Category «Short Stories»

The Isle of Youth: Stories

By Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg's beautiful new e-book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of girls mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed stuck in an inscrutable marriage, to personal eyes operating a baffling case in South Florida, to who assists her magician mom and steals from the viewers, the characters in those bewitching tales are straight away weak and unsafe, bighearted and ruthless, and they'll do what it takes to outlive.

Each story is spun with dependent urgency, and the reader grows hooked up to the marginalized younger ladies in those stories―women grappling with the alternatives they have made and looking for the clues to unencumber their internal worlds. this is often the paintings of a fearless author whose tales consider either magical and mystical, incomes her the identify of "sorceress" from her readers. Be ready to fall below her spell.
An NPR most sensible e-book of 2013

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When the Nines Roll Over: And Other Stories

By David Benioff

A journey de strength of innovative storytelling from the significantly acclaimed writer of City of Thieves and The twenty fifth Hour and co-creator of the HBO series video game of Thrones

In When the Nines Roll Over, David Benioff (The twenty fifth Hour, urban of Thieves) makes use of humor and wealthy characterizations to discover the occasionally exciting, occasionally pathetic emotional lives of a various set of characters.  Over the process 8 tales, we're brought to a number of kids at the cusp of discovery and loss.  As he conjures up a few of the states of suffering and pleasure—humiliation, uprising, camaraderie, and desire—Benioff monitors a profound figuring out of the transformative energy of a unmarried second and the way disappointment should be illuminated through a funny turn facet. When the Nines Roll Over confirms the promise of a proficient author rising as a storytelling strength.

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Gut Instinct: A Taskforce Story, featuring an exclusive excerpt from THE WIDOW'S STRIKE (A Penguin Special from Dutton) (Kindle Single): A Taskforce Story, ... an Excerpt from Ghosts of War (Pike Logan)

By Brad Taylor

Retired Delta strength officer Brad Taylor provides an action-packed brief tale that units Pike Logan’s accomplice Jennifer Cahill opposed to a fellow Taskforce operator in a project that would placed their authority, careers, and blameless lives at the line.

Includes an excerpt of Brad Taylor's most recent Pike Logan novel, The Forgotten Soldier, on sale 12/29/2015. 

clean off of a brutal project with the Taskforce—a best mystery counter-terrorist unit that operates outdoor the limits of U.S. law—Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are nonetheless facing its aftereffects. along with his accidents at the mend, Pike is compelled to allow Jennifer take the lead while one other Taskforce group asks for her aid. but if her stint spying on ladies suspected of involvement in a terrorist plot leads her in one other course, the staff chief won’t take her heavily. Butting heads with him bills them credibility, yet Jennifer won’t permit it pass. made up our minds to discover the real objective, Pike needs to belief Jennifer’s instincts greater than ever. Being fallacious capability risking their reputations and destiny with the Taskforce, yet being correct ability warding off a probability that no-one else can see. A hazard that could be higher than they could deal with.

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Restless Nights: Selected Stories

By Dino Buzzati

In those brief tales (23 stories packed into 122 pages) a hotshot reporter acquires the facility to exist concurrently within the current and the long run with assistance from an historic grimoire, a gaggle of engineers construction the Eiffel barricade themselves on the best of the constitution and take a look at to maintain development it infinitely better, a literary genius slyly starts off to put in writing successively worse novels to soothe his insecure neighbors, and the bogey guy is hunted down and assassinated within the Italian evening in a sprig of carabineri gunfire.

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All the Voices Cry

WINNER OF THE QWF FIRST booklet PRIZE

“Alice Petersen writes as eloquently concerning the wildlife as she does concerning the global of human emotion and wish. this can be a clever and bold number of stories.”—David Bezmozgis, writer of The loose World

Alice Petersen's All the Voices Cry is masterful and potent—incredibly fulfilling for a reader.
— Kathleen wintry weather, writer of Annabel

An academic’s spouse, suffering to take care of along with her husband’s quest to discover a long-dead author’s Tahitian love-garden, realizes that her personal proposal of paradise now not comprises her husband. An architect goals of narrow redheads, Champlain’s astrolabe, and a broom with mortality—and reveals at the very least the latter at Danseuses 7 Jours. An aged guy forums a trans-Pacific flight in an try and elude the prediction of a psychic, simply to appreciate too past due how the prophecy has formed his actions.

