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  • An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw Itby Jessie Greengrass

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    'Greengrass is undoubtedly that rare thing, a genuinely new and assured voice in prose. Her work is precise, properly moving, quirky and heartfelt' AL Kennedy The twelve stories in this startling collection range over centuries and across the world. There are stories about those who are lonely, or estranged, or out of time. There are hauntings,... more...

  • The Beat Goes Onby Ian Rankin

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    There is no detective like Ian Rankin's Detective Inspector John Rebus, a man The New Yorker calls "the ideal sleuth." Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering bosses, John Rebus has made the dark places of Edinburgh his home for over two decades. THE BEAT GOES ON collects all of Ian Rankin's Rebus... more...

  • An Account of the Decline of the Great Auk, According to One Who Saw Itby Jessie Greengrass

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 19.55

    'Greengrass is undoubtedly that rare thing, a genuinely new and assured voice in prose. Her work is precise, properly moving, quirky and heartfelt' AL Kennedy The twelve stories in this startling collection range over centuries and across the world. There are stories about those who are lonely, or estranged, or out of time. There are hauntings,... more...

  • Hell-Heavenby Jhumpa Lahiri

    Knopf Canada 2015; US$ 1.99

    Pranab Chakraborty was a fellow Bengali from Calcutta who had washed up on the shores of Central Square. Soon he was one of the family. From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Frank O?Connor International Short Story Award, a staggeringly beautiful and precise story about a Bengali family in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the impossibilities of love,... more...

  • Elbowby Khadija Magardie; Ellah Wakatama Allfrey

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 0.99

    Provocative, moving, and rich in craft, the stories gathered in Let?s Tell This Story Properly represent some of the most original emerging writers in the world. The selected, groundbreaking stories carry on the tradition of the Commonwealth Writers? Prizes. This story is by South Africa?s Khadija Magardie. more...

  • The Woman Who Had Imaginationby H.E. Bates

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    The Woman Who Had Imagination , H.E. Bates's fourth volume of stories, first published in 1934 (Jonathan Cape), is a fascinating collection of contrasts. The stories combine elements of realism and poetry, beauty and ugliness, tenderness and irony. Graham Greene, writing in the Spectator , lauded the collection as 'the first volume of Mr. Bates's... more...

  • From the Queenby Carolyn Hart

    MysteriousPress.com/Open Road 2015; US$ 1.99

    The next story in the  Bibliomysteries  series, penned by MWA Grand Master  Carolyn Hart Everyone dreams of stumbling upon a long-lost treasure in the attic or inheriting a fortune from some distant relative. But for Ellen Gallagher, the impoverished owner of a thrift shop in South Carolina, that dream comes true. She finds in her possession... more...

  • Seven Tales and Alexanderby H.E. Bates

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    Seven Tales and Alexander beautifully captures a spectrum of emotions from innocent childhood and early adolescence, to those of simple-hearted and uninquiring old age. On its original release in 1929 (The Scholartis Press), The New Statesman observed that Bates has 'by seeing with a child's eyes, found a world of marvellous and strange beauty,... more...

  • The Cost of Lunch, Etc.by Marge Piercy

    PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    ?As always, Piercy writes with high intelligence, love for the world, ethical passion, and innate feminism.?  ?Adrienne Rich, feminist and author, A Change of World In this collection of short stories, bestselling author Marge Piercy brings us glimpses into the lives of everyday women moving through and making sense of their daily internal... more...

  • The Empty Familyby Colm Toibin

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2015; US$ 12.72

    'I imagined lamplight, shadows, soft voices, clothes put away, the low sound of late news on the radio. And I thought as I crossed the bridge at Baggot Street to face the last stretch of my own journey home that no matter what I had done, I had not done that.' In the nine captivating stories that make up The Empty Family , Colm Toibin delineates... more...