Short stories

  • Author:
    Flake, Sharon
    Summary:

    Tow-Kaye just learned that the love of his life is pregnant--and though he knows what the right thing to do is, he's scared to death to do it. Jeffrey hates having a mom who dresses like a teenager, but when another sexy mom moves in next door--well, that's a different kind of problem. In these and twenty-two other short stories and poems, readers plumb the inner lives of African American teenage boys.

  • Author:
    Kay, Jackie
    Summary:

    Kay puts forth a collection of stories that plumb the depths of what it means to love--the vulnerability, the tenderness, and the elusive search that is both chaotic and wondrous.

  • Author:
    Munro, Alice
    Summary:

    A collection of short stories: Royal beatings, Privilege, Half a grapefruit, Wild swans, The beggar maid, Mischief, Providence, Simon's luck, Spelling, Who do you think you are?

  • Author:
    Natanil͡
    Summary:

    "An all-English collection of previously unpublished stories by Natanil͡, selected and adapted from his stage productions ..."

  • Author:
    Hobsbawn-Smith, Dee
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  • Author:
    Hardy, Thomas
    Summary:

    This collection of Thomas Hardy's stories include storie stories of witchcraft, smuggling, mystery, humour and heartache.

  • Author:
    Pearlman, Edith
    Summary:

    Fifteen stories. They include The Cook, which deals with abandoned children being used as donors for body organs, and To Reach This Season, in which a homosexual adopts a boy from the Third World.

  • Author:
    Stewart, Cal
    Summary:

    "Folks at home said I'd be buncoed or have my pockets picked fore I'd bin here mor'n half an hour; wall, I fooled 'em a little bit, I wuz here three days afore they buncoed me. I spose as how there are a good many of them thar bunco fellers around New York." A collection of comedic short stories from the perspective of an old country man.

  • Author:
    Appleton, Victor
    Summary:

    Tom and his father are arguing about Tom's latest idea, a photo telephone. Mr. Swift is adamant that the idea will not work, but Tom has some ideas in mind, and refuses to back down. Tom read about a recent news event where a photograph was transmitted over telegraph lines, and there is no functional difference between the wires used for a telephone to those used in telegraphs. In the meantime, some shady occurrences are happening in the neighborhood. Tom and Ned are almost run over by a speeding motor boat, operated by a con-artist known as Shallock Peters. The feud between Mr. Peters and Tom begins when Mr. Peters refuses to acknowledge the accident. The animosity between the two only grows deeper as Mr. Peters tries to buy Tom out of some of his inventions, under the guise of making a profit. Tom refuses to allow anyone other than himself permissions to his patents, and this infuriates Mr. Peters. Later, Tom learns that his good friend, Mr. Damon, is having serious financial troubles. As the plot gets thicker and thicker, one of Tom's airships is stolen, and then Mr. Damon unexpectedly disappears. All this while Tom is desperately trying to get his latest invention working.

  • Author:
    Archer, Jeffrey
    Summary:

    Offers fourteen stories of intrigue and surprising twists, many of which are based on incidents recounted to the author in his travels throughout the world.

  • Author:
    Muir, Frank
    Summary:

    A collection of the best of the `My Word!' stories, including `You can't have your kayak and heat it' and `Upon my word'.

  • Author:
    Datlow, Ellen
    Summary:

    Short stories from around the world, many from lesser authors. Adult fairy tales, and ghost and horror tales. Twenty-eight stories. Authors like Silverberg, Egan, Stableford, Ian McDonald and James Patrick Kelly.

  • Author:
    Wright, Geoffrey
    Summary:

    Humorous Australian short stories.

  • Author:
    Cummings, Ray
    Summary:

    Out of nowhere came these grim, cold, black-clad men, to kidnap three Earth people and carry them to a weird and terrible world where a man could be a giant at will.

  • Author:
    Poe, Edgar Allan
    Summary:

    Collected works of Edgar Allan Poe

  • Author:
    Page, Kathy
    Summary:

    The stories in The Two of Us focus on pairs: intense one-on-one relationships and encounters. Characters undergo genetic testing, garden, overeat, starve themselves, consider suicide, travel, have their hair cut, fall pregnant, all while simultaneously driving each other towards moments where they – sometimes unwillingly — glimpse the meaning and shape of their lives, and who they might become.

  • Author:
    Mortimer, John
    Summary:

    Six amusing stories of the erudite and witty defending barrister, upholding the principle of the accused being presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  • Author:
    Laurence, Margaret
    Summary:

    The ten stories gathered together in "The Tomorrow-Tamer" are Margaret Laurence's first published fiction. Set in raucous and often terrifying Ghana, where shiny Jaguars and modern jazz jostle for eminence against fetish figures, tribal rites, and the unchanging beat of jungle drums, the stories tell of individuals, European and African, trying to come to terms with the frightening world brought about by the country's new freedom. With the same compassion and understanding she would bring to her later fiction set in Canada, Laurence succeeds brilliantly in capturing the atmosphere of a continent and of individual men and women struggling for survival under the impact of the wind of change.

  • Author:
    Milne, A. A.
    Summary:

    The Sunny Side is a long-forgotten collection of short stories and poems by A.A. Milne. Though Milne is best known for his classic children's books, these tales for adults shine just as brightly, full of wit and wisdom. From summer days to wartime, from dogs to gardens and card games, these stories are perfect reading in the hammock or by the fire.

  • Author:
    Mowat, Farley
    Summary:

    Central to Farley Mowat's writing is his quest to understand the often-forgotten native people of the vast arctic wilderness. In this moving collection, he allows these people to describe in their own words the adventures they experience as they struggle to survive in an isolated, untamed land. Stories of survival and courage, of superstition and fate, of uncompromising loyalty to family and tribe are presented here, offering a vivid portrait of a people whose existence is often beyond the comprehension of modern man.

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