Category: Short Stories

  • The Nostalgist by Daniel H. Wilson PDF

    By Daniel H. Wilson

    ISBN-10: 1429925558

    ISBN-13: 9781429925556

    Unique fiction from the publisher's web site, (, Tor Books).

    With EyesTM and EarsTM, every thing can glance and sound simply tremendous, similar to it was once; it's a surprise after they holiday down, although.
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  • Download e-book for kindle: Offshore: A Short Story Collection by Ann Cleeves

    By Ann Cleeves

    ISBN-10: 1743538294

    ISBN-13: 9781743538296

    Offshore is a awesome selection of brief tales, prepared on islands off the coast of the united kingdom, and lines circumstances for either DI Jimmy Perez on Shetland, and DI Willow Reeves on Uist within the Outer Hebrides.

    In 'Stranded', set on Hilbre close to Liverpool, a tender man's past love vanishes. In 'Hector's different Woman', on Holy Island, we meet a tender Vera earlier than she turns into DI Vera Stanhope, and notice how she makes a decision to go into the police strength. one of many tales, 'Postcard from Skokholm', is written by means of Lynne Chitty, winner of Pan Macmillan's Bello imprint's brief tale festival, who introduces Ann Cleeves' loved characters George and Molly Palmer-Jones to new readers.

    Ann Cleeves deftly captures the spirit of every island surroundings, and gives us a compelling new number of mysteries.
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  • Read e-book online Redemption (Infinity Blade, Book 2) PDF

    By Brandon Sanderson

    ISBN-10: 0983943028

    ISBN-13: 9780983943020

    Lengthy months have handed because Siris and the God King, enemies betrayed
together, have been left to rot within the felony on the Vault of Tears. Their 
true enemy -- the employee of secrets and techniques, writer of the Infinity Blade
itself -- now reigns.

    Upon ultimately acquiring freedom, Siris needs to get to the bottom of plots that appear to
 make no feel, lead a uprising with out course, and struggle opposed to the 
division inside of his very center. The secrets and techniques unraveled will dig backward 
in time towards the origins of the deathless and the real nature of the 
world itself...

    From number one bestselling writer Brandon Sanderson and ChAIR leisure, creators of the blockbuster Infinity Blade game sequence, comes the second one novel within the epic Infinity Blade saga. This most up-to-date story delves deeper into the fantastical international of Infinity Blade, an international of poser and intrigue the place magic and know-how are indistinguishable or even existence and dying are usually not as they appear.
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  • Just Pretending by Lisa Bird-Wilson PDF

    By Lisa Bird-Wilson

    ISBN-10: 1550505475

    ISBN-13: 9781550505474

    From one in all Canada's most fun new Métis voices, Lisa Bird-Wilson, comes a booklet whose habitual topics comprise the complexities of identification, belonging/not belonging, Aboriginal adoption, loss and abandonment, remorse and lack of confidence. A deadbeat dad attempts to reconnect together with his daughter after 22 years away. A egocentric poet has been scarred through an upbringing that leaves him emotionally far-off from his youngsters and wife. A pot-smoking middle-aged guy undertakes a modest quest for which means following a broom with mortality. A fourteen-year-old lady struggles to return to phrases together with her emotions of abandonment. The characters are frequently fragile, occasionally unlikeable, yet eventually might be pointed out or sympathized with. on the centre of the tales are notions of identification and belonging, and the advanced relationships among youngsters and oldsters, either those people who are actual and those that are only pretending.
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  • Download e-book for kindle: Love and Hydrogen: New and Selected Stories by Jim Shepard

    By Jim Shepard

    ISBN-10: 1400033497

    ISBN-13: 9781400033492

    I’ve been an issue child, a awful son, a far off brother, an off-putting neighbor, a piss-poor pupil, a worrisome seatmate, an unreliable worker, a bewildering lover, a troublesome confidante and a crappy husband. one of the issues I do pretty much at this element I’d need to record darts, re-closing Stay-Fresh bins, and staying out of ways.

    This is the self-eulogy provided early on by way of the unwilling hero of the outlet tale during this assortment, a stunning array of labor briefly fiction from a grasp of the shape. The tales in Love and Hydrogen—familiar to readers from courses starting from McSweeney’s to The New Yorker to Harper’s to Tin House—encompass in subject matter and compassion what a regular author would appear to wish numerous lifetimes to imagine.

    A pissed off spouse uses an enterprising illegal-gun salesman to carry her husband hostage; hapless adult-education scholars botch their makes an attempt at rudimentary piano yet achieve a halting, awkward romance; a involved and murderous Creature welcomes the 1st human viewers to his Black Lagoon; and within the name tale, the stupefyingly large airship Hindenburg flies to its doom, representing in 1937 mankind's maximum craving in addition to its vast failure.

