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Flannery O'Connor Complete Stories


Flannery O'Connor - 2009
    Contents:Wise blood --The violent bear it away --A good man is hard to find --The life you save may be your own --A stroke of good fortune --A temple of the Holy Ghost --The artificial nigger --A circle in the fire --A late encounter with the enemy --Good country people --The displaced person.

Barking Dogs


Rebekah Clarkson - 2017
    But do they really? If you took a bird’s-eye view of Mount Barker, you’d see ordinary Australians living on their ordinary suburban blocks in an ordinary regional town. Get closer. Peer through a window. You might see Nathan Long, obsessively recording the incessant bark of a neighbourhood dog, or the Wheeler family sitting down for a meal and trying to come to terms with a shocking discovery. If you listen, you may hear tales of fathers and their wayward sons, of widows who can’t forgive themselves, of children longed for and lost, of thwarted lust and of pure, incorruptible love. Within the shadows is an unspeakable crime. Rebekah Clarkson has created a compelling, slow-burning portrait of a town in the midst of major change as it makes the painful transformation from rural idyll to aspirational suburbia. What looked like redemption is now profound loss. What seemed spiteful can now be forgiven.

Rescue Me


Cathy Bramley - 2020
    Sure, the inner circle of people she opens up to is small - but it's perfectly formed of people she loves. And when your heart is broken, feeling safe means everything. It's not a time for risks.But life has a surprise in store for Fearne - a hairy, scruffy, messy one. Soon Fearne finds herself saving the day, and getting rescued right back...You'll also meet the characters of Cathy's upcoming new four-part ebook serial, MY KIND OF HAPPY - which follows Fearne on her search for true happiness.

Waiting for the Evening News: Stories of the Deep South


Tim Gautreaux - 2010
    In stories filled with heart and humour, Tim Gautreaux explores the stresses and strains of everyday life as his characters struggle to make amends for their mistakes and hope for different, better days to come.

Assorted Fire Events


David Means - 2000
    His incomparable, distinct voice--often wildly humorous, always engaging--has led the New York Times to call Means "one of our most talented younger writers."

A Stranger in this World


Kevin Canty - 1994
    In this collection of stories, love and danger, risk and betrayal are the guides into uncharted territory.

The Bell Tolls for No One


Charles Bukowski - 2015
    An informative introduction by editor David Stephen Calonne provides historical context for these seemingly scandalous and chaotic tales, revealing the hidden hand of the master at the top of his form.Born in Andernach, Germany, and raised in Los Angeles, Charles Bukowski published his first story when he was twenty-four and began writing poetry at the age of thirty-five. His first book of poetry was published in 1959; he would eventually publish more than forty-five books of poetry and prose. He died of leukemia in San Pedro, California on March 9, 1994.David Stephen Calonne is the author of several books and has edited three previous collections of the uncollected work of Charles Bukowski for City Lights: Absence of the Hero, Portions from a Wine-Stained Notebook, and More Notes of a Dirty Old Man.

Taps at Reveille


F. Scott Fitzgerald - 1935
    Scott Fitzgerald. It was the fourth and final collection of short stories Fitzgerald published in his lifetime. All were timed to appear a few months to a year after each of his four completed novels were published.[Contents]The eighteen stories collected in Taps at Reveille are:1."The Scandal Detectives"2. "The Freshest Boy"3. "He Thinks He's Wonderful"4. "The Captured Shadow"5. "The Perfect Life"6. "First Blood"7. "A Nice Quiet Place"8. "A Woman with a Past"9. "Crazy Sunday"10. "Two Wrongs"11. "The Night of Chancellorsville"12. "The Last of the Belles"13. "Majesty"14. "Family in the Wind"15. "A Short Trip Home"16. "One Interne"17. "The Fiend"18. "Babylon Revisited"

Greyhound for Breakfast


James Kelman - 1988
    A brilliant collection of stories set in the tenements and cheap casinos of Glasgow, Manchester and London.

D.C. Noir


George PelecanosDavid Slater - 2006
    This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.

The Lute and the Scars


Danilo Kiš - 1994
    Like the title story, many of these texts are autobiographical. Others resurrect protagonists belonging to Kiš’s fellow Central European novelists, allowing readers to identify, perhaps, depending on the level of obfuscation, fantasy,and historical accuracy, figures dreamed up by Ödön von Horváth and Endre Ady (“The Stateless”), by the Yugoslavian Nobel laureate Ivo Andrić (“Debt”), and by Piotr Rawicz.Against a background of oppressive regimes and political exile, readers will find that the never-ending debate between death and writing continues unabated in these stories—death as allegory or as a voluntary symbolic act, and writing as the one impregnable defense, writing as the only possible means of survival.

The Way That Water Enters Stone: Stories


John Dufresne - 1991
    In a Maine resort town, Miss Langevin, a spinster who could write a book on disappointment, now gets a chance to help another woman escape it. And in the title story, a science teacher's modest dreams and painful memories erode his existence like water entering stone.As an observer of secrets in these and other offbeat lives, John Dufresne crisscrosses the eastern United States like a contemporary Dos Passos, hearing familiar voices, letting them meander through his unique imagination, then spinning them out in stories rich with irony, braced by melancholy, and based on truth.

McSweeney's #48


Dave Eggers - 2013
    There have been hardcovers and paperbacks, an issue with two spines, an issue with a magnetic binding, an issue that looked like a bundle of junk mail, and an issue that looked like a sweaty human head. McSweeney’s has won multiple literary awards, including two National Magazine Awards for fiction, and has had numerous stories appear in The Best American Magazine Writing, the O. Henry Awards anthologies, and The Best American Short Stories. Design awards given to the quarterly include the AIGA 50 Books Award, the AIGA 365 Illustration Award, and the Print Design Regional Award.

Love Life: Stories


Bobbie Ann Mason - 1989
    One of the most highly regarded writers in America, the author of In Country, presents 16 wise and potent stories that are mainly about small-town people coping with love: its kinds and degrees, its pressures and residues, its ties and kinks.

Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories


Ursula Hegi - 1988
    With compassion and her "unfailing immediacy of language," she raises the struggles of her characters to a plane of recognition that enables them to transcend despair. Life and death, age and youth, attained hopes and unearned pleasures, provide the human settings for a brilliant exploration of life at its most pointed and significant.