Category: Contemporary Short Stories

Download Soon: Stories (Story River Books) by Pam Durban,Mary Hood PDF

By Pam Durban,Mary Hood

Pam Durban's new choice of tales explores the myriad methods humans lose, locate, and carry directly to each other. whilst all else fails her characters--science, faith, kin, self--the robust act of storytelling itself retains their damaged lives jointly and fosters desire. every one tale during this worthwhile and multifaceted assortment introduces those who yearn for greater lives and locate themselves entangled within the hopes and desires that heal and bind us all.

The identify tale in Soon—chosen by means of John Updike for the simplest American brief tales of the Century anthology—follows generations of a family members whose lives are pushed by way of the "patient and brutal want that folks known as desire, which . . . shaped out of your current lifestyles a destiny the place you'd be healed or loved." In "The eastern Room," winner of the 2008 Goodheart Prize, a girl attempts to aid her husband, an international battle II veteran, ultimately come domestic. "Rowing to Darien" introduces a recognized English actress as she rows clear of her husband's rice plantation. In "Hush" a gravely ailing guy encounters himself within the darkness of Kentucky's iconic tremendous Cave. An followed baby waits for his mom back for him in "Birth Mother," and, in "Forward, in other places, Out," a mom needs to come to phrases together with her adolescent son's sexuality. The tales during this assortment deftly broach common subject matters of affection, loss, and the redemptive energy of storytelling.

Durban's writing has been praised for its intensity and mastery of characterization, its skill to cajole readers that the lives of the folks in her tales are precise, that their issues and pleasures are actual sufficient to topic. The nuanced and artfully rendered solid during this assortment wrestles with the large questions that face us all—Why are we the following? How are we to stay? What issues such a lot? The 13 tales in quickly have seemed in previous types in Atlanta journal, Indiana assessment, Georgia evaluation, Carolina Quarterly, Idaho assessment, Southern evaluation, Kenyon assessment, Shenandoah, 5 issues, excessive 5: An Anthology of Fiction from 10 Years of 5 issues, New tales from the South: The Year's top, most sensible American brief tales, and most sensible American brief tales of the Century.

The assortment features a foreword from novelist and brief tale author Mary Hood, winner of the Flannery O'Connor Prize, Townsend Prize, and Lillian Smith Award.

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Download The Complete Stories by Anita Desai PDF

By Anita Desai

'To evaluate Anita Desai's fiction with that of Chekhov or the fast tales of Tolstoy isn't really extravagant; it truly is totally warranted' Irish Times

Anita Desai is among our best and such a lot insightful writers. at the get together of her eightieth birthday, The whole Stories gathers jointly the quick tale collections Diamond Dust and Games at Twilight and the novellas of The Artist of Disappearance, with a brand new preface from the writer. From the icy suburbs of Canada to the overcrowded B&Bs of Cornwall, through the hill cities and towns of India, Anita Desai observes human behaviour unflinchingly yet no longer unkindly, recognising our ordinariness and our strangeness, and taking pictures either with quiet precision.

'All her tales are jam-packed with a self assurance in human nature that could be a rarity and a excitement to come across' Spectator

'Anita Desai is likely one of the so much very good and sophisticated writers ever to have defined the assembly of jap and western tradition' Alison Lurie

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Download 3 Colours of Romance: Red Hot, Dark Purple, White Shades by Anna Faye PDF

By Anna Faye

three Kurzromane in einem Sammelband
Red sizzling - the color of Ruby
Dark red - The kiss of Rose
White colors - the decision of Angel

Red Hot
Ruby ist Tänzerin im Sinful Pleasures. Nicht gerade ihr Traumjob, aber ein guter Weg, um in London über die Runden zu kommen. Zumindest solange niemand in ihrem Umfeld davon erfährt. Doch dann wird sie eines Nachts von Tyler Barnes erkannt, einem Mann, mit dem sie vor einigen Jahren im Streit auseinanderging. Jemand, der auch ihre Familie kennt.
Er bietet ihr an, ihr Geheimnis für sich zu behalten, doch er will, dass sie exklusiv für ihn in seinem house tanzt.
Nur ist das längst nicht alles. Tyler will mehr. Viel mehr …
Ruby muss sich eingestehen, dass er einen verführerischen Reiz auf sie ausübt. Aber was once davon ist echt, wenn er sie bezahlt?
Und was once soll sie von so einem Mann bloß halten?

Dark Purple
Rose hat eine schreckliche Hochzeit hinter sich, denn die Rolle der Braut battle schon mit ihrer Schwester besetzt. Als sie beladen mit alten Gefühlen vom Londoner Flughafen nach Hause kommt, will sie bloß noch ihre Ruhe haben. Doch als sie ihren Reisekoffer öffnet, findet sie statt Büstenhalter und Abendkleidern nur Boxershorts und Männerhemden vor. Außerdem fällt ihr eine exklusive VIP-Eintrittskarte zur Eröffnung des neuen Klubs darkish red in die Hände. Statt sich um den Umtausch des Gepäcks zu kümmern, geht sie kurzerhand zur occasion.
Was als Zerstreuung für ihr Gefühlschaos geplant struggle, zieht bald noch mehr Turbulenzen nach sich, denn Neal Burton, der smarte Klubbesitzer mit den ozeanblauen Augen, will nicht nur seinen Koffer zurückhaben ...

