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  • The Man Who Would Be Kingby Rudyard Kipling; Louis L. Cornell

    OUP Oxford 1999; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    This collection brings together seventeen of Kipling's early stories, written between 1885 and 1888, when Kipling was working as a journalist in India. Wry comedies of British officialdom alternate with glimpses into the harsh lives of the common soldiers and the Indian poor, revealing Kipling's legendary powers of observation and, in 'Baa Baa, Black... more...

  • Mistletoe Wishesby Carole Mortimer; Jane Porter; Catherine George

    Harlequin 2011; US$ 6.99

    Nick glowered through the windscreen from inside the warmth and comfort of his heated car as the rain and sleet fell heavily outside, in no hurry to find a gap in the slowly moving vehicles that would allow him to edge back into the morning rush hour of bumper-to-bumper traffic. Having dropped his daughter Bekka off at school for the day, he was... more...

  • Blood Drive (Storycuts)by John Grisham

    Random House 2011; US$ 2.80

    The laugh out loud adventure of three men from rural Ford County who travel to Memphis to donate blood to an injured friend. The journey, however, takes longer than expected thanks to their inability to continue driving past any liquor store en route. Not to mention the fact that the men have no idea which hospital their friend is in. After a variety... more...

  • Fetching Raymond (Storycuts)by John Grisham

    Random House 2011; US$ 2.80

    One mother's last trip to see her son on death row. Wheelchair-bound Inez Graney and her two older sons, Leon and Butch, take a bizarre road trip through the Mississippi Delta to visit the youngest Graney brother, Raymond, who's been locked away on death row for eleven years. It could well be their last visit. Part of the Storycuts series, this... more...

  • Funny Boy (Storycuts)by John Grisham

    Random House 2011; US$ 2.80

    One young man's homecoming shocks a whole town. This is a homecoming that none of the respectable folk of Clanton are pleased about: that of a young man dying of AIDS. But their attempts to ostracise him merely show up some very ugly shortcomings of their own . . . Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection... more...

  • At the Hairdresser'sby Anita Brookner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 4.21

    Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is a poignant novella from Anita Brookner. 'I rather hope I shall die at the hairdresser's, for they are bound to know what to do. At least that is what I tell myself.' Solitude is a... more...

  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: First Annual Collectionby Gardner Dozois

    St. Martin's Press 1984; US$ 8.99

    This collection launched the popular and long-running "The Year's Best Science Fiction" series: Fantastic Science Fiction! The Year's Best -- And Biggest Collection Here's the cream of the crop: short stories, novelettes, novellas by science fiction writers already famous and awarded for their high-quality work in science fiction. Writers like:... more...

  • Rogue's Galleryby Robert Barnard

    Allison & Busby 2011; US$ 4.36

    How far would a child go to rid himself of a despised parent? Or a man of the cloth to be elected pope? From murderous ministers and conniving cardinals to the dark imagination of a schoolboy and the suspicions of an ageing Mr Mozart, this unique collection of Robert Barnard's highly acclaimed short stories takes the reader on a journey of murder,... more...

  • Foundationby Ann Aguirre

    Tom Doherty Associates 2012; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.79

    In Ann Aguirre's award-winning novel, Enclave , humans have taken refuge in colonies below ground. Here is the story of what drove them there, told through the eyes of a teen who would later have vast influence over the fate of many, and who gave his heart to the one person who needed him most. more...

  • A Puppy for Christmasby Carole Mortimer; Myrna Mackenzie; Nikki Logan

    Harlequin 2013; US$ 7.99

    On the Secretary's Christmas List by Carole Mortimer  Bree has landed an amazing job, but her new boss is a difficult, unreliable playboy—who is also infuriatingly gorgeous… When Bree looks after Jackson's son and energetic puppy, she realizes what she really wants  this Christmas….  The Soldier, the Puppy and Me by Myrna Mackenzie  Christmas is... more...