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  • Wonderful Girlby Aimee La Brie

    University of North Texas Press 2007; US$ 10.36

    A collection of short stories that covers the landscape of dysfunctional childhood, urban angst, and human disconnection with a wit and insight that keep you riveted to the page. more...

  • Walk in the Light and Twenty Three Talesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    Table of Contents: Leo Tolstoy Biography A Talk among Leisured People Walk in the Light While There Is Light Twenty-Three Tales:- God Sees the Truth, But Waits- The Prisoner of the Caucasus - The Bear Hunt - What Men Live By - A Spark Neglected Burns the House - Two Old Men - Where Love is, There God is Also - Ivan The Fool- Evil Allures, But Good... more...

  • Flappers and Philosophersby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story. ******************. Flappers and Philosophers was the first collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1920. It includes eight stories:. "The Offshore Pirate". "The Ice Palace".... more...

  • I Think of Youby Ahdaf Soueif

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    Ahdaf Soueif, the bestselling author of The Map of Love , writes poignantly and beautifully about love, and about finding one?s place in the world. Achingly lyrical, resonant and richly woven, and with a spark of defiance, these stories explore areas of tension?where women and men are ensnared by cultural and social mores and prescribed notions of... more...

  • In the Driver's Seatby Helen Simpson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    A dark, dazzling, surprisingly funny new collection of stories (?Masterly? ?Adam Mars Jones, The Observer ; ?A virtuoso performance? ?Jane Shilling, The Sunday Telegraph ) about single women and wives in various phases of midlife?anxious mothers, besotted mothers, beset mothers?in a (futile) search for security and consolation. Helen Simpson?s stories... more...

  • Away from Herby Alice Munro

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 10.00

    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZEŽ IN LITERATURE 2013 Alice Munro has long been heralded for her penetrating, lyrical prose, and in ?The Bear Came Over the Mountain? ? the basis for Sarah Polley?s film Away From Her ? her prodigious talents are once again on display. As she follows Grant, a retired professor whose wife Fiona begins gradually to lose... more...

  • Mendocino and Other Storiesby Ann Packer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    With humor, wisdom and tenderness, Ann Packer offers ten short stories about women and men--wives and husbands, sisters and brothers, daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, friends, and lovers--who discover that life's greatest surprises may be found in that which is most familiar. In the title story, on the anniversary of their father's suicide a young... more...

  • Tunneling to the Center of the Earthby Kevin Wilson

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    Kevin Wilson's characters inhabit a world that moves seamlessly between the real and the imagined, the mundane and the fantastic. "Grand Stand-In" is narrated by an employee of a Nuclear Family Supplemental Provider?a company that supplies "stand-ins" for families with deceased, ill, or just plain mean grandparents. And in "Blowing Up On the Spot,"... more...

  • A Mystery of Heroismby Stephen Crane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    Though best known for The Red Badge of Courage , his classic novel of men at war, in his tragically brief life and career Stephen Crane produced a wealth of stories?among them "The Monster," "The Upturned Face," "The Open Boat," and the title story?that stand among the most acclaimed and enduring in the history of American fiction. This superb volume... more...

  • The Two Templesby Herman Melville

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 4.99

    "Melville at his best invariably wrote from a sort of dream self, so that events which he relates as actual fact have indeed a far deeper reference to his own soul, his own inner life." - D.H. Lawrence. Here are ten stories that represent some of the best short work of American master Herman Melville, including "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story... more...