The Collected Stories of Amanda Cross

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ISBN 10 : 9780307803405
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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Amanda Cross written by Amanda Cross and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2011-08-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Amanda Cross is master of the American literary whodunit. In her delicately menacing short fiction, assembled here in one volume, dangerous impulses seize the most unlikely individuals, and everyday existence is fast eclipsed by the bizarre. Among the compelling intrigues: The cold-blooded murder of Mrs. Byron Lloyd, shot dead during a writers' panel discussion . . . the enigma of the nameless toddler who walks out of the bushes one New England summer afternoon . . . the reappearance of a missing Constable drawing just where it can cause the most trouble . . . and other wonderful mysteries, many of which star the incomparable amateur sleuth Kate Fansler.

The Collected Stories

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Download or read book The Collected Stories written by Carol Shields and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 593 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Carol Shields, the Pulitzer Prize-winner author of the novelsUnless,The Stone DiariesandLarry’s Partywas also a renowned short story writer. Now readers can enjoy all three of Carol Shields’s short story collections –Various Miracles,The Orange FishandDressing Up for the Carnival– in one volume, along with the previously unpublished story, “Segue,” her last. With an eye for the smallest of telling details – a woman applying her lipstick so “the shape of pale raspberry fits perfectly the face she knows by heart” – and a willingness to explore the most fundamental relationships and the wildest of coincidences, Shields illuminates the absurdities and miracles that grace all our lives. From a couple who experiences a world without weather, to the gentle humor of an elderly widow mowing her lawn while looking back on a life of passion, to a young woman abandoned by love and clinging to a “slender handrail of hope,” Shields’s enormous sympathy for her characters permeates her fiction. Playful, charming, acutely observed and generous of spirit, this collection of stories will delight and enchant Carol Shields fans everywhere. Excerpt fromThe Collected Stories of Carol Shields Let me say it: I am an aging woman of despairing good cheer — just look into the imaginary camera lens and watch me as I make the Sunday morning transaction over the bread, then the flowers, my straw tote from our recent holiday in Jamaica, my smile, my upturned sixty-seven-year-old voice, a voice so crying-out and clad with familiarity that, in fact, I can’t hear it anymore myself, thank God; my ears are blocked. Lately everything to do with my essence has become transparent, neutral: Good morning, Jane Sexton smiles to one and all (such a friendly, down-to-earth woman). “What a perfect fall day.” “What glorious blooms!” “Why Mr. Henning, this bread is still warm! Can this be true?”

The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel

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ISBN 10 : 1416546030
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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel written by Amy Hempel and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2006-12-29 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel gathers together the complete work of a writer whose voice is as singular and astonishing as any in American fiction. Hempel, fiercely admired by writers and reviewers, has a sterling reputation that is based on four very short collections of stories, roughly fifteen thousand stunning sentences, written over a period of nearly three decades. These are stories about people who make choices that seem inevitable, whose longings and misgivings evoke eternal human experience. With compassion, wit, and the acutest eye, Hempel observes the marriages, minor disasters, and moments of revelation in an uneasy America. When Reasons to Live, Hempel's first collection, was published in 1985, readers encountered a pitch-perfect voice in fiction and an unsettling assessment of the culture. That collection includes "San Francisco," which Alan Cheuse in The Chicago Tribune called "arguably the finest short story composed by any living writer." In At the Gates of the Animal Kingdom, her second collection, frequently compared to the work of Raymond Carver, Hempel refined and developed her unique grace and style and her unerring instinct for the moment that defines a character. Also included here, in their entirety, are the collections Tumble Home and The Dog of the Marriage. As Rick Moody says of the title novella in Tumble Home, "the leap in mastery, in seriousness, and sheer literary purpose was inspiring to behold.... And yet," he continues, "The Dog of the Marriage, the fourth collection, is even better than the other three...a triumph, in fact." The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel is the perfect opportunity for readers of contemporary American fiction to catch up to one of its masters. Moody's passionate and illuminating introduction celebrates both the appeal and the importance of Hempel's work.

The Collected Stories of Lanoe Falconer

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ISBN 10 : PSU:000067016303
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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Lanoe Falconer written by Lanoe Falconer and published by Academica PressLlc. This book was released on 2010 with total page 563 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908) wrote from 1890 onwards under the pseudonym of Lanoe Falconer. This title features novellas Mademoiselle Ixe, Cecilia de Noel and Shoulder to Shoulder, five short stories and a volume of reminiscences entitled Old Hampshire Vignettes of Mary Hawker.

