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  • Shifting Shadowsby Patricia Briggs

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    Mercy Thompson?s world just got a whole lot bigger? A collection of all-new and previously published short stories featuring Mercy Thompson, ?one of the best heroines in the urban fantasy genre today? ( Fiction Vixen Book Reviews ), and the characters she calls friends? Includes the new stories? ?Silver? ?Roses in Winter? ?Redemption? ?Hollow?... more...

  • 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...

  • Just After Sunsetby Stephen King

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 17.57

    Just after sunset, as darkness grips the imagination, is the time when you feel the unexpected creep into the every day. As familiar journeys take a different turn, ordinary objects assume extraordinary powers. A blind intruder visits a dying man -- and saves his life, with a kiss. A woman receives a phone call from her husband. Her late husband. In... 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...

  • Birds of Americaby Lorrie Moore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    A long-awaited collection of stories--twelve in all--by one of the most exciting writers at work today, the acclaimed author of Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? and Self-Help. Stories remarkable in their range, emotional force, and dark laughter, and in the sheer beauty and power of their language.         From the opening story, "Willing"--about... 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...