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- Random House 2010; US$ 10.67
A society hostess entertains her husband's mistress to dinner; a country girl savours the delights of city life; a student faces the dilemma of unmarried pregnancy; and a drink-ridden photographer tries to relaunch a shattered career... This vintage collection of stories from the bestselling author of Light a Penny Candle and Circle of Friends... more...
- Random House Group Ltd 2010; US$ 10.67
What is the real world? Does it exist, or is it merely a means of keeping another reality at bay? Not the End of the World is Kate Atkinson's first collection of short stories. Playful and profound, they explore the world we think we know whilst offering a vision of another world which lurks just beneath the surface of our consciousness,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00
Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend. Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people for whom life, despite its ever-present struggles, is always worth the journey. In Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime, Cooper's characteristic... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 7.99
No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduces us to people we'll never forget. Meet the philandering husband who thinks he's committed the perfect... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 7.99
Ordinary Heros, Extraordinary Deeds The bestselling author of Kane & Abel, The Prodigal Daughter and Honor Among Theives once again astonishes, delights, and electrifies his legions of fans. From London to China, and New York to Nigeria, Jeffrey Archer takes the reader on a tour of ancient heirlooms and modern romance, of cutthroat business and... more...
- Faber and Faber 2009; US$ 14.57
John McGahern is considered by many to be the most important Irish prose writer of the last fifty years. McGahern's short stories equal his finest novels, reflecting both the richness of the ordinary, and the extraordinary, in the lives of a variety of individuals: the jilted lover waiting with would-be writers in a Dublin pub on a summer evening;... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.99
Lydia Davis has been called ?one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction? ( Los Angeles Times ), ?an American virtuoso of the short story form? ( Salon ), an innovator who attempts ?to remake the model of the modern short story? ( The New York Times Book Review ). Her admirers include Grace Paley, Jonathan Franzen, and Zadie Smith;... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 18.03
How can the discovery of a short story by a beautiful Oxford graduate lead Chief Inspector Morse to her murderer? What awaits Morse and Lewis in Room 231 of the Randolph Hotel? Why does a theft at Christmas lead the detective to look upon the festive season with uncharacteristic goodwill? And what happens when Morse himself falls victim to a brilliantly... more...
- OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 4.50
I tender these tales of the Jazz Age into the hands of those who read as they run and run as they read.'Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) was Fitzgerald's second collection of short stories, and it contains some of the best examples of his talent as a writer of short fiction. Often overshadowed by his major novels, Fitzgerald's short stories... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2000; US$ 6.99
Jack Vance is one of the most remarkable talents to ever grace the world of science fiction. His unique, stylish voice has been beloved by generations of readers. One of his enduring classics is his The Dying Earth series, fascinating, baroque tales set on a far-future Earth, under a giant red sun that is soon to go out forever. Rhialto the Marvellous... more...