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Day Million

Frederik Pohl - 1970
    Snodgrass (1962)The Day the Martians Came (1967)Schematic Man (1969)Small Lords (1957)Making Love (1966)Way Up Yonder (1959)Speed Trap (1967)It's a Young World (1941)Under Two Moons (1965)

Hunters in the Snow

Tobias Wolff
    The story deals with three characters hunting together in the woods; Kenny, who is hard and brutal; Tub, who is fat, a target of ridicule, and lags behind the rest of the party; and Frank, who is the most "frank" of the group. Each character has a distinct personality which changes as the story progresses. The story reaches its climax when Tub shoots Kenny in what appears to be an accident. Tub and Frank seem to be taking Kenny to a hospital, but wind up stopping in a diner and a roadhouse in a strange chain of events. The story ends with them driving in a direction that is opposite to the one of the hospital. This story is believed to be based upon the painting Hunters in the Snow by Pieter Bruegel, a painter involved in the realism movement.

The Bet and Other Stories

Anton Chekhov - 1889
    The Bet is an 1889 short story by Anton Chekhov about a banker and a young lawyer who make a bet with each other about whether the death penalty is better or worse than life in prison.

Merab's Beauty And Other Stories

Torgny Lindgren - 1983
    In these stories from the tradition of farmer folk living in the north of Sweden, the author brings to life a whole gallery of simple characters in funny and tragic situations.

An Encounter

James Joyce - 1913

The Turning

Tim Winton - 2004
    Brothers cease speaking to each other, husbands abandon wives and children, grown men are haunted by childhood fears. People struggle against the weight of their own history and try to reconcile themselves to their place in the world. With extraordinary insight and tenderness, Winton explores the demons and frailties of ordinary people whose lives are not what they had hoped.

The Other Side of the Hedge; The Celestial Omnibus

E.M. Forster - 1904
    M. Forster, by E. M. Forster. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1417908599.

The Best American Short Stories 1993

Louise Erdrich - 1993
     Foreword --Introduction / Louise Erdrich --Playing with dynamite / John Updike --The girl on the plane / Mary Gaitskill --A real life / Alice Munro --Silent passengers / Larry Woiwode --Queen Wintergreen / Alice Fulton --The man who rowed Christopher Columbus ashore / Harlan Ellison --Poltergeists / Jane Shapiro --Red moccasins / Susan Power --I want to live! / Thom Jones --Charlotte / Tony Early --What the thunder said / Janet Peery --Naked ladies / Antonya Nelson --Man, woman and boy / Stephen Dixon --Winter barley / Andrea Lee --Concerning mold upon the skin, etc. / Joanna Scott --Pray without ceasing / Wendell Berry --Gold / Kim Edwards --Great Barrier Reef / Diane Johnson --Terrific mother / Lorrie Moore --The important houses / Mary Gordon --Contributor's notes --100 other distinguished stories of 1992 --Editorial addresses of American and Canadian magazines publishing short stories


Nick Hornby - 2000
    NippleJesus was his own contribution, featuring "a bruiser (who) finds out that guarding modern art is far more hazardous than controlling the velvet ropes at a nightclub".

Old Story Time and Smile Orange (Longman Caribbean Writers)

Trevor Rhone - 1987
    His sparkling, original talent has won acclaim from critics and audiences worldwide.

The Management of Grief

Bharati Mukherjee

Dante and the Lobster

Samuel Beckett

A Tangled Web

Christine LindopW. Somerset Maugham - 2005
    This collection contains stories by Ray Bradbury, Roald Dahl, Maeve Binchy, V.S. Naipaul, Somerset Maugham, Frederick Forsyth, Clare Boylan, Paul Theroux, Oscar Wilde, and Joanna Trollope.

Waywaya: Eleven Filipino Short Stories

F. Sionil José - 1980
    Sionil José's prodigious production in the last decade, are a moving commentary on the Filipinos. "Waywaya" recreates pre-Hispanic Philippine society and should also be read as allegory. In Sionil José's own language, Ilokano, "Waywaya" means freedom. The last story in the collection, "Progress", has been anthologized abroad and regarded as contemporary social document as well.


Sherwin Bitsui - 2018
    A great reading experience for those who like serious and innovative poetry." --Library JournalDrawing upon Navajo history and enduring tradition, Sherwin Bitsui leads us on a treacherous, otherworldly passage through the American Southwest. Fluidly shape-shifting and captured by language that functions like a moving camera, Dissolve is urban and rural, past and present in the haze of the reservation. Bitsui proves himself to be one of this century's most haunting, raw, and uncompromising voices.From "(Untitled)" . . . Jeweled with houseflies, leather rattles, foil-wrapped, ferment in beaked masks on the shores of evaporating lakes.This plot, now a hotel garden, its fountain gushing forth--the slashed wrists of the Colorado River.Sherwin Bitsui was raised in White Cone, Arizona, on the Navajo Reservation. He is the author of two other books of poetry, among them Flood Song, which won an American Book Award. He currently lives in Arizona where he has serves on the faculty of the Institute of American Indian Arts.