    Generous in scope and marvelous in ambition, Shepard’s voice by no means falters; the virtuosity of Love and Hydrogen cements his recognition as, within the phrases of Rick Bass, “a passionate author with a razor-sharp wit and an elephantine heart”—in brief, probably the most robust abilities at paintings this day.
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  • These 13 by William Faulkner PDF

    By William Faulkner

    ISBN-10: 0307799689

    ISBN-13: 9780307799685

    A set of 13 brief tales by means of William Faulkner.

    "I'm a failed poet. possibly each novelist desires to write poetry first, unearths he can't after which attempts the quick tale that is the main hard shape after poetry. And failing that, basically then does he absorb novel writing." —William Faulkner
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  • Download e-book for iPad: The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry: Algerian Stories by Assia Djebar, Tegan Raleigh

    By Assia Djebar, Tegan Raleigh

    ISBN-10: 1583229698

    ISBN-13: 9781583229699

    Title note: unique identify Oran, langue morte
    Author note: Tegan Raleigh (Translation)
    Publish yr note: initially released in 1979
    What occurs while disaster turns into a regular prevalence? all the seven tales in Assia Djebar's The Tongue's Blood doesn't Run Dry reaches into the void the place common and most unlikely realities coexist. all of the tales have been written in 1995 and 1996--a time while, via professional debts, a few 200 thousand Algerians have been killed in Islamist assassinations and executive military reprisals. each one tale grew from a true dialog at the streets of Paris among the writer and fellow Algerians approximately what was once taking place of their local land.

    Contemporary occasions are joined at the web page by way of classical issues in Arab literature, no matter if within the type of Berber texts sung through the ladies of the Mzab or the stories from The publication of 1 Thousand and One Nights. The Tongue's Blood doesn't Run Dry fantastically explores the conflicting realities of the function of ladies within the Arab global. With well known and remarkable ability, Assia Djebar supplies voice to her eager for a global she has placed in the back of her.
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  • Download e-book for iPad: Dancing Girls and Other Stories by Margaret Atwood

    By Margaret Atwood

    ISBN-10: 1551994909

    ISBN-13: 9781551994901

    Dancing women is Margaret Atwood's hugely praised first choice of brief fiction. In it she explores the darkish intricacies of the brain, the complexities of human relationships, and the clashes among cultures. within the tales, the mundane and the weird intersect in unforeseen methods: ex-wives take pleasure in a wierd banquet at a psychiatrist's funeral; a tender pupil is pursued through an obsessed immigrant; an outdated girl shops up offers opposed to an coming near near cataclysm. The fourteen tales variety in surroundings from Canada to England, from Mexico to the U.S., and painting characters who contact us and arouse in us compassion and realizing. during this excellent assortment, Margaret Atwood maps human motivation we scarcely be aware of we have now.
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  • You Are Not a Stranger Here: Stories - download pdf or read online

    By Adam Haslett

    ISBN-10: 1400075629

    ISBN-13: 9781400075621

    National booklet Award Finalist
    Pulitzer Prize Finalist

    In his bestselling and lavishly praised first e-book of news, Adam Haslett explores lives that seem shuttered via loss and discovers complete worlds hidden inside of them. The influence is instantaneously harrowing and thrilling.

    An aged inventor, burning with manic creativity, attempts to reconcile together with his estranged homosexual son. A bereaved boy attracts a thuggish classmate right into a courting of escalating guilt and violence. A genteel middle-aged lady, a long-time resident of a psychiatric health facility, turns into the confidante of a lovelorn teenaged volunteer. informed with Chekhovian restraint and compassion, and conveying either the sorrow of existence and the braveness with which individuals upward push to fulfill it, You should not a Stranger Here is a triumph of storytelling.
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  • Download e-book for iPad: Stars and Gods by Larry Niven

    By Larry Niven

    ISBN-10: 0765308649

    ISBN-13: 9780765308641

    Larry Niven is the hot York occasions bestselling writer of such vintage technological know-how fiction novels as Ringworld and Destiny's Road. one in all his prior collections, N-Space, was once lauded by way of the Houston Post as "Outstanding... hours of entertainment," whereas Publishers Weekly referred to as it "A needs to for technological know-how fiction fans." A follow-up quantity, Playgrounds of the Mind[i], used to be praised by way of [i]Kirkus Reviews[i] as "Grand Entertainment."
    Niven returns with the sequel to his most up-to-date assortment, [i]Scatterbrain
    , which gathers an both attractive collection of Niven's most recent paintings, multi function attractive quantity. listed below are selection excerpts from his newest novels, together with Ringworld's Children, in addition to brief tales, non-fiction, interviews, editorials, collaborations, and correspondence. Stars and Gods roams all over the place a large choice of interesting themes, from area stations to traditional etiquette.
    Give your self a deal with, and be happy to choose the mind of 1 of contemporary technological know-how fiction's so much attention-grabbing thinkers.
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