Dragon, Dragon: And Other Tales

By John Gardner

Four stories of fable through a twentieth-century literary master—selected because the 1975 New York Times notable booklet for Children

John Gardner's first children's ebook takes the normal fairy story and turns it on its head. within the identify tale, a meddlesome dragon meets his fit. "The Tailor and the Giant" tells the tale of a cowardly guy who ultimately faces his fears. A villainous beast of burden makes an attempt to rid himself of his grasp in "The Miller's Mule." And in "The final Piece of Light," a courageous younger chimney-sweep saves the realm from darkness.

Filled with irreverent twists at the vintage components of princes and princesses, witches and wizards, and the mystical nation-states that they inhabit, Dragon, Dragon is a suite of enjoyable and magnificent stories to be adored via readers of every age.

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The Book of Pirates

By Howard Pyle

Hugely readable, magnificently illustrated stories recount the rip-roaring adventures of swashbuckling pirates and buccaneers of the Spanish major. contains "The Ghost of Captain Brand," "Tom Chist and the Treasure Box," "Jack Ballister's Fortunes," "The Ruby of Kishmoor," and different stories. stronger with sixty three of the author's personal illustrations, together with eleven full-color plates.

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The Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour, Volume 6: The Crime Stories (v. 6)

By Louis L'Amour

Certainly one of America’s so much loved storytellers, Louis L’Amour’s brilliant stories of experience deliver the yank West to lifestyles. Now, during this 6th quantity of gathered brief tales, L’Amour takes us past the frontier with thirty-three gripping tales of crime, activities, and the murky global the place the 2 usually meet. From suspenseful whodunits to rueful stories of fortunes received and misplaced, this impressive assortment will enthrall and entertain L’Amour fanatics outdated and new.
Traversing a bright panorama, from sunblasted hills and canyons to the night streets of America’s maximum towns, a few of Louis L’Amour’s so much compelling fiction used to be set in his personal time—whether within the bare electrical glare of boxing jewelry the place males pass head-to-head with their desires and demons in an underworld rife with corruption, or alongside freight docks the place workers toil to earn simply enough to get via, or within the penthouses of the wealthy and conceited who calculate the percentages of ways to get much more. listed below are stories of innocents stuck within the schemes of criminals, detectives removing truths that conceal extra lies, gamblers and beauties, wiseguys and law enforcement officials. here's a global populated by means of the types of people that danger their lives to correct a flawed, make a dollar, or retailer a pal.

A warfare veteran makes a trip to go to the fellow who kept his existence in Korea. as a substitute he uncovers a killing and reveals his personal heroic cause…. faced with a simple likelihood to scouse borrow, a good guy supplies in to temptation—and unearths himself ensnared in an online of blackmail and violence…. An aged Hawaiian seafarer is located useless with a hand-carved determine beside his physique. Unraveling his homicide will suggest fixing the secret of a shipwreck—and of the forces that force a few to take deadly percentages and others to kill.

Brimming with thought-provoking characters and situations—from a guy who awakens from unconsciousness to discover a fortune in a burning condo to a guy who meets a killer who's presupposed to be lifeless in a seedy diner—these exciting, atmospheric tales direction with authenticity and endure the mark of a undying grasp.

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Amsterdam Stories (New York Review Books Classics)

By Nescio

Nobody has written extra feelingly and extra fantastically than Nescio in regards to the insanity and disappointment, braveness and vulnerability of juvenile: its gigantic plans and obscure longings, let alone the binges, crashes, and marathon walks and talks. nobody, for that subject, has written with such pristine readability in regards to 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 decent adulthood. basically in his spare time and lower than the canopy of a pseudonym, as though commemorating a misplaced self, did he permit himself pass, generating over the process his lifetime a handful of completely unique tales that include the most luminous pages in sleek literature.

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

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Fools: Stories

By Joan Silber

LONGLISTED FOR THE nationwide booklet AWARD. “Emotionally, it’s brilliant. ‘Linked’ doesn’t start to describe the advanced internet Silber has woven. . . . appealing, elaborate and wise.”—New York occasions booklet Review

whilst is it clever to be a idiot for anything? What makes humans are looking to be larger than they're? From big apple to India to Paris, from the Catholic employee stream to Occupy Wall road, the characters in Joan Silber’s stunning new tale cycle take on this question head-on.

Vera, the shy, anarchist daughter of missionary mom and dad, leaves her kinfolk for romance and activism in long island. A iteration later, her personal doubting daughter insists at the fact of being of 2 minds, even in marriage. The adulterous son of a Florida resort proprietor steals cash from his family members and departs for Paris, the place he is taking up with a tender lady and unearths himself outsmarted in flip. Fools ponders the circle of winners and losers, dupers and duped, and the associated fee we pay for our beliefs.

Fools is a luminous, clever, and worthwhile paintings of fiction from the writer for whom the Boston Globe acknowledged, "No different author could make a number of small judgements ripple around the globe, and throughout time, with extra subtlety and power."

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Azazel

By Isaac Asimov

He is centimetres tall. he is fiery purple. He has magical powers powerful sufficient to break a typical human's life...all with the easiest intentions, after all. George Bitternut, an eccentric linguist stumbles onto an old incantation that calls forth this diminutive demon of staggering wizardry. regrettably, Azazel refuses to do something for George's own achieve - yet he consents to assist out some of his pals. This devilish number of tales follows the antic adventures - and misadventures - of Azazel and our beleaguered Mr Bitternut. instructed with nice enjoyable and within the inimitable Asimov type, Azazel makes for hours of natural impish satisfaction.

