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For All The Obvious Reasons

Author : Lynn Stegner
ISBN : 9781628726428
Genre : Fiction
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For All the Obvious Reasons is Lynn Stegner’s superb collection of nine, remarkably distinct tales of passion, clear-eyed wisdom, and honesty honed to a cutting edge. These are stories the reader can’t shake: A woman living a marital shadow-life realizes that her long compensating heart has begun to ominously decompensate. An affluent New Yorker becomes a hoarder to escape a future he cannot bear to take up. A baby dies in a miasma of sibling resentments and from that, the secrets of culpability unravel. A construction worker and a bereaved young neighbor together find a way to be in a broken world. And in the beautifully moving narrative that closes the volume, a story about the depth of goodness and duty, and of the profound love they both define and prevent. From the wild rivers of British Columbia to the cement jungle of Manhattan, Stegner pulls us from our own worlds into her own. With luminous particulars and in richly orchestrated language, these stories sound the vibrant, sometimes anguished music that composes human lives. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

To Outlive Eternity And Other Stories

Author : Poul Anderson
ISBN : 9781618245571
Genre : Fiction
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From the aftermath of World War III to a world inherited by robots, where humans are unwelcome . . . from a handful of human survivors on a starship desperately searching for other ships carrying survivors of the destruction of the entire Earth by an unknown enemy, who may strike again at any time, to another starship hurtling through the cosmos at a speed so close to that of light¾and unable to slow down¾that relativistic effects make millennia fly by for each tick of the clock onboard . . . from a team striving to make Venus habitable for humans to a group of men who find the ominous secret behind a new quasi-religious philosophy that is sweeping the world. . . . The wide-ranging imagination and exciting storytelling of Poul Anderson brings many different worlds to vivid life in a great volume of his best stories that will thrill all fans of science fiction. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

My Life As A Deaf Gay Man And Other Stories

Author : Peter Beach Morier
ISBN : 9781477262924
Genre : Deaf gay men
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Preface: The Inner Man By Margaret A. Pitts Peter B. Morier, who is deaf and gay, knows why he exists. I met him at Chestnut Lane, an assisted-living facility for deaf and blind people, while he was doing court-ordered community service. He was living in the past and present, and he also hoped that there would be a future for him-because at that point, his future was uncertain. He does not like to waste time. Peter has given his life to serving justice rather than adding to the numerous injustices and inequalities and the never-ending violence and viciousness that the world contains. At one point, Peter had thought that he would not make a difference. But he realizes that he was wrong to feel that way. Furthermore, other people have said that he has indeed made a difference. He never regretted the commitment he made. Peter shared his feelings with me and, at this point in his life, he is ready to keep moving forward. He has written this book with two goals. He wants to remove the stigmas that have been wrongfully placed on his life and give credibility to the Deaf and gay perspective. My name is Margaret Pitts, and I reside in Gresham, Oregon. I am Peter's ghostwriter, and he also considers me to be his "adopted sister." One part of Peter's book is one of the saddest yet most joyful stories ever printed. It is the story of how Peter found peace again, overcoming his fears with a newfound trust and transforming his life. It is truly a wonderful story to read and very inspiring. Peter has been praised for managing to tell such a difficult story. How painful it must have been for him to look back at those difficult times and transcend them. It is a wonderfully strong story, an epic journey about hope, strength, justice, and overcoming a multitude of adversities. It is a true test of human spirit and should inspire everyone to reach their highest potential in life, no matter what physical, psychological, or emotional obstacles are placed in his or her way. Peter is one of the most remarkable and multitalented human beings I know. I am proud to be his sister.

The Eighth Continent And Other Stories

Author : Alba N. Ambert
ISBN : 1611921287
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An Alligator In The Bathroom And Other Stories

Author : Carter Langdale
ISBN : 9781786063458
Genre : Nature
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THE HUMAN IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE TOP ANIMAL. BUT EVERY ONE OF THESE TRUE STORIES SHOWS HOW NONSENSICAL THAT IDEA CAN BE. Back in the day, Carter Langdale’s job could be summed up easily: solve every problem that has anything whatever to do with animals. He had an official RSPCA brass plaque outside his Yorkshire home. He was a local figure, like the doctor or dentist, the village postmistress, the vicar, the vet or the undertaker, and sometimes he had to be bits of all of those. Off duty? No such thing. People would knock on the door and present the Langdales with a litter of kittens, an injured owl, any kind of stray – foxes, badgers, young otters, hedgehogs. Some folk were genuinely concerned, some over concerned; some saw a convenient way to rid themselves of an inconvenient animal. Carter never knew what might happen next. It could be a cow stuck in a ravine, a dog down a badger sett, a goose in a pub car park or a tortoise trying to cross the road. It might be an accusation of cruelty or, perhaps worse, a rumour of cruelty. It could be a cat up a tree, a runaway anaconda, an escaped budgerigar, or someone who kept five goats and a horse in the dining room. There were wildlife criminals, too: badger diggers, bird’s eggers, bird trappers, bird-of-prey poisoners. There were wildlife UFO spotters convinced they had seen the Phantom Black Panther of Cleckuddersfax, and there was everything in between, from a monkey to a porpoise and back again. Some stories will make you laugh, and some will make you weep. But they are all told with great humour and sympathy. For any animal lover, this book is a feast.

Modern Communications Techniques In Des Moines And Other Stories

Author : Gary Britson
ISBN : 9780975430866
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The Unkind Word And Other Stories

Author : Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
ISBN : HARVARD:HN2381
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The Unkind Word And Other Stories By The Author Of John Halifax Gentleman

Author : Dinah Maria Craik
ISBN : OXFORD:600065090
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Fear And Loathing In America

Author : Hunter S. Thompson
ISBN : 9781439126363
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the king of “Gonzo” journalism and bestselling author who brought you Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas comes another astonishing volume of letters by Hunter S. Thompson. Brazen, incisive, and outrageous as ever, this second volume of Thompson’s private correspondence is the highly anticipated follow-up to The Proud Highway. When that first book of letters appeared in 1997, Time pronounced it "deliriously entertaining"; Rolling Stone called it "brilliant beyond description"; and The New York Times celebrated its "wicked humor and bracing political conviction." Spanning the years between 1968 and 1976, these never-before-published letters show Thompson building his legend: running for sheriff in Aspen, Colorado; creating the seminal road book Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas; twisting political reporting to new heights for Rolling Stone; and making sense of it all in the landmark Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72. To read Thompson's dispatches from these years—addressed to the author's friends, enemies, editors, and creditors, and such notables as Jimmy Carter, Tom Wolfe, and Kurt Vonnegut—is to read a raw, revolutionary eyewitness account of one of the most exciting and pivotal eras in American history.

Billy Budd And Other Stories

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9781101075869
Genre : Fiction
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Brilliant short stories and a novella by the author of Moby-Dick "Billy Budd, Sailor," a classic confrontation between good and evil, is the story of an innocent young man unable to defend himself from wrongful accusations. Other selections include "Bartleby," "The Piazza," "The Encantadas," "The Bell-Tower," "Benito Cereno," "The Paradise of Bachelors," and "The Tartarus of Maids." For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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