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Franny and Zooey

Franny and Zooey

by J D Salinger

Franny and Zooey is J. D. Salinger's third book, published as such in 1961, its two parts having originally appeared as a short story and a novella in The New Yorker in 1955 and 1957, respectively. Franny and Zooey, a sister and brother both in their 20s, are the two youngest members of the Glass family, which was a frequent focus of Salinger's writings. The action of both parts takes place over a long weekend in November 1955.
Interpreter Of Maladies

Interpreter Of Maladies

by Jhumpa Lahiri

Interpreter of Maladies is a 2000 collection of nine short stories by Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award. It was also chosen as The New Yorker's Best Debut of the Year. The stories are about the lives of Indians and Indian Americans who are caught between the culture they have inherited and the "New World" they now find themselves in.
The Complete Stories

The Complete Stories

by Flannery O'Connor

Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American novelist, short-story writer and essayist.
Her novel, The Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, won the National Book Award in 1972. This collection of thirty-one short stories is a unique, tangible expression of O’Connor’s projected ideas of the southern United States in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Included in this collection are twelve stories that are only included in this collection and not in her two other compilations, Everything That Rises Must Converge... Read more about this item
Just So Stories

Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

The delightful tales of whales and cats and kangaroos and crabs – everything from how the camel got in a humph (and got his hump!) to how the alphabet was invented. Enchanting and funny, these fantastical stories continue to delight each and every generation.With an inspiring written, inspiring introduction by Jonathan Stroud, author of the Bartimaeus trilogy, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling is one of the twelve wonderful classic stories being relaunched in Puffin Classics in March 2008.
Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

Tales Of Mystery and Imagination

by Edgar Allan Poe

Tales of Mystery and Imagination, stories by American author Edgar Allan Poe have been compiled by Padraic Colum into a thrilling collection focused on Poe’s suspenseful stories. The first edition compiled by Padraic Colum was published in 1908 by Geoffrey Newnes Ltd. and includes an introduction by Colum explaining his decision to exclude Poe’s poems, comedies, and essays from the collection. A later 1919 edition, published by George G. Harrap & Co., includes 24 full-page black and white plates... Read more about this item
Where I'm Calling From

Where I'm Calling From

by Raymond Carver

Raymond Carver was born in Clatskanie, Oregon, in 1938. His first collection of stories, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please (a National Book Award nominee in 1977), was followed by What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Cathedral (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 1984), and Where I'm Calling From in 1988, when he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He died in August of that year, shortly after completing the poems of A New Path to the Waterfall.About the ReaderPeter Riegert... Read more about this item
Girl With Curious Hair

Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

Girl with Curious Hair is a collection of short stories by David Foster Wallace, first published in 1989. Though they are not related, many of the stories share the theme of society's fascination with celebrity, some using real celebrities, including Alex Trebek, David Letterman and Lyndon Johnson, as fictional characters.
Dubliners

Dubliners

by James Joyce

Dubliners is a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce, first published in 1914. The fifteen stories were meant to be a naturalistic depiction of the Irish middle class life in and around Dublin in the early years of the 20th century. The stories were written at the time when Irish nationalism was at its peak, and a search for a national identity and purpose was raging; at a crossroads of history and culture, Ireland was jolted by various converging ideas and influences.
The Stories Of John Cheever

The Stories Of John Cheever

by John Cheever

The Stories of John Cheever is a 1978 short story collection by American author John Cheever. It contains some of his most famous stories, including "The Enormous Radio," "Goodbye, My Brother," "The Country Husband," "The Five-Forty-Eight" and "The Swimmer. " It won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1979; the paperback version won the American Book Award for Fiction in 1981.
Drown

Drown

by Junot Diaz

Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was greeted with rapturous reviews, including Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times calling it “a book that decisively establishes him as one of contemporary fiction's most distinctive and irresistible new voices.” His debut story collection, Drown, published eleven years prior to Oscar Wao, was also... Read more about this item
Tales Of the South Pacific

Tales Of the South Pacific

by James A Michener

Tales of the South Pacific is a Pulitzer Prize winning collection of sequentially related short stories about World War II, written by James A. Michener in 1946. The stories were based on observations and anecdotes he collected while stationed as a lieutenant commander in the US Navy on the island of Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands (now known as Vanuatu). The skipper of PT-105 met Michener while stationed at the PT boat base on Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.
Men Without Women

