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Acts and Omissions

The Bishop of Lindchester is happily married with four daughters. But does he have a secret? Archdeacon Matt is inclined to think not. That said, it's obvious to him that Bishop Paul's got a pretty bi..

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Auckland: The City in Literature

In his introduction to this anthology, Witi Ihimaera describes Auckland, Tamaki makau rau, as the place desired by many. The variety in this absorbing collection of short stories, poetry and extracts ..

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Berlin Tales

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Best American Short Stories 2016

The literary Oscars featurestwenty outstanding examples of the best of the best in American short stories. Shelf Awareness for Readers The Best American Short Stories 2016 will be selected by Pulitze..

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Best American Short Stories 2017

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Book of Joan, The

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice25 Most Anticipated Books by Women for 2017, Elle Magazine32 Most Exciting Books Coming Out in 2017, BuzzFeed15 Best Books of 2017, Esquire33 New Books to Rea..

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Cantonese Love Stories: Penguin Specials

A collection of twenty-five narrative sketches, Cantonese Love Stories offers an intimate look into the cultural, commercial and romantic milieu of Hong Kong in the 1990s. Two lovers ruminate on the p..

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Come Let Us Sing Anyway

From headless schoolgirls, to talking food and threesomes, pretty much anything can happen in these witty, weird and wonderful short stories by Leone Ross. Ranging from flash fiction to intense psycho..

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Deadlier: 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women

100 of the best crime stories written by women, selected and introduced by Sophie Hannah. From Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, women writers have long been ..

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Desire: 100 of Literature's Sexiest Stories

100 of literature's sexiest stories, chosen by Mariella Frostrup and the Erotic Review. Strict mistresses, naughty maids, handsome gardners and disarming strangers; literature is awash with love, sex ..

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For All Time

Return to charming Nantucket with Jude Deveraux, the New York Times bestselling author of unforgettable romance. For All Time is the second novel in her fabulous Nantucket Brides trilogy, with more f..

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Freeman's: Arrival

The first volume in a series of biannual literary anthologies from renowned literary critic and former Granta editor John Freeman, Freeman's: Arrival features never-before-published stories by Haruki ..

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Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories

This book is Edited, Introduced and Illustrated By Audrey Niffenegger. Haunted houses, spectral chills, and of course, the odd cat...In this volume, Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time ..

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Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 8)

As winter turns to spring across the red earth, acacia trees and slow green rivers of Botswana, all is not quite as it should be on Zebra Drive, home to Mma Ramotswe and her beloved husband Mr J. L. B..

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Granta 138: Journeys

What are the ethics of writing about a place you visit as an outsider? With Granta's long tradition of travel writing in mind, we ask some of the foremost writers of the genre: is travel writing dead?..

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Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists

Once every ten years Granta publishes a list of the twenty best American fiction writers under the age of forty. In 1997 and 2007 we picked out such luminaries as Daniel Alarcon, Edwidge Danticat, Ant..

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Granta 140: The Mind

We know how the brain works, but do we understand the mind? In an age when we are finally taking mental health as seriously as physical health, this issue of Granta explores the conscious self: how it..

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Granta 142: Animalia

Animals. We love and care for them as pets, we weave them into our myths and fables and then we breed them under conditions of terrible cruelty just so we can eat them cheaply. As new developments in ..

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Griffith Review 2: Imagining the Future

AUSTRALIAN politics and national life are trapped in a permanent present. There are few opportunities to imagine the future, and even fewer to create it. Politics, commerce, media all focus relentless..

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Heart is Deceitful Above All Things

This book of interconnected stories depicts the chaotic life of a young boy on the run with his teenage mother. When Sarah reclaims Jeremiah from his foster parents, he finds himself catapulted into h..

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Home Fire: SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2017

SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD 2017 LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2017 A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 AN OBSERVER BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A TELEGRAPH BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 A NEW ST..

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Life She Wants

#1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr brings together a poignant novel with a rich tapestry of characters. A moving story that will leave the reader laughing and crying, as two friends confr..

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Lone Rider

When danger claims her, rescue comes from the one man she least expects A cowgirl at heart, Bo Hamilton does her best thinking in wide-open spaces. So when money goes missing from the family foundatio..

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Madrid Tales

The buzzing life of bars, warm evenings by the Manzanares river, the subterranean terrors of the Metro, icy winters and hot, empty summers, student days in the sixties, the ruthless underworld of the ..

