Stories of Your Life and Others

Stories of Your Life and Others

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

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 9781931520898

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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.
Categories: Fiction

To Live Your Life and Other Stories

To Live Your Life and Other Stories

I was orphaned early in life and like many country orphans , I started my working life herding . Well , I saw my fill of our local beauty spots , I couldn ...

Author: Виктор Астафьев

Publisher:

ISBN: 5050024331

Category: Short stories, Russian

Page: 266

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Categories: Short stories, Russian

Love of Life and Other Stories

Love of Life and Other Stories

But first they pay me, my seven hundred and fifty dollars a month. Also, they make me a present of one thousand dollars. And that was the year that Sitka ...

Author: Jack London

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785876927842

Category: History

Page: 458

View: 392

Categories: History

Life Strife Other Stories

Life  Strife   Other Stories

Twilight Years Of My Life It feels like I'm in the twilight years of my life, But at just 26 it feels right. Gave up drinking, To concentrate more on ...

Author: John Badham

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781447823018

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

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TEN YEARS WORTH OF POETRY. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AS IT COVERS A DEVIRSE AMOUNT OF GENRES.
Categories: Poetry

Riffraff and other stories about the nomadic life of a Texas oilfield brat

Riffraff and other stories about the nomadic life of a Texas oilfield brat

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

ISBN: 9781503572508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Chimpanzee Man and Other Stories

Chimpanzee Man and Other Stories

nothing wonderful ever going to happen to me, come into my life? Sometimes I wish I could do something marvelous, heroiciget out of my daily grind, my rut.

Author: Dominick Ricca

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477143582

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

View: 862

Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Day They Took My Uncle and Other Stories

The Day They Took My Uncle  and Other Stories

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

ISBN: 0875652352

Category: Fiction

Page: 234

View: 344

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.
Categories: Fiction

Him With His Foot In His Mouth and Other Stories

Him With His Foot In His Mouth and Other Stories

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

ISBN: 9781623730352

Category: Fiction

Page: 294

View: 372

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.
Categories: Fiction

The Cop and the Anthem and Other Stories

The Cop and the Anthem and Other Stories

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

ISBN: 9780241448892

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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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.
Categories: Fiction

My Very Last Possession and Other Stories

My Very Last Possession and Other Stories

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

ISBN: 0765604280

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 874

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.
Categories: Fiction

The Golfing Life of Jock Kirkcaldy and Other Stories

The Golfing Life of Jock Kirkcaldy and Other Stories

“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

ISBN: 9781839752292

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 298

View: 495

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.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

How to Write a Dirty Book and Other Stories

How to Write a Dirty Book and Other Stories

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

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468563858

Category: Fiction

Page: 180

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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.
Categories: Fiction

My Father s Tears and Other Stories

My Father s Tears and Other Stories

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

ISBN: 9780141924557

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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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.
Categories: Fiction

The Winnebago Mysteries and Other Stories

The Winnebago Mysteries and Other Stories

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

ISBN: 0914590693

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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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.
Categories: Fiction

My Life and Other Stories

My Life  and Other Stories

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

Author: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1378667433

Category: History

Page: 262

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Categories: History

First Love and Other Stories

First Love and Other Stories

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

ISBN: 0192836897

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 277

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.
Categories: Fiction

The Lonely Poet and Other Stories

The Lonely Poet and Other Stories

How have the last dozen or so years of my life been? Others have made it miserable without exception, starting from my obnoxious relatives to my insensitive ...

Author: Branka Cubrilo

Publisher: Speaking Volumes

ISBN: 9781628153514

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 819

Categories: Fiction