Black Dahlia & White Rose: Stories

By Joyce Carol Oates

“A enchanting storyteller who turns out virtually unnaturally in a position to input the tormented internal lives of her characters.”
Denver Post

Black Dahlia & White Rose is an excellent choice of brief fiction from nationwide ebook Award winner and New York Times bestselling writer Joyce Carol Oates, probably the most acclaimed writers of our time.  those shops, instantly lyrical and unsettling, shine with the author’s trademark fascination with discovering the unpredictable amidst the prosaic—from her innovative activity of  friendship among tragically doomed younger women (Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Short), to the story of an infidelity as deeply human because it is otherworldly. Black Dahlia & White Rose is a massive supplying from essentially the most vital artists in modern American literature; an exceptional assortment that showcases Joyce Carol Oates’s ferocious strength and darkly ingenious storytelling power.

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Collected Shorter Fiction, Vol. 2 (Everyman's Library)

By Leo Tolstoy

Ranging in scope from long novellas to fables and folktales just a couple of pages lengthy, Leo Tolstoy’s brief fiction offers a wonderful chance to develop into heavily conversant in Russia’s nice novelist.

quantity 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s becoming non secular preoccupations flowered right into a sequence of remarkable overdue masterpieces that equivalent something within the prior novels for depth and tool. Readers of The dying of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, grasp and guy, and Hadji Murád will realize the intense novelist now transfigured by way of his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness.
           
Aylmer and Louise Maude’s vintage translations are supplemented by way of new translations through Nigel J. Cooper of six tales, together with that experience by no means ahead of seemed in English.

(Book Jacket prestige: Jacketed)

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Screaming Science Fiction: Horrors from Out of Space

By Brian Lumley

Gleefully blending SF, fable, and horror, Screaming technological know-how Fiction is a full-length number of 9 exciting, chilling, spine-tingling tales by means of horror grasp Brian Lumley (Necroscope), together with "No manner Home," "Snarker's Son," "The unusual Years," and an almost 20,000 notice novella ("Feasibility Study") showing for the 1st time wherever.

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The Woman Who Married a Cloud: The Collected Short Stories of Jonathan Carroll

By Jonathan Carroll

Defined by way of Michael Dirda within the Washington put up as 'sexy, eery and addictive', the fiction of Jonathan Carroll happens on the element the place the standard turns into impressive, the normal turns into unsettling, and but the place we still consistently realize the tales being informed simply because they're continually approximately ourselves and what occurs in our private, occasionally darkest hearts.

Always higher often called a novelist--readers first skilled Carroll s stylish, eloquent, wondrous, bad and infrequently surreal fiction in his vintage debut The Land of guffaws, which he with Bones of the Moon, slumbering in Flame, a toddler around the Sky, and others--Carroll has additionally created a compelling and deeply relocating physique of brief fiction. might be extra eclectic and slant-wise than a few of his novels, tales like global delusion Award successful 'Friend's top guy' and Pushcart Prize and Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire honouree 'Home at the Rain' stand among his absolute best work.

The girl Who Married a Cloud: amassed tales is the easiest and so much entire number of Jonathan Carroll's fiction ever released. It collects 38 tales written throughout a thirty 12 months lengthy profession, a host showing the following in print for the 1st time, in one landmark quantity that stands because the excellent advent to this precise and beautiful author.

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The Sunken Cathedral: A Novel

By Kate Walbert

From the hugely acclaimed, bestselling nationwide booklet Award nominee, a “funny…beautiful…audacious…masterful” (J. Courtney Sullivan, The Boston Globe) novel in regards to the approach reminiscence haunts and shapes the present.

Marie and Simone, associates for many years, have been as soon as immigrants to town, survivors of global battle II in Europe. Now widows residing on my own in Chelsea, they continue to be powerful, engaged, and adventurous, at the same time the vistas from their previous interrupt their current. Helen is an artwork historian who takes a portray category with Marie and Simone. Sid Morris, their teacher, presides over a dusty studio in a tenement slated for condominium conversion; he awakes the curiosity of either Simone and Marie. Elizabeth is Marie’s upstairs tenant, a lady confident that others have a mystery method of being, a self assurance and sure bet she lacks. She is more and more unmoored—baffled through her teenage son, her husband, and the jobs she is intended to play.

