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The Best of Roald Dahl
By Roald Dahl. 1987
A collection of the best short stories from a writer with "an ingenious imagination, a fascination with odd and ordinary…detail, and a lust for its thorough exploitation" (The New York Times Book Review). If Stephen King could write with murderous concision, he might have come up with "The Landlady," the story of a boarding house with an oddly talented proprietress and a small but permanent clientele. If Clive Barker had a sense of humor, he might have written "Pig," a brutally funny look at cooks and vegetarianism. And a more bloodthirsty Jorge Luis Borges might have imagined the fanatical little gambler in "Man From the South," who does his betting with a hammer, nails, and a butcher knife. But all these stories in this volume were written by Roald Dahl, whose genius for the horrific and grotesque is unparalleled and entirely his own.
A collection of 30 stories from Germany, France, The Netherlands, Italy and America. Each story is introduced with a short…note showing its relationship to the author's work and the literature of the period
Dr. Heart: a novella and other stories
By Eleanor Clark. 1974
A collection explores the oddities of such characters as a lonely student abroad, an exterminator who once imitated birdcalls and…strangled birds, and a cleaning woman who writes letters to a dead lover
Ghost and horror stories
By Ambrose Bierce. 1964
The best Dr. Thorndyke detective stories
By R. Austin Freeman. 1973
The magic of Shirley Jackson
By Shirley Jackson. 1966
Collection of Shirley Jackson's work including the chilling tale, "The Lottery," "The Bird's Nest," a novel about a woman troubled…by a split personality, and two light-hearted volumes, "Raising Demons" and "Life Among the Savages" that describe the spirited doings of the author's children
Best Max Carrados detective stories
By Ernest Bramah. 1972
Franny and Zooey
By J. D Salinger. 1961
Two stories about the Glass family of New York City. In the first story college student Franny spoils an evening…with her date because of a religious conversion, and in the second story her brother Zooey encourages her to become an actress. Some strong language
Gods, men and ghosts: the best supernatural fiction of Lord Dunsany
By Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett Dunsany. 1972
Yiddish stories, old and new
By Irving Howe. 1974
A collection of fourteen short stories that reflect the humor, despair, rich culture, and close family life of the Jews…of eastern Europe. Includes stories by Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and I.L. Peretz. For junior and senior high and adult readers
Archie Milestones Digest #19: Jughead Fun and Games (Archie Milestones Digest #19)
By Archie Superstars. 2023
Animal Person: Stories
By Alexander MacLeod. 2022
From Giller Prize finalist Alexander MacLeod comes a magnificent collection about the needs, temptations, and tensions that exist just beneath…the surface of our lives. Named a Canadian Fiction title to watch by the CBC, Quill & Quire, and 49th Shelf. Featuring stories published in The New Yorker, Granta, and the O. Henry Prize Stories.Startling, suspenseful, deeply humane yet alert to the undertow of our darker instincts, the eight stories in Animal Person illuminate what it means to exist in the perilous space between desire and action, and to have your faith in what you hold true buckle and give way. A petty argument between two sisters is interrupted by an unexpected visitor. Adjoining motel rooms connect a family on the brink of a new life with a criminal whose legacy will haunt them for years to come. A connoisseur of other people&’s secrets is undone by what he finds in a piece of lost luggage. In the wake of a tragic accident, a young man must contend with what is owed to the living and to the dead. And in the O. Henry Award-winning story &“Lagomorph,&” a man&’s relationship with his family&’s long-lived pet rabbit opens up to become a profound exploration of how a marriage fractures. Muscular and tender, beautifully crafted, and alive with an elemental power, these stories explore the struggle for meaning and connection in an age when many of us feel cut off from so much, not least ourselves. This is a collection that beats with raw emotion and shimmers with the complexity of our shared human experience, and it confirms Alexander MacLeod&’s reputation as a modern master of the short story.
By Anuja Varghese. 2023
Genre-blending stories of transformation and belonging that centre women of colour and explore queerness, family, and community. A couple in…a crumbling marriage faces divine intervention. A woman dies in her dreams again and again until she finds salvation in an unexpected source. A teenage misfit discovers a darkness lurking just beyond the borders of her suburban home. The stories in Chrysalis, Anuja Varghese’s debut collection, are by turns poignant and chilling, blurring the lines between the real world and worlds beyond. Varghese delves fearlessly into complex intersections of family, community, sexuality, and cultural expectation, taking aim at the ways in which racialized women are robbed of power and revelling in the strange and dangerous journeys they undertake to reclaim it.
The Last Catastrophe: Stories
By Allegra Hyde. 2023
A hopeful, speculative short story collection about how humanity grapples in a world transformed by climate change.&“Dazzling, inventive, and glinting…with dark humor.&” —Alexandra Kleeman, author of Something New Under the SunA vast caravan of RVs roams the United States. A girl grows a unicorn horn, complicating her small-town friendships and big city ambitions. A young lady on a spaceship bonds with her AI warden while trying to avoid an arranged marriage. In Allegra Hyde&’s universe nothing is as it seems, yet the challenges encountered in these pages mirror those we face in our modern age. Spanning the length of our very solar system, the fifteen stories in this collection explore a myriad of potential futures through the concept of &“global weirding,&” planetary and social disruptions due to climate change. In unexpected and genre-defying ways, this revelatory collection reminds us that our world is precious, and that protecting it has the potential to bring us all together.
