Category: Short Stories

  • A Memoir of Grief (Continued)

    By Jennifer Weiner

    A haunting, unique eStory from Jennifer Weiner.

    When Eleanor Goode meets Gerald King, she's a senior at Wellesley who's received the entire writing prizes. He's simply released his first novel, Dirty Blond, and is easily on his option to changing into one of many literary lions of his day. Gerry seduces Ellie, spinning her a delusion of operating with him, writers, part by way of part. How may possibly she have identified that, of their years jointly, it'd be one typewriter, now not ; his phrases, now not hers? How she might develop into the fetcher of espresso, the holder of trinkets lovers might press into his palms after readings, the keeper of his legacy.

    A Memoir of Grief (Continued) starts with Gerald’s dying. Ellie, who hasn't written greater than a grocery record in many years of marriage, had no purpose of writing a memoir. It's now not until eventually she realizes how broke he left her that she comes to a decision to put in writing a whitewashed account of her lifestyles with the nice guy of Letters. Widow's Walk spends over a yr at the New York Times bestseller record. Critics hail Ellie's expertise, the revelatory approach she writes approximately grief, and the way to pass though it.

    Ellie enjoys the eye, yet fortunately thinks that'll be the top of her literary career—until her agent begins asking approximately one other book…
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  • Dubliners

    A definitive version of might be the best brief tale assortment within the English language

    James Joyce’s Dubliners is a vibrant and unflinching portrait of “dear soiled Dublin” on the flip of the 20th century. those fifteen tales, together with such unforgettable ones as “Araby,” “Grace,” and “The Dead,” delve into the center of town of Joyce’s delivery, shooting the cadences of Dubliners’ speech and portraying with a virtually brute realism their outer and internal lives. Dubliners is Joyce at his so much obtainable and such a lot profound, and this variation is the definitive textual content, licensed by means of the Joyce property and collated from all identified proofs, manuscripts, and impressions to mirror the author’s unique wishes.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts superior by means of introductions and notes via exclusive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations via award-winning translators.

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  • War Dances

    By Sherman Alexie

    In his first new fiction when you consider that profitable the nationwide publication Award for The completely real Diary of a Part-Time Indian, best-selling writer Sherman Alexie can provide a virtuoso number of smooth, witty, and soulful tales that expertly seize sleek relationships from the main different angles. War Dances brims with Alexie’s poetic and progressive prose, and reminds us once more why he ranks as one among our country’s best writers.

    With vibrant perception into the minds of artists, marketers, fathers, husbands, and sons, Alexie populates his tales with usual males on the point of unprecedented swap: within the identify tale, a son recollects his father’s “natural Indian loss of life” from alcohol and diabetes, simply as he learns that he himself could have a mind tumor; “The Ballad of Paul Nonetheless,” dissects a classic outfitter owner’s failing marriage and courtship of a Puma-clad stranger in airports around the state; and “Breaking and coming into” recounts a movie editor’s fateful disagreement with an thieving adolescent.

    Brazen and clever War Dances takes us to the guts of what it capability to be human. the hot beginnings, successes, blunders, and regrets that make up our day-by-day lives are laid naked during this wide-ranging new paintings that's quintessential
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  • Reach for Tomorrow (Arthur C. Clarke Collection: Short Stories)

    By Arthur C. Clarke

    This number of brief tales brings quite a few lesser-known works from the world's most appropriate grasp of technological know-how fiction jointly for the 1st time. succeed in for the following day comprises twelve hugely memorable tales. incorporated is "Rescue Party," a brief tale which can have served as an foundation tale for the well known Rama series.

    As a cross-section of Clarke's paintings, succeed in For the next day to come is astonishingly different. Readers will locate stories ranging in scope from the time of the dinosaurs to the unimaginably far-off destiny; destinations as far-flung as far away galaxies and as shut as London; and voyages to the heart of the earth and past the celebrities. it is a enjoyable and interesting learn for any fan of Clarke or technological know-how fiction typically.
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  • Stranded

    By Val McDermid

    A very good number of nineteen nail-biting, completely plotted brief tales from the world over bestselling crime author Val McDermid, the queen of the mental mystery.
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  • The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

    By H.P. Lovecraft

    This can be the gathering that actual enthusiasts of horror fiction were watching for: 16 of H.P. Lovecraft's so much frightening visions, together with Lovecraft's masterpiece, THE SHADOW OUT OF TIME--the stunning revelation of the mysterious forces that carry all mankind of their fearsome grip.
    "I imagine it really is past doubt that H.P. Lovecraft has but to be exceeded because the 20th Century's maximum practitioner of the vintage horror tale."
    Stephen King
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  • Wittgenstein's Lolita and the Iceman

    By William Gay

    Gay maps out a panorama of affection and loss of life, exploring the terrain the place a person’s love of existence interacts with their worry of the darkish unknown. He portrays a personality searching for love that reaches past death—with occasional morbid consequences.
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  • So This Is Love: Lollipop and Other Stories

    By Gilbert Reid

    Adroitly taking pictures love and all its nuances, So this can be Love pulsates with underlying currents of violence, intercourse, ardour, and the politics of hope. Tracing the globe, participants locate themselves stuck within the entanglements of reminiscence, forgetting, and the upcoming future.

    In an overcrowded sanatorium in war-torn Bosnia, a Muslim soldier and a tender Serbian woman---one crippled, the opposite blind---find solace in one another. In small-town Ontario, a father and daughter relive the summer season whilst an airy lady entered their lives and a brutal attack replaced every thing. In an condominium peopled with an eclectic mixture of bohemian expatriates, a guy pursues a tender suicidal waif on the top of the sexual revolution in Seventies Paris. So this is often love.

    In gleaming, insightful prose, Gilbert Reid's provocative debut number of brief tales takes the reader on a trip via conflict zones, bohemian flats, idyllic rural farms, and the darkish streets of Rome. Madly romantic, subtly subversive, and totally comprehensive, So this can be Love is every now and then morose, now and then perverse, now and then appealing, yet consistently honest.

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  • A Plague of Demons: & Other Stories

    Invisible extraterrestrial beings governed the Earth, and just one guy may see them-and they have been looking him down.

    A whole novel of technological know-how fiction experience and a bunch of brief novels in a single huge quantity. a deadly disease of Demons: One guy discovered the key at the back of the extraterrestrial beings who managed the area, harvesting "dead" squaddies to struggle wars on far away worlds-and purely he may well cease them, if he may possibly preserve from getting harvested himself. Thunderhead: An officer has manned an outpost on a lonely planet for years, awaiting the alien enemy which may by no means come, forgotten by way of the paperwork which despatched him there-and then the enemy got here! try out to Destruction: extraterrestrial beings are trying out a human prisoner to figure out how severe a foe the human race may perhaps be-and they've got selected the incorrect guy to check to Destruction. and masses extra.
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