Download E-books Side Jobs: Stories from the Dresden Files PDF

By Jim Butcher

New within the Blacktop Cowboy sequence.

Here, jointly for the 1st time, are the shorter works of number one New York Times bestselling writer Jim Butcher-a compendium of situations that Harry and his cadre of allies controlled to shut in checklist time. The stories variety from the lethal severe to the absurdly hilarious. additionally integrated is a novella particular to this assortment that happens after the cliff-hanger finishing of the April 2010 hardcover, Changes. this can be a must-have assortment for each committed Harry Dresden fan in addition to an ideal creation for readers able to meet Chicago's purely expert wizard.

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Download E-books Futureland: Nine Stories of an Imminent World PDF

By Walter Mosley

The citizenry of the US struggles for survival in a deadly, twisted future

In “Whispers within the Dark,” an ex-con sells his organs to make sure his tremendous nephew’s destiny. The boy will develop as much as have the top IQ ever recorded, however the uncle, who offered his eyes, won’t have the capacity to see it. In “Voices,” a background professor turns into hooked on a drug referred to as pulse, which supplies him entry to a global of brilliant fable whereas tearing his mind to shreds. by the point the professor qualifies for a mind transplant, he’s now not definite what’s genuine and what’s imagined. And in “Angel’s Island,” a convict within the world’s biggest deepest legal unearths the facility’s chilling secrets.

In this seriously acclaimed choice of tales, noir legend Walter Mosley takes his distinctive imaginative and prescient of yankee society into the long run. because the state descends into chaos, its voters ask yourself, Is the area finishing, or has the apocalypse already come and gone?

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Download E-books The Jungle Books (Oxford World's Classics) PDF

By Rudyard Kipling

The Jungle Books may be considered as vintage tales advised through an grownup to young children. yet in addition they represent a fancy literary murals within which the total of Kipling's philosophy of existence is expressed in miniature. they're top recognized for the `Mowgli' tales; the story of a toddler deserted and taken up by way of wolves, knowledgeable within the methods and secrets and techniques of the jungle via Kaa the python, Baloo the undergo, and Bagheera the black panther.

The tales, a mix of myth, fantasy, and magic, are underpinned via Kipling's abiding preoccupation with the subject of self-discovery, and the character of the `Law'.

in regards to the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the widest diversity of literature from worldwide. every one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of alternative invaluable gains, together with professional introductions by way of top specialists, precious notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for extra examine, and masses extra.

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Download E-books Lost Lake: Stories PDF

By Mark Slouka

In twelve fantastically imagined tales associated by way of personality and environment, Mark Slouka paints an unforgettable portrait of 3 generations of fellows and ladies less than the spell of a panorama with a strong background, and of a physique of water that has a grip on their souls and destinies, defying their realizing while it elevates and transforms their lives.

Set in a tiny Czech group at the seashores of latest York's misplaced Lake, the tales in Mark Slouka's first assortment are elegiac and expansive, illuminated via a quiet, complex glory within the wildlife and by means of the mysterious motions of the human spirit inside it. In "Genesis," the collection's construction delusion, an encouraged younger conflict veteran gazes right into a cow pasture and sees the lake for the 1st time, and in it the opportunity it holds for a greater existence; within the exquisitely written fishing tale "The form of Water," a tender boy's recollection of a momentous capture events a later mirrored image at the elusiveness of reminiscence and the facility of invented truths; in "The Exile," a tender lady struggles unsuccessfully opposed to an adulterous ardour and at the hours of darkness rows out around the lake to fulfill her lover at the contrary shore. In all, misplaced Lake emerges as a spot of epic value and enduring simplicity, the resource and the settling aspect of all stories--less a physique of water than a thought, a residing position, a religious domestic.

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Download E-books Night Soul and Other Stories (American Literature Series) PDF

By Joseph McElroy

Best recognized for his advanced and gorgeous novels--regularly in comparison to these of Thomas Pynchon, William Gaddis, and Don DeLillo--Joseph McElroy is both at domestic within the brief tale, having written a number of items over the process his profession that now, accumulated eventually, function an excellent advent to 1 of crucial modern American authors. Combining parts of vintage McElroy with tantalizing tales pointing the best way forward (the spare and unsafe "No Man's Land," the plush and mischievous "The crusade Trail"), "Night Soul and different tales" provides quite a lot of paintings from a enormous artist.

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Download E-books Nightmare Magazine Issue 4 (January 2013) PDF

In our January 2013 factor, we have now unique fiction from Matt Williamson (“On homicide Island”) and Tamsyn Muir (“Chew”), besides reprints through Lucius Shepard (“The Ease With Which We Freed the Beast”) and Lisa Tuttle (“Need”).

We even have the newest installment of our column on horror, “The H Word,” plus writer spotlights with all of our authors, a exhibit on our disguise artist, and a characteristic interview with acclaimed editor Ellen Datlow.

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Download E-books The Empty Family: Stories PDF

By Colm Toibin

At the heels of his bestselling and award-winning novel Brooklyn, Colm Tóibín returns with a gorgeous selection of stories—now on hand in paperback—“a e-book that’s either an ideal creation to Tóibín and, for longtime enthusiasts, a bracing excitement” ( The Seattle Times ).