In a refrain of voices, Kate Walbert, a “wickedly clever, beautiful author” (The ny instances e-book Review), explores the starting to be disconnect among the realm of motion her characters inhabit and the longings, wishes, and doubts they event. Interweaving lengthy narrative footnotes, Walbert paints images of marriage, of friendship, and of affection in its many points, continually limning the internal lifestyles, where of inner most craving and nervousness. The Sunken Cathedral is a stunningly appealing, profoundly clever novel concerning the approach we are living now—“fascinating, relocating, and critical” (Ron Charles, The Washington Post).

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Ten Little Indians

By Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie is one in every of our so much acclaimed and well known writers at the present time. With Ten Little Indians, he deals 9 poignant and emotionally resonant new tales approximately local american citizens who, like any american citizens, locate themselves at own and cultural crossroads, confronted with heartrending, tragic, occasionally wondrous moments of being that try their loyalties, their capacities, and their notions of who they're and who they love.
In Alexie’s first tale, “The seek Engine,” Corliss is a rugged and inventive pupil who unearths in books the magic she used to be denied whereas transforming into up terrible. In “The existence and instances of Estelle Walks Above,” an highbrow feminist Spokane Indian lady saves the lives of dozens of white girls throughout her to the bewilderment of her purely baby. “What You Pawn i'll Redeem” starts with a homeless guy spotting in a pawn store window the fancy-dance regalia that was once stolen fifty years past from his past due grandmother.
Even as they generally make us snort, Alexie’s tales are pushed by way of a haunting lyricism and bare candor that minimize to the guts of the human adventure, laying off remarkable gentle on what occurs after we develop into and out of every other.

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Wild Child: And Other Stories

"[A] rollicking assortment of...good, outdated, humorous- suspenseful-head shaking stories." -The manhattan Times

there is nobody higher than T.C. Boyle at enticing, stunning, and finally pleasant readers whereas while checking out his characters' emotional and actual patience. The fourteen new tales amassed the following demonstrate either Boyle's wonderful diversity and his creative muscle. From "Wild Child," a retelling of the tale of Victor, the feral boy who used to be captured working bare in the course of the forests of Napoleonic France, to "La Conchita," the story of a catastrophic mudslide that enables a cynic to reclaim his personal humanity, those stories are by way of turns magical and relocating, showcasing the mischievous humor and socially wide awake sensibility that experience made Boyle one of many most effective residing masters of the fast tale.

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The Knife Thrower: and Other Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)

By Steven Millhauser

Integrated during this brief tale assortment is "The Sisterhood of the Night", now a huge movie. From the bestselling writer of Martin Dressler, this quantity explores the great obsessions of the unfettered mind's eye, in addition to the darker, subterranean currents that gasoline them.
 
With the panache of an old style magician, Steven Millhauser conducts his readers from the darkish corners underneath the sunlit global to a balloonist's journey of the heavens. He transforms department shops and enjoyment parks into trade universes of endless plentitude and risk. He unveils the secrets and techniques of a maker of automatons and a coven of adlescent women. And on each web page of The Knife Thrower and different tales, Millhauser confirms his stature as a story enchanter within the culture of Nabokov, Calvino, and Borges.

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The Cocaine Chronicles (Akashic Drug Chronicles)

By Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon

Fiction. not anything to giggle at, this bold anthology of jaw-grinding felony habit is masterfully curated through acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon. The participants to this anthology of cocaine-themed tales comprise Susan immediately, Ken Bruen, Donnell Alexander, Letrice Johnson and extra. Gary Phillips is the writer of numerous crime fiction novels, together with Bangers. Jervey Tervalon is the writer of numerous books, together with the la instances most sensible vendor useless Above floor.

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