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McSweeney's Issue 30 (Mcsweeney's Quarterly Concern)

By: Eggers, Dave

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Publisher: McSweeney's: March 2009

Seller ID: 98653

ISBN: 1934781223

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Victorian Ghost Stories: An Oxford Anthology

By: Cox, Michael

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Publisher: Oxford University Press: October 1991

Seller ID: 123971

ISBN: 019214202X

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"'I think it must have been two o'clock at least when I thought I heard a sound in that--that odious dark recess at the far end of the bedroom.... Without at first a suspicion of anything supernatural, on a sudden I saw an old man, rather stout and square, in a sort of roan-red dressing-gown, and with a black cap on his head, moving stiffly and slowly in a diagonal direction, from the recess, across the floor of the bedroom, passing my bed at the foot, and entering the lumber-closet at the left. He had something under his arm; his head hung a little at one side; and, merciful God when I saw h... View more info

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The Best American Short Stories 2007

By: King, Stephen

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: October 2007

Seller ID: 126020

ISBN: 0618713476

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In his introduction to this volume, Stephen King writes, "Talent does more than come out; it bursts out, again and again, doing exuberant cartwheels while the band plays 'Stars and Stripes Forever' . . . Talent can't help itself; it roars along in fair weather or foul, not sparing the fireworks. It gets emotional. It struts its stuff. In fact, that's its job." Wonderfully eclectic, The Best American Short Stories 2007 collects stories by writers of undeniable talent, both newcomers and favorites. These stories examine the turning points in life when we, as children or parents, lovers or fr... View more info

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Guys and Dolls: The Stories of Damon Runyon

By: Damon Runyon

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Publisher: Penguin Books: November 1992

Seller ID: 75029

ISBN: 0140176594

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Complete Stories (Penguin Classics)

By: Dorothy Parker

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Publisher: Penguin Classics: December 2002

Seller ID: 120863

ISBN: 0142437212

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As this complete collection of her short stories demonstrates, Dorothy Parker's talents extended far beyond brash one-liners and clever rhymes. Her stories not only bring to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick but lay bare the uncertainties and disappointments of ordinary people living ordinary lives. View more info

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The Portable Dorothy Parker

By: Dorothy Parker

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Publisher: Penguin Books: December 1976

Seller ID: 124127

ISBN: 0140150749

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Balancing Acts

By: Edward Hoagland

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster: December 1992

Seller ID: 123038

ISBN: 0671746812

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Portrait of America Essays from Esquire Magazine

By: Lee Eisenberg,Phillip Moffit

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Publisher: Random House Value Publishing: January 1989

Seller ID: 123037

ISBN: 0517681366

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A Model World and Other Stories

By: Michael Chabon

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Publisher: Harper Perennial: August 2005

Seller ID: 124928

ISBN: 0060790601

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By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. View more info

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Off the Beaten Path: Stories of Place

By: Nature Conservancy (U. S.)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: North Point Pr: June 1998

Seller ID: 123035

ISBN: 086547530X

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In Off the Beaten Path, readers are brought on a literary journey through wild and wonderful landscapes in an anthology that focuses on conservation in an unusual way -- by exploring the importance of place through the short story. The Nature Conservancy, long dedicated to the preservation of wild places, asked writers to visit one of its preserves or write from past experience outdoors, allowing a place to trigger their imaginations and make a story possible. Several authors were inspired by the landscapes of their youth (Jill McCorkle's North Carolina woods, or Richard Bausch's Blue Ridge Mo... View more info

True Love Waits: Essays And Criticism

By: Wendy Kaminer

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Publisher: Basic Books: April 1996

Seller ID: 123034

ISBN: 0201489147

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Selected Stories

By: William Trevor

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Publisher: Penguin Books: September 2011

Seller ID: 124931

ISBN: 0143115960

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Selected as one of "The New York Times Book Review"'s 10 Best Books of the Year. Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Award, and five-time nominee for the Booker Prize, William Trevor is one of the most acclaimed authors of our era. Over a career spanning more than half a century, Trevor has crafted exquisitely rendered tales that brilliantly illuminate the human condition. A powerful collection by "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" ("The New Yorker"), "Selected Stories" brings together forty-eight stories from "Aft... View more info