Men Without Women

by Ernest Hemingway

First published in 1927, Men Without Women is an early Hemingway collection containing fourteen short stories that are beginning to show the normal Hemingway themes: war and it's casualties, the interactions between men and women, sports, and violence.
"Banal Story," "In Another Country," "The Killers," "Ten Indians," "Hills Like White Elephants," "The Undefeated," "Fifty Grand," "In Another Country," "Now I Lay Me," "A Canary for One," and more.
A Good Man Is Hard To Find

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

by Flannery O'Connor

A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories is a collection of short stories by American author Flannery O'Connor. The Southern Gothic collection was first published in 1955 by Hartcourt, Brace and Company. The short stories explore O'Connor's grotesque view of life which is often realistic and ultimately hopeful. A Good Man is Hard to Find is her second published work and established O'Connor as a major voice in American literature. Short stories in the collection include "The... Read more about this item
The Illustrated Man

The Illustrated Man

by Ray Bradbury

The Illustrated Man is a 1951 book of eighteen science fiction short stories by Ray Bradbury that explores the nature of mankind. While none of the stories have a plot or character connection with the next, a recurring theme is the conflict of the cold mechanics of technology and the psychology of people. The unrelated stories are tied together by the frame device of "the Illustrated Man", a vagrant with a tattooed body whom the unnamed narrator meets.
In Our Time

In Our Time

by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time is the first published collection of Hemingway's short fiction.  The book collects several of the author's short stories about American life in the early 1920's, just after WWI. A few of these stories focus on the character Nick Adams.First published in Paris in 1924 by Three Mountains Press under the title in our time - in all lower case - the first state of this work was a set of 18 vignettes and numbered 32 pages in total.  Only 300 copies were printed, but due to a printing... Read more about this item
Civilwarland In Bad Decline

Civilwarland In Bad Decline

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. A New York Times Notable Book "This book is a rare event: a brilliant new satirist bursting out of the gate in full stride, wildly funny, pure, generous—all that a great humorist should be."—Garrison Keillor "An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times."—Thomas... Read more about this item
Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

by Stephen King

New to Pocket BooksâÈç Stephen King backlistâÈ'the short story collection containing the story "DolanâÈçs Cadillac," soon to be released as a feature film starring Christian Slater and Wes Bentley.With numerous unforgettable movies based on his short storiesâÈ'including Shawshank Redemption, 1408, and The Green MileâÈ'readers will be delighted to rediscover this classic collection, also released as a television mini-series and on DVD. Featuring twenty short horror stories, a television... Read more about this item
The Golden Age

The Golden Age

by Kenneth Grahame

Looking back to those days of old, ere the gate shut behind me, I can see now that to children with a proper equipment of parents these things would have worn a different aspect. But to those whose nearest were aunts and uncles, a special attitude of mind may be allowed. They treated us, indeed, with kindness enough as to the needs of the flesh, but after that with indifference (an indifference, as I recognise, the result of a certain stupidity), and therewith the commonplace conviction that your child... Read more about this item
Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by J D Salinger

Close Range

Close Range

by Annie Proulx

Tales From Shakespeare

Tales From Shakespeare

by Charles and Mary Lamb

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Vernon God Little

by D B C Pierre Dbc Pierre

Short Stories Books & Ephemera

Where Angels Fear To Tread

Where Angels Fear To Tread

by Robertson, Morgan

Stories Of the 90\'s

Stories Of the 90's

by Stanford, Derek

Trust Me    Short Stories by John Updike

Trust Me Short Stories by John Updike

by John Updike

Knopf, First Edition, First Printing, 1987. Knopf, First Edition, First Printing 04/12/1987. Light Blue paper over boards/dark cloth dark blue spine silver lettering. Near Mint, clean, bright, no soilind or yellowing./DJ Very Good+. vibrant, clean, very slight scratches to back as in indentation ,no penetration, back flap has a fold mark. not clipped, $17.95. Here is trust betrayed -- and fulfilled. Here are husbands and wives as only Updike knows them, leaving each other, loving each other, often at... Read more about this item
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A$102.45
Nine Stories

Nine Stories

by J. D Salinger

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1953. First Edition, 26th Printing. First edition, 26th printing. Measuring approximately7.75" x 5.25" with 302 numbered pages. This book is in good plus condition. Minor bumping to both ends of spine. Minor staining to bottom edge of textblock. Interior pages are bright and clean. Dust jacket is in good plus condition. Moderate bumping and chipping to both ends of spine and top front panel corner. Minor staining to both panels. Original 15.95 price on front flap.... Read more about this item
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A$236.42
World's End And Other Stories

