Jane of Hearts and Other Stories

Jane of Hearts and Other Stories

of the word “victuals,” which both had seen in books and neither had ever heard said aloud, and so finally they settled on “provisions.” They were getting close to starting their first Blink session, but first Tate had decided they ...

Author: Katharine Weber

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9781589881594

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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"A scintillating collection of short stories and a novella that encompass pathos and hilarity and range from breathtakingly succinct yet richly faceted tales, like the diamonds that figure in several unexpectedly connected stories, to longer works iridescent with tangible and psychological detail.”―Booklist "In elegant prose, Weber offers intimate views on her characters’ inner lives. At its best, this offers an ode to the universality of change.”―Publishers Weekly “Weber’s genius in these startling, haunting stories is to find the momentary connections in things that make up or derail a life, be it an artichoke and a dead woman’s earrings, or a plant and a hospice worker. Written in prose as dazzling and finecrafted as diamonds, Weber’s stories show us ordinary people in extraordinary moments, doing what the best literature does―they make us look at our own world differently.”―Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World At the heart of every story in this collection, Katharine Weber has located a compelling character in medias res, at a moment when situation, desire, and identity are intersecting and sometimes colliding. Children go door to door selling poison mushrooms. An elderly New Yorker on the brink of losing her freedom bolts for one last dignified adventure. A girl is employed to babysit a sleeping baby she is forbidden to see. In the title novella, lonely children roaming their Connecticut neighborhood discover a forgotten bomb shelter, which they make their secret headquarters. Jane of Hearts offers Katharine Weber’s readers a lively assortment of her short fiction, each story a precise and nuanced investigation of its moments.
Categories: Fiction

Heart Songs and Other Stories

Heart Songs and Other Stories

The books had belonged to Stong's grandfather, a hero of the waters whose name had once been in the Boston papers for his record trout. The stuffed and mounted trout still hung on the store wall beside the old man's enlarged photograph ...

Author: Annie Proulx

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416588906

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Before she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx was already producing some of the finest short fiction in the country. Here are her collected stories, including two new works never before anthologized. These stories reverberate with rural tradition, the rites of nature, and the rituals of small-town life. The country is blue-collar New England; the characters are native families and the dispossessed working class, whose heritage is challenged by the neorural bourgeoisie from the city; and the themes are as elemental as the landscape: revenge, malice, greed, passion. Told with skill and profundity and crafted by a master storyteller, these are lean, tough tales of an extraordinary place and its people.
Categories: Fiction

Don t Look Back And Other Stories

Don t Look Back  And Other Stories

“Hey Laurel,” Jane says, sounding too casual, “maybe we should go get a drink.” I want to shoot her a what-the-hell look for interrupting, but then I catch a glimpse of my mBedi's reflection in Matt's glass. Hearts. Red and pink hearts, ...

Author: Kate Sheeran Swed

Publisher: Spells & Spaceships Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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From science fiction and fantasy author Kate Sheeran Swed, Don't Look Back is a short story collection that blends space travel with ghostly encounters and explores the possibilities of near-future technology—the good, the suspect, and the outright alarming. -In 'The Rest is Silence,' a powerful corporation buys the government—and pays its citizens in cash for each day they don't speak; -In 'Windfall,' a would-be wizard aims to con his classmate out of a magical inheritance; -In a reimagining of the Orpheus myth, the collection's title story features a rock star who chooses virtual reality over the real world in an attempt to save his true love. From intergalactic ghost-hunting museums to magical road trips through Upstate New York, Don't Look Back's stories promise adventure, romance, and an ever-present hint of revolution. Download the complete collection today for free!
Categories: Fiction

Dear Jane

Dear Jane

With Other Stories Sara E. Chester ... He knows that the only gift worth asking the old man in the chimney - top to bring dear Jane is a contented heart : and so it happens that once a day he found lying down by the fire - place ...

Author: Sara E. Chester

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN24YH

Category:

Page: 106

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The Country of the Blind and Other Stories

The Country of the Blind  and Other Stories

You're very kind to let me talk to you, ma'am...for it's hard on me, ma'am...it's har-r-r-r-d—" And I gather that Euphemia so far forgot herself as to let Jane sob out some of the fullness of her heart on a sympathetic shoulder.

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547343998

Category: Fiction

Page: 419

View: 149

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories" by H. G. Wells. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Categories: Fiction

No work no wages and other stories

No work  no wages  and other stories

Jane herself was too sullen and selfish to care for her mother's disappointment ; but it was her turn to feel vexed ... “ We must hope it will be a lesson to Jane , " said Mrs. Bartlett , as , with glad and thankful hearts , she and her ...

Author: No work

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590723967

Category:

Page: 104

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Her Great Idea and Other Stories

Her Great Idea  and Other Stories

My dear Jane , it would be too delight- ful . It is too ridiculous . That he should think she could only marry on a few hundreds a year ! That he should ask one of the greatest fortunes of England to accept his " " His heart .

Author: Lucy Bethia Walford

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075759088

Category: English fiction

Page: 258

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Categories: English fiction

The Common Lot and Other Stories

The Common Lot and Other Stories

“Aunt Sa' Jane,” began the newcomer, dropping lightly into a chair and beginning to help with the pease, “I come over to ask ... Lord, these young girls, as wasteful of time and opportunity as they were of the hearts and lives of men!

Author: Emma Bell Miles

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780804040747

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 252

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The seventeen narratives of The Common Lot and Other Stories, published in popular magazines across the United States between 1908 and 1921 and collected here for the first time, are driven by Emma Bell Miles’s singular vision of the mountain people of her home in southeastern Tennessee. That vision is shaped by her strong sense of social justice, her naturalist’s sensibility, and her insider’s perspective. Women are at the center of these stories, and Miles deftly works a feminist sensibility beneath the plot of the title tale about a girl caught between present drudgery in her father’s house and prospective drudgery as a young wife in her own. Wry, fiery, and suffused with details of both natural and social worlds, the pieces collected here provide a particularly acute portrayal of Appalachia in the early twentieth century. Miles’s fiction brings us a world a century in the past, but one that will easily engage twenty-first-century readers. The introduction by editor and noted Miles expert Grace Toney Edwards places Miles in the literary context of her time. Edwards highlights Miles’s quest for women’s liberation from patriarchal domination and oppressive poverty, forces against which Miles herself struggled in making a name for herself as a writer and artist. Illustrations by the author and Miles family photographs complement the stories.
Categories: Literary Collections

Christmas Roses and Other Stories

Christmas Roses and Other Stories

Jane, it was true, was rather gloomy about everything, but even beneath her sombre demeanour Miss Glover felt sure that she, ... In her heart of hearts, though she had no faintest flicker of criticism or comparison except for that one ...

Author: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547364443

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

View: 870

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Christmas Roses and Other Stories" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Categories: Fiction

Sparkman in the Sky Other Stories

Sparkman in the Sky   Other Stories

Jane is leaning forward , her hair streaming over me , her arms locked around my neck ; I feel the pavement end and I ... playing " Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts ' Club Band " so loud I can't understand what Webb is saying to me .

Author: Brian Griffin

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 188933006X

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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Selected by Barry Hannah as the 1996 winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction.
Categories: Fiction