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  • Now You Love Meby Liesel Litzenburger

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.00

    Her father is gone for good?not on a business trip like her mother said?and Annie knows it. Her little brother, Gus, might believe that he?ll come back, but Annie is too sharp, too observant, to believe this comforting lie. In their little house by the shore of Lake Michigan, where everything is the same and yet not, Annie, Gus, and their dreamy, beautiful... more...

  • Karma and Other Storiesby Rishi Reddi

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    In this sparkling collection, award-winning writer Rishi Reddi weaves a multigenerational tapestry of interconnected lives, depicting members of an Indian American community struggling to balance the demands of tradition with the allure of Western life. In "Lord Krishna," a teenager is offended when his evangelical history teacher likens the Hindu... more...

  • Our Former Lives in Artby Jennifer S. Davis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    Set against the backdrop of the Deep South, these nine haunting stories explore big themes?authenticity, the relinquishing of childhood, the acceptance of dreams lost?in a way that ultimately affirms the act of living and the value of human relationships. In ?Giving Up the Ghost,? a man sits beside a fatal car wreck to share the last moments of a stranger?s... more...

  • The View from the Seventh Layerby Kevin Brockmeier

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Peering into the often unnoticed corners of life, Kevin Brockmeier has been consistently praised for the originality of his vision, the boundlessness of his imagination and the command of his craft. Once again, in this new collection of fiction, Brockmeier shows us a fantastical world that is intimately familiar but somehow distant and beautiful.... more...

  • Bang Crunchby Neil Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    In Neil Smith?s nine stories, average people find themselves in decidedly unusual situations, as the mundane and the fantastic collide. A woman mourning the loss of her husband finds solace in talking to his ashes, entombed in a curling stone. The title story zeroes in on a girl with Fred Hoyle syndrome, whose age expands and contracts like the universe.... more...

  • Let's Doby Rebecca Meacham

    University of North Texas Press 2004; US$ 10.36

    In the nine stories of Let's Do, various calamities strike ordinary Midwesterners, who cope with a mixture of good intentions and ineptitude. Balancing humor with painful clarity, author Rebecca Meacham pulls readers into the lives of characters who struggle with - and more often against - change. more...

  • Echoes of Ellenby BF Oswald

    SynergEbooks 2007; US$ 5.98

    In the process of disposing of his wife?s things, a widower finds three boxes of short stories his wife wrote during their marriage, which he did not know existed. The stories remind him of different times and events in their marriage. As he reads them, he relives their life together. more...

  • Nocturnal Americaby John Keeble

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 26.95

    A collection of short stories that tell the story of community, the difficulty of love, and the pain of loss. more...

  • How We Are Hungryby Dave Eggers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    Dave Eggers and his wife live in Northern California. He edits a magazine, McSweeney's , and teaches at 826 Valencia in San Francisco.www.mcsweeneys.net more...

  • What Salmon Knowby Elwood Reid

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Compared by critics to such masterful storytellers as Raymond Carver, Rick Bass, and Thom Jones, Elwood Reid, author of the acclaimed novel If I Don't Six , signals a powerful presence on the American literary landscape with his knockout story collection, What Salmon Know . Reid's characters are tough men living in a world tougher than they are.... more...