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Download E-books Selected Stories of O. Henry (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By O. Henry

Selected tales of O. Henry, by O. Henry, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variants at cheap costs to the scholar and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of rigorously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the amazing positive aspects of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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O. Henry mastered the paintings of the funny, full of life story that ends with a surprising, ironic twist. In “After Twenty Years,” for instance, boys comply with meet at a selected spot precisely 20 years later. either are devoted, yet within the intervening years one boy has changed into a legal, the opposite right into a policeman. in the back of the rendezvous lurks a strong dramatic state of affairs with a desirable ethical dilemma—all handled in a couple of short pages.

This is only one of the various literary gemstones in Selected tales of O. Henry, a suite of forty five of O. Henry’s most famous and interesting brief tales. every one bargains insights into human nature and the methods it's suffering from love, hate, wealth, poverty, gentility, cover, and crime—themes that ran in the course of the author’s personal existence. Born William Sidney Porter, O. Henry all started writing whereas in felony for embezzlement. Later he moved to long island, and his stories romanticizing the common, really the lifetime of traditional New Yorkers, grew to become hugely well known. the main extensively learn writer of his time, O. Henry died penniless yet left in the back of a wealth of brief tales that suffer as classics of the genre.

Victoria Blake is a contract author. She has labored at The Paris Review and contributed to the Boulder day-by-day Camera, small literary presses within the usa, and English-language courses in Bangkok, Thailand. She presently lives and works in San Diego, California.

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Download E-books The Heiress Bride (Bride, Book 3) PDF

By Catherine Coulter

The 3rd Bride novel is a charm—from the number 1 New York occasions bestselling author.

Sinjun Sherbrooke is uninterested in the London season, until eventually she spies Colin Kinross throughout a crowded dance floor—and deals to be his bride...

The Sherbrooke sequence additionally comprises The Sherbrooke Bride, The Hellion Bride, The Scottish Bride, Mad Jack, The Courtship, Pendragon, The Sherbrooke Twins, Lyon's Gate, Wizard's Daughter, and Prince of Ravenscar.

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Download E-books Say You're One of Them (Oprah's Book Club) PDF

By Uwem Akpan

Every one tale during this jubilantly acclaimed assortment can pay testomony to the knowledge and resilience of kids, even within the face of the main agonizing situations.

A kin dwelling in a makeshift shanty in city Kenya scurries to discover presents of any style for the upcoming Christmas vacation. A Rwandan lady relates her family’s struggles to take care of a facade of normalcy amid unspeakable acts. a tender brother and sister deal with their uncle’s try to promote them into slavery. Aboard a bus full of refugees—a microcosm of today’s Africa—a Muslim boy summons his religion to undergo a treacherous trip throughout Nigeria. during the eyes of youth pals the emotional toll of non secular clash in Ethiopia turns into viscerally transparent.

Uwem Akpan’s debut signs the coming of a breathtakingly gifted author who provides a matter-of-fact truth to the main severe situations in tales which are not anything wanting transcendent.

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Download E-books Land Ahoy!: A perfect feel good romance (The Canal Boat Café, Book 4) PDF

By Cressida McLaughlin

Welcome to Cressida McLaughlin’s heartwarming The Canal Board Cafe - step aboard!

Summer Freeman has been attempting to make a move of the Canal Boat Café, yet her love existence is in tough waters. Mason, the good-looking photographer from the boat round the corner, has left Willowbeck, and Summer’s Bichon Frise, Latte, misses his Border Terrier, Pocket, nearly up to summer time misses Mason.
But the light has arrived and with the aid of the roving river people who're in Willowbeck for a competition, summer time tracks him down. The process precise doesn’t run easily and whilst the unthinkable occurs, Mason and summer time needs to stand up to their prior in the event that they are to save lots of Willowbeck and the group she has grown to like. Will summer season ultimately drop anchor and make contact with Willowbeck her home?

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Download E-books Rubber Woman (Quick Reads) PDF

By Lindsay Jayne Ashford

Megan Rhys is a half-Welsh, half-Indian forensic psychologist who's assessing the influence of the government's new laws at the vice exchange in Cardiff. As envisioned by means of critics, the matter hasn't long gone away - prostitutes have easily moved into darker, extra harmful components. Megan is deeply focused on the danger this poses to the ladies - specifically as a tender prostitute was once murdered within the sector quite a few months in the past. the tale opens with Megan becoming a member of Pauline, a former prostitute became outreach employee who the police referred to as 'the oldest tart at the beat', within the purple mild district. Pauline is giving out condoms - she is affectionately identified to the operating ladies as 'The Rubber Woman'.

