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By Laurie Short. 2014
Can we trust a God who gives us different answers than we pray for? Who only fully reveals himself when… we look back? Who lets us walk in darkness for months (and sometimes years) at a time? In Finding Faith in the Dark, Laurie Short says yes, and through her story and the stories of others, she reveals a God who is able to transform the dark chapters of our lives into opportunities of grace. Maybe you've been there: The husband or wife you stayed faithful to had an affair The death of a spouse or child has torn your heart A diagnosis has taken away your health, your plans and your future When these things happen, we are left wondering "Where is that God who promises to answer our prayers if we trust in Him? Why isn’t my life turning out the way I hoped, let alone how I had planned?” If you are, or have ever been, in that place, this book is for you. And more than helping you find your way out, this book will help you find your way through that place.
By Christopher D. Short. 2019
100 hilarious essays, based on blindingly obvious questions, from the creators of Geeks Who Drink—led by six-time Jeopardy! champion, Christopher… D. Short.The best trivia questions are usually the ones that are right on the tip of your tongue—so obvious that you may not know the answer offhand, but you should. In Duh, America’s foremost masters of pub quiz, Geeks Who Drink, will take trivia lovers on a voyage through 100 of our face-palmiest questions. Along the way, we’ll explore the blind hills and corners that make random knowledge so much fun. In hilarious, informative, bite-size essays, we’ll explore such not-really-mysteries as: -How many stars are on the Texas state flag? -Odlaw is the nemesis of what kid book character? -What’s the last word in the King James Bible? Even if you already know the “what”—and you might not!—we’ll fill in the “why.” And the when, where, and how. By the end you may feel dumber, but you’ll be smarter. We almost guarantee it! By the way, that would be one (lone) star, Waldo, and “Amen.” Duh!
By Jodi Picoult. 2016
Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel… Small Great Things. In "Shine," the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks. Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother's employer, treats Ruth very differently when they're hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself--in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is. Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult's highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things! Praise for Jodi Picoult "Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance."--Stephen King "It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes."--Financial Times "Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships."--The Boston Globe "Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling."--Associated Press
By H. G Wells. 1970
By Robert Louis Stevenson. 2002
"The Merry Men": a grim drama of greed, insanity and murder in a setting of storm and shipwreck. "The Body-Snatcher":… a plentiful supply of subjects is needed for Dr Knox's anatomy class, and no questions asked if they are suspiciously "fresh". Dissected victims can't accuse their destroyers - or can they? "Thrawn Janet": Rev. Soulis was not always solitary, severe and bleak-faced. Fifty years ago he had a visitor - from hell! "The Tale of Tod Lapraik": an eerie figure dances wildly on the Bass Rock, while another in the same likeness sits at home in a trance. 2002.
By Langston Hughes, Donna Sullivan Harper. 1996
Forty-seven short stories by the noted African American author originally written between 1919 and 1963. The tales, arranged in chronological… order, include those previously uncollected, such as his first stories (written while in high school) and other early works published in African American journals. Some strong language. 1996. Uniform title: Short stories.
By Theodore Dreiser. 1994
By Luigi Pirandello. 1959
By Robert T Jeschonek. 2012
Welcome to six short stories from award-winning storyteller Robert T. Jeschonek. This volume includes six full-length tales for one low… price:"Wave a White Flag." Old man Henry decides to throw everything out the window, literally. No one can stop him as he chucks his belongings from his high-rise apartment and watches them crash to the sidewalk far below. But he can't get rid of some memories no matter how hard he tries."Day of the Mad Shitter." A man's obsessive pursuit of a workplace bathroom slob leads to an epic meltdown with tragic consequences."How to Get Lucky." Hopper the narcoleptic seeks salvation in an experimental sleep lab. Will a makeshift family of sleep-disorder rejects help him find the peace he craves, or will the twisted dreams that haunt him drag him into a personal hell on Earth?"A Wall of Lisas." A lonely woman struggles to overcome the isolation that torments her. Reflections of a terrible tomorrow drive her to the brink of madness."The Day After They Rounded Up Everyone Who Could Love Unconditionally." A society sheds its weakest links--everyone capable of unconditional love. In the aftermath, one of the survivors starts to think something wasn't quite right about the glorious purge."The Walking Bomb." What's the worst that can happen to a minister working in a bomb factory? A streak of bad luck that turns him into the next best thing to a human bomb. As disasters rain down around him and kill the people he loves most, this modern-day Job sets out on a journey of discovery that might just lead to a genuine miracle of healing and redemption.
