilman was the great niece of Henry Ward Beecher and Sister to Harriet Beecher Stowe. She went on to become a sociologist and writer of both fiction and non-fiction. The Yellow Wallpaper is her most notable work, being a semi-autobiographical short story about a woman's struggle with mental illness. This is a fascinating book and is thoroughly recommended for anyone with an interest in feminist literature and historic attitudes towards mental health. Many of the earliest...
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The Yellow Wallpaper

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Through a series of journal entries, a woman records her thoughts and feelings over the course of a summer, shortly after giving birth to her child. Confined to her bedroom on the advice of her husband, a physician, "The Yellow Wallpaper" chronicles the woman's increasing instability, as she becomes obsessed with the yellow wallpaper covering the walls of her room.

"The Yellow Wallpaper" is considered one of the earliest American feminist works of fiction and is unique for author Charlotte Perkins Gilman's deft handling of the delicate subject of contemporary attitudes about women's bodies, emotions,...

2015 / 3 / 27
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The Yates Pride: A Romance

Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

The Yates Pride: A Romance by Mary E. Wilkins FreemanIn this charming short story from American author Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Eudora Yates is an older unmarried woman who lives alone and has long eschewed convention. But when neighbors notice her pushing a baby carriage around the area, a storm of wild speculation about the child she appears to have adopted takes hold.
2016 / 6 / 12
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The Wrong Set and Other Stories

Angus Wilson

The Wrong Set and Other Stories by Angus Wilson

Angus Wilson's first volume of short stories, The Wrong Set was first published in 1949 to immense critical acclaim.

The collection is a brilliantly funny exposure of the protective devices with which people seek to mask deep-laid egotism.

There is the wallowing in self-adulation on the part of the 'crazy Cockshott family', as they delight to dub themselves. There is the search for really nice standards on the part of Vi, singer at the 'Passion Fruit' nightclub - as hopelessly bemused a spirit as ever lived in sin at Earl's Court and attempted to lecture a young Communist nephew with untidy hair...

2016 / 5 / 18
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The Wrangler of Kings: A Collection of Short Stories

C. A. Avila

The Wrangler of Kings: A Collection of Short Stories by C. A. AvilaWe are each the kings of our own lives, but even kings can and will be wrangled into their rightful place. Enjoy this collection of short stories that explore the spirituality, hopes, romances, and inspirations of the human soul. This e-book includes a Bonus Story from C.A.Avila's next collection of short stories.
2015 / 8 / 18
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The Would-be Father

Charles Baxter

The Would-be Father by Charles BaxterAn eBook short.

From the collection Gryphon, Charles Baxter's luminous story of caretaking under any circumstance.

Burrage never thought he'd be the responsible one. When his brother and sister-in-law die in a car accident, he becomes caretaker to his young nephew, a fragile boy who wants to know what the future will be. Burrage begins writing the boy's horoscope—stars, trains, and hide-and-seek—until his predictions begin to fail, in a rowboat, in the middle of a lake.

Charles Baxter is one of our finest short story writers, a modern master. "The Would-be Father" is one of his first published...

2014 / 12 / 10
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The Worst Christmas Ever

Jim Vanore

The Worst Christmas Ever by Jim VanoreWhen a young policeman finds himself stuck walking an underground beat the night before Christmas, his loneliness and isolation is almost more than he can tolerate, until he happens upon someone who is faring far worse-someone suffering through a trial for which his police training has not prepared him. Based on actual events, this first-person narrative illustrates how the most modest and unpretentious circumstances often generate human interaction that can be life-altering for those involved. A short work of fiction from our Nibs literary line.
2011 / 12 / 17
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The Worn Doorstep

Margaret Sherwood

The Worn Doorstep by Margaret Sherwood
2015 / 12 / 5
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The World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories

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The World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories by various

Got a hankering for some classic detective fiction? Dip into the comprehensive collection brought together by the editors of the The World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories. From supernaturally inspired mysteries to eminently rational sleuths, this fine volume spans the entire gamut of the genre.

2014 / 6 / 27
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The World to Come: Stories

Jim Shepard

The World to Come: Stories by Jim Shepard"Without a doubt the most ambitious story writer in America," according to The Daily Beast, Jim Shepard now delivers a new collection that spans borders and centuries with unrivaled mastery.

These ten stories ring with voices belonging to--among others--English Arctic explorers in one of history's most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier...

2017 / 2 / 14
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The World and Other Places: Stories

Jeanette Winterson

The World and Other Places: Stories by Jeanette WintersonOranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson's delectable first novel, announced the arrival of 'a fresh voice with a mind behind it,' as Muriel Spark has written. 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent deeply abides'--and her reputation and accomplishment have grown with each of her five subsequent novels.

Now, with her first collection--seventeen stories that span her entire career--Jeanette Winterson reveals all the facets of her extraordinary imagination. Whether transporting us to bizarre new geog-raphies--a world where sleep is illegal, an island of diamonds...

2014 / 11 / 3
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The World Afloat: Miniatures

M. A. C. Farrant

The World Afloat: Miniatures by M. A. C. Farrant

"Farrant has a lightness of touch, and . . . the formats she chooses are refreshing: at her best, it feels as if she is getting at the heart of something that takes other writers much longer to lead us to."—Canadian Literature

In this stunning collection of mini observations, master of the absurd M.A.C. Farrant interrupts typical, everyday events—drinking tea, going to the doctor—with intensely surreal, laugh-out-loud moments that satisfy our collective desire for escape and renewal from the monotony of modern life. What happens when a whimsical spirit becomes captive to a middle-aged body? What...

2014 / 2 / 24
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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan PoeIt is virtually impossible to overstate Edgar Allan Poe's importance in the field of American literature. He is credited not only with inventing or significantly advancing the short story, detective fiction, and science fiction, but also with being one of the first Americans to pursue a career in writing as a vocation. This comprehensive volume is a career-spanning collection of Poe's stories and poems.
2014 / 11 / 23
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