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Fast Machine

By Ellen, Elizabeth

Short Flight, Long Drive Books, 2012. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. Paperback. Very Good. 4.2 x 0.8 x 7 inches,. Tight binding, uncreases spine, clean and unmarked The stories in FAST MACHINE come in three sizes: flash, regular, and too-long-for-journal-publication. Some were previously published. Some are brand-spanking new. The opening story, "State Liquor," concerns a twenty-five-year-old woman and her eighteen-year-old husband trying to buy alcohol on their way to their strip mall jobs, the afternoon of their wedding. In "Fistful," a pregnant teenager gets revenge on the young man who both impregnated and beat her, before leaving town with another man. In "Habitrail," a woman returns home after the death of her father, to find her husband in communication with the television set and a god he calls Chaos, rather than her. There are over ninety stories in this collection. Repeated themes include: driving, smoking, teenagers, drinking, escape, the Midwest, masturbation, self-loathing, blood and loneliness.

$18.40

Autumn A Spiritual Biography of the Season
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Autumn A Spiritual Biography of the Season

By Felch, Susan M. & Gary Schmidt

Woodstock, VT: SkyLight Paths, 2005. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Paperback. Near Fine. Near fine. Has remainder mark, unread. Paperback: 320 pages, Publisher: SkyLight Paths (August 1, 2005) Language: English, ISBN-10: 1594731187, ISBN-13: 978-1594731181, Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches, , Shipping Weight: 14.4 ouncesDiscover how this transitional season can reveal both the abundance and the limitations of our everyday lives. Autumn, with all its traditional images of colorful trees, frost-covered pumpkins, and piles of wood stored up against winter's cold, can be a season filled with anticipation. The harvest, the imminent onset of cold and snow, the resumption of old routines, and the beginning of the school year all require preparation and planning. If summer has been something of a pause, autumn helps us to see the passage of time more clearly. Autumn is a season of fruition and reaping, of thanksgiving and celebration of abundance and goodness of the earth. But it is also a season that starkly and realistically encourages us to see our own limitations. Warm and stirring pieces by E. B. White, Anne Lamott, P. D. James, Julian of Norwich, May Sarton, Kimiko Hahn, and many others in this beautiful book rejoice in autumn as a time of preparation and reflection, when the results of hard labor are ripe for harvest. 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches, 320 pages

$17.48

The Process of Fiction Contemporary Stories and Criticism
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The Process of Fiction Contemporary Stories and Criticism

By McKenzie, Barbara

Asheville, NC: Harcourt College Pub, 1974. 2nd Edition . Paperback. Good. Covers have edgewear and rubbing, previous owners name, inside first page. Paperback: 611 pages, Publisher: Harcourt College Pub2 edition (June 1974) Language: English, ISBN-10: 0155719866, ISBN-13: 978-0155719866, Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches, , Shipping Weight: 1.6 poundsThe 2nd Edition of The Process of Fiction, like its predecessor, brings together two stories by each of ten outstanding contemporary American writers, critical ESSAY that interpret the first story of each pair, and 3 General Introduction to the technical elements of fiction. New to this edition and reflecting recent develoPments in experimental writing are stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Donald Barthelme, and John Barth. Like any art form, the short story holds a key to the life of its time, and the life reflected here is America since Hiroshima. But, though the authors share with one another and with the reader a community of time and place, each story is shaped to its author's own measure. Represented are the wit and intelligence of Mary McCarthy, the scrupulously balanced writing of John Updike, the domestic labyrinths of Joyce Carol Oates, the survivors' dance of Roth and Malamud, the newsreel world of Donald Barthelme, the mythic imagination of John Barth, the quiet drama of Eudora Welty and her remarkable gift for extended, tangible images. 8.30 X 5.70 X 1.20 inches, 611 pages

$11.04

Children and Others

By Cozzens, James Gould

NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Has previous owners bookplate. Hardcover: 343 pages, Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World1st edition (1964) Language: English, ASIN: B0006BM9NO, Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 6 x 1.2 inches, , Shipping Weight: 1.3 poundsThese are sixteen short stories and a long story the Mr. Cozzens has selected. They comprise a body of fiction that is entertaining, provocative, and enlightening. The themes of the stories are: recollections of youthful experience, the Civil War, and love and kisses which includes the story "Eyes To See" being published here for the first time. 8.40 X 6 X 1.20 inches, 343 pages

$8.28

Great Modern Short Stories - An Anthology Of Twelve Famous Stories And Novelettes

By Cerf, Bennett, (editor)

NY: Modern Library, 1942. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Covers are red with gold ink on cover and spine. Text has some writing in itA collection of outstanding short stories, edited by Bennet Cerf9 x 6 x 1 inches, 517 pages

