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  • Cut and Come Againby H.E. Bates

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 3.99

    H.E. Bates's fifth collection is a sparkling body of work full of stories of childhood. Geoffrey West observed the collection overall as "bright with life, with individuals alive and interacting, and with the sweeping beauties of broad country backgrounds." Often cited as one of Bates's best stories, 'The Mill' relates the misfortune of a young girl... more...

  • The Shiveringby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection   On the day a plane crashed in Nigeria, Ukamaka lets into her apartment a neighbor in a Princeton sweatshirt she?d never met before to keep her company and pray. United in a common loss, Ukamaka is glad to have someone she can confide in about her home, her ex-boyfriend, her life as a graduate student... more...

  • Cleveland Clashby Elley Arden

    F+W Media 2016; US$ 0.99

    Who says women can't be tough? The pro-football playing ladies of the Cleveland Clash take the field in these three winning romances, calling the plays on life and love on their own terms. Running Interference : Offensive linewoman Tanya Martin is determined to save her father's gym, even if it means calling in a favor from her former friend, Super... more...

  • The September Lettersby Maeve Binchy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Original Selection It starts out like any other dull day in a busy airport bar. James, the bartender, would much rather serve regulars at a local pub than cranky travelers. Katy and Colin have been involved in a longtime affair that comes to literal blows when he reveals that he hasn?t kept his promise to leave... more...

  • An Inventoryby Joan Wickersham

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection   In this witty and moving work of short fiction, ?you? recall the romantic interests you had once pined for, crushed on from afar, kissed, and never forgot. Exploring the forces of attraction as well as the tender reaches of the heart, Joan Wickersham chronicles these brief episodes from a young woman?s... more...

  • Gods and Angelsby David Park

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    A seventeen-year-old boy visits his estranged mother on Boxing Day in a grey seaside town; a University lecturer falls in with a group of older men who inhabit a very different world while trying to learn how to swim; a detective breaks into his former home to spy on his estranged family; a couple reflect on twenty-five years of marriage under the... more...

  • In the North-West Frontier Provinceby Jay McInerney

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection   In the northern hills of Pakistan, by the border with Afghanistan, a drug deal goes horribly wrong. Trey?s friend has been captured. His girlfriend, Michelle, succumbs to her heroin addiction. And the only person who Trey can speak to is the Pashtun holding him captive.   In this beautiful and tragic... more...

  • Mystery & Mayhemby The Crime Club

    Egmont UK Ltd 2016; US$ 4.99

    Twelve mysteries. Twelve authors. One challenge: can YOU solve the crimes before the heroes of the stories? These are twelve brand-new short stories from twelve of the best children's crime writers writing today. These creepy, hilarious, brain-boggling, heart-pounding mysteries feature daring, brilliant young detectives, and this... more...

  • Tower of Babylonby Ted Chiang

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts ?Short Story Month? Selection   Together with a crew of other miners and cart-pullers, Hillalum is recruited to climb the Tower of Babylon and unearth what lies beyond the vault of heaven. During his journey, Hillalum discovers entire civilizations of tower-dwellers on the tower?there are those who live inside the mists of clouds,... more...

  • Nebula Awards Showcase 2016by Mercedes Lackey

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA).  The editor, selected by SFWA?s anthology Committee (chaired by Mike Resnick), is American science fiction and fantasy... more...