In All the Voices Cry, glossy lifestyles collides with all of the outdated pushes and pulls: urban and nation, the worldwide and the neighborhood, the best and the genuine. Petersen’s characters chase the mirage of get away, and are cited tough by means of truth. this can be a booklet rooted in panorama, tangled within the brambles of private historical past, and it introduces in Alice Petersen a wondrous new voice that's yours to discover.

Alice Petersen is a author and critic whose paintings has been shortlisted for varied Canadian prizes and awards. She was once born in New Zealand and now lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

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The Garden Party and Other Stories (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)

By Katherine Mansfield

Written in the course of the ultimate levels of her affliction, "The backyard occasion and different tales" is stuffed with a feeling of urgency and was once Katherine Mansfield's final assortment to be released in the course of her lifetime. The fifteen tales, lots of them set in her local New Zealand, fluctuate in size and tone from the hole tale, "At the Bay, " a shiny impressionistic evocation of relations lifestyles, to the quick, sharp skectch "Mrs. Brill, " during which a lonely woman's precarious experience of self is brutally destroyed whilst she overhears younger enthusiasts mocking her. delicate revelations of human behaviour, those tales display Mansfield's excellent expertise as an innovator who freed the tale from its conventions and gave it a brand new power and status.

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Slow Sculpture: Volume XII: The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon

By Theodore Sturgeon

Theodore Sturgeon used to be a version for his pal Kurt Vonnegut’s mythical personality Kilgore Trout, and his paintings used to be an stated impression on very important more youthful writers from Harlan Ellison and Robert Silverberg to Stephen King and Octavia Butler. His paintings has lengthy been deeply favored for its sardonic sensibility, impressive wordplay, conceptual brilliance, memorable characters, and unsparing therapy of social concerns comparable to intercourse, battle, and marginalized contributors of society. Sturgeon additionally authored numerous episodes of the unique Star Trek TV sequence and originated the Vulcan word “Live lengthy and prosper.”

This 12th quantity of North Atlantic’s bold sequence reprinting his entire brief tales comprises vintage works reminiscent of the award-winning name tale, which received either the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 1971, in addition to “Case and the Dreamer,” a well-crafted story of an stumble upon with a trans-spatial being that's additionally a meditation on love, and “The [Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff,” an artistic exploration of the human skill to accomplish self-realization in line with situation. The e-book features a new Foreword, an illuminating component to tale Notes, and a entire index for the whole sequence.

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Jump, Didi!: A Collection of Short Stories set in India

By Sharath Komarraju

- Why might you will want your sister to leap off a height?
- What could you do should you walked right into a tune store and met a marginally elderly model of yourself?
- How satisfied may you be in a wedding prepared for you via a machine?
- What if books have been not anything greater than diabolical tools out to trap your soul?
- How simply is justice, really?

These are many of the questions you will discover solutions to should you open this ebook. As you switch the pages, the folks in them will bounce out. they're going to take a seat by way of you, they're going to smile at you, they'll drink the phrases with you.

Written in easy, evocative kind, this choice of tales provides you with a wealthy, immersive adventure, person who each reader craves.

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Short Stories, Volume 2: 1927-1956

By Walter de la Mare

For plenty of, Walter de los angeles Mare is as nice a author of fiction as of poetry. unfortunately, nearly all of his brief tales were unavailable for it slow. Now this welcome quantity, the second of 3, brings jointly extra tales written among 1927 and 1956, together with On the sting, The Wind Blows Over, A starting and different Stories, in addition to 4 uncollected tales and 4 unpublished tales.

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