World's End And Other Stories

by Theroux, Paul

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1980-07-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good-. . 8x5x1. Signed. *1st edition. *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Paul Theroux on title page. GOOD/GOOD-. White dust jacket, dust jacket in archival plastic protector. 8.5" x 6". 211pp. Bumps/chips to edges and corners. Rub wear, dust markings and light scratches to covers. Brown stain to bottom of spine and bottom of back cover. Black dirt markings around edges of covers..<p> Once Read Books, cover scan available - just... Read more about this item
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A$31.36
City Life

City Life

by Barthelme, Donald

N Y: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1975. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. A clean, unmarked book with a tight binding. Lending library label on rear endpaepr. Full orange cloth boards. Edge wear to dust jacket. 168 pages. Third printing.
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A$26.38
Machineries of Joy

Machineries of Joy

by Bradbury, Ray

Paperback. Very Good.
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A$7.79
Family dancing

Family dancing

by David Leavitt

Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1986. Used. Family Dancing is a collection of short stories by David Leavitt, first published August 1, 1984. It comprises nine stories: Aliens Counting Months Danny in Transit Dedicated Family Dancing The Lost Cottage Out Here Radiation Territory
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A$23.56
Tales of Mystery and Imagination

Tales of Mystery and Imagination

by Poe, Edgar Allan

Hardback. Good.
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A$9.78
THE WATCH

THE WATCH

by Bass, Rick

New York: W. W. Norton. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket; Signed by the author on front . endpaper. Author's first work of fiction. Book is straight and tight with . tiny dents to jacket front panel.. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. A group of 10 stories all involving people beset by time. Some are running from it, others trying to stay ahead, and still others racing to recapture its passed-by sweetness, ; 8.3 X 5.8 X 0.9 inches; 190 pages; Signed by Author .
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A$63.04
Enfants de la plan&egrave;te

Enfants de la planète

by Roch Carrier

Montreal: Editions Pauline, 1989. Couverture souple, 75 pages. Recueil de cinq nouvelles qui livrent des portraits d'adolescents de différents pays. Coin avant supérieur légèrement usé. Tres bonne condition. . Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
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A$15.76
Up In the Old Hotel

Up In the Old Hotel

by Joseph Mitchell

1992 Pantheon first edition.Condition of the book and the dust jacket is Near Fine, with no significant condition issues. The DJ is protected in a new mylar cover.Please message me with any questions
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A$61.47A$39.95
Selected Stories

Selected Stories

by Pritchett, V. S

. Very Good. 0701123052. Chatto & Windus, bright clean copy no markings, with price-clipped dustjacket, Professional booksellers since 1981 Professional booksellers since 1981 . 1978. Hardcover.
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A$29.45
VERDICT OF US ALL, THE

VERDICT OF US ALL, THE

by Lovesey, Peter (ed)

Hardback. Like New.
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A$4.04
Speaking with the Angel

Speaking with the Angel

by Hornby, Nick

London: Penguin Books. Good+. 2000. Eighth Printing. Paperback. Some reading and cover creases, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Eighth printing. Good reading copy, no names inside. Cover design by Archie Ferguson with photos by Photonica. ; 224 pages; Collection of twelve fictional monologues including works by Helen Fielding, Robert Harris, Patrick Marber, Zadie Smith, John O'Farrell, Roddy Doyle, Melissa Bank, Colin Firth and Irvine Welsh. .
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A$7.13
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - October/November 2005

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - October/November 2005

by Gordon Van Gelder (Editor)

Spilogale Inc., Hoboken, NJ, 2005. First edition. Condition: Very good plus, very light edge wear, light wrinkling near spine and on rear cover.Includes stories and articles by Peter S. Beagle, Terry Bisson, Elizabeth Hand, Jeffrey Ford, Joe Haldeman, Gene Wolfe, Paolo Bacigalupi, Matthew Hughes, Esther M. Friesner, Dale Bailey, Jaye Lawrence, Steven Utley, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, Michelle West, Lucius Shepherd, Paul Doherty, Pat Murphy, and Douglas A. Anderson. Art by Bill Long, Joseph Farris,... Read more about this item
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A$6.79
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (Best American Short Stories)

The Best American Short Stories 1995 (Best American Short Stories)

by Smiley, Jane (Ed.)

