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  • Say You're One of Themby Uwem Akpan

    Little, Brown and Company 2008; US$ 9.99

    Uwem Akpan's stunning stories humanize the perils of poverty and violence so piercingly that few readers will feel they've ever encountered Africa so immediately. The eight-year-old narrator of "An Ex-Mas Feast" needs only enough money to buy books and pay fees in order to attend school. Even when his twelve-year-old sister takes to the streets... more...

  • The Awakeningby Kate Chopin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    The Awakening (1899) appears in this collection of short stories. Upon publication of the story Chopin's writing was highly praised, but the public was outraged by the content and only one edition was printed. The Awakening was rediscovered in the 1960s, when Chopin was praised for raising feminist questions. The story follows the personal discovery... more...

  • The Gift of the Magiby O. Henry

    The Floating Press 1906; US$ 2.99

    The Gift of the Magi is a treasured short story written by O. Henry. A young and very much in love couple can barely afford their one-room apartment, let alone the extra expense of getting Christmas presents for one another. But each is determined to show their love for the other in this traditional time of giving; each sells a thing they hold most... more...

  • What's Really Hood!by Wahida Clark; Victor L. Martin; Bonta; Shawn Trump; LaShonda Teague

    Grand Central Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Life in the streets take on a whole new meaning in this urban anthology of "hood" tales compiled by New York Times bestselling author Wahida Clark WHAT'S REALLY HOOD! Black Is Blue by Victor L. Martin delves into the life of a corporate woman who falls in love with a thug and finds out just how easy it is to stray from the straight and narrow.... more...

  • Classic English Mystery And Detective Storiesby Julian Hawthorne

    The Floating Press 1909; US$ 3.99

    When you're in the mood for suspense, nothing delivers like a collection of mystery and detective stories. These tales have been culled from the golden age of the genre, when masters like Charles Dickens, Thomas De Quincey, Laurence Sterne, and William Makepeace Thackeray were producing stories at a rapid clip to satisfy millions of devoted readers.... more...

  • The Portable Virginby Anne Enright

    Random House 2010; US$ 10.17

    The characters in this fierce and witty first collection of stories stand at an oblique angle to society. Full of desire, but out of kilter, their response to a dislocated reality is mutinous, wild, unforgettable. more...

  • Henry Lawson Selected Storiesby Henry Lawson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 19.63

    A striking new edition of this collection of Henry Lawson's best-loved stories Rogues, larrikins and the lost people - these stories range from inspired, laconic comedies to pathos and tragedy. This selection showcases Lawson's range as a fiction writer and includes all his best-loved stories such as 'The Drover's Wife', 'The Union Buries its Dead'... more...

  • The Best American Mystery Stories 2011by Lee Child; Harlan Coben (Ed.)

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.57

    THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011 Hand-picked by number one bestselling author Harlan Coben, this definitive anthology showcases the best of this year's crime-writing, from the masters of modern suspense and the stars of the future alike. Whether ingenious detective story or hardboiled noir, action-packed thriller or stylish historical... more...

  • This Is How You Lose Herby Junot Diaz

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99

    Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz?s first book, Drown , established him as a major new writer with ?the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet? ( Newsweek ). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , was named #1 Fiction Book of the Year? by Time magazine and spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller... more...

  • The Midnight Promiseby Zane Lovitt

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 22.99

    A brilliant Melbourne crime novel, told in ten hardboiled stories. Winner, Ned Kelly Awards, Best First Fiction, 2013. John Dorn is a private investigator. Just like his father used to be. It says 'private inquiry agent' in John's yellow pages ad because that's what his old man called himself, back before his business folded, his wife left... more...