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|Author||: Deborah Treisman|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced to widespread media coverage their selection of "20 Under 40"—the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. The magazine published twenty stories by this stellar group of writers over the course of the summer. They are now collected for the first time in one volume. The range of voices is extraordinary. There is the lyrical realism of Nell Freudenberger, Philipp Meyer, C. E. Morgan, and Salvatore Scibona; the satirical comedy of Joshua Ferris and Gary Shteyngart; and the genre-bending tales of Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Téa Obreht. David Bezmozgis and Dinaw Mengestu offer clear eyed portraits of immigration and identity; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, ZZ Packer, and Wells Tower offer voice-driven, idiosyncratic narratives. Then there are the haunting sociopolitical stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, and Yiyun Li, and the metaphysical fantasies of Chris Adrian, Rivka Galchen, and Karen Russell. Each of these writers reminds us why we read. And each is aiming for greatness: fighting to get and to hold our attention in a culture that is flooded with words, sounds, and pictures; fighting to surprise, to entertain, to teach, and to move not only us but generations of readers to come. A landmark collection, 20 Under 40 stands as a testament to the vitality of fiction today.
|Author||: Dave Eggers,Donald Barthelme|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.
|Author||: D. Duane Engler|
40 by 40 is inspired by creativity, brevity and imagination that allows you to fill in the blanks. The 40 stories in this collection encompass scenes, thoughts and descriptions that range from grief filled to exciting, random to hopeless and by design are no more than 40 words long. I was in awe of Ernest Hemingway's six-word story— "For Sale: baby shoes, never worn" Nonetheless….with emphasis on … 'the less' a story, let's begin.
|Author||: Edward Archibald Markham|
|Editor||: Penguin Group USA|
Spanning the history of Caribbean writing, this meticulously compiled collection of 40 short stories includes pre-Columbian legends and myths from India and Africa, and many stories that are an evocative reminder of the turbulent history of the region. Authors featured include Andrew Salkey, Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul, Jamaica Kincaid, and Lawrence Scott, among others. A major anthology reflecting the diversity and richness of Caribbean writing.
|Author||: Alice K. Turner|
|Editor||: Dutton Adult|
An anthology of short stories that originally appeared in "Playboy" magazine presents tales by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nadine Gordimer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Tom McGuane, T. Corraghessan Boyle, and others
|Author||: Alberto Sardinas|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
Each night, syndicated radio host Alberto Sardiñas takes phone calls from listeners who look to him as a friend with whom to share their personal stories of uncertainty, sorrow, happiness, and hope. His faithful listeners are confident they will receive the words of encouragement they need to carry on, and the advice they would get from a true friend.In "The Power of Your Story", the author shares 40 of the most compelling, real-life short stories told to him by his listeners as well as intimate experiences of his own. Discover the twists and turns these captivating narratives take you on, from stories like "Seven Years of Marriage and Six Years Without Sex" to "Proud to Be the Mistress". Or find out how Sardiñas made the biggest embarrassment of his life in front of a mere 15,000 people. Relationships and infidelity, health and family issues are some of the topics featured. Each chapter is followed by a conclusion that emphasizes the lesson and offers a space for reflection — under "Find the Power of Your Story" — that helps people face their life's everyday challenges. "There is nothing more powerful that brings us together than the unforgettable experiences we all have in common," says Sardiñas.
|Author||: David Eagleman|
At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives—each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now. In one afterlife, you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. In another version, you work as a background character in other people’s dreams. Or you may find that God is a married couple, or that the universe is running backward, or that you are forced to live out your afterlife with annoying versions of who you could have been. With a probing imagination and deep understanding of the human condition, acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman offers wonderfully imagined tales that shine a brilliant light on the here and now.
|Author||: Beverly Lawn|
|Editor||: Bedford/St. Martin's|
Economical in both size and price, 40 Short Stories offers a well-chosen array of popular and significant stories, enhanced by unobtrusive but effective editorial features. This volume in Bedford/St. Martin’s series of Portable Anthologies and Portable Guides offers the series’ trademark combination of high quality and great value for teachers of literature and composition and their cost-conscious students.