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ISBN 10 : 9781466884014
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Download or read book The Collected Stories written by Grace Paley and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2014-10-07 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious to the tragic and back again. Whether writing about the love (and conflict) between parents and children or between husband and wife, or about the struggles of aging single mothers or disheartened political organizers to make sense of the world, she brings the same unerring ear for the rhythm of life as it is actually lived. The Collected Stories is a 1994 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

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ISBN 10 : IND:30000006000214
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Download or read book The Collected Stories written by Seán O'Faoláin and published by . This book was released on 1982 with total page 422 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

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The Collected Stories of Grace Paley

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ISBN 10 : 9780349009124
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Grace Paley written by Grace Paley and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-08-04 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'This is a collection full of energy and stunning, quiet innovation ... it spills over with contempt, raucous humour, sadness and generosity. In it, life and language are synonymous, and there is no higher praise. What a wonderful book' Ali Smith Here are all Grace Paley's classic stories in one volume. Paley's quirky, boisterous characters and rich use of language won her readers' hearts and secured her place as one of America's most accomplished short-story writers. Her stories are united by her signature interweaving of personal and political truths, her extraordinary capacity for empathy and her pointed depiction of the small and large events that make up daily life. Books included in the VMC 40th anniversary series include: Frost in May by Antonia White; The Collected Stories of Grace Paley; Fire from Heaven by Mary Renault; The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter; The Weather in the Streets by Rosamond Lehmann; Deep Water by Patricia Highsmith; The Return of the Soldier by Rebecca West; Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston; Heartburn by Nora Ephron; The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy; Memento Mori by Muriel Spark; A View of the Harbour by Elizabeth Taylor; and Faces in the Water by Janet Frame

The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher

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ISBN 10 : 9781480437388
Pages : 502 pages
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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher written by Hortense Calisher and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2013-08-06 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finalist for the National Book Award: Thirty-six stories by O. Henry Award–winning novelist Hortense Calisher The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher gathers short pieces that chart the author’s best-loved themes of mindful consciousness and social worlds. This collection includes one of her well-known New Yorker stories, “In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks,” in which a young man drops his mother off at a sanitarium and acquires a new friend who finally awakens him to the world. Also included are “The Sound of Waiting,” one of the chapters in the Elkin family saga; the chilling, Jamesian “The Scream on Fifty-seventh Street,” in which a New York widow hears a scream late one night but cannot decide how to investigate without appearing to her neighbors to have gone mad; and the nearly novella-length “The Summer Rebellion.”

The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940: 25 previously uncollected stories!

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ISBN 10 : 9788026802570
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Download or read book The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940: 25 previously uncollected stories! written by Fitzgerald,Francis Scott and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2013-11-20 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Stories of 1935 - 1940" contains 25 previously uncollected stories in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Content: Shaggy's Morning. The Intimate Strangers. The Passionate Eskimo. Zone of Accident. Fate in Her Hands. Too Cute for Words. Image on the Heart. Three Acts of Music. The Ants at Princeton. Inside the House. An Author's Mother. Afternoon of an Author. "I Didn't Get Over". "Send Me In, Coach". An Alcoholic Case. "Trouble". The Honor of the Goon. The Long Way Out. The Guest in Room Nineteen. In the Holidays. Financing Finnegan. Design in Plaster. The Lost Decade. Strange Sanctuary. The End of Hate. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald.

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015016423579
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The Collected Novels and Stories of Guy de Maupassant

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The Collected Stories of Bertrand Russell

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105005284034
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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Bertrand Russell written by Bertrand Russell and published by Simon & Schuster. This book was released on 1973 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories Vol. 2 (LOA #150)

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061160878
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Download or read book Isaac Bashevis Singer: Collected Stories Vol. 2 (LOA #150) written by Isaac Bashevis Singer and published by . This book was released on 2004-07-08 with total page 856 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of sixty-five short stories.

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105037684615
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Download or read book The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer written by Isaac Bashevis Singer and published by Vintage. This book was released on 1982 with total page 610 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The forty-seven stories in this collection, selected by Singer himself out of nearly one hundred and fifty, range from the publication of his now-classic first collection, "Gimpel the Fool," in 1957, until 1981. They include supernatural tales, slices of life from Warsaw and the shtetls of Eastern Europe, and stories of the Jews displaced from that world to the New World, from the East Side of New York to California and Miami.

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ISBN 10 : IND:32000004048718
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ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4975781
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Download or read book Collected Stories written by Ronald Verlin Cassill and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 642 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thirty-nine stories deal with parenthood, love, divorce, the army, academic life, modern times, and the search for meaning