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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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'The voice of the sea is seductive; never ceasing, whispering, clamoring, murmuring, inviting the soul to wander for a spell in abysses of solitude' When 'The Awakening' was first published in 1899,..

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From New York Times-bestselling powerhouse Roxane Gay, Ayiti is a powerful collection exploring the Haitian diaspora experience. In Ayiti, a married couple seeking boat passage to America prepare..

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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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Bogota 39: New Voices from Latin America

`This new generation of Latin American writers has exchanged history for memory, dictators for narcos and political engagement for gender and class consciousness.' El Pais Ten years on from..

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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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From the award-winning Serbian author David Albahari comes a devastating and Kafkaesque war fable about an army unit sent to guard a military checkpoint with no idea where they are or who the enemy mi..

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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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Country to Call Home: An anthology on the experiences of young refugees and asylum seekers

From the editor of A Country of Refuge comes an anthology of new writing on one of the defining issues of our time. Focusing on the fate of refugee children and young adults, it is aimed at children a..

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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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Everyday People: The Color of Life--a Short Story Anthology

"A delight and highly recommended." -Booklist "Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color." -Book Riot In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The..

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Found in Translation

A selection of 100 of the best short stories from around the world, selected by award-winning translator Frank Wynne. 'Without translation, we would be living in provinces bordering on silence' Georg..

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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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Ghostly: A Collection of Ghost Stories

EDITED, INTRODUCED AND ILLUSTRATED BY AUDREY NIFFENEGGERHaunted houses, spectral chills, and of course, the odd cat. . . In this volume, Audrey Niffenegger, bestselling author of The Time Traveler?s W..

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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 141: Canada

Guest Edited by Catherine Leroux and Madeleine Thien.2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, when the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick were united.In t..

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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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Granta 144

The path to radical social change is never smooth - there are many questions to address. Who runs the discourse; who is excluded, and why? Is #metoo a flash in the pan? Will there be a backlash, and w..

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Granta 145

Margaret Atwood, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julian Barnes, Roberto Bolano, Jeffrey Eugenides, Nadine Gordimer, Nick Hornby, Kazuo Ishiguro, Han Kang, Stephen King, A.L. Kennedy, Doris Lessing, Ben Marc..

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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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I Am Heathcliff

16 modern fiction superstars shine a startling light on the romance and pain of the infamous literary pair Heathcliff and Cathy. Short stories to stir the heart and awaken vital conversation abou..

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Landfall 235


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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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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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The debut of a major talent; a lyrical and emotional novel set in an archetypal small town in northeastern Ohio-a region ravaged by the Great Recession, an opioid crisis, and the wars in Iraq and Afgh..

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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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Restless Classics presents the ninetieth anniversary edition of an undersung gem of the Harlem Renaissance: Nella Larsen's Passing, a captivating and prescient exploration of identity, sexuality, self..

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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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Short Affair

`A dazzling anthology uniting the written word with the visual' STEPHEN FRY A Short Affair is a vibrant anthology that combines the best of original short fiction with remarkable work by cont..

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Spirit Photographer

With dramatic twists and reminiscent of Gothic novels, The Spirit Photographer is replete with fugitive hunters, voodoo healers, and dangers lurking in the swamp. Varese's deftly plotted debut is an i..

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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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Survivors, The

*** THE TOP TEN BESTSELLING AUTHOR *** 'A thrilling rollercoaster of a read' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Sapphire Widow Discover a brilliant story of love, danger, courage and betrayal, from ..

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