The Tao of Humiliation (American Readers) by Lee Upton

By Lee Upton

Alternately chilling, humorous, devastating, and hopeful, those twenty tales introduce us to a theater critic who lands up in a scorching bathtub with the actress he regularly savages in reports; a biographer who struggles to find why a novelist stopped writing; a girl who searches via her earlier lives to remember a romantic stumble upon with the poet W. B. Yeats; a pupil who contends together with her predatory professor; and the poignant situation of the final satyr assembly his final woman.

Writer-in-residence and a professor of English at Lafayette collage, Lee Upton is writer of twelve books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

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If a Stranger Approaches You by Laura Kasischke

By Laura Kasischke

Laura Kasischke's tales are populated via humans coming to phrases with a lifestyles that's a bit bit off—there's a cooler of eyeballs within the backseat and a tiny mummified middle within the cloth cabinet drawer. Lucid and unsparing, Kasischke bargains no detours round the mysteries of our personal minds and explanations. We're correct to be spooked.

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Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories by Raymond Carver

By Raymond Carver

By the point of his early demise in 1988, Raymond Carver had proven himself as one of many nice practitioners of the yank brief tale, a author who had not just stumbled on his personal voice yet imprinted it within the imaginations of hundreds of thousands of readers. Where I'm Calling From, his final assortment, encompasses vintage tales from Cathedral, What We speak about once we discuss Love, and previous Carver volumes, besides seven new works formerly unpublished in ebook shape. jointly, those 37 tales provide us an excellent assessment of Carver's existence paintings and convey us why he used to be so greatly imitated yet by no means equaled.

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The Collected Stories, Volume 5: The Eye of Sibyl and Other by Philip K. Dick

By Philip K. Dick

A set of reports by way of the distinguished technological know-how fiction author contains never-before-published decisions in addition to the author's standards—"The Little Black Box" and "The Pre-Person" between them.

Introduction through Thomas M. Disch

EPUB with out TOC, it seems that in response to experiment.

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The Stories of Breece D'J Pancake by Andre Dubus III, John Casey, Breece D'J Pancake, James Alan

By Andre Dubus III, John Casey, Breece D'J Pancake, James Alan McPherson

Breece D'J Pancake reduce brief a promising profession while he took his personal existence on the age twenty-six. released posthumously, this can be a selection of tales that depict the realm of Pancake's local rural West Virginia.

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The Wicked Wood by Isobelle Carmody

By Isobelle Carmody

A dozen of the main fascinating and unique writers for teenagers have selected fairytales as beginning issues for his or her personal unique tales, during this amazing and spellbinding two-volume collection

In this significant other to The Wilful Eye, six celebrated writers—Catherine Bateson (Stranded in Boringville), Victor Kelleher (Dogboy), Cate Kennedy (The international Beneath), Maureen McCarthy (Rose by means of the other Name), Nan McNab, and Kate Thompson (The New Policeman)—reclaim fairytales, taking readers again to the deep, darkish woods the place wolves howl and never every thing could be explained. Readers of those tales will lose themselves within the wooded area; a spot of chance, secret, and transformation.

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The Venging by Greg Bear

By Greg Bear

This is often the 1st released choice of brief tales through one of many optimal voices in technological know-how fiction this day. this important quantity comprises many characters and occasions that later advanced into their very own novels. "Mandala" gains technologically ideal towns that eject their sinful human occupants, a premise that may be came across on the root of Bear's later novel, power of Stones. In "Hardfought", undergo brilliantly handles the vintage technology fiction limitation of human verbal exchange with extraterrestrial beings. different tales comprise "The Wind From a BurningWoman" during which a lady holds the area hostage by means of controlling an immense asteroid; "Scattershot", during which the population of many universes meet in an undefined limbo house; and "Petra", a narrative of a global the place chaos ideas, stone strikes and the brain controls fact. Hailed by means of readers and critics alike, The Venging has been defined as "an very good collection" and its writer praised as "one of the most up to date writers to damage into the technological know-how fiction box in lots of a year".

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The Diving Pool: Three Novellas by Yoko Ogawa

By Yoko Ogawa

The first significant English translation of 1 of up to date Japan's bestselling and so much celebrated authors


From Akutagawa Award-winning writer Yoko Ogawa comes a haunting trio of novellas approximately love, fertility, obsession, and the way even the main blameless gestures might include a hairline crack of merciless intent.

A lonely teenage woman falls in love along with her foster brother as she watches him bounce from a excessive diving board right into a pool--a unusual infatuation that sends unforeseen ripples via her life.

A younger lady documents the day-by-day moods of her pregnant sister in a diary, taking meticulous word of a being pregnant that can or is probably not a hallucination--but whose hallucination is it, hers or her sister's?

A lady nostalgically visits her outdated collage dormitory at the outskirts of Tokyo, a boarding condo run via a mysterious triple amputee with one leg.

Hauntingly spare, appealing, and twisted, The Diving Pool is a disquieting and now and then darkly funny selection of novellas approximately common those that by surprise observe their very own darkish possibilities.

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Dimanche and Other Stories by Irène Némirovsky

By Irène Némirovsky

A never-before-translated assortment via the bestselling writer of Suite Française

Written among 1934 and 1942, those ten gem-like tales mine an identical terrain of Némirovsky's bestselling novel Suite Française: a willing eye for the main points of social type; the tensions among moms and daughters, husbands and other halves; the manners and mannerisms of the French bourgeoisie; questions of faith and private identification. relocating from the drawing rooms of pre-war Paris to the lives of guys and girls in wartime France, right here we discover the gorgeous paintings of a author on the top of her tragically brief occupation.

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Short Stories from Printers Row (Volume 1) by Chicago Tribune Staff

By Chicago Tribune Staff

Short tales from Printers Row, quantity One is a fiction anthology of 25 brief tales accrued from the Chicago Tribune's weekly Printers Row literary complement. Writers incorporated during this anthology are Edie Meidav, Christian Winn, Colette Sartor, Jeff Flesicher, and more.

Early in 2012, the Chicago Tribune introduced its "Printers Row" club software when you love books, authors, and conversations concerning the rules they generate. the center-piece is a weekly magazine that comes with writer profiles, ebook stories, and Printers Row Fiction in a separate publication. Short tales from Printers Row, quantity One consists of choices released within the Printers Row Fiction complement in the course of 2012.

Table of Contents:
"Quinceanera" via Edie Meidav"All Her well-known Dead" via Christian Winn"Beach Haven" by means of Colette Sartor"Animal Husbandry" by means of Jeff Flesicher"A Love Story" by means of John Warner"Because the Sky is Blue" by way of Tony Romano"The severe 3 Minutes" via Mary Morris"Kate's World" via David Michael Kaplan"Castling" through Sharon Solwitz"No One spotted the Moon used to be Defaced" by way of Jennie Lin"The Letter" via Kimberly Elkins"The a long way Turn" by way of Kelly Luce"Everything goes to be Okay" by means of Jeremy T. Wilson"Lessons My Hair Has Taught Me" by way of Peter Rudy"The nineteenth Jew" through Robin Hemley"The Sutton Pie Safe" through Pinckney Benedict"Falling" by way of Benjamin Percy"The View From Culion" by means of Lysley Tenorio"The Snake Hunters" via Alyson Hagy"Punnett Squares" by way of Scott Kaukonen"Space" via Kevin Moffett"Reeducation" by way of Emily grey Tedrowe"The Grand Tour" by way of Anne Sanow"After Pho" by means of Lara JK Wilson"My Sister's Scar" through Julia Glass(less)

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