$5.52

Return Trips

By Adams, Alice

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. 3rd Edition 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. DJ has one tear on back dust jacket, has some rubbing and edge wear. Boards and text are very good, tight clean, unmarkedAlice Adams' reputation as a short story writer continued to grow with each collection. The stories in her third collection revolve for the most part around the theme of travel. The stories are about people in search of fresh experience, the inspiration of art, the pleasure of new relationships. People opening up to the accidental magic of a foreign place, or returning to scenes of childhood to forgive the past. 8.50 X 5.90 X 0.90 inches, 195 pages

$9.20

Random Acts of Kindness

By Press, Conari & Dawna Markova & Daphne Rose Kingma

Berkeley, CA: Conari Press, 1993. 1st Edition . Paperback. Very Good. Tight clean edition, some sun fading on cover. Has personal inscriptionA collection of true stories that describe acts of kindness and generosity offers suggestions to readers for living a more compassionate life and features an essay by the author of Coming Apart. Original. 6 X 5.80 X 0.50 inches, 159 pages

$5.52

Soul Stories
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Soul Stories

By Gary Zukav

Bothell, WA: Simon & Schuster, 2000. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Near fineWriting with profound psychological and spiritual insight, prize-winning author Gary Zukav has had a major impact on the consciousness of our entire generation. His number-one national bestseller, "The Seat of the Soul," has been a life-changing experience for millions of Americans. In "The Seat of the Soul" he explains how the expansion of human perception beyond the five senses leads to a new understanding of power -- the alignment of the personality with the soul -- which in turn leads to an awareness of our extraordinary creative abilities and the responsibility we have for how we use them. Now, in one of the most important and useful books you will ever read, "Soul Stories," Gary Zukav shows how this new understanding of power -- authentic power -- transforms lives in countless ways. 8 vo, 8" - 9" tall247 pages

$7.36

Collected Writings Olive Moore

By Moore, Olive

Elmwood Park, IL: Dalkey Archive Press, 1992. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Tight clean edition, spine and pages clean. Dalkey Archive's edition of the four books of lost British modernist Olive Moore (born around 1905, believed to have died around 1970) includes three novels, Celestial Seraglio, a wicked account of coming of age in a Belgian convent schoolSpleen, about a woman who goes into self-imposed exile in Italy after giving birth to a deformed childand Fugue, the story of a clever newspaper woman, pregnant and unmarried, suffocating amidst the English expatriate intelligentsia. The fourth book, The Apple Is Bitten Again (1934) is a dazzling and disturbing collection of observations and aphorisms on modern civilization and art. 9.36 X 6.28 X 1.50 inches, 426 pages

$46.00

The Golden Door: A Magazine Anthology ~ Volume I October Number 4

By Authors

Yellow Springs. OH: Walter Kahoe, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Rusty staples 16mo 6" - 7" tall290-384 pages

$11.04

A Panorama Of The Short Story ~ Golden Key Series

By Williams, Blanche Colton and Maxim Lieber

NY: D. C. Heath & Co. Publishers, 1929. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo 6" - 7" tall313 pages

$17.48

Hometowns - Gay Men Write About Where They Belong

By Preston, John

NY: Dutton Books, 1991. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. 8 vo,366 pages

$6.44

The Collected Stories Of Eudora Welty
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The Collected Stories Of Eudora Welty

By Welty, Eudora

NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1980. 1st Edition Later Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. Published @$9.95 8 vo,622 pages

$7.36

O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1943

By Brickell, Herschel (ed.)

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran, 1943. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Blue cover, wear at corners319 pages

$7.36

The Novelette Before 1900

By Paulson, Ronald[Edited]

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1965. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Brown cover, worn along edges, lettering on spine faded8 vo, 8" - 9" tall375 pages

$11.04

Stories by American Authors- volume 7

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. 1st Edition Later Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Only Maroon cover, slight wear, includes front piece12mo179 pages

$8.28

Cosmopolitans

By Maugham, W. Somerset

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1937. 1st Edition Later Printing. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Black cover, some wear272 pages

$8.28

The Family Reader

By Barrows, Marjorie [Editor]

Chicago, IL: Consolidated Book Pub., 1946. Hardcover. Good/Good. Blue cover, DJ shows wear along edges, tear at top edge of DJ506 pages

$8.28

Emperor of the Air: Stories

By Canin, Ethan

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Some foxing on the edges "not for sale"on the bottomedge8 vo.179 pages

$7.36

Sixteen Short Novels-A compilation of some of the best works of the genreincludes Mann, Twain,Checkhov,Camus, Conrad, Fowles,

By Sheed,Wilfrid [Editor] selected and with an introduction

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co. Book Club Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. A compilation of. Novels8 vo,1067 pages

$12.88

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