|Author||: David Falkirk|
|Editor||: Panorama Creative Group|
40 Photos. 40 Stories. 40 Moments. Photographs freeze moments in time that would have otherwise escaped into memory and beyond. Each photo tells a story of what was, at that moment, real. Collected here are 40 such moments. Whether jumping off points for bigger tales, or self-contained stories that complete the moment, Fast 40 offers a view into other worlds. Each story won't take long to complete, but might tempt you to examine the moments happening around you from a different perspective.
|Author||: Lavanya Senthil|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Collection of short stories and poems from the hopes , dreams and world view of a 8 yr old girl.
|Author||: Ruby Abram,Sam Arthur,Matthew Bennett,Lily Burns,Arthur Chappell,Leanne Dempsey,Christine Eland,Karen Howarth,Stephen Jansen,Janice Cumberlidge|
What does love mean to you? Love, Literally, is a collection of 40 short reads, each encapsulating the theme of 'love': First love reignited Romantic encounters Love in unusual circumstances The pain of a lover scorned The purity of love only a parent knows And much, much more... Love can be romantic and magical, or sometimes dark and disturbing, and this anthology takes you on a journey through its many guises. This is not chick lit, this is love in the raw. Love, Literally, features the exciting work of 20 talented authors: Ruby Abram, Sam Arthur, Matthew Bennett, Lily Burns, Arthur Chappell, Janice Cumberlidge, Leanne Dempsey, Christine Eland, Karen Howarth, Stephen Jansen, Iveta Kraule, Arabella Kucz, Jean McDonald, Nicholas McDonald, Susan Moffat, Maya Anna Ozolina, Mandy Pang, Persis Peters, Rani Siswiyati, Jake Trusler If you enjoy quick reads and want to experience love on many levels, grab a copy of Love, Literally now. Love, Literally: eBook categories: Anthologies & Literature Collections Short Story Anthologies Genre Fiction Love Short Stories Romantic Fiction
|Author||: Andrew Friedman|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Pub|
"Say Not What If" is a nearly 10,000 word story written as a long rhyming poem. It is about a man on death row, and has as its theme the concept that time is our most valuable commodity. As someone once said, “waste anything but time, because we really are promised no tomorrows.” This theme is explored through the life of a man who sacrifices his marriage and everything else for his career. He realizes much too late the terrible consequences of this decision, and then desperately tries to regain those lost years by making a much worse choice. The resolution of this latter choice involves an additional examination of the concepts of accountability and responsibility, redemption, and the morality of the death penalty.The story has a better than average rating of 4/5 stars on Goodreads and Amazon. There are currently fifty-six ratings and forty-one written reviews on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12788920-say-not-what-if. Another thirteen ratings and reviews are on Amazon. Reviewers have described the story as “exceptional,” “amazing,” “incredibly special,” “borderline genius,” “a lyrical masterpiece,” “gripping and compelling,” “thought provoking,” and a “beautifully written piece of literature.” Many enjoyed the story so much that they intend to share it with their family and friends.I have never seen a story written in this format. It has characters and dialogue just like a regular story, and is extremely easy to read and understand, regardless of whether you have a GED or a PHD. You should therefore not be concerned that the format makes the story hard to understand. Many reviewers had the same initial concern, but then pleasantly discovered that the story is very easy to follow. But you can further allay any such fears by reading the first few pages of the story on my website, www.ascensionenterprise.com. This story will tear at your soul. As many of the reviewers said, it only requires an hour or so to read, but will keep you thinking about its message long after you are finished. Time is quintessentially important and valuable. Who knows how much time anyone has? Would you trade ten or even five years of your life for a million dollars?The story can be purchased from many booksellers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It can also be purchased for only 0.99 as an ebook for Kindle.Best wishes and good luck in all your reading endeavors.
|Author||: Shelby McCormick|
Jenny was left by her parents at a stanger's door. She goes from home to home hoping to find the home that will keep her and love her . But every home gets ripped from her fingers . The only stable thing in her unstable life is the social worker at the State Child Protection Office, Mary . Maybe with Mary, Jenny will find her way through the maze of life.
