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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

by J D Salinger

Franny and Zooey is J. D. Salinger's third book, published as such in 1961, its two parts having originally appeared as a short story and a novella in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957, respectively. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their 20s, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings. The action of both parts takes place over a long weekend in November 1955.
Interpreter Of Maladies

Interpreter Of Maladies

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies is a 2000 collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. It was also chosen as The New Yorker's Best Debut of the Year. The stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World" they now find themselves in.
The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

by Flannery O'Connor

Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist.
Her novel, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, won the National Book Award in 1972. This collection of thirty-one short stories is a unique, tangible expression of O’Connor’s projected ideas of the southern United States in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Included in this collection are twelve stories that are only included in this collection and not in her two other compilations, Everything That Rises Must Converge... Read more
Just So Stories

Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs – everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation.With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery and Imagination, stories by American author Edgar Allan Poe have been compiled by Padraic Colum into a thrilling collection focused on Poe’s suspenseful stories. The first edition compiled by Padraic Colum was published in 1908 by Geoffrey Newnes Ltd. and includes an introduction by Colum explaining his decision to exclude Poe’s poems, comedies, and essays from the collection. A later 1919 edition, published by George G. Harrap & Co., includes 24 full-page black and white plates... Read more
Where I'm Calling From

Where I'm Calling From

by Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.About the ReaderPeter Riegert... Read more
The Stories Of John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

by John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer. " It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979; the paperback version won the American Book Award for Fiction in 1981.
Girl With Curious Hair

Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace, first published in 1989. Though they are not related, many of the stories share the theme of society's fascination with celebrity, some using real celebrities, including Alex Trebek, David Letterman and Lyndon Johnson, as fictional characters.
Drown

Drown

by Junot Diaz

Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was greeted with rapturous reviews, including Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calling it “a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.” His debut story collection, Drown, published eleven years prior to Oscar Wao, was also... Read more
Dubliners

Dubliners

by James Joyce

Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences.
Tales Of the South Pacific

Tales Of the South Pacific

by James A Michener

Tales of the South Pacific is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of sequentially related short stories about World War II, written by James A. Michener in 1946. The stories were based on observations and anecdotes he collected while stationed as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy on the island of Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands (now known as Vanuatu). The skipper of PT-105 met Michener while stationed at the PT boat base on Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
Men Without Women

Men Without Women

by Ernest Hemingway

First published in 1927, Men Without Women is an early Hemingway collection containing fourteen short stories that are beginning to show the normal Hemingway themes: war and it's casualties, the interactions between men and women, sports, and violence.
"Banal Story," "In Another Country," "The Killers," "Ten Indians," "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Undefeated," "Fifty Grand," "In Another Country," "Now I Lay Me," "A Canary for One," and more.
A Good Man Is Hard To Find

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The Southern Gothic collection was first published in 1955 by Hartcourt, Brace and Company. The short stories explore O'Connor's grotesque view of life which is often realistic and ultimately hopeful. A Good Man is Hard to Find is her second published work and established O'Connor as a major voice in American literature. Short stories in the collection include "The... Read more
The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

by Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. While none of the stories have a plot or character connection with the next, a recurring theme is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. The unrelated stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant with a tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets.
In Our Time

In Our Time

by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time is the first published collection of Hemingway's short fiction.  The book collects several of the author's short stories about American life in the early 1920's, just after WWI. A few of these stories focus on the character Nick Adams.First published in Paris in 1924 by Three Mountains Press under the title in our time - in all lower case - the first state of this work was a set of 18 vignettes and numbered 32 pages in total.  Only 300 copies were printed, but due to a printing... Read more
Civilwarland In Bad Decline

Civilwarland In Bad Decline

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. A New York Times Notable Book "This book is a rare event: a brilliant new satirist bursting out of the gate in full stride, wildly funny, pure, generous—all that a great humorist should be."—Garrison Keillor "An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."—Thomas... Read more
Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

by Stephen King

New to Pocket BooksâÈç Stephen King backlistâÈ'the short story collection containing the story "DolanâÈçs Cadillac," soon to be released as a feature film starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley.With numerous unforgettable movies based on his short storiesâÈ'including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The Green MileâÈ'readers will be delighted to rediscover this classic collection, also released as a television mini-series and on DVD. Featuring twenty short horror stories, a television... Read more
The Golden Age

