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  • I Think of Youby Ahdaf Soueif

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    Ahdaf Soueif, the bestselling author of The Map of Love , writes poignantly and beautifully about love, and about finding one?s place in the world. Achingly lyrical, resonant and richly woven, and with a spark of defiance, these stories explore areas of tension?where women and men are ensnared by cultural and social mores and prescribed notions of... more...

  • In the Driver's Seatby Helen Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    A dark, dazzling, surprisingly funny new collection of stories (?Masterly? ?Adam Mars Jones, The Observer ; ?A virtuoso performance? ?Jane Shilling, The Sunday Telegraph ) about single women and wives in various phases of midlife?anxious mothers, besotted mothers, beset mothers?in a (futile) search for security and consolation. Helen Simpson?s stories... more...

  • Tunneling to the Center of the Earthby Kevin Wilson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. "Grand Stand-In" is narrated by an employee of a Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider?a company that supplies "stand-ins" for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in "Blowing Up On the Spot,"... more...

  • A Mystery of Heroismby Stephen Crane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for The Red Badge of Courage , his classic novel of men at war, in his tragically brief life and career Stephen Crane produced a wealth of stories?among them "The Monster," "The Upturned Face," "The Open Boat," and the title story?that stand among the most acclaimed and enduring in the history of American fiction. This superb volume... 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...

  • Yoga Hotelby Maura Moynihan

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    In the 1970s, Maura Moynihan moved to New Delhi with her mother and father, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who at the time was U.S. ambassador to India. She wasfascinated by the country's contradictions: ancient religions amid urban chaos, the staggering disparity between rich and poor, and Indian familial tradition and the lure of Western novelty. From... more...

  • Love Begins in Winterby Simon Van Booy

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them. more...

  • The City of Windy Treesby Simon Van Booy

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them. more...

  • The Coming and Going of Strangersby Simon Van Booy

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them. more...

  • The Missing Statuesby Simon Van Booy

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories until chance meetings with strangers force them to face responsibility for lives they thought had continued on without them. more...