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Download E-books Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laugh: A Novel PDF

By Mo Yan, Howard Goldblatt

Mo Yan, China’s such a lot severely acclaimed writer, has replaced the face of his country’s modern literature with such bold and masterly novels as purple Sorghum, The Garlic Ballads, and The Republic of Wine. during this choice of 8 unbelievable stories—the name tale of which has been tailored to movie by way of the award-winning director of purple Sorghum Zhang Yimou—Mo Yan indicates why he's additionally China’s best author of brief fiction.

His ardour for writing formed through his personal event of just about unbelievable poverty as a baby, Mo Yan makes use of his expertise to show the tough abuses of an oppressive society. In those tales he writes of these who are suffering, bodily and spiritually, below its yoke: the newly unemployed manufacturing facility employee who hits upon an inventive monetary chance; former enthusiasts revisiting their ardour fleetingly earlier than returning to their spouses; younger prepared to pay for a spot to proportion their love in inner most; the deserted child introduced domestic by means of a soldier to his unsympathetic spouse; the impoverished baby who needs to subsist on a nutrition of iron and metal; the younger bride keen to visit any size to flee an odious, prepared marriage. by no means didactic, Mo’s fiction levels from tragedy to depraved satire, rage to whimsy, magical fantasy to harsh realism, from impassioned pleas on behalf of suffering employees to paeans to romantic love.

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Download E-books Tongues of Flame (Deep South Books) PDF

These superbly crafted tales depict the altering relationships among black and white southerners, the effect of the civil rights circulate, and the emergence of the hot South.

Mary Ward Brown is a storyteller within the culture of such strong 20th-century writers as William Faulkner, Harper Lee, Flannery O'Connor, and Eudora Welty-writers who've explored and dramatized the strain among the inherited social constitution of the South and its modern dissolution. With Tongues of Flame, her first number of brief tales, Brown bares the awkward, occasionally hopeful, and sometimes tragic affliction of individuals stuck in altering instances inside of a undying setting.

Here we meet such memorable characters as a loss of life black girl who seeks the recommendation of a now-alcoholic white physician whom she knew in larger years; a tender girl, jilted on the altar, pushed loopy by way of an illuminated go erected via the church contrary her condo; and a 95-year-old lady paying for a tombstone for her long-deceased husband basically to find that he were adulterous all through their marriage. Brown constructs her characters in a disarmingly simple sort whereas respiring existence into them with compassion and honesty as they confront the massive moments in their lives.

First released via E. P. Dutton in 1986 to fast serious acclaim, Tongues of Flame gained the 1987 PEN/Ernest Hemingway beginning Award. The judges counseled Brown for "seeing lifestyles complete, with no prejudice, with no sentimentality, with no histrionics. Her voice should be quiet-sometimes she speaks in a whisper-but her phrases are, however, constantly forceful, transparent, and eventually lasting." With this new book of Tongues of Flame and its inclusion within the college of Alabama Press's Deep South Books sequence, a complete new new release of readers may well once again notice Mary Ward Brown's profound tales of ache, loss, and hope.

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Download E-books Stories of Your Life and Others PDF

By Ted Chiang

Soon to be an enormous movement Picture

“Shining, haunting, incredible stories . . . Ted Chiang is so exhilarating so unique so trendy he simply leaves you speechless. I continually recommend somebody learn not less than fifty two books a 12 months for correct psychological functioning but when you simply have time for one, be at peace: you chanced on it.” —Junot Díaz 

Stories of Your lifestyles and Others delivers twin delights of the very, very unusual and the heartbreakingly widespread, usually providing characters who needs to confront surprising change—the inevitable upward thrust of automatons or the looks of aliens—with a few experience of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it capability to be alive in an international marked through uncertainty, but in addition through attractiveness and sweetness. An award-winning assortment from certainly one of state-of-the-art so much lauded writers, Stories of Your lifestyles and Others is a modern vintage.

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