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Trade Paperback. Very Good +/No Dust-jacket As Issued. In Wraps; Covers are clean, flat and bright; edges and corners are very lightly rubbed; right book edge has a small stained area; spine is not creased; book interior is clean and tight; 8vo; 366 pages; No Dustjakcet as Issued 1.00#; P3; A; MS 12.95; C-19; OD-121216; 10/22/208;
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A$18.83
The Golden Age

The Golden Age

by Grahame, Kenneth

NY: Dodd, Mead & Co. Good with no dust jacket; Edges rubbed, spine titles faded.. 1905. Later Printing. Hardcover. Olive cloth. Illustrated endpapers, black and white photogravure illustrations. A lovely copy of this children's classic featuring a heartfelt Christmas gift inscription from the previous owner and a typed letter signed laid in. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 252 pages .
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A$47.28
The Old Stone House and Other Stories

The Old Stone House and Other Stories

by Green, Anna Katharine

NY: Putnam, 1891. First Edition. paperback. VG in red & green printed wraps (issued simultaneously with the hardcover edition). Brown paper tape has been used early on to reinforce the spine. A solid copy. Five short mystery stories. Very uncommon title
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A$118.21
The Turning

The Turning

by Tim Winton

Picador, 2006. Paperback. Good. 2006. First Published in Paperback. 317 pages. Signed by the author. Pictorial paper cover. Signed by the author with dedication to title page. Pages are in good condition with minimal tanning and foxing. Occasional thumb-marking present. Light marking to text-block edges. Binding remains firm. Paper cover has light edge wear with minimal scuffing to edges and creasing. Light rubbing to surfaces with slight curling to corners. White sticker to rear cover.
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A$21.81
THE PENGUIN CENTURY OF AUSTRALIAN STORIES

THE PENGUIN CENTURY OF AUSTRALIAN STORIES

by Various, Australian

This is a first edition copy of The Penguin Century of Australian Writers, an anthology of the best short stories written in the 20th century by 100 Australian authors.
It is 733 pages of short stories, plus a biographical timeline and a publication timeline. No adornment. It also has a biographical timeline and a publication timeline.
As you can see, the cover has some wear, and it has been taped from behind at the top of the spine. The first 5 pages have a crease that you see in the photos. Other than... Read more about this item
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A$45.65
Tales From A Sunburnt Country Vol I and II.

Tales From A Sunburnt Country Vol I and II.

by Readers Digest

Surry Hills, NSW: Reader's Digest. 2001. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjackets. DJs now protected in purpose-made clear archival plastic sleeves. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 192 pages each volume/. 35 favourite Reader's Digest stories about Australia. . 1st thus. Hardback.
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A$20.00
Tales from Shakespeare: Four Comedies / Shakespeare nacherzählt: Vier Komödien.

Tales from Shakespeare: Four Comedies / Shakespeare nacherzählt: Vier Komödien.

by Lamb, Charles & Mary

1976. München, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, 1976. 11 x 18cm. 131 Seiten. Originale Broschur. Sehr guter Zustand. [dtv zweisprachig, Band 9107]. Inhalt: Wie es euch gefällt / As you like it Ein Sommernachtstraum / A midsummer night's dream Maß für Maß / Measure for measure Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung / The taming of the shrew Charles & Mary Lamb über die Shakespeare Tales Notiz des Übersetzers
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A$130.78
After Rain

After Rain

by William Trevor

PAPERBACK EDITION.CREASES TO SPINENew York: Penguin Adult, 1997. Used. After Rain - Twelve remarkable stories by the master storyteller William Trevor 'There is no better short story writer in the English-speaking world' Wall Street Journal In this collection of twelve dazzling, acutely rendered tales, William Trevor plumbs the depths of the human heart. Here we encounter a blind piano tuner whose wonderful memories of his first wife are cruelly distorted by his second; a woman in a difficult marriage... Read more about this item
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A$76.83
Trying To Save Piggy Sneed

Trying To Save Piggy Sneed

by John Irving

Arcade Publishing, 1996. Stated First Edition, First Printing, 1996 Arcade Publishing. Near Fine/near mint. Trying to Save Piggy Sneedcontains a dozen short works by John Irving, beginning with three memoirs--two of which (including an account of Mr Irving's dinner with President Reagan at the White House) are new to American readers The newest and longest of the memoirs, "The Imaginary Girlfriend," is the core of this collectionThe middle section of the book is fiction In 28 years, John... Read more about this item
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A$118.21
The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction

by R. V. Cassill

Norton & Company, Incorporated, W. W., 1986. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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A$9.44
Difficulties of a Bridegroom

Difficulties of a Bridegroom

by Ted Hughes

Clean, unmarked copy with minor wear to the edges and corners.
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A$14.50