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  • The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonardby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Before he brilliantly traversed the gritty landscapes of underworld Detroit and Miami, Elmore Leonard wrote breathtaking adventures set in America's nineteenth-century western frontier?elevating a popular genre with his now-trademark twisting plots, rich characterizations, and scalpel-sharp dialogue. No author has ever written more evocatively of... more...

  • Mosses from an Old Manseby Nathaniel Hawthorne; Mary Oliver

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Mosses from an Old Manse is Nathaniel Hawthorne?s second story collection, first published in 1846 in two volumes and featuring sketches and tales written over a span of more than twenty years, including such classics as ?Young Goodman Brown,? ?The Birthmark,? and ?Rappaccini?s Daughter.? Herman Melville deemed Hawthorne the American Shakespeare,... more...

  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayersby Yiyun Li

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing collection, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, history, and culture intersect with personality to create fate. From the bustling... more...

  • Ford County: Storiesby John Grisham

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham's The Litigators. #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times  bestselling author John Grisham takes us back to Ford County, Mississippi, the setting of his first novel, A Time to Kill .  This riveting collection of short stories features an unforgettable cast of characters: Wheelchair-bound... more...

  • Memory Wallby Anthony Doerr

    Scribner 2010; US$ 16.00

    In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See , "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables, the major metaphysical dreads, and he does it fearlessly" ( The New York Times Book Review ). Set on four continents, Anthony Doerr's... more...

  • The Book of Other Peopleby Zadie Smith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.68

    The Book of Other People is just that: a book of other people. Open its covers and you?ll make a whole host of new acquaintances. Nick Hornby and Posy Simmonds present the ever-diverging writing life of Jamie Johnson; Hari Kunzru twitches open his net curtains to reveal the irrepressible Magda Mandela (at 4:30a.m., in her lime-green thong); Jonathan... more...

  • The Complete Father Brown Storiesby G. K. Chesterton; Michael Hurley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Shabby and lumbering, with a face like a Norfolk dumpling, Father Brown makes for an improbable super-sleuth. But his innocence is the secret of his success: refusing the scientific method of detection, he adopts instead an approach of simple sympathy, interpreting each crime as a work of art, and each criminal as a man no worse than himself. This... more...

  • This Is How You Lose Herby Junot Diaz

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.66

    Junot Diaz's new collection, This Is How You Lose Her, is a collection of linked narratives about love - passionate love, illicit love, dying love, maternal love - told through the lives of New Jersey Dominicans, as they struggle to find a point where their two worlds meet. In prose that is endlessly energetic and inventive, tender and funny, it lays... more...

  • Staying Away at Christmas (Short Story)by Katie Fforde

    Random House 2012; US$ 2.80

    Add an extra sparkle to your festivities with this exclusive, straight to digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller. Miranda and her daughters have rented a cosy cottage for Christmas. The only trouble is, Anthony and his children are booked into the same place. In a moment of Christmas spirit, Miranda suggests they all spend... more...

  • North American Lake Monstersby Nathan Ballingrud

    Small Beer Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Love has a terrible power over our our lives: it distorts, corrupts, drives, or redeems us. more...