The Golden Age

by Kenneth Grahame

Looking back to those days of old, ere the gate shut behind me, I can see now that to children with a proper equipment of parents these things would have worn a different aspect. But to those whose nearest were aunts and uncles, a special attitude of mind may be allowed. They treated us, indeed, with kindness enough as to the needs of the flesh, but after that with indifference (an indifference, as I recognise, the result of a certain stupidity), and therewith the commonplace conviction that your child... Read more
Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by J D Salinger

Close Range

Close Range

by Annie Proulx

Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

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Vernon God Little

by D B C Pierre Dbc Pierre

Short Stories Books & Ephemera

The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (The Best American Series (R))

The Best American Mystery Stories 2010 (The Best American Series (R))

by Child, Lee (Ed. ) and Penzler, Otto(Ed. )

Boston: Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Company. Good+. 2010. First Printing. Softcover. Very lightly used, light shelfwear at bottom corner of cover. Unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 402 pages .
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$7.49
Unaccustomed Earth

Unaccustomed Earth

by Lahiri, Jhumpa

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. Reprint. . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 333 pages. Eight short stories. Near Fine/Near Fine. No wear, no marks. Item #: B9321.
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$12.50
Dubliners

Dubliners

by James Joyce

Wordsworth Classics, Complete and Unabridged. 1993. Great Condition.
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$5.99
Demonology

Demonology

by Moody, Rick

London: Faber and Faber, 2000. Paperback. Very good. Paperback. First Edition. Pages slightly tanned, else a very good paperback in a very good dustjacket. Signed by Moody on the title page.
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$35.00
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz: Pocket Penguins

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz: Pocket Penguins

by F Scott Fitzgerald

Penguin Books Ltd, 2005. Paperback. Good. Former library book. Slightly creased cover. Ammareal gives back up to 15% of this book's net price to charity organizations.
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$3.50
The Long Valley

The Long Valley

by STEINBECK, John

London: Heron Books, 1971 Part of a set of the author's works, very nicely bound in tan imitation leather with gilt decoration and titles, decorated endpapers, portrait of author, illustrations and silk page marker tassel. A near fine copy.
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$14.00
NO MARBLE ANGELS: SHORT FICTION

NO MARBLE ANGELS: SHORT FICTION

by Leedom-Ackerman, Joanne

Montrose, AL: Texas Center for Writer's Press, 1985. Very good (a few foxing spots on ffeps, otherwise fine) in very good+ dust jacket (fairly heavy rubbing on black jacket). 146 pages.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover.
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$10.00
The Human Boy (1899)

The Human Boy (1899)

by Phillpotts, Eden

London: Methuen & Co., 1925. Book. Good. Hardcover. Twelfth Edition. Original glazed blue cloth, lettered in black. Lightly scuffed on spine ends, otherwise a clean, tight copy: good. Stories of school life, the last of which (The Buckeneers) is written in misspelt schoolboy English: thus pre-empting Nigel Molesworth in Down with Skool! by half a century..
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£8.00
I Don't Need You Any More

I Don't Need You Any More

by Miller, Arthur

Paperback. Good.
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£2.09
The Unbroken Web

The Unbroken Web

by Adams, Richard

New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1980. First edition. . Hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket. Price clipped. Signed by previous owner.. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 141 p. Audience: General/trade. Crown Publishers, Inc., NY, 1980. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine in Fine Dust Jacket. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Illustration By Yvonne Gilbert; Book Design By Bernard Higton; Color Paintings By Yvonne Gilbert; Drawings By Jennifer Campbell (illustrator). First Edition. 8vo-over 7?"-9?" tall.... Read more
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$8.50
Heart Throbs; Volume Two

Heart Throbs; Volume Two

New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1911 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Green cloth with full pastedown panel on boards. Prose and verse contributed by the American people. Previous owner's name. 447 pp. plus index of titles and authors..
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$18.00
Berserker Lies

Berserker Lies

by Saberhagen, Fred

First edition first printing of this collection of Berserker short stories. Light reading creases to the spine. In near fine condition.
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$20.00
Mediterranean Nights

Mediterranean Nights

by Wheatley, Dennis

S.A, Geneva: Heron Books, 1972. Book. Illus. by Gilbert, Ellen. Very Good. Hardcover. Collection. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hardcover with dark red leatherette boards, collection edition, 448gms, 312 pages, illustrated red with gold pattern endpapers. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and mild page discolouration throughout. Hard cover is in very good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. Attached picture is of... Read more
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A$6.50
Hell Fer Sartain and Other Stories

Hell Fer Sartain and Other Stories

by Fox, John

NY: Harper & Brothers. VG. 1897. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition bound in maroon cloth with green, maroon, and gold decor ations and lettering. 5 1/4" X 7 3/4", 119 pages. Very Good condition. Rubs and small bumps to the corners and spine tips. Mild soiling to t he covers. Former owner's name is inked on the front endpaper. Mild ta nning to the spine. A collection of ten short stories. .
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$25.00
TWELVE RED HERRINGS

TWELVE RED HERRINGS

by Jeffrey Archer

Ex bookshop stock. Book cover and page edges may show signs of shelf wear.
Shipping from the UK.

