The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 2: Frontier Stories

By Louis L'Amour

In paperback for the 1st time, this moment quantity of Louis L’Amour’s gathered tales showcases thirty extra vintage stories of the yankee frontier. within you'll find the tales of heroism, honor and sacrifice that L’Amour made uniquely his personal: like that of a tender guy despatched out on my own right into a snowfall to stand a dangerous stampede, or a lawman who unearths the bullet-riddled physique of an notorious Mexican bandit and understands accountability calls for he tune down a much more harmful predator. that includes  L’Amour’s signature tales of Texas Ranger Chick Bowdrie, this assortment captures women and men on the crossroads of friendship and suspicion, loyalty or betrayal.

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Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories (Judge Dee Mysteries)

The 8 brief tales in Judge Dee at Work hide a decade within which the pass judgement on served in 4 assorted provinces of the T’ang Empire. From the suspected treason of a basic within the chinese language military to the homicide of a lonely poet in his backyard pavilion, the situations listed here are one of the such a lot memorable within the pass judgement on Dee series.

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Amsterdam Stories (New York Review Books Classics)

By Nescio

Nobody has written extra feelingly and extra fantastically than Nescio concerning the insanity and disappointment, braveness and vulnerability of juvenile: its great plans and imprecise longings, let alone the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. not anyone, for that topic, has written with such pristine readability concerning the radiating canals of Amsterdam and the cloud-swept panorama of the Netherlands.

Who was once Nescio? Nescio—Latin for “I don’t know”—was the pen identify of J.H.F. Grönloh, the hugely winning director of the Holland–Bombay buying and selling corporation and a father of four—someone who knew good enough approximately first rate adulthood. simply in his spare time and less than the canopy of a pseudonym, as though commemorating a misplaced self, did he enable himself cross, generating over the process his lifetime a handful of completely unique tales that include the most luminous pages in glossy literature.

This is the 1st English translation of Nescio’s tales.

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Last Tales

By Karen Blixen

Last Tales is a set of twelve of the final stories that Isak Dinesen wrote sooner than her loss of life in 1962. They comprise seven stories from Albondocani, a projected novel that was once by no means accomplished; "The Caryatids," an unfinished Gothic story of a pair bedeviled via an previous letter and a gypsy's spell; and 3 stories of iciness, together with "Converse at evening in Copenhagen," a drunken, all-night dialog among a boy-king, a prostitute, and a negative younger poet.

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Yellowcake

By Margo Lanagan

Yellowcake brings jointly ten brief tales from the terribly gifted Margo Lanagan--each of them fiercely unique and quietly heartbreaking.

The tales variety from myth and fairy story to horror and stark fact, and but what pervades is the experience of humanity.  the folk of Lanagan's worlds face trials, temptations, and degradations. They swoon and endure or even kill for romance. In a deadly global, they search the solace and power that comes from relations and belonging. 

These are tales to be savored slowly and contemplated deeply simply because they reduce to the very center of who we are.

“Haunting, stunning, and occasionally painful, Lanagan’s tales are not like anything in fable literature.” --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Lanagan unravels popular myths and fairy stories, weaving them into special, sharply resonant types during this normally attractive collection." --Kirkus, starred review

From the Hardcover edition.

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Sharp Ends: Stories from the World of the First Law

By Joe Abercrombie

Sharp Ends is the final word selection of award successful stories and unique new brief tales from the grasp of grimdark fable, Joe Abercrombie. Violence explodes, treachery abounds, and the phrases are as lethal as the guns during this rogue's gallery of side-shows, back-stories, and sharp endings from the realm of the 1st Law.

The Union military can be choked with bastards, yet there is just one who thinks he can retailer the day single-handed while the Gurkish come calling: the incomparable Colonel Sand dan Glokta.

Curnden Craw and his dozen are out to recuperate a mysterious merchandise from past the Crinna. just one small challenge: not anyone turns out to understand what the thing is.

Shevedieh, the self-styled top thief in Styria, lurches from catastrophe to disaster along her ally and maximum enemy, Javre, Lioness of Hoskopp.

And after years of bloodshed, the idealistic chieftain Bethod is eager to carry peace to the North. there is just one situation left - his personal lunatic champion, the main feared guy within the North: the Bloody-Nine . . .

For extra from Joe Abercrombie, try out:

The Shattered Sea Trilogy
Half a King
Half the World
Half a War


The First legislations Trilogy

The Blade Itself
Before they're Hanged
Last Argument of Kings

Stand on my own Novels within the First legislation World
Best Served Cold
The Heroes
Red Country


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Spectacle: Stories

An creative new assortment from the writer of Hydroplane and The finish of loose Love

* A San Francisco Chronicle, Complex, Flavorwire, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Largehearted Boy and Slaughterhouse 90210 most sensible e-book of the 12 months *

In those leading edge associated tales, ladies confront loss and grief as they sift in the course of the wreckage in their lives. within the name tale, a girl struggles with the dying of her good friend in a aircraft crash. A daughter makes a decision no matter if to take her father off existence aid within the Pushcart Prize-winning "Cowboys." And in "Underthings," whilst a guy hits his female friend, she calls it an coincidence. Spectacle bears witness to alarming and weird incidents: carnival rides and airplane crashes, affairs spied via keyholes and beginner porn, vandalism and petty robbery. those wounded ladies stand on the fringe of catastrophe and probability all of it to talk their sharpest secrets.

In lean, acrobatic prose, Susan Steinberg subverts assumptions approximately narrative and demanding situations traditional gender roles. She provides perception with a fierce lyric depth in sentences shorn of over the top sentiment or pointless decoration. through fusing variety and tale, Steinberg amplifies the connections among subject matters and characters in order that every one devastating revelation echoes during the assortment. an essential and turbulent booklet from a particular voice, Spectacle will holiday your middle, after which, sooner than the final web page is became, will bind it up anew.

"Experimental yet by no means opaque, Steinberg's tales seethe with genuine and imagined menace." ―Publishers Weekly

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Warrior of the Light: A Manual

By Paulo Coelho

Warrior of the sunshine: A Manual is an inspirational significant other to The Alchemist, a world bestseller that has beguiled thousands of readers around the globe. each brief passage invitations us to dwell out our goals, to embody the uncertainty of lifestyles, and to upward push to our personal targeted future. In his inimitable kind, Paulo Coelho is helping convey out the Warrior of the sunshine inside of every one folks. He additionally indicates readers tips on how to embark upon the way in which of the Warrior: the person who appreciates the miracle of being alive, the one that accepts failure, and the single whose quest leads him to develop into the individual he desires to be.

Paulo Coelho is without doubt one of the such a lot cherished storytellers of our time. Now, within the long-awaited significant other to his first novel, Coelho provides a set of philosophical tales that would pride and consultant seekers everywhere.

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