White Shades
Die neunundzwanzigjährige Angel arbeitet in einem kleinen inn im südenglischen Küstenstädtchen Swanage und träumt davon, endlich zu heiraten. Das perfekte Kleid dafür hat sie auch schon gefunden – im Schaufenster des Brautmodengeschäfts „White Shades“. Leider fehlt ihr zum großen Glück noch Mister ideal.
Aber dann bucht sich eine Hochzeitsgesellschaft im lodge ein. Unter den Gästen befindet sich auch Rhys Sutton, ein Mann mit Ecken und Kanten und einer unnahbaren air of mystery. Allein von seinem Anblick bekommt sie weiche Knie. Er könnte der langersehnte Traumprinz sein. Doch wie soll sie ihn bloß für sich gewinnen, wenn in seiner Gegenwart immer alles schief läuft?

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Download Lonesome You (Library of Korean Literature) by Park Wan-suh,Elizabeth Haejin Yoon PDF

By Park Wan-suh,Elizabeth Haejin Yoon

Well prior to her dying in 2011, Park Wan-Suh had confirmed herself as a canonical determine in Korean literature. Her work—often established upon her personal own stories, and exhibiting prepared perception into divisive social concerns from the Korean partition to the placement of ladies in Korean society—has touched readers for over 40 years. during this assortment, meditations upon lifestyles in previous age come to the fore—at its top, followed by way of nice good looks and compassion; at its worst via a cynicism that still turns a sour smile upon the altering world.

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Download A Second Coming: Canadian Migration Fiction (Essential by Michael Mirolla,Don Mulcahy,Caterina Edwards PDF

By Michael Mirolla,Don Mulcahy,Caterina Edwards

Migration tales are a vital part of Canada's historical/literary continuum; we have to understand of such writings to rationalize approximately who Canadians relatively are, and the place they're from. aren't all of us the kids of migration? the place we got here from, how we came, who we have been, and are, and who may well develop into in time … such topics should still curiosity all these obviously inquisitive about identification and starting place; that everlasting enigma wrought of migration. those short-fiction tales inform a lot approximately migration and Canada, in ways in which are humorous, ribald, tragic or contemplative, yet by no means dull.

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Download Her America: “A Jury of Her Peers” and Other Stories by Susan Glaspell,Patricia L. Bryan,Martha C. Carpentier PDF

By Susan Glaspell,Patricia L. Bryan,Martha C. Carpentier

One of the preeminent authors of the early 20th century, Susan Glaspell (1876–1948) produced fourteen ground-breaking performs, 9 novels, and greater than fifty brief tales. Her paintings was once well known and seriously acclaimed in the course of her lifetime, together with her novels showing on best-seller lists and her tales released in significant magazines and in The top American brief Stories. a lot of her brief works exhibit her impressive skills as a stand-up comedian, satirizing cultural conventions and the narrowness of small-town lifestyles. And but additionally they evoke critical questions—relevant as a lot this present day as in the course of Glaspell’s lifetime—about society’s values and priorities and concerning the person look for self-fulfillment. whereas the vintage “A Jury of Her friends” has been extensively anthologized within the final numerous many years, the opposite tales Glaspell wrote among 1915 and 1925 haven't been to be had when you consider that their unique visual appeal. This new assortment reprints “A Jury of Her Peers”—restoring its unique ending—and brings to mild 11 different awesome tales, delivering smooth readers the opportunity to understand the whole variety of Glaspell’s literary skills.

       Glaspell used to be a part of a new release of midwestern writers and artists, together with Sherwood Anderson, Sinclair Lewis, Willa Cather, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who migrated first to Chicago after which east to ny. Like those different writers, she retained a deep love for and a deep ambivalence approximately her local zone. She parodied its provincialism and narrow-mindedness, yet she additionally celebrated its pioneering and agricultural traditions and its unpretentious values. Witty, lightly funny, satiric, provocative, and relocating, the tales during this well timed assortment run the gamut from acerbic to laugh-out-loud humorous to thought-provoking. moreover, no less than 5 of them supply historical past to and thematic comparisons with Glaspell’s leading edge performs that might be helpful to dramatic lecturers, scholars, and producers.

      With its considerate advent by way of greatly released Glaspell students, Her America marks a massive contribution to the continuing severe and scholarly efforts to come Glaspell to her former preeminence as an enormous author. The universality and relevance of her paintings to political and social matters that proceed to preoccupy American discourse—free speech, ethics, civic justice, immigration, adoption, and gender—establish her as a right away descendant of the yankee culture of brief fiction derived from Hawthorne, Poe, and Twain.

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Download Love at Last Sight (Nunatak First Fiction Series) by Thea Bowering PDF

By Thea Bowering

“So i've got continually walked alleys on my own, with my monster face, listening via a wall for the phrases that would domesticate me, which are contained in the houses of ex-lovers, those who stuck a glimpse and ran away.”

In the neon-slick streets of Thea Bowering’s mind's eye, monster ladies and femme flâneurs roam, anthropologist’s eyes on barroom denizens, disguising themselves in men’s garments and embarking on doomed amorous affairs. previous global meets New global because the cafés and piazzas of Europe’s capitals intermingle with the airborne dirt and dust and desolation of the twenty first Century glossy West.

Strikingly glossy whereas additionally full of fin de siècle remorse, Thea Bowering’s first tale assortment is shot via with allusion and undying topics given new life.

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Download Sarajevo Marlboro by Miljenko Jergovic,Ammiel Alcalay,Stela Tomassevic PDF

By Miljenko Jergovic,Ammiel Alcalay,Stela Tomassevic

Miljenko Jergovic’s extraordinary début choice of tales, Sarajevo Marlboro – winner of the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize – earned him broad acclaim all through Europe. Croatian by way of start, Jergovic ? spent his adolescence in Sarajevo and selected to stay there all through lots of the battle. a blinding storyteller, he brings a profoundly human, razor-sharp figuring out of the destiny of the city’s younger Muslims, Croats, and Serbs with a subterranean humor and profoundly own imaginative and prescient. Their offbeat lives and day-by-day dramas within the foreground, the killing area within the background.

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