This remarkable assortment positive aspects brief tales by means of quite a few nice authors. starting from the nineteenth to the 20 th centuries, writers contain KATHERINE MANSFIELD, FRANZ KAFKA, RUDYARD KIPLING, NIKOLAI VASILIEVICH GOGOL, H.P. LOVECRAFT, WASHINGTON IRVING, EDGAR ALLAN POE, ANTON CHEKHOV, MARK TWAIN, HONORE DE BALZAC and HENRY JAMES.
By Claude Lalumière
By Claire Adams
Falling in love together with her billionaire boss was once the very last thing she expected...especially on account that he used to be a unmarried dad...
Maddox Moore already made a reputation for himself as a chef and profitable eating place proprietor sooner than lifestyles threw a wrench into his personal plans, and now he’s a multi-billionaire unmarried father who doesn’t have time for whatever open air of labor and his kiddo.
After an evening at a charity occasion, Maddox makes the unexpected selection to bid on a date with a stunning red-headed girl Evelyn, and twenty thousand cash later, he wins her for the evening.
He quickly realizes that one evening isn’t enough…he wishes extra of her. Too undesirable she’s now not interested…yet. Can Maddox win her over with no spilling too a lot of his secrets and techniques within the procedure, or will his wish for her have him baring all?
Billionaire Daddy is a steamy standalone unmarried dad billionaire boss romance novel. No dishonest. No cliffhangers. HEA. comprises four bonus novels for a restricted time.
Winner, 2008 Glasgow / Shenandoah Prize for rising Writers
Honorable point out, 2008 Hemingway origin / PEN Award
Finalist, 2008 John Gardner Fiction booklet Award
In settings from Jerusalem to ny, from the archaeological ruins of the Galilee to Kathmandu, The light of payment provides us characters who fight to piece jointly the background and myths in their family's past.
This selection of associated brief tales takes its identify from the identify of the western border zone of the Russian empire during which Jews have been required to reside in the course of the overdue eighteenth and 19th centuries. Susan, the tales' major personality, is a lady trapped in her personal border sector among formative years and maturity, familial roots within the heart East and a regular American lifestyles, the pull of Jewish culture and the independence of an earthly life.
In "Helicopter Days," Susan discovers that the Israeli cousin she grew up with has joined a mysterious cult. "Lila's tale" braids Susan's stories of her grandmother, a German Jew arriving in Palestine to flee the Holocaust, with the tale of her personal affair with a married guy and an invented narrative of her grandmother's lifestyles. In "Borderland," whereas hiking in Nepal, Susan meets an Israeli soldier who includes with him the poor burden of his event as a border shield within the Gaza Strip. And within the haunting identify tale, bedtime stories are set opposed to acts of terrorism and thoughts of a love past achieve. The tales of The light of payment discover the borderland among Israelis and American Jews, emigrants and expatriates, and vanished homelands and the harmful international during which we are living today.
By Antonio J. Hopson
Carlos’ mundane lifestyles, killing the weeds for his father’s wealthy shoppers, is kind of actually billions of miles from the celebrities he observes within the evening sky, or of the youngsters who take a seat within the institution canteen with their fit sandwiches and bottled water.
His lifestyles is a thousand million miles from theirs too. whereas their households supply them with great outfits, huge homes and automobiles to go back and forth to varsity in, Carlos makes do with gas-fumed rags and a niche among his entrance teeth.
Immersing himself in techniques of the universe, Carlos learns of black holes, gravity and the beguiling Casimir influence. Like a moth to a flame he's interested in soaking up all he can in regards to the mysteries that encompass him, regardless of the sighs and groans from his classmates as he asks one more query. yet deep down, the stricken Carlos in basic terms yearns to come back to his basic beginnings and to work out, once again, his mom and her chickens scratching round within the dirt via her ft. And to flee from the drudgery of his lifestyles, and from his in poor health father who has not more goals than the following backyard and the subsequent tangle of weeds on his list.
Grande fut ma shock, un matin en me réveillant, d'entendre les chevaux piaffer sous mes fenêtres ; j'allais m'enquérir de l. a. reason de ces préparatifs inusités, quand ma porte s'ouvrit et livra passage à mon ami Robert, équipé pour los angeles chasse.
– Allons, paresseux ! me dit-il en riant ; dépêchons, il est temps de partir.
– Partir ?… où allons-nous donc ?
