Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of ...
Author: Ted Chiang
An award-winning book from the author of Exhalation, this short story collection “blend[s] absorbing storytelling with meditations on the universe, being, time and space. . . . raises questions about the nature of reality and what it is to be human.” —The New York Times Includes “Story of Your Life” the basis for the major motion picture Arrival Stories of Your Life and Others delivers dual delights of the very, very strange and the heartbreakingly familiar, often presenting characters who must confront sudden change—the inevitable rise of automatons or the appearance of aliens—with some sense of normalcy. With sharp intelligence and humor, Chiang examines what it means to be alive in a world marked by uncertainty, but also by beauty and wonder. An award-winning collection from one of today's most lauded writers, Stories of Your Life and Others is a contemporary classic.
An amazing twist to this phase of my life happened many years later when my husband, Clarence, and I had retired and moved to Oregon.
Author: Carol Mogensen
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Carol Mogensen begins a chronicle of her nomadic life by describing her family's wandering from one Texas oil boom town to another during the 1940s. These wanderings over the dry Texas plains instilled in her a thirst for adventure and led to living in Puerto Rico and, ultimately, on a small island in Alaska. She titles her book Riffraff as that is the way many residents of the small Texas farming communities whee cotton fields sat stop oil fields viewed the influx of nomadic oilfield workers into their communities. Although some may consider her early years a hard scrabble existence, she describes a childhood of being led into mischief by an older brother with humor. Other stories describe the experience of being the first woman to parachute with Sky Divers in Potter County in 1960, a car trip through Mexico in 1961 with her college roommate, an unpleasant incident at the notorious Jack Ruby's nightclub in Dallas, the pathos of loss of a loved one to suicide, and starting a new life with a new love in southeast Alaska, delivering supplies to remote island locations.
I have my life to live and that means without Cleo . " " The blows life hits us with . I often think that you and Cleo could have settled your differences ...
Author: Lionel G. Garcia
Publisher: TCU Press
The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories is a collection of 15 shorts by novelist Lionel Garcia, dealing mostly with working-class and poor inhabitants of the southwestern U.S. Difficulties encountered by Latinos in America are a recurrent theme.
others—live my life is a fabrication, an amusement park that, however, does not amuse. It resembles, if you are following, my brother's private park, ...
Author: Saul Bellow
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
Five of Saul Bellow’s most moving, richly textured, and exquisitely plotted short stories make up this volume, each providing a history of personality and self-awakening. The title story, “Him with His Foot in His Mouth,” follows a musicologist narrator who for years has scattered wounding witticisms “from the depths of my nature, that hoard of strange formulations.” As the story unfolds he tries to discover what led him into a “deep legal-financial hole,” while he awaits extradition from a refuge in British Columbia. “What Kind of Day Did You Have?” follows a divorced suburban woman and her lovers—would-be and actual—through a frantic day in their lives. Their needs and passions, as well as their comic conflicts, are matters of life and death. In “Zetland: By a Character Witness” and in “A Silver Dish,” Bellow returns, with his unequaled command of eloquent recollected detail, to a bygone Chicago, “Zetland” is a brilliant portrait of an artist as a young boy and a man, precocious and eccentric; “A Silver Dish” is a memorable story of a raffish, willful father and his affectionate son. “Cousins,” the final story in the volume, explores the mysteries of family feeling—mysteries that defy both logic and the worthiness of their objects, as Ijah Brodsky, successful in the larger world, is drawn into an encounter with criminal and naively idealistic forces. This collection represents a turning point in the bountiful career of Saul Bellow, a felicitous rendering of the human condition in all its absurd complexity.
make your life less sad. Will you trust your fate to me, mademoiselle?' 'Ah, you would sacrifice yourself from pity!' 'From love. The time is almost up, ...
Author: O. Henry
Publisher: Penguin UK
One of the most popular American writers of the twentieth century, O. Henry's comic eye and unique, playful approach to the rough material of life's realities are unmatched. These stories, which range from the cattle-lands of Texas to the bars of New York, highlight the joys of avoiding habit and convention, and demonstrate O. Henry's mastery of speech and place. The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.
