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Par Max Brand. 1998
Three short westerns originally written for magazines, including The Blackness of MacTee, The King of Rats: A Reata Story, and…The Gauntlet. In all three, rugged frontiersmen are frustrated by their encounters with women, some of whom lead them astray or dodge their offerings of love. Some violence. 1998.
A selection of short stories chosen as an introduction for teenagers to the adult writing of Roald Dahl. Subtle and…bizarre, ironic and amusing, macabre and often grotesque, these tales provide a first step into the unexpected world of Roald Dahl. For junior high and older readers. 1997.
Ten short stories of Asia, past and present. They include tales of American servicemen in China during World War II…and Korea during the Korean War, as well as stories set in Manila, India and New York's Chinatown in the 1950's and 60's. 1970.
Par Ritchie Robertson, E. T. A Hoffmann. 1992
Five stories written between 1814 and 1822 when the German Romantic author died. Each tale explores different relations between reality…and fantasy. Ritchie Robertson provides the literary context of these tales in his introductory essay. 1992.
Par Ann Copeland. 1989
These eleven stories portray life behind convent walls as the life of Claire Delaney unfolds. Her development from an earnest…novice to a nun and teacher explores the themes of friendship, loneliness, ambition, and personal faith. Followed by "Strange bodies on a stranger shore" (DC12944). 1989.
Par Betty Neels. 1990
Lucy wasn't a bright career girl like her two sisters. All she wanted was to find a man she loved…and settle down with him. But Mr Right seemed to be peculiarly elusive. Until the day she encountered paediatrician William Thurloe. Not that she had the faintest hope of ever attracting his interest with the glamorous Fiona as direct competition! 1990.
Par Kelli Deeth. 2001
Eleven stories following a girl called Leah growing up in a dysfunctional family in the suburbs. They bear witness to…a girl standing on the edge, between girl and woman, between self and self-loathing, in search of love and acceptance. Despite all their failings, Leah and her family continue to have hope that love will triumph. 2001.
Par Faye Kellerman. 2006
Seventeen short stories include mysteries and family tales. In the previously unpublished title piece, Rina Decker discovers the body of…her elderly gardening buddy. In "The Stalker", Dana's boyfriend changes after they marry. Strong language, some explicit descriptions of sex, and some violence. 2006.
Par George MacDonald Fraser. 1986
Par W. P Kinsella. 1988
Par Kathleen Winter. 2014
Par Alan Brown, Gabrielle Roy. 1982
Par H. E Bates. 1994
This selection of stories contains some of the author's shorter works. In the title story the lighthearted comedy of his…Uncle Silas' sketches is given full play. "The ox" is the tragedy of a stoical, inexperienced woman. His longest contribution, "I am not myself," is the study of a man who falls in love with a girl who is not quite mad, but who believes in the existence of things which do not exist, providing a restrained atmosphere of tenderness and half-madness setting this story apart from the rest. 1994.
Par Shaena Lambert. 2002
Ten short stories that loosely circle the motif of the falling woman. Never quite fallen - always in transition -…she insists on plunging into the forbidden: marching down Main Street topless or seducing married men. These stories examine the universal themes of love, loss, and healing. Some descriptions of sex and some strong language. 2002.
Par Joyce Carol Oates. 2005
From adulterers to murderers, the women portrayed here possess a killer combination of venom and vice. In "The Haunting," a…mother reinvents herself after her husband's suspicious death. Mysterious late-night phone calls prompt an unhappy young wife to seek vengeance on her volatile mate in "So Help Me God." Explicit descriptions of sex and violence. Contains strong language. 2005.
Par W. P Kinsella. 1986
Frank Fencepost, Silas Ermineskin and their assorted friends of the Hobbema Reserve in Alberta cause a riot on a nude…beach in Vancouver, chat with the Queen in her bedroom and have other zany adventures. Followed by "Miss Hobbema pageant" (DC11676). Some strong language. 1986.
Par Yasunari Kawabata, J. Martin Holman. 1998
Twenty-three pieces by Japan's first Nobel laureate, all but one written before 1930. "The Dancing Girl of Izu," first published…in 1925, appears here in an unabridged translation that conveys a youth's attraction to a young female entertainer. Eighteen selections are brief "palm-of-the-hand" stories. 1998.
Par Josef Škvorecký. 1989
As Lieutenant Boruvka pursues the truth about Prague's latest murders, he is caught in a web of conflict, deceit and…treachery. For this is 1968 -- the year of the Prague Spring, the Russian invasion, and massive defections to the West. 1989. Uniform title: Konec porucíka Boruvky.
Par Elizabeth George. 2000
A collection of three short stories. In 'The evidence exposed', the two week course on 'Great Houses of Britain' brings…together a varied group of enthusiasts. When one turns up dead, Inspector Thomas Lynley makes a cameo appearance. In 'I, Richard', Malcolm Cousins has spent years in the single-minded pursuit of a priceless letter, probably written by Richard III on the eve of the Battle of Bosworth, but does he want it enough to kill for it? Some strong language. 2000.
Par Alice Thomas Ellis. 1994
This is a collection of short stories probing beneath the surface of untroubled domesticity. Images from the natural world become…symbols both of intoxicating freedom and menacing anarchy: Eve is attracted and repelled by the ants in her kitchen; Margaret obsessively feeds a spider on her balcony for days; the threat of rats haunts a lonely housewife. Other stories examine our relationship to death: an hysterical giggle when a coffin shoots into the cremation chamber; a young man wandering through a grey land followed by his mind in the form of an argumentative black dog. 1994.