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  • A Curious Land: Stories from Home, Paperback
    Susan Muaddi Darraj's short story collection about the inhabitants of a Palestinian West Bank village, Tel al-Hilou, spans generations and continents to explore ideas of memory, belonging, connection, and, ultimately, the deepest and richest meaning of home. A Curious Land gives voice to the experie..
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  • A Thousand Distant Radios, Paperback
    Painting modern America in saturated colors, this collection of short stories explores the passions and compulsions at the core of our national identity: those qualities that propel us forward or hold us back; that make us strangers to ourselves and others even while we pine for connection; the ways..
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  • A Very French Christmas: The Greatest French Holiday Stories of All Time, Hardcover
    A continuation of the very popular Very Christmas Series, this collection brings together the best French Christmas stories of all time in an elegant and vibrant volume featuring classics by Guy de Maupassant and Alphonse Daudet, plus stories by the esteemed twentieth century author Irene Nemirovsky..
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  • All the News I Need, Paperback
    EXCERPT Because of course she feels what he feels.... People their age natter along not copping to it but the awareness is billboarded all over their faces -- a wavering, a hesitation, even those who used to crow and jab the air. The tablecloth of certainty, with all its sparkly settings, has been y..
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  • An Orchard in the Street, Paperback
    This new collection by award-winning author Reginald Gibbons explores human experience and memory in ordinary settings--city apartments, rural roads, soap operas, and juvenile court--as way to understand the depths of thought and feeling in our everyday encounters. These narrative meditations explod..
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  • Bad Kansas: Stories, Paperback
    The eleven beautifully crafted stories in Bad Kansas reveal the complicated underbelly of the country's most flown-over state and the quirky characters that call it home. In this darkly humorous collection, Kansas becomes a state of mind as Mandelbaum's characters struggle to define their relationsh..
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  • Beautiful Days: Stories, Hardcover
    A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize-winning ``Undocumented Alien``The diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates explore the most secret, intimate, and unacknowledged interior lives of characters not unli..
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  • Beggar Maid, Paperback
    Wonderful collection of stories following a woman's life as she forges her own path in the world. NUME CARTE: Beggar Maid, PaperbackISBN: 0099458357PRET EDITURA: 67.99AUTOR(i): Alice MunroEDITURA: VintageCOPERTA: BrosataDATA APARITIEI: Mai 2004DATA PUBLICARE: 2004FORMAT: 131x198x14..
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  • Beginners, Paperback
    A fascinating collection containing the original, unedited stories Carver wrote for what became }What We Talk About When We Talk About Love{. 'The most interesting book of the year.' }Sunday Telegraph{ NUME CARTE: Beginners, PaperbackISBN: 0099540320PRET EDITURA: 67.99AUTOR(i): Raymond CarverEDITURA..
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  • Best British Short Stories 2015, Paperback
    Aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers. Authors include Hilary Mantel, Jenn Ashworth and Neil Campbell. NUME CARTE: Best British Short Stories 2015, PaperbackISBN: 1784630276PRET EDITURA: 75.99AUTOR(i): Nicholas RoyleEDITURA: Salt Publishing..
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  • Best Short Stories: A Dual-Language Book, Paperback
    Students of German language and literature will welcome this dual-language edition of five stories by Franz Kafka (1883 1924). Considered one of the greatest modern writers, Kafka wrote tales that brilliantly explore the anxiety, futility, and complexity of modern life.The stories in this volume are..
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  • Black Tickets: Stories, Paperback
    Jayne Anne Phillips's reputation-making debut collection paved the way for a new generation of writers. Raved about by reviewers and embraced by the likes of Raymond Carver, Frank Conroy, Annie Dillard, and Nadine Gordimer, Black Tickets now stands as a classic. With an uncanny ability to depict the..
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  • Call Me Ahab: A Short Story Collection, Paperback
    Imagine a Hollywood encounter between Helen Keller and Frida Kahlo, ``two female icons of disability.`` Or the story of ``Moby Dick, or, The Leg,`` told from Ahab's perspective. What if Vincent Van Gogh resided in a twentieth-century New York hotel, surviving on food stamps and direct communications..
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  • Calloustown, Paperback
    ``Calloustown,`` the seventh collection from master raconteur George Singleton, who s been praised by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as the unchallenged king of the comic Southern short story, finds the author at the absolute top of his game as he traces the unlikely inhabitants of the titular Cal..
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  • Chance Developments: Stories, Paperback
    From the bestselling author of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series comes this splendid collection. Inspired by vintage photographs, these five lyrical stories capture the surprising intersections of love and friendship that alter life's journeys. A smiling girl leading a younger girl astride a..
