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  • Nature Futures 2by Colin Sullivan; Henry Gee

    Tom Doherty Associates 2014; US$ 3.99

    100 writers ? including Neal Asher, Elizabeth Bear, Gregory Benford, Tobias Buckell, Brenda Cooper, Kathryn Cramer, David Langford, Tanith Lee, Ken Liu, Nick Mamatas, Norman Spinrad, Ian Stewart, Rachel Swirsky, Adrian Tchaikovsky and Ian Watson ? offer their take on what the future will look like in this anthology of sci-fi short stories from the... more...

  • The Assassination of Margaret Thatcherby Hilary Mantel

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 19.99

    The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies , that has been called "scintillating" ( New York Times Books Review ), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite" ( The Chicago Tribune ) and "otherworldly" ( Washington Post ). "A new Hilary Mantel book is an Event with a ?capital ?E.?"?NPR... more...

  • The Yellow Wallpaperby Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99

    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... more...

  • Dublinersby James Joyce

    The Floating Press 1914; US$ 3.99

    Dubliners comprises fifteen short stories, which Joyce intended should accurately reflect the life of the Irish middle class. Each story centers around the moment of epiphany, when a character suddenly understands something about themselves or their life and surroundings that they didn't understand before. The protagonists of the stories progress... more...

  • Three Livesby Gertrude Stein

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 3.99

    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... more...

  • Shiloh and Other Storiesby Bobbie Ann Mason

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.95

    "These stories will last," said Raymond Carver of Shiloh and Other Stories when it was first published, and almost two decades later this stunning fiction debut and winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award has become a modern American classic. In Shiloh, Bobbie Ann Mason introduces us to her western Kentucky people and the lives they forge for themselves... more...

  • The Beggar's Gardenby Michael Christie

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; Not Available

    Longlisted for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize Critically lauded, The Beggar?s Garden is a brilliantly surefooted, strikingly original collection of nine linked short stories that will delight as well as disturb. The stories follow a diverse group of curiously interrelated characters, from bank manager to crackhead to retired Samaritan to web... more...

  • A Time to Keepby George Mackay Brown

    John Murray 2014; Not Available

    A precise, poetic and dazzling writer' - Guardian more...

  • You Can't Keep a Good Woman Downby Alice Walker

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    In Alice Walker?s second story collection, women stand their ground in the midst of crisis   This collection builds on Alice Walker?s earlier work, the much-praised In Love & Trouble . But unlike her first collection of stories, the women in these tenderly wrought tales face their problems head on, proving powerful and self-possessed even... more...

  • Roguesby George R. R. Martin; Gardner Dozois; Neil Gaiman

    Titan Books 2014; US$ 14.28

    A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributorsincluding a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! If you?re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois... more...