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    A Boy's Book of Nervous Breakdowns: Stories by Tom Paine    Muscle Cars by Stephen G. Eoannou    Farewell to Dejla: Stories of Iraqi Jews at Home and in Exile by Tova Sadka    Tales of Mean Streets by Arthur Morrison    The Monkey's Paw and Other Tales by W. W. Jacobs    The Ghost-Feeler: Stories of Terror and the Supernatural by Edith Wharton    White Turtle by Merlinda Bobis    Scoville by Marlene Lee    Horse People: Stories by Cary Holladay    The Greatest Show: Stories by Michael Downs    The Greatest Show: Stories by Michael Downs    Crash and Tell: Stories by Lori Baker    Paradise Tales: and Other Stories by Geoff Ryman    If the Heart Is Lean: Stories by Margaret Luongo    Uke Rivers Delivers: Stories by R. T. Smith    Uke Rivers Delivers: Stories by R. T. Smith    If the Sky Falls: Stories by Nicholas Montemarano    If the Sky Falls: Stories by Nicholas Montemarano    Can You Keep a Secret? by Mary Monroe    Only For Your Touch by Naima Simone    Lying to Children by Alex Shahla    The First Prophetical by Deepan Chatterjee    Ghosts by Mary Patterson Thornburg    Stories for Airports... by Dick Wild    Vampire in Love by Enrique Vila-Matas    The Red Room by H. G. Wells    The Plattner Story and Others by H. G. Wells    The Stolen Bacillus and Other Incidents by H. G. Wells    Tales of Space and Time by H. G. Wells    Jonah and Sarah: Jewish Stories of Russia and America by David Shrayer-Petrov    The Exit Coach by Megan Staffel    The Virginity of Famous Men by Christine Sneed    Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories by Robert Walser    A Perfect Life nd Other Stories by Elaine Burnes    Making Connections by Jann King    Away: & other stories by Leigh Swinbourne    The Shark: & other stories by Leigh Swinbourne    The Man Who Knew Too Much by Gilbert K. Chesterton    The Westminster Alice by Hector Hugh Munro    Is There Anyone There? & other stories by Tony Brennan    Crossroads by David Brelsford    The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry    Orsinian Tales by Ursula K. Le Guin    The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016 by Laura Furman    A Modern Cinderella: With Linked Table of Contents by Louisa May Alcott    Best Russian Short Stories by Various Authors    The Fantastic Fables of Ambrose Bierce - Thought Provoking and Humorous Fables from a Master of Modern Literature - With a Biogr by Ambrose Bierce    On Soldiers and Civilians - Short Stories of the American Civil War by Ambrose Bierce    Brother Jacob by George Eliot    Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy

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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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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 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 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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The Youngest One

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.
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The Young King: Short Story

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.

HarperPerennial Classics...

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The Young King

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...

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The Young Girl: Short Story

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...

Katherine Mansfield28 Mar 2015$2.99

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The Young Apollo and Other Stories

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...

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The Yellow-Back

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,...
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The Yellow Wallpaper (Diversion Classics)

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.
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The Yellow Wallpaper

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

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

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,...

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The Yates Pride: A Romance

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.
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The Wrong Set and Other Stories

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...

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The Wrangler of Kings: A Collection of Short Stories

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.
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The Would-be Father

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...

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The Worst Christmas Ever

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.
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The Worn Doorstep

The Worn Doorstep by Margaret Sherwood
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The World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories

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.

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The World and Other Places: Stories

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...

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The Works of 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.
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The Wonders of the Jungle, Book 2

The Wonders of the Jungle, Book 2 by Prince GhoshAn elephant herd is a kind of republic, something like the United States of America, only much smaller and much simpler. So its leader is a sort of president. He is usually the wisest elephant in the herd.

You may like to know how the elephants choose their president. I shall tell you how they do that.

But you must first consider how the people of the United States choose their President.

Contents:

I. THE ELEPHANT HERD A REPUBLIC

II. WAR AND NEUTRALITY IN THE JUNGLE

III. The Policemen of the Elephant Herd

IV. THE POLICEMEN OF THE ELEPHANT HERD

V. FLESH-EATING ANIMALS: THE FELINES, OR THE CAT TRIBE

VI....

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The Wonders of the Jungle, Book 1

The Wonders of the Jungle, Book 1 by Prince GhoshI have just told you that, after drinking, the elephants jump into the water and have a bath and a swim. That is, all the grown-up elephants do that, while the little ones stay on the bank and play about.

But, you may ask, why does not the tiger try to grab one of the little ones then? Because even when the Mammas go into the water they keep their eyes on the babies, who play quite near by, so that the Mammas can come to them any minute.

And the Mammas can smell a tiger a little before he gets there, so that they have enough time to climb out of the water. Besides, the babies themselves can smell...

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The Wonders of the Invisible World

The Wonders of the Invisible World by David GatesA staff writer for Newsweek, David Gates lives in Manhattan and in Granville, New York. These stories have been published in Esquire, GQ, Grand Street, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories.

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The Wonder, The Joy, The Promise

The Wonder, The Joy, The Promise by Evelyn McCarthyBook Synopsis:

Nine short stories create The Wonder, The Joy, The Promise, an uplifting book filled with age-old and contemporary themes, by author Evelyn McCarthy.

Mary, the mother of Jesus, keeps a journal. In it she describes her feelings of joy, trepidation and an overwhelming sense of serenity as she readies herself to give birth to her son and the son of God.