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  • Charlatan: New and Selected Stories, Paperback
    Cris Mazza's work has often been regarded as ``disturbing`` for its exploration of sexual politics, victimhood, personal accountability, and acts of sexual violence. With an introduction by Gina Frangello and a foreword by Rick Moody, Charlatan charts the development of a dynamic body of fiction by ..
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  • China Girl: And Other Stories, Paperback
    A modern woman adrift in modern China. Would-be lovers connected and separated by random chance. A drunken dissident and his less-then-happy minder. A researcher of war atrocities who must come to grips with her own family tragedies. A princess of a kingdom that no longer exists. Actors placed at th..
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  • Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days, Paperback
    ``Nowhere is Winterson's] faith in the transporting power of storytelling more on display than in her new book, Christmas Days . . . dark, otherworldly and (trademark Winterson) wickedly funny . . . a] holiday treasure . . . to be pulled out on a December night, fireside, and read aloud.`` --New Y..
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  • Close Range, Paperback
    The film tie-in edition of the story by Annie Proulx, now a movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Randy Quaid, Annie Hathaway and Heath Ledger. Jack and Ennis are two ranch hands glad to have found each other's company. But companionship becomes something else on Brokeback Mountain, something not looked f..
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  • Collected Short Stories Volume 1, Paperback
    Exclusively available from Vintage Classics, this volume contains 30 of Maugham's stories in the order preferred by the author. Includes the classic }Rain{. NUME CARTE: Collected Short Stories Volume 1, PaperbackISBN: 0099287390PRET EDITURA: 83.99AUTOR(i): W Somerset MaughamEDITURA: VintageCOPERTA: ..
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  • Collected Stories, Paperback
    Collected here are twenty-six of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most brilliant and enchanting short stories, presented in the chronological order of their publication in Spanish from three volumes: Eyes of a Blue Dog, Big Mama's Funeral, and The Incredible and Sad Tale of lnnocent Erendira and Her Heartle..
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  • Come Let Us Sing Anyway, Paperback
    From headless schoolgirls, to talking food and threesomes, pretty much anything can happen in these witty, weird and wonderful short stories by Leone Ross. Ranging from flash fiction to intense psychological drama, magical realism, horror and erotica, these strange, clever, frank and sometimes very ..
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  • Creatures of Habit, Paperback
    Jill McCorkle's new collection of twelve short stories is peopled with characters brilliantly like us-flawed, clueless, endearing. These stories are also animaled with all manner of mammal, bird, fish, reptile-also flawed and endearing. She asks, what don't humans share with the so-called lesser spe..
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  • Cruising Paradise: Tales, Paperback
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, actor, ex-cowboy, and musician Sam Shepard now stands revealed as a storyteller of dazzling artistry.The short stories, journal entries, and dialogues collected in Cruising Paradise take us from a South Dakota motel room, where a man and a woman fight bitterly ..
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  • Cuentos Completos. Juan Carlos Onetti / Complete Works. Juan Carlos Onetti, Paperback
    Juan Carlos Onetti creo un universo literario capaz de conmover y cautivar por su magia y tambien por su perplejo pesimismo. Este libro recoge sus cuentos completos en una edicion revisada por Hortensia Campanella, una nueva oportunidad de recorrer los mundos mas sugestivos, de acercarnos a la fanta..
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  • Dance of the Happy Shades: And Other Stories, Paperback
    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(r)IN LITERATURE 2013In these fifteen short stories--her eighth collection of short stories in a long and distinguished career--Alice Munro conjures ordinary lives with an extraordinary vision, displaying the remarkable talent for which she is now widely celebrated. Set on f..
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  • Day Out of Days, Paperback
    From one of our most admired writers: a collection of stories set mainly in the fertile imaginative landscape of the American West, written with the terse lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor that have become Sam Shepard's trademarks. A man traveling down Highway 90 West gets trapped alone over..
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  • Dead Girls and Other Stories, Paperback
    ``Geminder's book showcases an acute sensitivity to worlds both inside and out. There's real delicacy to the craft but underneath all the skill is a shaking sense of purpose, and a great love of the brokenness and beauty of humanity. This is a substantive, memorable debut.`` --Aimee Bender, author o..
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  • Dear Life: Stories, Paperback
    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013 A New York Times Notable BookA Washington Post Notable Work of FictionA Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, Vogue, AV ClubIn story after story in this brilliant new collection, Alice Munro pinpoints the moment a person is..
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  • Difficult Women, Paperback
    A national bestseller from the ``prolific and exceptionally insightful`` (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America. Difficult Women tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky an..
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  • Dreamsongs, Volume II, Paperback
    Even before the enormous success of ``A Game of Thrones, ``George R. R. Martin had secured his reputation as one of the most exciting storytellers of our time. The second of two thrilling collections, ``Dreamsongs: Volume II ``continues the story of his amazing journey from a young writer to a #1 ``..