Critics praised Brooklyn as a “beautifully rendered portrait of Brooklyn and provincial eire within the 1950s.” In The Empty Family, Tóibín has prolonged his mind's eye additional, providing an immense variety of classes and characters—people associated by means of love, loneliness, desire—“the unvarying dilemmas of the human middle” ( The Observer, UK).

within the breathtaking lengthy tale “The Street,” Tóibín imagines a courting among Pakistani staff in Barcelona—a taboo affair in a group governed by way of obedience and silence. In “Two Women,” an eminent and taciturn Irish set dressmaker takes a task in her place of birth and needs to confront feelings she has lengthy repressed. “Silence” is a superb historic set piece approximately girl Gregory, who tells the author Henry James a confessional tale at a cocktail party.

Reviewed at the entrance web page of The big apple occasions e-book Review, The Empty Family will extra cement Tóibín’s prestige as “his generation’s such a lot talented author of love’s complex, contradictory strength” ( Los Angeles Times ).

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Download E-books Staten Island Noir (Akashic Noir) PDF

By Patricia Smith

“When they're performed with Us” via Patricia Smith was once chosen for inclusion in The top American secret tales 2013, edited by way of Otto Penzler and Lisa Scottoline

Brand-new tales via: invoice Loehfelm, S.J. Rozan, Ted Anthony, Todd Craig, Ashley Dawson, Bruce DeSilva, Louisa Ermelino, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Michael Largo, Mike Penncavage, Linda Nieves-Powell, Patricia Smith, Shay Youngblood, and Edward Joyce.

"Staten Island, the final of recent York City's 5 boroughs to go into Akashic's noir sequence, severs because the environment for this quite robust anthology."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Smith’s creation is a revelation. She is aware the Island i've got in my head. It used to be like discovering a literary sibling, separated in view that birth."
--Washington Independent

"It’s now not adequate for noir to be darkish. It’s received to be bad-ass. Its phrases, its decaying and terrible attractiveness have to hit you're keen on a spiked heel dragged out of your guts on your gullet. It’s obtained to curl the new knife of ardour in that delicate area correct lower than your abdominal whereas pumping bullets into your center. It’s received to make you bleed. Akashic Books’ most up-to-date of their noir sequence, Staten Island Noir positive aspects a few dusky and drop-dead lovely gemstones (emphasis at the useless) that do exactly that."
--Grub highway Daily

"Staten Island is the forgotten borough, missing a subway process, passed over of Jay-Z's songs, identified for geared up crime, undesirable accents, pretend tans, and garbage--which makes it a wealthy atmosphere for Akashic's noir series...In an exhilarating tilt-a-whirl of crime and drama, editor Patricia Smith has conscientiously selected writers inquisitive about the real nature of the small suburban borough."
--Electric Literature's "The Outlet"

"Each tale during this stress-free assortment has its personal charms, if the phrases 'enjoyable' or 'charms' can be utilized with those darkish stories, and every can stand-alone. despite the fact that, if, like me, you had regularly checked out Staten Island as banal and benign, by way of the book's finish your rules might be perpetually changed."
--ReviewingTheEvidence.com

Patricia Smith, editor of Staten Island Noir, has gained the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for her brief tale integrated within the anthology, “When they're performed with Us.”

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Download E-books Birds of a Lesser Paradise: Stories PDF

By Megan Mayhew Bergman

An “astonishing debut assortment, by means of a author equivalent to such greats as Alice Munro, Elizabeth Strout, or even Chekhov” (Sara Gruen, writer of Water for Elephants), targeting girls navigating relationships with people, animals, and the wildlife.

Exploring the way in which our offerings and relationships are formed through the threat and wonder of the flora and fauna, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s robust and heartwarming assortment captures the dazzling moments while the pull of our biology turns into obvious, whilst love or worry collides with strong experience, or whilst our attachment to an animal or wild position can’t be denied.

In “Housewifely Arts,” a unmarried mom and her son force hours to trace down an African grey parrot which may mimic her deceased mother’s voice. A population-control activist faces the clash among her loyalty to the surroundings and her maternal hope in “Yesterday’s Whales.” And within the identify tale, a lonely naturalist permits an enticing stranger to steer her and her getting older father on a hunt for an elusive woodpecker.

As clever as they're relocating, the tales in Birds of a Lesser Paradise are alive with emotion, wit, and perception into the remarkable energy that nature has over we all. This impressive assortment introduces a tender author of outstanding expertise.

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Download E-books Once Upon a Time (A Short Story) PDF

By Ayse Kulin

Güllü, a married girl residing in poverty, refuses to extinguish her desires regardless of the cruelty and violence of her husband. She convinces him to permit her to paintings outdoors the house and takes on a role operating for psychologist Gül Hanım. the 2 girls shape a real friendship, and Güllü sees for the 1st time girl can opt for her personal lifestyles, even whereas dwelling in a spot the place man’s observe and man’s fist are the legislations. yet, after a protracted and unexplained absence, Gül Hanım’s estranged husband returns. He wishes whatever she can’t provide him, and he won’t supply her anything she desperately needs—her freedom.

Once Upon a Time is a narrative of interweaving lives, certain by way of threads of deception, the need for keep an eye on, and wish within the face of powerlessness.

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