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£8.00
Elijah Visible - Signed

Elijah Visible - Signed

by Thane Rosenbaum

St. Martin's Press, NY, 1996, 205 pgs. First/First in Very Good+/Near Fine condition, with light soiling, and a scratch to edge of half title pg. The DJ shows a bit of shelfwear, and clipped price. Otherwise tight, square, and clean(please review photos). The Author has Signed on title pg. Autographed sticker affixed to front. Author debut presents Short Stories dealing with Jews, The Holocaust, childhood .. All books bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box.
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$24.95
Island: collected stories / Alistair MacLeod; with a foreword by John McGahern

Island: collected stories / Alistair MacLeod; with a foreword by John McGahern

by MacLeod, Alistair

London : Jonathan Cape, 2001. 1st edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Physical description: xiv, 433 p.; 24 cm. Subjects: Nova Scotia ; Fiction. Cape Breton (N.S.: County); Fiction. Genre: Short story.
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$66.00
Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

by IRVING, John

New York: Arcade Publishing, 1995. Softcover. Near Fine. First American edition. Wrappers. Slightly curled else near fine. Advanced excerpt.
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$30.00
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter

by Porter, Katherine Anne

New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1965. Hardcover. Fine/very good -. viii, 495 p.22 cm. Blue cloth with gilt spine title. Top page edges blue. Red Endpapers. Dust jacket; design by Miriam Woods. Book club edition. Book is in Fine Condition: clean and tight. Dust jacket is in Very Good- Condition: loss at ends of spine; lightly soiled; spine is slightly faded; front is bright.
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$15.00
FOUR DUCKS ON A POND

FOUR DUCKS ON A POND

by Nelson, Alice Brainerd

Middlebury, VT: Vermont Book Shop , 1951. VG in G+ dj (chipped at top edge folds). Copy 192/1000 INSCRIBED & SIGNED by author. Pen & ink decorations by Arthur Healy. Subtitled "Seven Nostalgic Short Stories of Middlebury, Vermont." Indeed, these stories--though published in 1951--reflect a turn-of-the-century New England. Author was daughter of president of Middlebury College and grew up in Middlebury, although living most of her adult life in California.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover.
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$27.50
Comic Tales

Comic Tales

by Poe, Edgar Allan

Canongate, 1973-09-01. Paperback. Good. Stephan Mckeown. Edited by Angus Wolfe Murray. Ilustrated by Stephan Mckeown Posted within 1 working day. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£6.49
DEAR BABY

DEAR BABY

by Saroyan, William

New York: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1944. Very good (browned page edges, very clean and bright covers) in fair dust jacket (rubbed, edgeworn, taped repair inside, sunned and somewhat brittle but protected from further deterioration by Brodart archival cover). Dedicated to wife Carol.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover.
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$10.00
Legal Briefs - Stories For Today's Best Thriller Writers (Large Print Ed.)

Legal Briefs - Stories For Today's Best Thriller Writers (Large Print Ed.)

by Bernhardt, William (Editor)

New York,, Ny, U.S.A.: Doubleday Direct , 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Large Print Edition. The Jacket Has Three Long Longitudinal Tears At The Top Of The Spine And A Short One At The Bottom Of The Spine.
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$3.99
Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

by Gabaldon, Diana

First Canadian edition first printing of this collection of seven short Outlander stories. Light shelf wear. In near fine / near fine condition.
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$20.00
The Wild Upriver and Other Stories.

The Wild Upriver and Other Stories.

by James McVey

Traverse City, MI Arbutus Press, 2005. Paperback First Ed thus; unstated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed thus; unstated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of light use: dampstaining at the bottom corner of the last fifty pages or so; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; binding secure; text clean. No longer 'As New', but remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 104pp. Trade Paperback. Thirteen literary short stories set in... Read more
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$19.60