Download E-books The Door in the Hedge: And Other Stories PDF

By Robin McKinley

Ensorcelled princesses . . . a frog that speaks . . . a mystical hind—Newbery Medal winner Robin McKinley opens a door into an enchanted international during this selection of unique and retold fairy tales

The final mortal state ahead of the unmeasured sweep of Faerieland starts off has at top held an uneasy truce with its unpredictable neighbor. there's not anything to teach a boundary, a minimum of at the mortal facet of it; and if any usual human creature ever observed a faerie—or at any cost well-known one—it was once by no means pointed out; however the life of the boundary and of faeries past it's by no means doubtful either. 

So starts “The Stolen Princess,” the 1st tale of this assortment, concerning the assembly among the human princess Linadel and the faerie prince Donathor. “The Princess and the Frog” matters Rana and her unforeseen alliance with a small, eco-friendly, flipper-footed denizen of a pond within the palace gardens. “The searching of the Hind” tells of a princess who has bewitched her liked brother, hoping to beg a few magic of therapy, for her brother is demise, and the final story is a retelling of the Twelve Dancing Princesses within which an previous soldier discovers, with a bit aid from a lavender-eyed witch, the superb fact approximately the place the princesses dance their footwear to tatters each night.

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Download E-books The Cocaine Chronicles (Akashic Drug Chronicles) PDF

By Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon

Fiction. not anything to chortle at, this bold anthology of jaw-grinding legal habit is masterfully curated via acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon. The individuals to this anthology of cocaine-themed tales comprise Susan directly, Ken Bruen, Donnell Alexander, Letrice Johnson and extra. Gary Phillips is the writer of a number of crime fiction novels, together with Bangers. Jervey Tervalon is the writer of a number of books, together with the la instances top vendor lifeless Above floor.

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Download E-books From The Fifteenth District PDF

By Mavis Gallant

Even as we develop and alter, the results of what we now have left at the back of frequently linger
Mavis Gallant has a different expertise for distilling the experience of otherness one feels in another country into anything tangible and totally comprehensible. during this assortment, she relates the tales of these stranded in relationships, locations, or even occasions during which they don't belong.
In "The Moslem Wife" a lady is entrusted to seem after a inn in France whilst her husband is trapped in the United States after the breakout of worldwide battle II. because the scenario progresses, the 2 develop in remarkable and profound methods. In one other story, a German prisoner of conflict is published from France and returns domestic to a mom whose character has been as irrevocably replaced by means of the conflict as his has. in a single of the main poignant entries, Gallant follows the lifetime of a Holocaust survivor, illustrating how his studies tint his outlook on lifestyles 40 years later.
With its vast breadth of subject material and the author's attribute approach with nuance, From the 15th District is vintage Mavis Gallant.

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Download E-books The Mark-2 Wife. William Trevor (Penguin Mini Modern Classics) PDF

By William Trevor

"It's like devices in shops.You purchase a machine and also you improve an affection for it... yet out of the blue there are more recent and higher contraptions within the shops.More up to date models."William Trevor has been acclaimed because the maximum modern author of brief tales within the English language, likened to Chekhov for his insights into human nature. those 3 stories of obsession, heartbreak, silent sorrow and the small tragedies of normal lives are profound, immaculate and beautiful.This e-book comprises The Mark-2 spouse, The Time of yr and dishonest at Canasta.

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Download E-books Store of the Worlds: The Stories of Robert Sheckley (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Robert Sheckley

An NYRB Classics Original

Robert Sheckley used to be an eccentric grasp of the yank  brief tale, and his stories, even if set in dystopic city­scapes, ultramodern ads companies, or aboard spaceships lighting fixtures out for antagonistic planets, are one of the so much startlingly unique of the 20th century. this present day, because the new worlds, exchange universes, and artificial pleasures Sheckley foretold develop into our truth, his imaginative and prescient starts to seem much less absurdist and extra prophetic. This retrospective choice, selected by way of Jonathan Lethem and Alex Abramovich, brings jointly the simplest of Sheckley’s deadpan farces, proving once more that he belongs beside such mordant critics of latest mores as Bruce Jay Friedman, Terry Southern, and Thomas Pynchon.

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Download E-books Los funerales de la Mamá Grande (Spanish Edition) PDF

En Los funerales de l. a. Mamá Grande, nos econtramos en Macondo y su región una vez más, entre personajes y episodios reconocibles, pero ahora caen pájaros muertos sobre el poblado, un cura ve al diablo o afirma haber encontrado al judío errante, y visitar l. a. tumba de un ser querido supone un riesgo impredecible. Y hay que enterrar a los angeles Mamá Grande, soberana absoluta de este mundo, que falleció en olor de santidad a los ninety two años, tras haber conservado los angeles virginidad durante toda su vida, y a cuyos funerales acude el presidente de l. a. República y hasta el Sumo Pontífice en su góndola papal, pero también guajiros, contrabandistas, arroceros, prostitutas, hechiceros y bananeros llegados para l. a. ocasión.
 