By Edith Wharton. 1994
Described by literary critic Robert Morss Lovett as "a novelist of civilization, absorbed in the somewhat mechanical operations of civilization,… absorbed in the somewhat mechanical operations of culture, preoccupied with the upper ('and inner') class," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edith Wharton (1862-1937) also wrote superbly crafted works of short fiction. The seven stories in this excellent collection demonstrate the author's ability to create memorable tales on themes of love and marriage, divorce, the experience of the artist, high society and its workings and other topics."Souls Belated," a tragedy of mores, focuses on characters overcome by the demands of convention, while "The Pelican" and "The Muse's Tragedy" both present women whose realities differ from their public personae. "Expiation" is a satiric, revealing story about the publishing industry, featuring a writer determined to increase the sales of her first novel. In "The Dilettante," a young man who prides himself on his ability to manipulate women must face ironic consequences when he introduces his fiancée to his supposed lover. "Xingu" is a witty satire on the intellectual pretensions of a group of rich women, while "The Other Two" presents a darkly humorous look at the consequences of divorce.Gathered in this inexpensive volume, these stories provide an excellent sampling of Wharton's masterly efforts in the short story genre, a form of fiction she felt especially suited to her talents and one that enabled her to achieve a focused and intimate realism.
By Madeleine Oh. 2014
This third collection of naughty stories is a rather mixed bag: There is a rather delicious revenge story, a vampire… one with an historical setting and three short shorts that are sensual and erotic more than explicit but feature my heroine Annie who finally ended up (with a different hero) in my novel Power Exchange. The last read is a rather sexy excerpt from Power Exchange featuring a threesome.
By Karin Slaughter, Michael Koryta. 2017
It was a scam, but then the scam had gone horribly wrong… In this short story from the thrilling anthology… MatchUp, bestselling authors Karin Slaughter and Michael Koryta—along with their popular series characters Jeffrey Tolliver and Joe Pritchard—team up for the first time ever.
By Patrick O'Brian. 1994
Although Patrick O'Brian is best known for his Aubrey/Maturin series of naval adventures, he first made his reputation as a… writer of short stories. This collection includes all the stories which O'Brian wishes to preserve. 1994. Uniform title: Short stories.
By Josip Novakovich. 1995
Croatian-born author combines the tone of folktales with wit and realism. Daily life in Croatia is depicted in an unromanticized… but affectionate manner in seventeen stories. In "The Burning Clog," a man returning from America learns that his favourite storyteller got his stories from library books and war experiences, not from oral tradition. Some violence and some descriptions of sex. 1995.
By O Henry. 1908
By W. Somerset Maugham. 1952
By Jodi Picoult. 2016
Jodi Picoult tackles issues of race and privilege in this ebook original short story, a prequel to her upcoming novel… Small Great Things. In "Shine," the master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Time and My Sister's Keeper introduces readers to the unforgettable Ruth Brooks. Today is Ruth's first day of third grade at Dalton. The prestigious institution on New York's Upper East Side couldn't be more different from her old school in Harlem. Despite being the smartest girl in her grade, Ruth suspects that her classmates and teachers only see her dark skin. She also notices that Christina, the daughter of her mother's employer, treats Ruth very differently when they're hanging out with the popular girls rather than playing together. Ruth must navigate between two worlds, never losing sight of the dreams she has for herself-in hopes that someday, someone will see her for who she really is. Includes a preview of Jodi Picoult's highly anticipated new novel, Small Great Things! Praise for Jodi Picoult "Picoult writes with unassuming brilliance."-Stephen King "It's hard to exaggerate how well Picoult writes."-Financial Times "Picoult writes with a fine touch, a sharp eye for detail, and a firm grasp of the delicacy and complexity of human relationships."-The Boston Globe "Picoult is a master of the craft of storytelling."-Associated Press From the eBook edition.
By Aldous Huxley. 1957
By Madeleine Oh. 2014
From Madeleine Oh, perfect for a bed time story or a quiet moment.: Three naughty stories, all with a paranormal… twist: A young woman has an unexpected and wild encounter in the depths of the country, another meets a beautiful and inspiring shaper shifter, and the last story features a total fantasy meeting with a mythical creature. And to finish off, an excerpt from Interlude, a paranormal novella from Elloras Cave.