ELIZABETH GASKELL Ultimate Collection 10 Novels 40 Short Stories Including Poetry Essays Biographies
|Author||: Elizabeth Gaskell|
This collection contains the complete works of the great Victorian author Elizabeth Gaskell, including novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and a biography of Charlotte Bronte. Introduction: Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Novels: Mary Barton The Moorland Cottage Cranford Ruth North and South Sylvia's Lovers Wives and Daughters A Dark Night's Work Short Stories & Novellas: Round the Sofa My Lady Ludlow An Accursed Race The Doom of the Griffiths Half a Life-Time Ago The Poor Clare The Half-Brothers Cousin Phillis Company Manners Mr. Harrison's Confessions The Sexton's Hero The Grey Woman Curious if True Six Weeks at Heppenheim Libbie Marsh's Three Eras Christmas Storms and Sunshine Hand and Heart Bessy's Troubles at Home Disappearances Lizzie Leigh The Well of Pen-Mortha The Heart of John Middleton Traits and Stories of the Huguenots Morton Hall My French Master The Squire's Story Right at Last The Manchester Marriage Lois the Witch The Crooked Branch The Old Nurse's Story Clopton House Crowley Castle Two Fragments of Ghost Stories The Shah's English Gardener Martha Preston The Deserted Mansion Uncle Peter A Visit to Eton The Cage at Cranford Some Passages from the History of the Chomley Family The Ghost in the Garden Room Poetry: Sketches Among the Poor Bran The Scholar's Story Other Works: The Life of Charlotte Brontë The Last Generation in England Cumberland Sheep-Shearers Traits and Stories of The Hugenots Modern Greek Songs French Life An Italian Institution Shams A Fear for the Future Biography: Mrs. Gaskell and Knutsford by George A. Payne Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865) was an English novelist and short story writer. Her novels offer a detailed portrait of the lives of many strata of Victorian society, including the very poor, and are of interest to social historians as well as lovers of literature. Some of Gaskell's best known novels are Cranford, North and South, and Wives and Daughters.
|Author||: John Buchan|
Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of John Buchan's renowned thriller novels, supernatural stories & historical works. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Richard Hannay Series The Thirty-Nine Steps Greenmantle Mr Standfast The Three Hostages The Island of Sheep Dickson McCunn and the 'Gorbals Die-hards' Series Huntingtower Castle Gay The House of the Four Winds Sir Edward Leithen Series The Power-House John Macnab The Dancing Floor The Gap in the Curtain Sick Heart River Other Novels Sir Quixote of the Moors John Burnet of Barns A Lost Lady of Old Years The Half-Hearted A Lodge in the Wilderness Prester John Salute to Adventurers The Path of the King Midwinter Witch Wood The Blanket of the Dark A Prince of the Captivity The Free Fishers The Magic Walking Stick The Courts of the Morning Short Stories Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Tales The Far Islands Fountainblue The King of Ypres The Keeper of Cademuir No-Man's-Land Basilissa The Runagates Club... Poetry The Pilgrim Fathers Ballad for Grey Weather The Moon Endureth: Fancies Poems, Scots and English... Historical & Political Works: The African Colony: Studies in the Reconstruction Days to Remember: The British Empire in the Great War The Battle of Jutland The Battle of the Somme, First Phase The Battle of the Somme, Second Phase Nelson's History of the War (Volumes I-V) Scholar Gipsies A Book of Escapes and Hurried Journeys Montrose: A History Lord Minto, A Memoir Sir Walter Scott The King's Grace 1910-1935 Autobiography & Biography Memory Hold-the-door ... John Buchan (1875-1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian and also served as Canada's Governor General. His works include novels, collections of short stories, historiographical works and biographies. But, the most famous of his books were the adventure and spy thrillers.