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  • Dubliners, Paperback
    For the centennial of its original publication, an irresistible Deluxe Edition of one of the most beloved books of the 20th century--featuring a foreword by Colum McCann, the bestselling author of Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic Perhaps the greatest short story collection in the English l..
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  • Escape Velocity: A Charles Portis Miscellany, Paperback
    Though Charles Portis is best known for his fiction writing, he is also a prolific essayist, travel writer, and newspaper reporter. Collected here in ``Escape Velocity,`` edited by Jay Jennings, is his ``miscellany`` journalism, short fiction, memoir, and even the play ``Delray's New Moon,`` publish..
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  • Exile and the Kingdom, Paperback
    From a variety of masterfully rendered perspectives, these six stories depict people at painful odds with the world around them. A wife can only surrender to a desert night by betraying her husband. An artist struggles to honor his own aspirations as well as society's expectations of him. A missiona..
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  • Family Happiness: Stories, Paperback
    Russian writer Leo Tolstoy is probably best known to the Western world for his epic WAR AND PEACE and splendid ANNA KARENINA, but during his long lifetime Tolstoy also wrote enough shorter works to fill many volumes. Reprinted here are two of his finest short novels -- FAMILY HAPPINESS and MASTER AN..
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  • Fancies and Goodnights, Paperback
    John Collier's edgy, sardonic tales are works of rare wit, curious insight, and scary implication. They stand out as one of the pinnacles in the critically neglected but perennially popular tradition of weird writing that includes E.T.A. Hoffmann and Charles Dickens as well as more recent masters li..
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  • Foreign Soil: And Other Stories, Paperback
    ``Clarke is the real deal...`` --Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius ``A tremendous new voice; a writer of immense talent and depth.`` --Kirkus Reviews, starred review ``Sterling...a powerful view of the beauty and complexities of globalization.`` --Essence From a power..
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  • From the Hilltop, Paperback
    For the characters we meet in Toni Jensen's stories, the past is very much the present. Theirs are American Indian lives off the reservation, lives lived beyond the usual boundaries set for American Indian characters: migratory, often overlooked, yet carrying tradition with them into a future of dif..
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  • Funeral Platter: Stories, Hardcover
    From the author of the award-winning novel Buffalo Lockjaw comes a powerful collection of darkly humorous short stories. A young girl uses a burnt log for her ventriloquist act; Franz Kafka and an unnamed narrator cruise a dive bar for women; a grieving couple stage and execute their own funeral; a ..
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  • God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna, Paperback
    Kellie Wells is a writer of startling imagination whose ``phantasmal stories,`` Booklist says, ``shimmer with a dreamlike vibrancy.`` God, the Moon, and Other Megafauna, Wells's second collection of short stories and winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, is populated with the world'..
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  • Good Days, Bad Days: A Collection of Short Stories, Paperback
    Good days and bad: We all have them, rejoice in them, suffer through them--and in the end, if we're lucky, come to understand them, and ourselves, a little better. This extraordinarily diverse collection of stories by the author of In the Shadows of Canyon Road bridges the past, present, and future,..
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  • Gorilla, My Love, Paperback
    In these fifteen superb stories, this essential author of African American fiction gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children to cunning old men, in scenes shifting between uptown New York and rural North Carolina. A young girl suffers her first be..
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  • Great Dream of Heaven, Paperback
    In eighteen stories unlike any in our contemporary literature, Sam Shepard explores the vast and rugged American West with the same parched intensity that has made him ``the great playwright of his generation`` (The New York Times). A boy watches a ``remedy man`` tame a wild stallion, a contest that..
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  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories, Paperback
    WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE(R) IN LITERATURE 2013 In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves new heights, creating narratives that loop and swerve like memory, and conjuring up characters as thorny and contradictory as p..
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  • Haunted House and Other Short Stories, Paperback
    Virginia Woolf's intention to publish her short stories is carried out in this volume, posthumously collected by her husband, Leonard Woolf. Containing six of eight stories from Monday or Tuesday, seven that appeared in magazines, and five other stories, the book makes available Virginia Woolf's sho..
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  • Her Body and Other Parties: Stories, Paperback
    A highly anticipated debut by ``one of the most ferociously gifted young writers working today`` (Michelle Huneven)In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism...
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  • Historias de Cronopios y de Famas / Cronopios and Famas, Paperback
    El mas travieso de sus libros.Mario Vargas LlosaIncluye, en exclusiva, la historia de la creacion del libro contada a traves de las cartas de Julio Cortazar y una guia para leer al autor.Con motivo del 50 aniversario de Alfaguara, este titulo ha sido elegido como uno de los 50 imprescindibles de la ..
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  • Homesick for Another World: Stories, Paperback
    An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, nomina..
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