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  • Winesburg, Ohioby Sherwood Anderson

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 4.49

    Winesburg, Ohio is a series of loosely linked short stories set in the fictional town of Winesburg. The stories are held together by George Willard, a resident to whom the community confide their personal stories and struggles. The townspeople are withdrawn and emotionally repressed and attempt in telling their stories to gain some sense of meaning... more...

  • The Grand Inquisitorby Fyodor Dostoyevsky; H.P. Blavatsky

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 2.99

    This excerpt from the Russian literary masterpiece The Brothers Karamazov is a parable set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition, which Dostoyevsky uses to explore questions about God's existence and human freedom. This bite-size text is a great way for beginners to acquaint themselves with Dostoyevsky's style. more...

  • Wrecking Yardby Pinckney Benedict

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    A collection of short stories which illuminate, with imagery and humour, the darkest corners of the American soul. The author attempts to capture the personalities of rural America, shaped by poverty, cruelty and an odd compassion. more...

  • The Rescuerby Joyce Carol Oates

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99

    Lydia is a graduate student in cultural anthropology?a fellow at a prestigious university, with a bright future ahead of her. Harvey, her brother, is a seminary student driven by his god-besotted studies. The two have never shared much of anything except a mutual desire to escape the stifling confines of the home they grew up in and the parents they... more...

  • The Best Place on Earthby Ayelet Tsabari

    HarperCollins Canada 2013; Not Available

    Two Israeli sisters, one struggling with her marriage and the other finally settling into a steady relationship, reunite in British Columbia and rediscover their connection. Confident, original and humane, the stories in The Best Place on Earth are peopled with characters at the crossroads of nationalities, religions and communities: expatriates,... more...

  • The Works of Edgar Allan Poeby Edgar Allan Poe

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99

    It is virtually impossible to overstate Edgar Allan Poe's importance in the field of American literature. He is credited not only with inventing or significantly advancing the short story, detective fiction, and science fiction, but also with being one of the first Americans to pursue a career in writing as a vocation. This comprehensive volume... more...

  • Suderby Percival Everett

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Suder, Percival Everett?s acclaimed first novel, follows the exploits and ordeals of Craig Suder, a struggling black third baseman for the Seattle Mariners. In the midst of a humiliating career slump and difficulties with his demanding wife and troubled son, Suder packs up his saxophone, phonograph, and Charlie Parker?s Ornithology and begins a personal... more...

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonby F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 9.95

    "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a 1922 short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story begins in 1860, just before the beginning of the American Civil War, with the birth of the central character, Benjamin Button. Benjamin is born with the body and demeanor of a very old man and within a few hours is already able to talk. To dodge... more...

  • Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersenby Hans Christian Andersen

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as one of the most important figures in the genre of children's literature. With tales such as "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "Thumbelina," and "The Little Match Girl,"... more...

  • The Half Lifeby Jennifer Weiner

    Washington Square Press 2010; US$ 0.99

    From #1 bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, a short story about what can happen when one restless woman's best laid travel plans go astray... more...