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  • Riding the Bulletby Stephen King

    Scribner 2000; US$ 3.99

    From international bestseller Stephen King the first ebook ever published—a novella about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side. Riding the Bullet is “a ghost story in the grand manner” from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones , The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon , and The Green Mile —a short story about a young man who... more...

  • In Our Timeby Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2002; US$ 10.99

    THIS COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND VIGNETTES MARKED ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S AMERICAN DEBUT AND MADE HIM FAMOUS When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside... more...

  • Just After Sunsetby Stephen King

    Scribner 2008; US$ 10.99

    A stunning collection from international bestseller Stephen King that displays his phenomenally broad readership (stories published in The New Yorker , Playboy , and McSweeney’s and including the 25,000 word story “Gingerbread Girl” published in Esquire ). Stephen King—who has written more than fifty books, dozens of number one New York Times... more...

  • The Yellow Wallpaperby Charlotte Perkins Gilman

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    Charlotte Perkins Gilman's 1892 short story, The Yellow Wallpaper is a valuable piece of American feminist literature that reveals attitudes toward the psychological health of women in the nineteenth century. Diagnosed with "temporary nervous depression - a slight hysterical tendency" by her physician husband, a woman is confined to an... more...

  • Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Storiesby Sholem Aleichem

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and film adaptations. And no Yiddish writer was more beloved than Tevye’s creator, Sholem Rabinovich... more...

  • Strange Tales from a Chinese Studioby Pu Songling; John Minford; John Minford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 18.32

    The Strange Tales of Pu Songling (1640-1715) are exquisite and amusing miniatures that are regarded as the pinnacle of classical Chinese fiction. With their elegant prose, witty wordplay and subtle charm, the 104 stories in this selection reveal a world in which nothing is as it seems. Here a Taoist monk conjures up a magical pear tree, a scholar recounts... more...

  • Like a House on Fireby Cate Kennedy

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 29.99

    WINNER OF THE 2013 STEELE RUDD AWARD, QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 STELLA PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 KIBBLE AWARD From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots . In Like a House on Fire , Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their... more...

  • The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow And Other Storiesby Washington Irving

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    One of America’s most beloved authors, Washington Irving penned some of the most popular and enduring tales of fiction. From Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman to Rip Van Winkle’s prolonged nap, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories also includes literary sketches and essays about the author’s life. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and... more...

  • Mammoth Book of Best New SF 28by Gardner Dozois

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 15.99

    For decades now Gardner Dozois has been presenting his annual selection of the very best of recently published SF stories, both byoutstanding up-and-coming writers and undisputed masters of the genre. It has been voted Year's Best Anthology by the readers of Locus magazine an unparalleled eighteen times and remains the definitive anthology for both... more...

  • The Summer I Met Youby Victoria Walters

    Headline 2016; US$ 0.99

    Escape to the West Country and meet the characters of Talting in this gorgeous short story: the prequel to Victoria Walters' debut, THE SECOND LOVE OF MY LIFE. "Brilliant and superior women's fiction" Heat It wasn't love at first sight. It was a summer of love... When Emma leaves her Cornish hometown of Talting for a summer in Devon,... more...