True , I'm not living my life constantly crossing t's and dotting i's about my daughters ' ages , but I've never , not even in my wildest dream , thought of ...
Author: Wan-sŏ Pak
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Stories from Korea. In Thus Ended My Days Watching over the House, a woman feels liberated when police take away her domineering husband on suspicion of a crime, A Certain Barbarity is on toilets as a symbol of success, and in Granny Flowers in Those Heartless Days, an older woman offers sex to American troops to save the village virgins from being deflowered.
“Ye see Jock, I've felt guilty all my life ever since I failed that navy medical in 1939. It got worse during the War when I was safe and Davie then Brian ...
Author: Frank Crowe
Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing
Category: Sports & Recreation
Some golf short story fiction, enhanced with the author's fifty years’ experience of golf clubs, golf books, memorabilia and his varied playing partners. Including over 100 illustrations, some of which are original artwork.
what I wanted to do with my life and I gave her the Reader's Digest version. Then I asked her to tell me about her life. “Oh, my life is not so interesting, ...
Author: Bruce Kimmel
How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories is Bruce Kimmel’s first collection of short fiction. In these wonderful and evocative tales you’ll find the warmth, humor, and emotion of his acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time), the biting, acerbic wit of his two mysteries (Writer’s Block and Rewind), and a new element—the world of fantasy. All but one of the stories takes place in Mr. Kimmel’s favorite world—Los Angeles, both then and now. In I’ll See You In My Dreams, a depressed, miserable man longs to escape to the world of a recurring dream, where the perfect woman is waiting for him. In How To Write A Dirty Book, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter in 1959 Hollywood takes on the challenge of writing a naughty novel as a way to supplement his meager income—with surprising results! In Opening Out of Town, a bickering vacationing couple lose their way and stumble onto an all-singing, all-dancing small town. In Your Worst Nightmare, a seventy-two-year-old man seeks revenge against an Internet tormentor. With these and other stories, Mr. Kimmel takes you on a wild ride, a ride filled with nostalgia, longing, laugh-out-loud humor, fear, retribution, and love.
My great-cousin was a dapper chickenfarmer who by the time of our last visits had ... Thinking back, trying to locate in my life other moments of that ...
Author: John Updike
Publisher: Penguin UK
A beautiful, moving collection of short stories, in many of which Updike revisits the haunts of his childhood from the vantage point of old age. In 'Fiftieth' old friends reconnect at a class reunion, and one of them is left wondering, 'What does it mean: the enormity of having been children and now being old, living next to death.' In the story 'The Full Glass' the protagonist describes somewhat ruefully the rituals of old age. Before going to bed, he raises his nightly water glass 'drinking a toast to the visible world, his impending disappearance from it be damned.' In 'Varieties of Religious Experiences' a grandfather, visiting his daughter in Brooklyn Heights, watches the tower of the World Trade Centre fall, and his view of a God is forever altered. Again and again in these memorable stories, Updike strikes to the heart, giving words to what is so often left unsaid. He is at once witty, devastatingly observant, touching - and, of course, a consummate storyteller. This is a collection that will be admired and cherished.
Reese cups at an unfortunate period of my life . My adolescence was just as miserable as yours . But we couldn't be so selfindulgent . Most of my life I've ...
Author: Moira Crone
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
In this collection of seven short stories, Moira Crone presents fresh writings about women, love, and strength. "Kudzu" is a tale of a girl's childhood in the stranglehold of American life. "The Brooklyn Lie" deals with a young woman's sexuality and body. The title story explores relationships and women's issues through a series of letters and narratives.
Author: Anton Pavlovich ChekhovPublish On: 2018-02-24
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Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Publisher: Palala Press
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I'll start telling the story of my life simply and calmly . And so we moved to Moscow ... But I keep on thinking : is it really worth telling the story of ...
Author: Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This collection brings together six of Turgenev's best-known `long' short stories, in which he turns his skills of psychological observation and black comedy to subjects as diverse as the tyranny of serfdom, love, and revenge on the Russian steppes. These stories all display the elegance andclarity of Turgenev's finest writing.Richard Freeborn was until recently Professor of Russian at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London.