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Empty Pockets

Author : Dale Herd
ISBN : 9781566893770
Genre : Fiction
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Easy Rider short fictiongritty, unsparing snapshots of just getting by in barrooms and diners on the margins of 1970s America.

Selected Short Stories

Author : Bret Harte
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Genre : Fiction
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Published by VM eBook Table of Contents INTRODUCTION THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT MIGGLES TENNESSEE'S PARTNER THE IDYL OF RED GULCH BROWN OF CALAVERAS HIGH-WATER MARK A LONELY RIDE THE MAN OF NO ACCOUNT MLISS CHAPTER I CHAPTER II CHAPTER III CHAPTER IV THE RIGHT EYE OF THE COMMANDER NOTES BY FLOOD AND FIELD PART I—IN THE FIELD PART II—IN THE FLOOD AN EPISODE OF FIDDLETOWN BARKER'S LUCK A YELLOW DOG A MOTHER OF FIVE BULGER'S REPUTATION IN THE TULES A CONVERT OF THE MISSION THE INDISCRETION OF ELSBETH THE DEVOTION OF ENRIQUEZ

Selected Short Stories

Author : Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 9780486826264
Genre : Literary Collections
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It is universally acknowledged that Leo Tolstoy, author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, was as much a master of the short story as of the full-length novel. This original collection, which features some of his most hard-to-find tales, will enchant longtime enthusiasts of Tolstoy's work as well as new readers. "The Forged Coupon" traces how an act of deception leads to both murder and redemption. "After the Dance" depicts an army deserter's punishment and explores the subjective nature of opinions on good and evil. "Alyosha the Pot" profiles a simple man content to live according to others' expectations. "A Prisoner in the Caucasus" undermines the romantic conceptions associated with the region in particular and with war in general. "The Bear Hunt" forms a cautionary tale of acting in anger; "Two Old Men" suggests that the best way to honor God is to love and care for other people; additional stories include "The Raid," "The Snow-Storm," and "The Godson."

Selected Stories Of Bret Harte

Author : Bret Harte
ISBN : 9781455392490
Genre : Fiction
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This collection includes: The Luck of Roaring Camp, The Outcasts of Poker Flat, Miggles, Tennessee's Partner, The Idyl of Red Gulch, Brown of Calaveras, High-Water Mark, A Lonely Ride, The Man of No Account, Miss, The Right Eye of the Commander, Notes by Flood and Field, An Episode of Fiddletown, Barker's Luck, A Yellow Dog, A Mother of Five, Bulger's Reputation, In the Tules, A Convert of the Mission, The Indiscretion of Elsbeth, and The Devotion of Enriquez.According to Wikipedia: "Bret Harte (August 25, 1836 – May 6, 1902) was an American author and poet, best remembered for his accounts of pioneering life in California. He was born in Albany, New York. ... He moved to California in 1853, later working there in a number of capacities, including miner, teacher, messenger, and journalist. He spent part of his life in the northern California coast town now known as Arcata, then just a mining camp on Humboldt Bay.His first literary efforts, including poetry and prose, appeared in The Californian, an early literary journal edited by Charles Henry Webb. In 1868 he became editor of The Overland Monthly, another new literary magazine, but this one more in tune with the pioneering spirit of excitement in California. His story, "The Luck of Roaring Camp," appeared in the magazine's second edition, propelling Harte to nationwide fame... Determined to pursue his literary career, in 1871 he and his family traveled back East, to New York and eventually to Boston, where he contracted with the publisher of The Atlantic Monthly for an annual salary of $10,000, "an unprecedented sum at the time." His popularity waned, however, and by the end of 1872 he was without a publishing contract and increasingly desperate. He spent the next few years struggling to publish new work (or republish old), delivering lectures about the gold rush, and even selling an advertising jingle to a soap company. In 1878 Harte was appointed to the position of United States Consul in the town of Krefeld, Germany and then to Glasgow in 1880. In 1885 he settled in London. During the thirty years he spent in Europe, he never abandoned writing, and maintained a prodigious output of stories that retained the freshness of his earlier work. He died in England in 1902 of throat cancer and is buried at Frimley."

Pocket Neighborhoods

Author : Ross Chapin
ISBN : 9781600851070
Genre : Architecture
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This book by architect and author Chapin describes existing pocket neighborhoods and co-housing communities--and provides inspiration for creating new ones.

Enchantment

Author : Thaisa Frank
ISBN : 9781619020917
Genre : Fiction
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The short fiction of Thaisa Frank has captivated readers for two decades, and now many of those pieces are collected in one volume, along with several new stories. In the title story, a lonely mother and housewife orders an enchanted man from a website called The Wondrous Traveler, who arrives with instructions for use and a list of frequently asked questions about enchantment. In “Thread,” two circus performers who pass through the eye of a needle become undone by a complicated love triangle. In “Henna,” a young writing teacher must contend with an exotic student who will not write, her hands covered in dye and her fingers “sprouting innumerable gardens.” And in “The Loneliness of the Midwestern Vampire,” the undead descend upon the heartland of the country and become accustomed to its friendlier way of life, attending barn raisings and feasting on cattle in an attempt to normalize their darker passions. These are vibrant, compelling stories that examine the distance between imagination and reality, and how characters bridge that gap in their attempt to reach one another.

Pm Am New And Selected Poems

Author : Linda Pastan
ISBN : 0393300552
Genre : Poetry
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Mortality, grief, art, poetry, nature, and human relationships are considered in brief poems

Senior High Core Collection

Author : Raymond W. Barber
ISBN : 0824210867
Genre : Best books
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- More than 6,500 books in the initial clothbound volume, plus more than 2,400 new titles in four annual supplements. - New coverage of biographies, art, sports, Islam and the Middle East, and cultural diversity. - Special focus on graphic novels, primary source materials, nonbook materials, and periodicals. - Analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.

Selected Austrian Short Stories

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105049247583
Genre : Austrian fiction
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Four Decades

Author : Gordon Weaver
ISBN : 0826211135
Genre : Fiction
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Gordon Weaver has long been admired as a fiction writer. This collection of new and selected short fiction provides a retrospective of Weaver's illustrious literary career, which has spanned four decades and earned him many awards. Beginning with his first published story, "When Times Sit In," vivid, authentic characters enliven this collection. "Getting Serious" follows the life of a man who spends his summers in upstate Wisconsin, goes off to war and college, and then gets married. After losing his job and family, he retreats to his summer home to take inventory: "My wife and I never talked about our failing marriage, because it was too serious and depressing a topic and because, I suppose, we thought our failure would heal itself if we left it undisturbed long enough." Selected as a Best American Short Story in 1980, "Hog's Heart" is the poignant tale of a celebrated college football coach who, without medical evidence, is convinced he is dying. Keenly aware of his fragile state, Hog sees each day as possibly his last. Ironically, when Hog feels his team has the momentum to finally upset the legendary Crimson Tide of Alabama, death presents itself. The title character, Pease, in "The Good Man of Stillwater, Oklahoma," believes something is coming but that he is the only one in town who can feel it. The long rains, the toad on his doorstep, swarms of locusts, drought, and nits are all signs that "It" is happening. "I cannot sleep because it is happening, and I begin to think I understand why. This should make me very afraid, but I tell myself I am a good man, no harm will come to me." His obsession ultimately costs him his job and his family. Three previously uncollected stories continue Weaver's theme of loss: of a friend to mental illness, of a successful life, of a student in a traffic accident. With the compilation of these stories in one volume, the reader is treated to some of the best writing available today.

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