Category: Short Stories

By Marian Keyes

From the acclaimed bestselling writer of Sushi for Beginners and Angels comes a set of private essays on buying, writing, moviemaking, motherhood and the entire diversified calamities interested in being a savvy lady within the new millennium.

Her novels are learn and cherished by means of hundreds of thousands around the globe, and with Under the Duvet, Marian Keyes tackles the area of nonfiction. those are her accrued items: common announcements from the girl writing lower than the covers.

Marian loves footwear and her LTFs (Long-Term Friends), hates realtors and misplaced baggage, and he or she as soon as had a Christmas workplace social gathering that concerned roasting sheep on a spit, Moroccan-style. She's similar to you and me ...

Featuring a large compilation of Marian's journalism from magazines and newspapers, plus a few particular, formerly unpublished fabric, Under the Duvet is bursting with humorous tales: observations on existence, in-laws, weight reduction, events and riding classes that might preserve you totally gripped -- both wincing with reputation or roaring with laughter.

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By Gertrude Atherton, F. Marion Crawford

The 3rd Ghost tale Megapack selects 26 extra selection hauntings on your analyzing excitement. integrated this time are:

THE lifeless AND THE COUNTESS, through Gertrude Atherton

THE CEDAR CLOSET, by way of Lafcadio Hearn


THE JOLLY nook, by means of Henry James

THE ROLL-CALL OF THE REEF, by way of A. T. Quiller-Couch

THE BOWMEN, by way of Arthur Machen

OMAN, through Leopold Kompert

THE center TOE OF the fitting FOOT, through Ambrose Bierce

THE TOLL-HOUSE, via W.W. Jacobs

THE HAUNTED COVE, by way of Sir George Douglas

THE GHOST OF LORD CLARENCEUX, by way of Arnold Bennett

THE HAUNTED AUTOMATON, by means of W. C. Morrow

THE GHOSTS AT GRANTLEY, by means of Leonard Kip

THE SPECTRE prepare dinner OF BANGLETOP, by way of John Kendrick Bangs

THE SUPERSTITIOUS MAN'S tale, by means of Thomas Hardy

THE SPECTRE BRIDEGROOM, by means of William Hunt

THE SPECTRE within the CART, via Thomas Nelson Page

THE story OF THE PORCELAIN-GOD, through Lafcadio Hearn

THE BELL within the FOG, by means of Gertrude Atherton


THE SHADOW at the BLIND, by means of Mrs. Alfred (Louisa) Baldwin

NO. five department LINE: THE ENGINEER, through Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

THE SHADOW within the nook, via Mary Elizabeth Braddon

THE mystery CHAMBER, by way of Margaret Oliphant

THE higher BERTH, by way of F. Marion Crawford

MR. GRAY'S unusual tale, by way of Louisa Murray

And don't disregard to look this booklet shop for "Wildside Megapack" for extra entries during this and different sequence, protecting every little thing from technological know-how fiction and fable to vintage literature and pulp fiction, from mysteries and westerns to children's literature -- and masses, a lot more!

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By Benjamin Cavell

During this generally acclaimed literary debut, Benjamin Cavell stalks the male ego, unleashing a ferocious volley of 9 sharply written and deeply penetrating tales.

In Balls, Balls, Balls, we're brought to Logan Bryant, the megastar member of the “fourth most sensible paintball workforce within the tristate area.” regardless of his wisdom of napalm recipes and his ability in the course of army Simulations—MilSim, for short—Logan’s armor indicates fractures with each circulation he makes. In The demise of Cool, an assurance adjuster has come to gain a lot too basically the variety of threats that encompass him. “Tired of trusting within the different guy’s morality,” he embraces his paranoia and leaves as little to likelihood as attainable. The Ropes opens in a medical institution room after Alex Folsom has sustained a devastating concussion. With either collage and his boxing occupation in the back of him, he reunites together with his father on Martha’s winery to evaluate the damage--both actual and emotional. Rumble, younger guy, Rumble is a ground-shaking assertion of the following heavy hitter in American letters.

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By Matthew Klam

"I love being in love. i am so in love, i am so in love. occasionally i do not even comprehend what i am in love with. i am in love with the affection drug. You stroll right into a grocery store or a cafe, your female friend is going in first and you are looking at her ass. and also you say to your self, 'Isn't that the main attractive ass? that is mine. it really is beautiful.' Like it is going to prevent. An ass isn't really going to avoid wasting you. what is it going to do? disguise you from the police? name up your boss if you do not feel well?"

