Short Stories, Poems and Essays

 

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Smut

Stories

One of England’s finest and most loved writers explores the uncomfortable and tragicomic gap between people’s public appearance and their private desires in...

Alan Bennett Alan Bennett

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The Uncommon Reader

A Novella

From one of England's most celebrated writers, the author of the award-winning The History Boys, a funny and superbly observed novella about the Queen of...

Alan Bennett Alan Bennett

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The Diving Pool

Three Novellas

The first major English translation of one of contemporary Japan's bestselling and most celebrated authors From Akutagawa Award-winning author Yoko Ogawa...

By Yoko Ogawa and Stephen Snyder

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St. Martin's Griffin

Breathless in Bombay

Shortlisted for the 2009 Commomwealth Writers' Prize Shroff’s vibrant narratives in this concept collection of 14 stories set in contemporary Bombay feature...

Murzban F. Shroff Murzban F. Shroff

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Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

Stories

Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret’s new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and...

By Etgar Keret, Nathan Englander, Miriam Shlesinger and Sondra Silverston

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An Elegy for Easterly

Stories

A woman in a township in Zimbabwe is surrounded by throngs of dusty children but longs for a baby of her own; an old man finds that his new job making coffins...

Petina Gappah

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The Possessed

Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED—ABSURDLY! MELANCHOLICALLY! BEAUTIFULLY!—TO THE RUSSIAN...

Elif Batuman Elif Batuman

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Henry Holt and Co.

This I Believe

The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name,...

By Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

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This I Believe II

More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women

A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers...

By Jay Allison and Dan Gediman

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Robert Frost's Poems

A proven bestseller time and time again, Robert Frost's Poems contains all of Robert Frost's best-known poems-and dozens more-in a portable anthology. Here are...

By Robert Frost and Louis Untermeyer

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The Civilized World

A Novel in Stories

A glorious literary debut set in Africa about five unforgettable women—two of them haunted by a shared tragedy—whose lives intersect in unexpected and...

"...A glorious literary debut set in Africa about five unforgettable women—two of them haunted by a shared tragedy—whose lives intersect in unexpected and.... A glorious literary debut set in Africa about five unforgettable women—two of them haunted by a shared tragedy—whose lives intersect in unexpected and sometimes explosive ways When Adjoa leaves Ghana to find work in the Ivory Coast, she hopes that one day she'll return home to open a beauty parlor. Her dream comes true, though not before she ..."

Susi Wyss Susi Wyss

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