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  • The Darts of Cupidby Edith Templeton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    When Edith Templeton?s stories began appearing in The New Yorker in the late 1950s, she quickly became a favorite of the magazine?s discerning readers. Her finely honed writing, honestly drawn heroines, and distinctive themes secured her reputation. The Dart?s of Cupid collects seven of Templeton?s stories for the first time and reintroduces... more...

  • Indelible Actsby A. L. Kennedy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.00

    The love story (as well as the story of love lost, obsessed over, or longed for) gets a complete and thrilling renovation at the hands of the most virtuosic literary stylist to appear in the British Isles since Jeanette Winterson. A. L. Kennedy?s men and women huddle in foreign hotel rooms, immobilized by travel-sickness and betrayal. They plan seductions... more...

  • How to Breathe Underwaterby Julie Orringer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    A New York Times notable book and winner of The Northern California Book Award for Best Short Fiction, these nine brave, wise, and spellbinding stories make up this debut. In "When She is Old and I Am Famous" a young woman confronts the inscrutable power of her cousin's beauty. In "Note to Sixth-Grade Self" a band of popular girls exert their... more...

  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayersby Yiyun Li

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing collection, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, history, and culture intersect with personality to create fate. From the bustling... more...

  • 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...

  • How We Are Hungryby Dave Eggers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    ?These tales reinvigorate?the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.?  ? San Francisco Chronicle Dave Eggers?Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author of What Is the What and The Circle, among other books?demonstrates his mastery of the short story. "Another" "What It Means When a Crowd in... more...

  • Videoby Meera Nair

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.00

    The ten exquisitely crafted stories in Video introduce a gifted new writer whose straight-forward, elegant prose and bewitching storytelling talent combine in brilliant miniatures of contemporary Indian life. In the title story, an Indian man?s chance exposure to a Western-style porn film affects not only his marriage?his wife hides for hours, then... more...