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Download E-books Thriller: Stories to Keep You Up All Night PDF

Lock the doorways, draw the colours, pull up the covers and be ready for Thriller to maintain you up all night. 

Featuring North America's most well known mystery authors, mystery used to be the 1st number of natural mystery tales ever released. Revisit those heart-pumping stories of suspense, together with thirty-two of the main seriously acclaimed and award-winning names within the enterprise. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart recognized to a couple of the most well liked new voices within the style, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify.

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Download E-books The Governess and Other Stories (Pushkin Collection) PDF

By Stefan Zweig

Those 4 tales illustrate the big variety of Zweig’s material relationship from particularly early in his occupation as a author of fiction (The Governess, rooted in an international of strict Edwardian morality), to overdue (Did He Do It?, virtually an English detective tale set close to bathtub, the place Zweig lived in exile). additionally The Miracles of lifestyles, set in 16th-century Antwerp in the course of the time of Protestant iconoclasm, and Downfall of a center either tackle the subject of anti-Semitism.

Pushkin assortment variations characteristic a spare, based sequence variety and more suitable, sturdy components. The assortment is typeset in Monotype Baskerville, litho-printed on Munken top class White Paper and notch-bound via the independently owned printer TJ foreign in Padstow. The covers, with French flaps, are published on Colorplan Pristine White Paper. either paper and canopy board are acid-free and wooded area Stewardship Council (FSC) qualified.

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Download E-books Honored Guest: Stories PDF

By Joy Williams

The 1st selection of tales in good over a decade by means of a author Ann Beattie has known as “one of our such a lot amazing storytellers,” and whom Bret Easton Ellis has named “the rightful inheritor to the mastery, genius, and poetry of Flannery O’Connor.”

These twelve tales additional pleasure Williams’s totally singular success, defined through the Washington Post as “poetic, aggravating, but very humorous . . . the brilliantly managed type expert via a strong religious vision,” and back exhibit her skill to discover, as Michiko Kakutani wrote within the New York Times, “the somber verities lurking underneath the flash and clamor of day-by-day life.”

Her landscapes succeed in from Maine and Nantucket to the Southwest and into Mexico and Guatemala, whereas the occasions hide a variety of human travail, from childrens confronting the loss of life of a mum or dad to folks as a substitute burying their very own younger, and many of the ways–comic, tragic, unnerving–we search to deal with diminishment and loss. And all of her characters are richly, idiosyncratically alive, in situations right now supremely bizarre and unusually like our personal.

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Download E-books Please Don't Be Upset PDF

By Brandi Wells

Please Don’t Be disappointed is a suite of fifteen completely rendered stories–lists, directions, yearnings, confessions, more–stories approximately imperfect moms and daughters, men and women, unusual tales approximately folded our bodies and stalking deer, tales in regards to the small, heartbreaking methods we fail one another, but hang so tightly.

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Download E-books Kalona's Fall: A House of Night Novella (House of Night Novellas) PDF

By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast

FROM WARRIOR AND LOVER TO ENEMY AND BETRAYER, THE bad secrets and techniques OF KALONA'S prior ARE REVEALED He was once guffawing together with her as he unfold his wings and lifted her from the floor, twirling her.
Nyx gasped and clutched his neck. Kalona tightened his palms round her.
"Trust me, Goddess. i'd by no means allow you to fall."

From the solar and from the Moon, winged brothers are born: golden Erebus, playmate and pal, and mysterious Kalona, Warrior and lover, partners of the Goddess Nyx.

From the 1st, Nyx loves them either deeply, yet otherwise. With Erebus, she will speak and snicker and dance, and take pleasure within the video games he performs one of the people of the Earth. With Kalona, the hearth in her physique burns vivid, and she or he can leisure within the solace of his power and defense. yet for Kalona, Nyx's nights aren't sufficient. each moment he's not together with her he's packed with doubt and longing, and each time he fails to thrill her, he can't forgive himself. governed via anger and jealousy of his brother, and fed on by means of his love for his Goddess, Kalona seeks the ability to turn out his worthy, and to assert as soon as and for all that Nyx forever belongs to him.

And on the edges of the Earth, a Darkness is stirring, awaiting its probability, for the entrance in via a middle that it is familiar with will welcome it…

With greater than 12 million books in print, rights offered in virtually 40 international locations, and greater than 3 years on The ny Times bestseller list―reaching as excessive as #1―the condo of evening sequence is a world publishing sensation. Now, the buzz maintains because the solid mother-daughter duo stocks the again tales of some of the home of Night's so much important―and mysterious―characters. In Kalona's Fall, the shadows in Kalona's previous will eventually come to light.

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Download E-books The Nick Adams Stories PDF

By Ernest Hemingway

From one of many twentieth century's maximum voices comes the total quantity of his brief tales that includes Nick Adams, Ernest Hemingway's memorable personality, as he grows from baby to adolescent to soldier, veteran, author, and parent—a series heavily paralleling the occasions of Hemingway's life.

The whole number of Ernest Hemingway's Nick Adams dozen tales are accrued the following in a single quantity, grouped jointly based on the most important time sessions within the protagonist's lifestyles. according to Hemingway's personal experieces as a boy and as a member of the pink move ambulance corps in global warfare I. the gathering follows Nick's lifestyles as a baby to dad or mum, besides soldier, veteran, and author and have a few of Hemingway's earliest paintings similar to "Indian Camp" and a few of his top recognized brief tales, together with "Big Two-Hearted River." excellent for longtime Hemingway enthusiasts and as an creation to 1 of America's most famed writers.

