Powerful short stories from the best-selling author of Triangle and The Music Lesson
Author: Katharine Weber
Publisher: Paul Dry Books
"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."―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.
Author: Kenneth C. Gardner Jr.Publish On: 2017-10-20
In his old school they had Dick and Jane, their baby sister Sally, Spot the dog, Puff the cat, Tim the teddy bear, and Mother and Father. In Kansas they used Readers with Alice and Jerry and their dog Jip. Alice and Jerry found more ...
Author: Kenneth C. Gardner Jr.
The stories in this volume present some life-changing episodes from the lives of characters associated with the fictional town of Menninger, North Dakota, first created in the novel The Song Is Ended.
Jane put on Tony Bennett singing “Cold, Cold Heart,” walked up to me and, in a voice that sounded just like her mother's, announced that I hadn't danced with her all night and that I now had the opportunity to correct this significant ...
Author: Jay Neugeboren
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
"Jay Neugeboren’s You Are My Heart is an object lesson in imaginative empathy and observational intelligence. His fiction for years now has had the courage to be quiet and careful and comprehensively humane, but it’s in no way slight. One of his great subjects has been the damage that even the most caring and thoughtful can inflict, and though these stories take place all over the world, they’re at heart about the difference between the America to which we aspire and the America in which we live." -Jim Shepard Jay Neugeboren is an award-winning short story writer who has been applauded as one of the most distinguished writers of our time. With this, his fourth collection of short stories, he returns to the form that earned him the reputation as a "master storyteller." From the secluded villages in the south of France, to the cattle crawl in the Valley of a Thousand Hills in South Africa, to the hard-knock adolescent streets of Brooklyn, Neugeboren examines the great mysteries and complexities that unsettle and comprise human relationships. In works that are as memorable, engrossing, and exciting as they are gorgeously crafted, Neugeboren delivers on his reputation as one of our pre-eminent American writers. Jay Neugeboren is the author of seventeen books, including two prize-winning novels (The Stolen Jew, Before My Life Began), two award-winning books of nonfiction (Imagining Robert, Transforming Madness), and three collections of award-winning stories. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, Virginia Quarterly Review, Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and Penguin Modern Stories. He is the only author to have won six consecutive Syndicated Fiction Prizes. He lives in New York City.
Jane had decreed that no one must know. It was to be a shameful secret. He felt he must have some disease that polite people never spoke about. He continued to wheeze. He found peace on Sunday mornings. They got up late, Jane went to ...
Author: Jack Hopkins
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Ask yourself, if you heard that Cinderella was not living happily ever after with her Prince Charming, would you want descriptions of her ballroom gowns or would you just want to now the whys, the hows and the did he? "Faint Heart and Other Stories" is a collection of light-hearted short stories designed to reach a satisfying conclusion before the reader has forgotten the beginning. It's perfect for bringing a smile on a miserable bus or a crowded train, or a wonderful book to go to bed with. The animals that often feature in these stories owe nothing to Attenborough, though perhaps a little to Beatrix Potter and Chaucer. There is no time for description and page-turning cliffhangers that force the reader to miss their stop or move too long into valuable sleep time - the aim is to get to the end with a satisfying, neatly tied off bow.
Surely God would never find a more propitious time for exercising His power . He was ignorant alike of creeds and conditions ... Don't you know they've got it all , more than they kin eat ? An ' don't you know Aunt Jane is starvin ' ?
And Other Stories of Tennessee Will Allen Dromgoole. 66 Then , without warning , without any sort of ... Surely God would never find a more propitious time for exercising His power . ... An ' don't you know Aunt Jane is starvin ' ?
So Jane remained with this happiness added to her love. The treasure of Jane's heart appeared to me to be what respectable people call a very deserving young man. “William, ma'am,” said Jane one day suddenly, with ill-concealed ...
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
"In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is king." Or is he? In H. G. Wells' acclaimed tale, a stranded mountaineer encounters an isolated society in which his apparent advantage, sight, since all the people are blind, proves less than valuable.
So Jane remained with this happiness added to her love. The treasure of Jane's heart appeared to me to be what respectable people call a very deserving young man. “William, ma'am,” said Jane one day suddenly, with illconcealed ...
Author: H. G. Wells
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Country of the Blind and Other Stories (The original 1911 edition of 33 fantasy and science fiction short stories)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.The Country of the Blind and Other Stories is a collection of thirty-three fantasy and science fiction short stories written by the English author H. G. Wells between 1894 and 1909. It was first published by Thomas Nelson and Sons in 1911. All the stories had first been published in various weekly and monthly periodicals.Table of Contents:Introduction 1.The Jilting of Jane. 2.The Cone. 3.The Stolen Bacillus. 4.The Flowering of the Strange Orchid. 5.In the Avu Observatory. 6.Aepyornis Island. 7.The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes. 8.The Lord of the Dynamos. 9.The Moth. 10.The Treasure in the Forest. 11.The Story of the Late Mr. Elvesham. 12.Under the Knife. 13.The Sea Raiders. 14.The Obliterated Man. 15.The Plattner Story. 16.The Red Room. 17.The Purple Pileus 18.A Slip Under the Microscope. 19.The Crystal Egg. 20.The Star. 21.The Man Who Could Work Miracles. 22.A Vision of Judgment. 23.Jimmy Goggles the God. 24.Miss Winchelsea's Heart. 25.A Dream of Armageddon. 26.The Valley of Spiders. 27.The New Accelerator. 28.The Truth About Pyecraft. 29.The Magic Shop. 30.The Empire of the Ants. 31.The Door in the Wall. 32.The Country of the Blind. 33.The Beautiful Suit.Herbert George "H. G." Wells ( 1866 - 1946) was an English writer, now best known for his work in the science fiction genre. He was also a prolific writer in many other genres, including contemporary novels, history, politics and social commentary, even writing textbooks and rules for war games. Wells is one person sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are Jules Verne and Hugo Gernsback. His most notable science fiction works include The War of the Worlds, The Time Machine, The Invisible Man and The Island of Doctor Moreau.
It will be a very good match for me, m'm," said Jane, "me being an orphan girl." "Then you are engaged to him? ... The treasure of Jane's heart appeared to me to be what respectable people call a very deserving young man.
Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This volume contains 33 short stories written by H. G. Wells. The stories were specially chosen by Wells as those that he most wanted to reflect his legacy in short story form. The collection includes the title story - his most well-known - and other masterpieces including the chilling revenge story "The Cone" and "The New Accelerator", a masterful example of his early comedic style. Contents include: "The Jilting Of Jane", "The Cone", "The Stolen Bacillus", "The Flowering Of The Strange Orchid", "The Avu Observatory", "Aepyornis Island", "The Remarkable Case Of Davidson's Eyes", "The Lord Of The Dynamos", "The Moth", "The Treasure In The Forest", "The Story Of The Late Mr. Elvesham", et cetera. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Invisible Man" (1897), and "The War of the Worlds" (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
“Never More in Poe's Tell-Tale American Tale.” Edgar Allan Poe Review 4, no. ... Tucker, B. D. “'The Tell-Tale Heart' and the 'Evil Eye. ... “'I Could Read His Prose on Salary, but Not Jane's': Poe's Stylistic Versatility.
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Presents a collection of critical essays on Poe's novel, The tell-tale heart, arranged chronologically in the order of their original publication.