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  • Field Studyby Rachel Seiffert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    Rachel Seiffert, author of The Dark Room , powerfully evokes our need for human connection in this dazzling and haunting group of stories. Set against immense political upheaval, or evoking the intimate struggles between men and women, parents and children, this astonishing collection charts our desire for love, our fragility, and our strength.... more...

  • God Lives in St. Petersburgby Tom Bissell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Young Americans abroad in Central Asia find themselves pushed to their limits in these acclaimed, prize-winning stories by one of our most exciting and talented new authors. Combining bleak humor, ironic insight, deep compassion, and unflinching moral and ethical inquiry, Tom Bissell gives us a gripping collection that is both timeless and profoundly... more...

  • Last Nightby James Salter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    Last Night is a spellbinding collection of stories about passion?by turns fiery and subdued, destructive and redemptive, alluring and devastating. These ten powerful stories portray men and women in their most intimate moments. A lover of poetry is asked by his wife to give up what may be his most treasured relationship. A book dealer is forced... more...

  • Fascinationby William Boyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    One of the most beguiling storytellers on either side of the Atlantic delivers a luminous new collection whose 14 stories are a series of variations on the theme of love?and its shady cousin lust. A film director?s journal becomes an unintended chronicle of his deepening and ruinous obsession with a leading lady (?Notebook No. 9?). While flying business... more...

  • 33 Moments of Happinessby Ingo Schulze

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    An intriguing, fabulously bizarre debut collection of short stories by prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze, author of Simple Stories . These thirty-three macabre, often comical short pieces revolve around moments of odd bliss?moments seized by characters who have found ways to conquer the bleakness of everyday life in the chaotic world of... more...

  • Elementalsby A. S. Byatt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    From the booker Prize-winning author of Possession comes this richly imaginitive story collection that transports the reader to a world where opposites--passion and loneliness, betrayal and loyalty, fire and ice--clash and converge. A beautiful ice maiden risks her life when she falls in love with a desert prince, whose passionate touches scorch... more...

  • Dream Stuffby David Malouf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.00

    Here are nine haunting stories from the award-winning author of Remembering Babylon , in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape and revealing the character of Australia. An eleven-year-old boy sees his father in his own elongated shadow only to realize that he will not... more...

  • Getting a Lifeby Helen Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both the blisses and irritations of domestic life. An ambitious teenager vows never to settle for any of the adult lives she sees around her. Two... more...

  • Flights of Loveby Bernhard Schlink

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Bernhard Schlink brings to these seven superbly crafted stories the same sleek concision and moral acuity that made The Reader an international bestseller. His characters?men with importunate appetites and unfortunate habits of deception?are uneasily suspended between the desire for love and the impulse toward flight. A young boy?s fascination with... more...

  • Nice Big American Babyby Judy Budnitz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    A blazingly original, profoundly moving new work of fiction by a writer whose world?and imagination?knows no boundaries. ?I don?t know what planet Judy Budnitz comes from,? said Newsweek on the publication of her fiction debut, Flying Leap, ?but I?m happy to have her. Tremendous . . . funny, dark, adventurous, slanted, and enchanted.? These twelve... more...