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Download E-books The Dead of Night: The Ghost Stories of Oliver Onions PDF

By David Stuart Davies, Oliver Onions

Advent via David Stuart Davies. Oliver Onions is exclusive within the geographical regions of ghost tale writers in that his stories are up to now ranging of their history and substance that they're no longer simply classified. His tales are powerfully charged explorations of psychical violence, their results heightened via particular personality stories graced with a strong poetic beauty. basically Oliver Onions is going for the cerebral instead of the jugular. although, make no mistake, his ghost tales in attaining the specified influence. They draw you in, enmeshing you of their unnerving and hectic narratives. This assortment comprises such masterpieces because the Rosewood Door, The Ascending Dream, The Painted Face and The Beckoning reasonable One, a narrative which either Algernon Blackwood and H. P. Lovecraft considered as the most potent and refined ghost tales in all literature. lengthy out of print, those vintage stories are a treasure trove of nightmarish gemstones.

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Download E-books Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self PDF

By Danielle Evans

Introducing a brand new celebrity of her new release, an electrical debut tale assortment approximately mixed-race and African-American children, girls, and males suffering to discover a spot of their households and communities.

When Danielle Evans's brief tale "Virgins" used to be released in The Paris Review in overdue 2007, it introduced the coming of an immense new American brief tale author. Written whilst she used to be purely twenty-three, Evans's tale of 2 black, blue-collar fifteen-year-old ladies' flirtation with maturity for one evening was once startling in its pitch-perfect exam of race, classification, and the transferring terrain of adolescence.

Now this debut brief tale assortment grants at the promise of that early tale. In "Harvest," a faculty student's unplanned being pregnant forces her to confront her personal emotions of inadequacy compared to her white classmates. In "Jellyfish," a father's faulty try and rescue a present for his grown daughter from an house cave in magnifies all he does not learn about her. And in "Snakes," the mixed-race daughter of intellectuals recounts the disastrous summer time she spent along with her white grandmother and cousin, a summer season that has unexpected repercussions within the present.

Striking of their emotional immediacy, the tales in Before You Suffocate your personal idiot Self are dependent in an international the place inequality is fact yet the place the insecurities of youth and younger maturity, and the tensions inside relatives and the group, are often the most important complicating forces in one's feel of id and the alternatives one makes.

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Download E-books Gut Instinct: A Taskforce Story, featuring an exclusive excerpt from THE WIDOW'S STRIKE (A Penguin Special from Dutton) (Kindle Single): A Taskforce Story, ... an Excerpt from Ghosts of War (Pike Logan) PDF

By Brad Taylor

Retired Delta strength officer Brad Taylor supplies an action-packed brief tale that units Pike Logan’s accomplice Jennifer Cahill opposed to a fellow Taskforce operator in a project that would placed their authority, careers, and blameless lives at the line.

Includes an excerpt of Brad Taylor's most recent Pike Logan novel, The Forgotten Soldier, on sale 12/29/2015. 

clean off of a brutal project with the Taskforce—a most sensible mystery counter-terrorist unit that operates outdoors the boundaries of U.S. law—Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill are nonetheless facing its aftereffects. along with his accidents at the mend, Pike is compelled to enable Jennifer take the lead while one other Taskforce group asks for her aid. but if her stint spying on ladies suspected of involvement in a terrorist plot leads her in one other path, the workforce chief won’t take her heavily. Butting heads with him charges them credibility, yet Jennifer won’t allow it pass. decided to discover the real objective, Pike needs to belief Jennifer’s instincts greater than ever. Being mistaken potential risking their reputations and destiny with the Taskforce, yet being correct capability keeping off a chance that no-one else can see. A hazard which may be greater than they could deal with.

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Download E-books Classical Arabic Stories: An Anthology PDF

Short fiction was once an immensely leading edge paintings within the medieval Arab international, delivering the best car for transmitting striking photos of existence and reports as early as pre-Islamic instances. those works additionally communicate to the urbanization of the Arab area after Islam, mirroring the bustling lifetime of the Muslim Arabs and Islamized Persians and reflecting the convinced stamp of an urbanity that had settled very staunchly after mammoth conquests. the entire noises and voices of the Umayyads and Abbasids are right here. one could style the flavour of Abbasid nutrition, witness the increase of slave ladies and singers, and event the satisfaction of country. analyzing those texts this day illuminates the vast spectrum of early Arab lifestyles and indicates the impacts and thoughts that flourished so vibrantly in medieval Arab society. the single source of its sort, Salma Khadra Jayyusi's Classical Arabic Stories selects from a powerful corpus, together with excerpts from seven seminal works: Ibn Tufail's novel, Hayy ibn Yaqzan; Kalila wa Dimna through Ibn al-Muqaffa; The Misers by means of al-Jahiz; The Brethren of Purity's The Protest of Animals opposed to Man; Al-Maqamat (The Assemblies) by means of al-Hamadhani and al-Hariri; Epistle of Forgiveness by means of al-Ma'arri; and the epic romance, Sayf Bin Dhi Yazan. Jayyusi organizes her anthology thematically, starting with a presentation of pre-Islamic stories, tales of rulers and different notables, and exciting narratives of risk and battle. She follows with stories of affection, faith, comedy, and the unusual and the supernatural. lengthy assumed to be the lesser success compared to Arabic literature's so much celebrated genre-poetry-classical Arabic fiction, lower than Jayyusi's cautious eye, eventually gets a formal debut in English, demonstrating its unprecedented contribution to the evolution of medieval literature and its refined illustration of Arabic tradition and life.

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