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  • Touchy Subjectsby Emma Donoghue

    HarperCollins Canada 2011; US$ 15.99

    A man finds God and finally wants to father a childonly his wife is now forty-three years old. A coach?s son discovershis sexuality on the football field. A roommate?s bizarre secret liberates a repressed young woman. From the unforeseen consequences of a polite social lie to the turmoil caused by a single hair on a woman?s chin, Donoghue dramatizes... more...

  • Nine Inchesby Tom Perrotta

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99

    Nine Inches , Tom Perrotta's first true collection, features ten stories--some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing. Whether he's dropping into the lives of two teachers--and their love lost and found--in "Nine Inches", documenting the unraveling of a dad at a Little League game in "The Smile on Happy... more...

  • Roman Feverby Edith Wharton

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    While visiting Rome with their daughters, two middle-aged women reminisce about their romantic rivalry for the dashing Delphin Slade. Although Mrs. Slade admits to falsifying the letter that led to her eventual marriage to Slade, Mrs. Ansley holds her own secret regarding the gentleman. Written by esteemed American author Edith Wharton in 1934,... more...

  • Time Ages in a Hurryby Antonio Tabucchi; Martha Cooley; Antonio Romani

    Steerforth Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    As the collection's title suggests, time's passage is the fil rouge of these stories.  All of Tabucchi's characters struggle to find routes of escape from a present that is hard to bear, and from places in which political events have had deeply personal ramifications for their own lives.   Each of the nine stories in Time Ages in a Hurry is an imaginative... more...

  • Red Cavalryby Isaac Babel; Boris Dralyuk

    Steerforth Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Based on Babel's own diaries that he wrote during the Russo-Polish war of 1920, Red Cavalry is a lyrical,  unflinching and often startlingly ironic depiction of the violence and horrors of war. A classic of modern fiction, the short stories are as powerful today as they were when they burst onto the Russian literary landscape nearly a century ago.... more...

  • The Martiansby Kim Stanley Robinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 7.50

    Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy is one of science fiction's most honored series, with Red Mars winning the distinguished Nebula Award, and both Green Mars and Blue Mars honored with the Hugo. A modern-day classic of the genre, this epic saga deftly portrays the human stories behind Earth's most ambitious project yet: the terraforming of Mars.... more...

  • The Complete Western Stories of Elmore Leonardby Elmore Leonard

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Drownby Junot Diaz

    Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 16.00

    "This stunning collection of stories offers an unsentimental glimpse of life among the immigrants from the Dominican Republic--and other front-line reports on the ambivalent promise of the American dream--by an eloquent and original writer who describes more than physical dislocation in conveying the price that is paid for leaving culture and homeland... more...

  • Four Blind Miceby James Patterson

    Grand Central Publishing 2003; US$ 7.99

    Detective Alex Cross is on his way to resign from the Washington, D.C., Police Force when his partner shows up at his door with a case he can't refuse. One of John Sampson's oldest friends, from their days together in Vietnam, has been arrested for murder. Worse yet, he is subject to the iron hand of the United States Army. The evidence against him... more...

  • Tales of Space and Timeby H. G. Wells

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 4.99

    Tales of Space and Time collects together two novellas and three short stories by the great science fiction writer H. G. Wells. First published in 1899, this absorbing and stimulating read contains: The Crystal Egg (short story). The Star (short story). A Story of the Stone Age (novella). A Story of the Days To Come" (novella). The Man Who Could... more...