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Badges

Input the realm of fellows who put on badges and uniforms, daily heroes who cross domestic each evening and dream an analogous desires as some other guy. They yearn for somebody to like, anyone to percentage their beds, a lover, or perhaps even a companion for all times. keep on with those males in a set of reports approximately what can ensue while sparks fly among ideal strangers and previous acquaintances. Fraternization hasn't ever been so sizzling.

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Servants of the Map: Stories

By Andrea Barrett

"Luminous....Each [story] is wealthy and self sustaining and lovely and may draw Barrett many new admirers."―Publishers Weekly, starred review

Ranging throughout centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an Adirondack village, those splendidly imagined tales and novellas shuttle the territories of craving and awakening, of loss and unforeseen discovery. A mapper of the top mountain peaks realizes his real obsession. a tender girl afire with clinical interest needs to come to phrases with a romantic fable. Brothers and sisters, torn aside at an early age, are beset via desires of reunion. all through, Barrett's such a lot attribute theme―the happenings in that borderland among technology and desire―unfolds within the assorted lives of unforgettable people. even if each one richly layered story stands independently, readers of Ship Fever (National e-book Award winner) and Barrett's awesome novel The Voyage of the Narwhal, will notice refined hyperlinks either between those new tales and to characters within the previous works.

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Stranger Things Happen: Stories

By Kelly Link

“An alchemical mixture of Borges, Raymond Chandler and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”—Salon.com (Best of the Year)

“A pleasant collection.”—Cleveland simple Dealer

“My favourite myth writer.”—Alan Cheuse, All issues Considered

"Link's tales defy clarification, or no less than, short precis, in its place engaged on the airplane among dream and cognitive dissonance. they're precise to themselves: witty, appealing, humorous, and startling."—Rain Taxi

"Link makes use of the nonsensical to light up fact, blurring the differences among the mundane and the glorious to tease out the underlying meanings of contemporary life."—Booklist

"The eleven fantasies during this first assortment from emerging superstar hyperlink are so quirky and exuberantly imagined that one is well distracted from their strangely critical underpinnings of non-public ache and emotional estrangement."
Publishers Weekly

Kelly Link's selection of tales, Stranger issues Happen, particularly scores.
—Daniel Mendelsohn, New York Magazine

"A vastly beautiful booklet, and enthusiasts of brief fiction may still fall over themselves getting out the door to discover a copy."
Washington submit booklet World

"Stylistic pyrotechnics remove darkness from a extraordinary yet emotionally honest panorama. Link's a author to watch."
Kirkus Reviews

"A set of news which are by means of turns amazing, humorous, frightening, and attractive, yet in simple terms whilst they are not all of those straight away. Kelly hyperlink has strangeness, appeal and spin to spare. Writers higher than this do not happen."
—Karen pleasure Fowler

"Kelly hyperlink is without doubt one of the most sensible brief tale author at the moment available in the market, in any style or none. She places one notice after one other and makes actual magic with them-funny, relocating, delicate, courageous and hazardous. She is exclusive, and will be declared a countrywide treasure, and probably surrounded normally by means of a cordon of armed marines."
—Neil Gaiman

"Kelly hyperlink is the precise most sensible and strangest and funniest brief tale author in the world that you've by no means heard of on the distinct second you're studying those phrases and making them just a little inexact. Now pay for the book."
—Jonathan Lethem

The 11 tales in Kelly Link’s debut assortment are humorous, spooky, and clever. all of them have chuffed endings. They have been all in particular written for you. A better of the yr choose from Salon.com, Locus, The Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle. contains Nebula, international myth, and Tiptree award-winning stories.

Kelly Link is the writer of 3 collections of brief fiction Stranger issues Happen, Magic for Beginners, and Pretty Monsters. Her brief tales have received 3 Nebula, a Hugo, and a global fable Award. She was once born in Miami, Florida, and as soon as received a unfastened journey all over the world by way of answering the query “Why do you need to move during the world?” (”Because you can’t plow through it.”)

Link lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, the place she and her husband, Gavin J. furnish, run Small Beer Press, co-edit the fable 1/2 The Year’s top fable and Horror, and play ping-pong. In 1996 they startd the occasional zine Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet.

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PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2011: The Best Stories of the Year

The PEN/O. Henry Prize tales 2011 contains twenty unforgettable tales chosen from enormous quantities of literary magazines. The successful stories ensue in such far-flung locales as Madagascar, Nantucket, a Midwestern meth lab, Antarctica, and a post-apocalyptic England, and have a desirable array of characters: getting older jazzmen, avalanche researchers, a South African wild baby, and a mute actor in silent motion pictures. additionally integrated are essays from the eminent jurors on their favourite tales, observations from the winners on what encouraged them, and an intensive source record of magazines.
 
Your destiny Hurtles Down at You
Jim Shepard
 
Diary of an engaging Year
Helen Simpson
 
Melinda
Judy Doenges
 
Nightblooming
Kenneth Calhoun
 
The recovery of the Villa the place Tibor Kálmán as soon as Lived
Tamas Dobozy
 
Ice
Lily Tuck
 
How to depart Hialeah
Jennine Capó Crucet
 
The Junction
David Means
 
Pole, Pole
Susan Minot
 
Alamo Plaza
Brad Watson
 
The Black sq.
Chris Adrian
 
Nothing of Consequence
Jane Delury
 
The ideas Are the Rules
Adam Foulds
 
The Vanishing American
Leslie Parry
 
Crossing
Mark Slouka
 
Bed Death
Lori Ostlund
 
Windeye
Brian Evenson
 
Sunshine
Lynn Freed
 
Never Come Back
Elizabeth Tallent
 
Something You Can’t dwell Without
Matthew Neill Null
 
For writer interviews, images, and more,  visit www.ohenryprizestories.com 
 
A part of the proceeds from this ebook will visit aid the PEN Readers & Writers Literary Outreach Program.
 

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