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  • The Safe Manby Michael Connelly

    Orion 2012; US$ 2.99

    A dark and disturbing ebook original from the master of the crime genre. A famous writer asks a boxman to open an old safe that comes with the mansion he's just bought. It's not as easy a job as he's used to, but with money being tight and a child on the way, it'll pay to persevere - unless, of course, this is actually the job that will change... more...

  • The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 21.00

    Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter,... more...

  • A Knight of the Seven Kingdomsby George R. R. Martin; Gary Gianni

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?  NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY LOS ANGELES TIMES AND  BUZZFEED ?  Taking place nearly a century before the events of A Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms compiles the first three official prequel novellas to George R. R. Martin?s ongoing masterwork, A Song of Ice and Fire. These never-before-collected... more...

  • The Two Templesby Herman Melville

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    "Melville at his best invariably wrote from a sort of dream self, so that events which he relates as actual fact have indeed a far deeper reference to his own soul, his own inner life." - D.H. Lawrence. Here are ten stories that represent some of the best short work of American master Herman Melville, including "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story... more...

  • The Border Is Burningby Ito Romo

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Loners, families, fathers, wives?anyone who lives on the border between Mexico and the United States also lives on a border of violence and complexity. Here a master of Chicano noir explores that world in lean and haunting stories that you will never forget. more...

  • This Angel on My Chestby Leslie Pietrzyk

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    WINNER OF THE 2015 DRUE HEINZ LITERATURE PRIZE Selected by Jill McCorkle This Angel on My Chest is a collection of unconventionally linked stories, each about a different young woman whose husband dies suddenly and unexpectedly. Ranging from traditional stories to lists, a quiz, a YouTube link, and even a lecture about creative writing, the stories... more...

  • Great Short Works of Herman Melvilleby Herman Melville

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    Billy Budd, Sailor and Bartleby, the Scrivener are two of the most revered shorter works of fiction in history. Here, they are collected along with 19 other stories in a beautifully redesigned collection that represents the best short work of an American master.As Warner Berthoff writes in his introduction to this volume, "It is hard to think of a... more...

  • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolvesby Karen Russell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times , and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades. Here wolf-like girls are reformed by nuns, a family makes their living wrestling alligators in a theme park, and little girls... more...

  • The Thing Around Your Neckby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as ?one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years? (Baltimore Sun ), with ?prose as lush as the Nigerian landscape that it powerfully evokes? ( The Boston Globe ); The Washington Post called her ?the twenty-first-century... more...

  • Wielandby Charles Brockden Brown; Caleb Crain

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 23.00

    Called a ?remarkable story? by John Greenleaf Whittier and described by John Keats as ?very powerful,? Wieland , Charles Brockden Brown?s disturbing 1798 tale of terror, is a masterpiece involving spontaneous combustion, disembodied voices, religious mania, and a gruesome murder based on a real-life incident. This Modern Library Paperback Classic... more...