Bajo el lema de estos funerales mitológicos, Gabriel García Márquez reunió siete relatos y l. a. novela corta que da título al presente volumen, en el que aparece ya en todo su esplendor el elemento mágico y telúrico que a partir de entonces definiría su obra, sin apartarla, por ello, de l. a. realidad.

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Download E-books Heart's Wings: & Other Stories PDF

By Gabriel Josipovici

Written over a span of forty years, this assortment positive aspects the fast tales of British author Gabriel Josipovici. specified and exciting, the narratives ensue in various settings—including a seedy London nightclub within the Sixties, a brothel in Hamburg in the course of global conflict I, and an airport in Bukovina in 1942—and discover not just Shakespeare’s brain as he writes Twelfth Night, but in addition Jorge Borges’ desires of Finland and the Kalevala, a 19th-century paintings of epic poetry. Josipovici’s transparent and straightforward prose will captivate lecturers in addition to lovers of hugely unique writing.

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Download E-books Contes à Ninon suivi de Nouveaux contes à Ninon PDF

By Émile Zola

Dans les Contes à Ninon (parus en 1864, Zola a 24 ans) et les Nouveaux Contes à Ninon (1874), Zola disclose tous ses skills, il joue de tous les registres, de tous les genres : le merveilleux, le fantastique, l. a. satire, l'épopée, le récit réaliste, l'autobiographie. Il y exploite tous les plenty : l'humour, l'ironie, le pathétique, le sérieux démonstratif, l. a. colère. Ces volumes de contes sont une réfraction de l'oeuvre entière : ils résument dix années de creation littéraire et annoncent des thèmes, des figures et des formes que l'écrivain développera dans ses grands chefs-d'oeuvre. Entre contes et chroniques, sous le signe de los angeles fantaisie comme du sérieux, ces oeuvres de jeunesse montrent los angeles richesse, l'ambiguïté, l. a. puissance d'imagination et d'expression qui donneront bientôt leur prix aux romans à venir.

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Download E-books Four Past Midnight PDF

The Bram Stoker Prize-winner for top Fiction Collection—four chilling novellas from Stephen King that might “grab you and never allow cross” (The Washington Post). Now on hand in paperback from Scribner for the 1st time.

With the hot luck of the Hulu sequence 11/22/63 starring James Franco and the hugely expected The darkish Tower motion picture within the works, Stephen King’s model is more desirable than ever. This assortment, nominated for a Locus Award, is sure to hold readers conscious lengthy after bedtime, and lines an creation and prefatory notes to every novella through the writer. “Stephen King is a grasp storyteller, and you'll always remember those stories,” raves the Seattle Times approximately Four earlier Midnight.

One prior Midnight: “The Langoliers” takes a red-eye flight from los angeles to Boston right into a such a lot unfriendly sky. purely 11 passengers continue to exist, yet touchdown in an eerily empty global makes them want they hadn’t. Something’s awaiting them, you see.

Two earlier Midnight: “Secret Window, mystery backyard” enters the without notice unusual lifetime of author Mort Rainey, lately divorced, depressed, and by myself at the shore of Tashmore Lake. by myself, that's, till a determine named John Shooter arrives, pointing an accusing finger.

Three previous Midnight: “The Library Policeman” is decided in Junction urban, Iowa, an not going position for evil to be hiding. yet for small businessman Sam Peebles, who thinks he could be wasting his brain, one other enemy is hiding there as well—the fact. If he can locate it in time, he could stand a chance.

Four previous Midnight: “The solar Dog,” a menacing black puppy, seems to be in each Polaroid photograph that fifteen-year-old Kevin Delevan takes together with his new digicam, beckoning him to the supernatural. outdated Pop Merrill, fortress Rock’s sharpest dealer, goals to take advantage of The sunlight puppy for revenue, yet this creature that shouldn’t exist in any respect, is a really harmful funding.

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By Isaac Bashevis Singer

'I, a demon, undergo witness that there aren't any extra demons left. Why demons, whilst guy himself is a demon? Why convince to evil anyone who's already confident? i'm the final of the persuaders'. Isaac Bashevis Singer, who gained the Nobel Prize in 1978, is best-remembered for his humane and relocating brief tales, which drew comparability with these of Maupassant and Chekhov. the 3 accrued right here, a few lady who pretends to be a guy with a view to examine the Torah, a pissed off demon, and a author attempting to comprehend the confusion of a holocaust survivor, light up the good subject matters of human affliction with supernal grace. This e-book comprises "The final Demon", "Yentl the Yeshiva Boy" and "The Cafeteria".

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