– Faire une tournée de chasse dans l'ouest.
Cinq mins plus tard, j'étais dans los angeles cour. Deux bushmen tenaient en major quatre chevaux sellés : de rudes hommes, ces serviteurs de Robert ; des gaillards à determine rébarbative, ornée de longues barbes incultes, coiffés de vieux feutres déformés, vêtus d'une grosse chemise de laine rouge, de culottes de toile et de grandes bottes de cuir fauve.
By Jim Tomlinson
Jim Tomlinson's prior publication of brief tales, issues saved, issues Left in the back of, gained the distinguished Iowa brief Fiction Award and obtained enthusiastic reports. the recent York instances in comparison the robust experience of position in Tomlinson's writing to that present in the works of Flannery O'Connor and Alice Munro. The tales in his new assortment, not anything Like An Ocean, additionally replicate Tomlinson's information of position, revisiting the fictitious city of Spivey, a neighborhood in rural Appalachia the place the characters confront tough conditions and, with quiet dignity, attempt to do what's correct. within the name tale, Tomlinson explores topics of forgiveness and reputation within the lives of 2 characters, Alton wooden, a highschool math instructor remoted through grief, and his sister Fran, who's emotionally paralyzed through her half in a sad demise. the 2 take halting steps again into the area after Alton gets an nameless invitation to a church singles dance. those issues additionally underlie "Angel, His Rabbit, and Kyle McKell," which tells of Dempsie's night with males -- her risky boyfriend and the lately lower back Iraq conflict amputee whose mystery she has been maintaining. Loss and the inevitability of switch recur in Tomlinson's tales. In "Overburden," Ben, a guy at the same time considering AARP club and coming near near fatherhood, travels along with his spouse, Sarah, again to japanese Kentucky to go to the oak tree that used to be necessary to their courtship, simply to discover the location as barren and featureless because the moon, a casualty of mountaintop elimination mining. "So unique" attracts us into the worn environs of Rita's Huddle In Café, the place the landlord turns into the confidant of Quilla, a mousy financial institution teller who blossoms because the muse of an eccentric artist from Belarus. The 11 tales in not anything Like An Ocean evoke a powerful experience of small-town Kentucky existence, discovering humor within the citizens' foibles whereas by no means diminishing their internal lives. Tomlinson's masterful fiction captures gentle and darkish moments, moments which are international but deeply well-known, as his characters search redemption and infrequently locate unforeseen grace..
By Lucia Jordan
While Chardonnay Selby arrives on the lodge, she instantly spots males conserving white roses—the item that her paintings buddy Cecily informed her might distinguish her blind-date from all people else. She assumes that her man is the only who’s dressed extra casually, in denims and game coat, yet she quickly realizes her guy is the exact opposite, wearing a fine-tailored go well with, ready with the air of self assurance of the fellow who owns where. His identify is Stephan Hale, and notwithstanding he doesn’t personal the inn, Chardonnay speedy learns that he’s simply as clever as he's in entire keep watch over of every thing.
Stephan starts to discover the article he’s admiring all evening lengthy, and he comes to a decision to take her to a botanical backyard the place he’s certain they’ll have privateness. yet will Chardonnay positioned a cease to the night earlier than issues even relatively get going? Will she permit herself to undergo Stephan and his dominant contact within the manner her physique is telling her to? And what is going to ensue while Chardonnay and Stephan discover that the main points in the back of their blind date aren’t precisely what they appeared to be?
By Philip K. Dick
Many hundreds of thousands of readers examine Philip okay. Dick the best technological know-how fiction brain on any planet. considering that his premature loss of life in 1982, curiosity in Dick's works has persevered to mount and his popularity has been extra more suitable by means of a transforming into physique of serious awareness. The Philip okay. Dick Award is now given every year to a unique paintings of technology fiction, and the Philip ok. Dick Society is dedicated to the learn and promulgation of his works.
This assortment contains the entire writer's earliest brief and medium-length fiction (including a few formerly unpublished tales) overlaying the years 1954-1964. those attention-grabbing tales comprise provider name, Stand by means of, the times of Perky Pat, and lots of others.
"A helpful acquisition for any severe SF library or assortment" -- Kirkus
"The accrued tales of Philip ok. Dick is awe inspiring". -- The Washington Post
"More than somebody else within the box, Mr. Dick particularly places you inside of people's minds". -- Wall road Journal