White Cat, Black Dog: Stories
By Kelly Link. 2023
&“The Brothers Grimm meet Black Mirror meets Alice in Wonderland . . . In seven remixed fairy tales, Link delivers…wit and dreamlike intrigue.&”—Time &“Thought-provoking and wonderfully told . . . so seamlessly entwines the real with the surreal that the stories threaten to slip into reality, resonating long after reading.&”—BuzzFeed A new collection from one of today&’s finest short story writers, MacArthur &“Genius Grant&” fellow Kelly Link, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Get in Trouble—featuring illustrations by award-winning artist Shaun TanFinding seeds of inspiration in the Brothers Grimm, seventeenth-century French lore, and Scottish ballads, Kelly Link spins classic fairy tales into utterly original stories of seekers—characters on the hunt for love, connection, revenge, or their own sense of purpose.In &“The White Cat&’s Divorce,&” an aging billionaire sends his three sons on a series of absurd goose chases to decide which child will become his heir. In &“The Girl Who Did Not Know Fear,&” a professor with a delicate health condition becomes stranded for days in an airport hotel after a conference, desperate to get home to her wife and young daughter, and in acute danger of being late for an appointment that cannot be missed. In &“Skinder&’s Veil,&” a young man agrees to take over a remote house-sitting gig for a friend. But what should be a chance to focus on his long-avoided dissertation instead becomes a wildly unexpected journey, as the house seems to be a portal for otherworldly travelers—or perhaps a door into his own mysterious psyche.Twisting and turning in astonishing ways, expertly blending realism and the speculative, witty, empathetic, and never predictable—these stories remind us once again of why Kelly Link is incomparable in the realm of short fiction.
Old Babes in the Wood: Stories
By Margaret Atwood. 2023
A dazzling collection of fifteen short stories from Margaret Atwood, the internationally acclaimed, award-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale and…The Testaments.Margaret Atwood has established herself as one of the most visionary and canonical authors in the world. This collection of fifteen extraordinary stories—some of which have appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine—explore the full warp and weft of experience, speaking to our unique times with Atwood’s characteristic insight, wit and intellect. The two intrepid sisters of the title story grapple with loss and memory on a perfect summer evening; "Impatient Griselda" explores alienation and miscommunication with a fresh twist on a folkloric classic; and "My Evil Mother" touches on the fantastical, examining a mother-daughter relationship in which the mother purports to be a witch. At the heart of the collection are seven extraordinary stories that follow a married couple across the decades, the moments big and small that make up a long life of uncommon love—and what comes after.Returning to short fiction for the first time since her 2014 collection Stone Mattress, Atwood showcases both her creativity and her humanity in these remarkable tales which by turns delight, illuminate, and quietly devastate.
Israel (Let's Go Explore)
By Zondervan. 2014
In this full-color picture book, Israel (part of the Let&’s Go Explore series), young readers travel to the holy land…of Israel. Complete with photographs, maps, vocabulary call-outs, fun facts, and more, this is the perfect resource for the young explorer. Read about the Biblical significance and history of Israel as well as current and curious information about foods, clothes, places of interest, and other pertinent facts of interest.
Solo un Poco: Un Giro en el Sabor del Destino
By Ds. Pais. 2023
Solo un poco es una colección de cuentos que ilustran la contribución del destino a la vida en condiciones desfavorables. Habla…mucho sobre mantener la esperanza en situaciones adversas, enamorarse, enfrentar circunstancias difíciles y, sin embargo, ganar, esperar lo inesperado, no tener esperanzas y ser recompensado, perderlo todo y recuperarlo, relaciones inusuales y amistades que desafían el tiempo, sentimientos no expresados..., desafiándolo todo y encontrando felicidad, dolor y perdón y amor inexpresado y mucho más. Incluso en condiciones adversas donde no queda ninguna esperanza, puedes cambiar el destino simplemente confiando y dirigiendo tus emociones hacia aquello en lo que crees firmemente. También te da una respuesta hacia el apego emocional a una persona y si la perdemos ayudar, somos hay alguna posibilidad de pasar tiempo con ellos después de la vida.
By Anna Grego. 2023
Le Train par Anna Grego L'histoire Après un grave accident, les passagers se réveillent avec le train complètement enterré et…entouré de créatures terrifiantes. Des choses terribles attendent les survivants qui se rendent à Móbida, la ville des morts.
Racconti e disincontri
By Aimar Rollan. 2023
Racconti e disincontri è un libro di racconti brevi su varie tematiche e indipendenti tra loro. 30 racconti brevi, qualcuno…più lungo degli altri, altri talmente brevi da potersi considerare micro-fiction o microracconti. Molti di essi trattano di amore e disinnamoramento, di incontri e disincontri, ma ce ne sono anche di filosofici, psicologici, di storia, di fantascienza e di fantasia, così come di realismo con tematiche quotidiane. A priori potrebbe sembrare un libro di stampo romantico, ma è molto di più. La maggior parte dei racconti sono ambientati a Barcellona, dove l’autore ha vissuto nel corso degli anni; altri nel suo Paese Basco natale. Altri ancora in luoghi immaginari. Ogni storia è a sé stante, così come ogni lettore al quale piacerà più una storia rispetto a un’altra, che però sicuramente non risulteranno indifferenti a nessuno. Alcune di queste storie potranno anche convertirsi in futuri romanzi. Lo scopo di questo libro è quello di intrattenere con brevi storie di finzione e anche di trasmettere in ogni racconto un’idea principale che faccia riflettere. Storie per leggere e rileggersi.