Like a functionality artist in print, Matthew Klam stands up right here and grants hilarious, stunning, high-energy riffs at the subject of recent love and all its complexities. one after the other, those tales amuse, enlighten, and entertain. As a bunch, they mark the complete emergence of 1 of America's most efficient younger literary talents.
In the instantly engrossing name tale, Samuel Beardson falls in love with a tender lady throughout a crowded room who, upon nearer inspection, seems to be a bird-boned, longhaired, slender fellow named John Drake. in one second, "Sam the Cat" enters a sexual twilight area, and a tender man's cocksure, womanizing way of life unravels: "There i'm, horned out and even as queasy with the weirdness of it."
In "The Royal Palms," Klam's overworked, newly monied hero walks out of a Caribbean hotel on line casino with a pile of money filled into his T-shirt. Beside him stands his spouse, Diane, livid at herself for the cellulite that is lately seemed on her thighs. Their marriage is at a sexual standstill. Then the sound of an previous jeep spooks them, and the following second they're working for his or her lives.
Having fallen in love together with his female friend Phylida's attractive in the back of, the narrator of "Issues I handled in treatment" has flown to a Nantucket-like island along with her for a marriage. he is been requested to toast the groom, as soon as a well-intentioned civil rights attorney who is grown right into a sweating "Gore-guy," a self-absorbed energy pol, a sizzling, younger, curry-barfing bulimic on his option to the White condominium. Phylida, in the meantime, is a sleepless, hypochondriacal scientific resident. between this solid of frank and silly characters, we are left to wonder whether we now have any regulate over whom we love.
Matthew Klam is an O. Henry Award winner, a standard contributor to the hot Yorker, and his generation's so much on-key singer of the boy-girl blues. The tales in Sam the Cat crackle with humor, intelligence, and magnificence and upload as much as an outrageous, solely unique, and unforgettable debut.

"I enjoyed Sam the Cat. What an excellent assortment. The tales are brilliantly developed. They make me snort. Très slanky."    
--Alice Elliott darkish

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By Brian Evenson

“Brilliant...Evenson manages to seize insanity with a masterful tone. the explicit genius of Fugue State rests in subtlety, in Evenson’s skill to take care of suspense, dread and paranoia via utter linguistic control.”—Time Out New York

“19 pleasing and surreal stories...packed with subtly hilarious sentences.”—Cleveland simple Dealer

“Brian Evenson is among the treasures of yank tale writing, a real successor either to the iteration of Coover, Barthelme, Hawkes and Co., but in addition to Edgar Allan Poe.”—Jonathan Lethem

"The tales during this assortment will thrill, unsettle, and captivate. Like lanterns in darkish rooms, paper boats carried down on subterranean waters, they lead the reader into mysterious and dangerous territory. learn at your individual risk."—Kelly Link

Illustrated by way of photograph novelist Zak Sally, Brian Evenson’s hallucinatory and darkly comedian tales of paranoia, pursuit, sensory deprivation, amnesia, and retribution rattle the cages of the psyche and peer into the gaping ethical chasm that opens after we turn into estranged from ourselves. From sadistic bosses with mystery fears to a girl trapped in a mime’s imaginary field, and from a post-apocalyptic misidentified Messiah to unwitting portraitists of the lifeless, the mind-bending global of this modern day Edgar Allan Poe exposes the horror contained inside our day-by-day lives.

Brian Evenson is the writer of the Edgar and foreign Horror Guild award-nominated novel The Open Curtain. stopover at his site at

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By Rachel Seiffert

Rachel Seiffert, writer of The darkish Room, powerfully inspires our want for human connection in this surprising and haunting crew of news. Set opposed to giant political upheaval, or evoking the intimate struggles among women and men, mom and dad and youngsters, this superb assortment charts our wish for romance, our fragility, and our energy. From the name piece, during which a tender biologist conceals his discoveries at a polluted river from a neighborhood girl, to the kinfolk aided through an enemy in “The Crossing,” to the outdated guy weighing his regrets in “Francis John Jones, 1924–” Seiffert’s acclaimed, sophisticated prose movingly captures the lives of her characters of their such a lot crucial, mystery moments.

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By Claude Ollier

Ce recueil reprend une trentaine de récits écrits et publiés entre 1980 et 2000 en des events très diverses, ici regroupés selon quatre rubriques MÉDINES, sur des lieux islamiques (Maroc, Egypte, Jordanie, Syrie, Palestine) ; MÉDIANES, textes de fiction composés principalement pour des peintres et des musiciens; MODULES, articles sur le cinéma, los angeles radio et Victor Segalen ; MÉDAILLES, préfaces et hommages à des amis peintres et écrivains.
Niellures, troisième recueil de textes brefs de l'auteur, fait suite à Navettes (Gallimard, 1967, republie par P.O.L.. 2002) et à Nébules (Flammarion, 1981).

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By Karin Slaughter

What's attainable? that each unmarried individual on the earth is conspiring to make you appear a idiot, or that you're simply fooling your self?

Five and part months in the past June Connor, a high-school imperative with nearly 1000 youngsters in her cost, was once given a demise sentence. She had simply over 5 months to place her condo so as and to sq. her sense of right and wrong. She had paintings, she had obligations. and he or she had a guy, her husband Richard, who had robbed her of her reliable popularity, her lifelong friendships and her convenience in her previous age. a guy who might watch her die.

There's one fact that June doesn't are looking to take to her grave together with her.
But Richard has different principles!

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