Throw Like A Girl: Stories by Jean Thompson

By Jean Thompson

A grasp of brief fiction whose "best items are pretty much as good because it will get in modern cction" (Newsday) returns, as Jean Thompson follows her nationwide ebook Award finalist assortment Who Do You Love with Throw Like a Girl.

Here are twelve new tales that take lifeless target on the secrets and techniques of womanhood, arcing from formative years to adventure. each of Thompson's indelible characters -- fanatics, other halves, neighbors, and moms -- speaks her piece -- wry, indignant, hopeful -- concerning the international and women's locations in it.

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Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Flappers and Philosophers was once released in 1920 at the heels of Fitzgerald's sensational debut, This facet of Paradise, and expected issues within the nice Gatsby.

This iconic assortment marks the writer's access into brief fiction, and includes a few of his most famed early tales, together with "Bernice Bobs Her Hair," "The Ice Palace," "Head and Shoulders," and "The Offshore Pirate." In those pages we meet Fitzgerald's trademark characters: the gorgeous, headstrong younger ladies and the dissolute, wandering younger males who comprised what got here to be known as the misplaced iteration. With their bobbed hair and dangling cigarettes, his characters are subtle, witty, and, particularly, glossy: the spoiled heiress who falls for her kidnapper, the highbrow pupil whose lifestyles is grew to become upside-down by way of a refrain lady, the feuding debutantes whose guns are slicing phrases and a couple of scissors.

An fast vintage in its time, a proven a part of the canon this present day, this assortment conjures up Twenties the United States during the eyes of a author indelibly associated with that singular era.

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Bobcat and Other Stories by Rebecca Lee

By Rebecca Lee

Rebecca Lee, one among our so much proficient and unique brief tale writers, courses readers right into a diversity of landscapes, either international and household, crafting tales as wealthy as novels. A scholar plagiarizes a paper and holds speedy to her alibi till she unearths herself complicit within the resurrection of 1 professor's shadowy earlier. a cocktail party turns into the party for the dissolution of multiple marriage. a girl is employed to discover a spouse for the single precise soulmate she's ever came across. In all, Rebecca Lee traverses the terrain of infidelity, legal responsibility, sacrifice, jealousy, and but eventually, optimism. displaying humans at their so much susceptible, Lee creates characters so splendidly mistaken, so pushed by way of their wish, so pressured to make feel in their human situation, that it's most unlikely to not consider for them whilst their fragile trust in romantic love, family bliss, or educational seclusion fails to supply them with one of these strength box they'd anticipated.

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Home Truths by Mavis Gallant

By Mavis Gallant

The cover of the Canadian adventure is sewn by means of one of many nation's maximum treasures
Canada is among the world's so much varied and lovely nations, stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, with a wealth of reviews and folks to check its significant dimension and breadth. The nation's awesome type is on exhibit in domestic Truths, Mavis Gallant's ode to her domestic nation via stories.
Gallant strikes easily via time and position, taking the reader from Depression-era Quebec to Nineteen Fifties Paris to modern Vancouver whereas facing the common issues of the innocence of teenybopper, intrafamily relatives, and the expat's starting to be feeling of distance from domestic. the top of the gathering is Gallant's relocating Linnet Muir sequence, an autobiographical examine a tender woman's go back to Montreal at eighteen after residing abroad.
Home Truths is a compelling testomony to Gallant's enduring grace and humor.

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Collected Stories by Hanif Kureishi

By Hanif Kureishi

Over the process the final 12 years, Hanif Kureishi has written brief fiction. The tales are, by means of turns, provocative, erotic, gentle, humorous and captivating as they take care of the complexities of relationships in addition to the fun of kids. This assortment includes his arguable tale Weddings and Beheadings, a good as his prophetic My Son the enthusiast, which exposes the spiritual tensions in the muslim household. As together with his novels and screenplays, Kureishi has his finger at the pulse of the political tensions in society and the way they impact people's daily lives.

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Other Times Than Peace by David Drake

By David Drake

A warrior's fact: "In the longer term, everybody's useless. So screw the lengthy run!" Patriotic hoo-ha might be well-and-good for recruitment parades, yet David Drake's battle-hardened mercenaries are aware of it takes tanks, weapons and grit to win while the true scuffling with flares. but, peace brings its personal difficulties to outdated infantrymen - for killing capability enemies in conflict is self-limiting, yet as soon as the killing begins in peacetime, there is no finish to the insanity.

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The Maiden Thief by Melissa Marr

By Melissa Marr

"The Maiden Thief" by way of Melissa Marr is a gloomy fable novelette a couple of teen whose city is laid low with the once a year disappearances of women and younger women. Her father blames her while considered one of her sisters is without doubt one of the taken.

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That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever by David Miller

By David Miller

Profound, lyrical, stunning, clever: the fast tale is in a position to nearly something. This number of the a hundred most interesting tales ever written levels from the basic to the unforeseen, the normal to the surreal. broad in scope, either attractive and massive, this is often the fitting significant other for any fiction lover.

Here are formative years favourites and missed masters, twenty-first century wits and nationwide treasures, guy Booker Prize winners and Nobel Laureates.

Featuring an all-star forged of authors, together with Kate Atkinson, Julian Barnes, Angela Carter, Anton Chekhov, Richmal Crompton, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, Penelope Fitzgerald, Gustave Flaubert, Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Ian McEwan, Alice Munro, V.S. Pritchett, Thomas Pynchon, Muriel Spark and Colm Tóibín, THAT GLIMPSE OF fact is the most important, such a lot good-looking number of brief fiction in print today.

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