A young serviceman loses his mother and believes life is over until events after her death lead him to his mother's prayers being answered. A single mother struggles to raise her daughter while bills pile up and life seems as...
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The Wonder Garden

The Wonder Garden by Lauren AcamporaJohn likes to arrive first. He enjoys standing quietly with a house before his clients arrive, and today, although he feels pinned beneath an invisible weight, he resolves to savor this solitary moment. It's one of those overhauled ranches so common to Old Cranbury these days, swollen and dressed to resemble a colonial. White, of course, with ornamental shutters and latches pretending to hold them open. A close echo of its renovated sisters on Whistle Hill Road, garnished with hostas and glitzed with azaleas. He has seen too many of these to count…

A man strikes an under-the-table deal with a...

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The Women of Brewster Place

The Women of Brewster Place by Gloria NaylorOnce the home of poor Irish and Italian immigrants, Brewster Place, a rotting tenement on a dead-end street, now shelters black families. This novel portrays the courage, the fear, and the anguish of some of the women there who hold their families together, trying to make a home. Among them are: Mattie Michael, the matriarch who loses her son to prison; Etta Mae Johnson who tries to trade the 'high life' for marriage with a local preacher; Kiswana Browne who leaves her middle-class family to organize a tenant's union.
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The Woman Who Had Imagination

The Woman Who Had Imagination by H. E. BatesThe Woman Who Had Imagination, H.E. Bates's fourth volume of stories, first published in 1934 (Jonathan Cape), is a fascinating collection of contrasts. The stories combine elements of realism and poetry, beauty and ugliness, tenderness and irony. Graham Greene, writing in the Spectator, lauded the collection as 'the first volume of Mr. Bates's maturity' and Bates as 'an artist of magnificent originality with a vitality quite unsuspected hitherto'.

This is brilliantly demonstrated in the title story, 'The Woman Who Had Imagination', the heart-rending story of an Italian woman, revealed through...

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The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories

The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories by Emma DonoghueIn these seventeen robust tales Emma Donoghue vividly brings to life the strangely exhilerating sideshows of humanity lost to traditional history over the last seven hundred years. The obscure records she stumbled across--an engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits; a plague ballad; surgical case notes; theological pamphlets; an articulated skeleton--are ingeniously expanded into rollicking, full bodied fictions. Here kings, surgeons, soldiers, and ladies of leisure rub soldiers with cross-dressers, cult leaders, pioneers, and arsonists.
Whether she's spinning the tale of an Irish soldier...
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The Woman on the Cliffs

The Woman on the Cliffs by Simona VinciShort fiction by the new generation of Italian women writers selected for the Italica Press anthology: 'After the War: A Collection of Short Fiction by Postwar Italian Women."
Simona Vinci25 Oct 2013$3.00

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The Woman of the Saeter

The Woman of the Saeter by Jerome K. JeromeThis early work by Jerome K. Jerome was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Woman of the Saeter' is a short story by this author of fiction and essays. Jerome Klapka Jerome was born in Walsall, England in 1859. Both his parents died while he was in his early teens, and he was forced to quit school to support himself. In 1889, Jerome published his most successful and best-remembered work, 'Three Men in a Boat'. Featuring himself and two of his friends encountering humorous situations while floating down the...
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The Woman of Porto Pim

The Woman of Porto Pim by Antonio TabucchiBy the Médicis Prize-winning author of Indian Nocturne: linked quasi-tales that take place in the Azorean archipelago.
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The Woman Lit by Fireflies

The Woman Lit by Fireflies by Jim HarrisonJim Harrison has garnered critical acclaim for masterpieces such as Legends of the Fall, The Beast God Forgot to Invent, and, most recently, Returning to Earth. Now, The Woman Lit by Fireflies, one of his best-loved books, is available as a Grove paperback.

Across the odd contours of the American landscape, people are searching for the things that aren't irretrievably lost, for the incandescent beneath the ordinary. An ex-Bible student with raucously asocial tendencies rescues the preserved body of an Indian chief from the frigid depths of Lake Superior in a caper that nets a wildly unexpected...

Jim Harrison21 Aug 2012$14.95

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The Woman in Oil Fields

The Woman in Oil Fields by Tracy DaughertyThe themes woven through The Woman in the Oil Field involve action and passivity and the different perspectives they inspire. Tracy Daugherty's characters walk the margins of life; seeking the safe periphery from which they assess their friends, lovers, and relatives who lead real lives. Daugherty treats perspective and insight as topics in themselves.
Tracy Daugherty16 Jul 2015$9.99

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The Wizard of West Orange

The Wizard of West Orange by Steven MillhauserA Vintage Shorts "Short Story Month" Selection

The Wizard, the greatest inventor in history, can make anything. His machines capture light, motion, and sound. So what's going on in The Box, the most secret, most mysterious room in the Wizard's bustling labs? When the staff librarian decides to find out, he stumbles upon a new realm of invention and sensation that will leave the world irreparably changed.

"The Wizard of West Orange" is Pulitzer Prize-winner Steven Millhauser's incantatory reimagining of Thomas Edison's work, from the dazzling collection Dangerous Laughter.

An eBook short.

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The Witch: And Other Tales Re-Told

The Witch: And Other Tales Re-Told by Jean ThompsonGreat fairy tales are not always stories designed for children. The lurking wolf in "Little Red Riding Hood," the gingerbread house that lures Hansel and Gretel, the beauty asleep in her castle-these fables represent some of our deepest, most primeval fears and satisfy our longing for good to win out over evil (preferably in the most gruesome way possible). In this captivating new collection, critically acclaimed author Jean Thompson takes the classic fairy tale and brings it into the modern age with stories that capture the magic and horror in everyday life. The downtrodden prevail, appearances...
Jean Thompson6 Nov 2014$25.95

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The Witch and Other Stories

The Witch and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov

Fifteen exquisitely wrought short stories from the master.

Sayre Street Books offers the world's greatest literature in easy to navigate, beautifully designed digital editions.

Anton Chekhov1 Sep 2016$2.99

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