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Molly and the Cat Cafe

When two-year-old tabby, Molly, loses her beloved owner, her world falls apart. Re-homed with three cat-hating dogs, she decides to take matters into her own paws and embarks on a gruelling journey to..

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New American Stories

The short story is a barometer for the state and shape of literature. New American Stories presents the boldest, most innovative and most resonant fiction coming out of the American literary scene. Be..

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No Man's Land: Writings from a World at War

The Great War gave birth to some of the twentieth century's most celebrated writing; from Brooke to Sassoon, the poetry generated by the war is etched into collective memory. But it is in prose fictio..

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O. Henry Prize Stories 2017

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017 contains twenty breathtaking stories-by a vibrant mix of established and emerging writers-selected by the series editor from the thousands published in literary magazin..

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O. Henry Prize Stories: 2015

"The O. Henry Prize Stories 2015" gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories span the globe from the glamorous R..

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Pan Book of Horror Stories

A special edition of The Pan Book of Horror Stories reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. Over fifty years ago, Pan launched a series of books that were to delight a..

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Paris Metro Tales

Following on from Helen Constantine's hugely successful Paris Tales, the twenty-two short stories included in More Metro Tales take the reader on an fascinating journey around Paris by metro. The jou..

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Penguin Book of the British Short Story: 1: From Daniel Defoe to John Buchan: I

'A bold anthology ...alive with provocations and insights' John Carey, Sunday Times 'The Boy-scouts mistook my signal, and have killed the postman. I've had very little practice in this sort of thing..

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Penguin Book of the British Short Story: 2: From P.G. Wodehouse to Zadie Smith: II

'Eclectic, entertaining ...almost all British, if not human, life is here' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'Mind-stretching, heart-breaking, beautifully-crafted fiction' Claire Harman, Evening Standard 'Sh..

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Plot Against America

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Sex & Death: Stories

How we come in, and how we go out, sex and death: these are the governing drives, our two greatest themes.In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, acclaimed writers probe the natu..

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Steeplejack

Thoughtfully imaginative and action-packed, "Steeplejack" is" New York Times" bestselling A. J. Hartley's YA debut set in a 19th-century South African fantasy worldSeventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga li..

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Story: Love, Loss & The Lives of Women: 100 Great Short Stories

Witty, heartbreaking, shocking, satirical: the short story can excite or sadden, entice or repulse. The one thing it can never be is dull. Now Victoria Hislop has collected 100 stories from her favour..

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Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York

In a city where the top one percent earns more than a half-million dollars per year while 25 thousand children are homeless, public discourse about our entrenched and worsening wealth gap has never be..

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That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional..

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That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written

Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable of almost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories ever written ranges from the essential to the unexpected, the traditional..

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The Best Australian Stories 2016

In The Best Australian Stories 2016, Charlotte Wood, author of The Natural Way of Things (winner of the 2016 Stella Prize, and the 2016 Indie Book of the Year), presents twenty pieces of outstanding s..

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The Best Australian Stories 2017

In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country's leading literary talents. An award-winning short-story writer herself, Clarke selects exceptional st..

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Third Man and Other Stories

Rollo Martins, a failing novelist, is invited to Vienna by his best friend, Harry Lime. The city he arrives in is unrecognizable - torn apart by the Second World War and shared between the occupying A..

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Tunnel

Thirty years in the making, William Gass's second novel first appeared on the literary scene in 1995, at which time it was promptly hailed as an indisputable masterpiece. The story of a middle aged pr..

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Ugly American

In the episode that lends the book its title, the "ugly American" is Homer Atkins, a plain and plain-spoken man, who has been sent by the U.S. government to advise the Southeast Asian country of Sarkh..

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Unseen Things Above

Who will be the next bishop of Lindchester? That's what everyone's been asking since bishop Paul Henderson resigned in haste and a whiff of scandal. Unseen Things Above rejoins our friends in the dioc..

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Vermilion Sands

Vermilion Sands is a fully automated desert-resort designed to fulfil the most exotic whims of the idle rich, but now languishes in uneasy decay, populated only by forgotten movie queens, solitary imp..

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Wives of Los Alamos

Their average age was twenty-five. They came from Berkeley, Cambridge, Paris, London and Chicago - and arrived in New Mexico ready for adventure or at least resigned to it. But hope quickly turned t..

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You Wish

Sometimes imagination is not enough. Thomas Lash grants secret wishes . . . on-screen, that is. White wedding gone horribly wrong and need to swap the groom? Never went to university but must ..

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