The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind

By David Guterson

Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he obtained the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's fantastically saw and emotionally piercing brief tales are set principally within the Pacific Northwest. In those colossal landscapes, searching, fishing, and activities are the givens of men's lives. With prose that stings just like the smell of gunpowder, this can be a number of energy.

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Great Dream of Heaven: Stories

By Sam Shepard

In eighteen tales in contrast to any in our modern literature, Sam Shepard explores the enormous and rugged American West with an analogous parched depth that has made him “the nice playwright of his new release” (The big apple Times).

A boy watches a “remedy guy” tame a wild stallion, a competition that mirrors his personal fight along with his father. a girl riding her mother’s ashes around the nation has a surprisingly transcendent run-in with an injured hawk. getting older widowers, in Stetsons and bolo ties, jointly make a regular pilgrimage to the neighborhood Denny’s, purely to be divided by means of the attentions in their favourite waitress. Peering unblinkingly into the chasms that separate fathers and sons, husbands and better halves, acquaintances and strangers, those robust stories endure the unmistakable signature of an American grasp.

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Pedal Zombies: Thirteen Feminist Bicycle Science Fiction Stories (Bikes in Space)

By Elly Blue

The zombie apocalypse could be pedal-powered! within the not-so-distant destiny, whilst fuel isn't any longer to be had, people flip to two-wheeled autos to move items, search glory, and shield their final groups. In one other model of the long run, people with the zombie virus may be able to get away persecution and think virtually alive back on wheels. In one more state of affairs, bicycles themselves are reanimated and roam the earth. within the 3rd quantity of annual feminist bicycle technological know-how fiction sequence, motorcycles in house, 12 gifted writers deliver their various visions to this quantity: occasionally frightening, occasionally spooky, occasionally hilarious, consistently on wheels.

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A Land of Ash

By David Dalglish

The Yellowstone Caldera has erupted as soon as each 600,000 years. We’re 40,000 years late. A LAND OF ASH Lava flows stretch for enormous quantities of miles. A cloud of ash billows east, burying the Midwest, destroying vegetation, and falling upon the Pacific Coast like a hot, useless snow. The remnants of the USA flees south because the worldwide temperatures plummet. Amid this overall devastation are tales of households, associates, sons and fathers and better halves: the survivors. inside of are 11 tales concentrating on the human portion of this type of disaster, from an aged couple amassing to look forward to their loss of life to a father sealing his take care of in hopes of protecting the air breathable for his daughter. Contributing to this assortment contain many renowned and up-and-coming autonomous authors, together with David McAfee, Daniel Arenson, and extra.

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The Death of Picasso: New and Selected Writing

By Guy Davenport

For The loss of life of Picasso, man Davenport has amassed 27 essays and tales from all through his occupation. the complete stands as his selection of the items he could have us learn this present day if we're eager about what he’s been as much as all this time. the result's an exhilarating and invigorating choice, a testomony to at least one of the prose masters at paintings this day. because the Louisville Courier-Journal noted, "Guy Davenport has few friends. Who can fit his wide erudition, his mastery of forms—poetry, brief fiction, essay, translation—and his wizardry with language?"

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The Best Tales of Hoffmann

By E. T. A. Hoffmann

E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776-1822) used to be possibly one of many or 3 maximum of all writers of delusion. His fabulous stories, translated into many languages and tailored into a variety of degree works, have thrilled readers for a century and a half.
They open our eyes to a unprecedented global of fable, poetry, and the supernatural. outstanding characters come vividly to lifestyles. With interesting pace, Hoffmann strikes from the company floor of truth to ambiguity, secret, and romance. His imaginativeness is unsurpassed, and his dealing with of allegory, symbolism, and mysticism is strangely skillful. those features make his stories one of the most stimulating and stress-free within the world's literature. they are often learn on many degrees of pleasure; as fascinating fiction brilliantly informed, as a desirable assertion of the various significant issues of the Romantic period, and as a fruits of German Romantic literature.
This assortment includes ten of his most sensible stories: "The Golden Flower Pot," "Automata," "A New Year's Eve Adventure," "Nutcracker and the King of Mice," "The Sand-Man," "Rath Krespel," "Tobias Martin, grasp Cooper, and His Men," "The Mines of Falun," "Signor Formica," and "The King's Betrothed."

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The Safe Man: A Ghost Story

By Michael Connelly

A darkish and irritating booklet unique from the grasp of the crime genre.

A well-known author asks a boxman to open an previous secure that includes the mansion he is simply received. it is not as effortless a role as he is used to, yet with funds being tight and a toddler at the approach, it will pay to persevere - except, after all, this is often really the task that may switch issues and hang-out him for ever.

Also together with an unique extract from The Black Box, this assortment is a needs to learn for all Connelly fans.

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Short People: Stories

By Joshua Furst

An mind-blowing debut: ten tales that explore—and reveal—American adolescence in all its glory, wish and conflict.
In brief humans we stumble upon, between many others, Jason and Billy, top acquaintances who detect by way of the age of six the right way to triumph over the area, in basic terms to work out this idyll then shatter sooner than them; Shawn, whose baptism compels him to make existence a holy hell for everybody round him; and Evan, who unearths that his pursuit of a Boy Scout advantage badge is luring him into uncharted social territory. meanwhile, an agonized couple exhausts their expectancies for his or her personal youngsters, with an aftermath that afflicts all of them. There’s additionally Mary, whose 16th birthday precipitates an maturity she is scarcely ready to go into, and Emmy, who begun that very same transition whilst she was once in basic terms twelve. ultimately, and maybe so much harrowingly, is the nurse who with eerie prescience provides such a lot of infants to their destiny.

In a impressive reveal of mind's eye and compassion, Joshua Furst reconstrues our preconceptions approximately innocence, purity, religion and reminiscence via an unflinching, pitch-perfect gaze, with either authority and originality. every one new tale complements a suite whose significance is punctiliously modern and without delay hilarious and heartbreaking.

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The Wonder Garden

By Lauren Acampora

An Indie subsequent Pick
An Amazon Debut Spotlight
A Barnes & Noble observe nice New Writers selection

“Like Wharton, Acampora turns out to appreciate fiction as one of those based layout. As characters reappear in a single tale after one other, Acampora unearths herself as a cautious architect... beautiful prose... frequently a unmarried sentence twists sinuously, charged with confident and damaging electricity.”—New York occasions booklet Review

Launched by way of 4 starred prepubs and an entire web page New York Times ebook assessment, The ask yourself Garden marks Lauren Acampora’s not often visible, sensational front into the literary global. With enthralling realism, those associated tales convey to the web page the myriad lives of a suburban city, and exhibit at every one flip the unseen battles we play out at the back of drawn blinds, the creeping truths from which we distract ourselves, and the big goals we haul quietly with us and draw close. Deliciously creepy and masterfully advanced The ask yourself Garden heralds the arriving of a stupendous new expertise in American fiction.

“Acampora’s tales express that an Anna Karenina precept nonetheless applies: All satisfied households are a similar; the sorrowful ones are depressing of their personal distinct manner. Or to boil it right down to smooth phrases: mo’ funds, mo’ difficulties … upload well-drawn characters, attention-grabbing plots, cultural zingers and dead-on reviews of consumerism and Acampora gives you a page-turner.”—Dallas Morning News

“A smashing debut, with variety, subtlety and chew. studying Acampora, we’re in Cheever kingdom, with tricks of Flannery O’Connor.”—Jane Ciabattari, BBC.com

“In thirteen sharply drawn associated tales, Acampora finds the complexities underneath the polish and privilege of a wealthy Connecticut town.”—People

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