Half Lies: A Half Bad story

A fresh brief tale from Sally eco-friendly, writer of the outstanding debut novel, Half Bad.

Meet Michele and Gabriel: younger Black Witches in a courageous new world.

Their mom used to be brutally murdered. Their father drowns his ache on the backside of a bottle.

They start a brand new existence in Florida, the place Michele meets a White Witch boy, however the divide among Black and White Witches is as harmful as ever. quickly Michele is stuck among love and loyalty, fact and lies.

Could falling in love be the deadliest mistake she's ever made?

Show description

The Legend of Good Women (Medieval Texts and Studies)

The long-awaited serious version of Chaucer's textual content brings jointly, for the 1st time, complete manuscript versions and the result of fresh paliographical and codicological paintings. The editors tackle the matter of distinguishing among authorial and scribal version, and the result of this exam problem conventional theories approximately Chaucer as a reviser. 
     The Legend of excellent Women is a poem within the type of a dream imaginative and prescient; the 3rd longest of Chaucer's works and is in all probability the 1st major paintings in English to take advantage of the iambic pentameter or decasyllabic couplets, which he later used through the Canterbury Tales.

Show description

Bluebeard's Egg and Other Stories

During this acclaimed selection of twelve tales, Margaret Atwood probes the territory of youth stories and the informal cruelty women and men inflict upon one another and themselves. She seems to be at the back of the wide-spread international of kinfolk summers at distant lakes, usual lives, and unforeseen loves, and he or she finds profound truths. A depression, teenage love is swept away by means of a Canadian typhoon, whereas a drained, middle-aged affection is rekindled by means of the spectacle of infrequent Jamaican birds; a potter attempts to return to phrases with the gang of poets who so smother her that she is pushed into the palms of her accountant; and, within the name tale, the Bluebeard legend is retold as an ironic story of marital deception. Stark and scathing now and then, funny and compassionate at others, "Bluebeard"'"s Egg" confirms once more Atwood's attractiveness because the pre-eminent chronicler of our instances.

Show description

A second treasury of Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran, writer of "The Prophet", is understood during the international because the immortal Prophet of Lebanon and the Savant of his Age. "A Treasury of Kahlil Gibran", which offered over one hundred thousand copies, resulted in a large call for for a sequel quantity. The call for has been met in "A moment Treasury of Kahlil Gibran".

In this impressive quantity Gibran's writing in his loved mom tongue, Arabic, were translated fantastically into Englis by way of his nice pal, Anthony Rizeallah Ferris. incorporated are 4 nice books: "The damaged Wings", an exquisitely smooth, poetic love tale; "The Voice of the Master", Gibran's awesome examine of his existence; "Thoughts and Meditations", containing Gibran's non secular message to the area; and "Kahlil Gibran: A Self Portrait", during which Gibran's greatness is printed via his letters.

Show description

Beautiful Blemish

By Kevin Sampsell

Kevin Sampsell likes secrets and techniques. within the brief tale assortment appealing Blemish, Sampsell dives deep into the human psyche to bare the layers of mystery hope, loneliness and desire buried in our hearts. The tales in appealing Blemish show an American voice that combines humor, experimentation, and unflinching pathos to complete influence.

Show description

Improper Stories

By H. H. Munro (Saki)

Eighteen deliciously traumatic stories by means of Saki, the Edwardian grasp of the quick tale. Saki's sharp satire pierces the well mannered veneer of state condominium events, searching meets, and evenings around the pianola. Wild beasts stampede throughout the drawing room, servants undergo murderous delusions and sinister childrens plot revenge on their elders. those witty, macabre and infrequently weird and wonderful tales reduce throughout the social conventions of the Edwardian higher periods.

Show description

Compression Scars: Stories

By Kellie Wells

The 11 tales in Kellie Wells's debut assortment disguise quite a lot of eccentric characters―from a tender lady experiencing her friend's unusual dying to a collection of opposite-sex conjoined twins. compelled to house the debilitating confines of the actual world―usually show up in a few form of deformity or disorder, from compression scars to mysterious blue skin―Wells's characters fight to go beyond their existential disappointments and locate a way and somebody to love.

In the name tale, Ivy and her ally Duncan fight to appreciate their mortality as Ivy learns of his in all likelihood deadly inner scarring brought on by a moped twist of fate. As Ivy says, "Things can get so unusual so fast," they usually often do in Wells's tales. yet Ivy and Duncan support one another get away their scary, tricky international, if in simple terms momentarily, via mind's eye, stable humor, and closeness.

"Godlight" addresses such a lot in particular the questions which are obtrusive in the entire tales: Do you think in God, and do you think in reincarnation? Jonas, the Hyatt Regency Hotel's live-in gentle bulb substitute guy, encounters varied characters―a baby who lives within the lodge and a girl who claims that her identification has been altered for the Witness defense Program―who think of those questions. in the meantime, Jonas is left thinking about what has rather turn into of his lacking daughter, Emma.

The actual global is introduced into query usually during this assortment, and in "My mother or father, Claire," we see what can take place while somebody attempts to go beyond it―and succeeds. in the course of a séance to arrive the narrator's past due mom, Claire reaches the spirit global and not actually returns. The narrator attempts desperately to retrieve Claire via a hilarious journey to the unique Animal Drive-Thru Paradise.

Compression Scars is an eloquent and unique assortment that vibrantly captures the eccentricities of either the typical and the out-of-this-world.

Show description

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories (Vintage Contemporaries)

The mythical writer’s first assortment in additional than ten years—and, eventually, the definitive one. A literary occasion of the top order.

pleasure Williams has been celebrated as a grasp of the quick tale for 4 many years, her renown passing as a given from one iteration to the subsequent even within the moving panorama of latest writing. And in the end the wonderful scope of her singular success is wear demonstrate: thirty-three tales drawn from 3 much-lauded collections, and one other 13 showing right here for the 1st time in booklet shape. Forty-six tales in all, some distance and away the main entire quantity in her lengthy profession, showcasing her crisp, stylish prose, her darkish wit, and her uncanny skill to light up our global via characters and occasions that think instantaneously bizarre and overseas and disturbingly familiar. Virtually all American writers have their favourite pleasure Williams tales, as do many readers of every age, and every one in every of them is offered here.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Wonders of the Invisible World

By Patricia A. McKillip

Pass via fairy stories into the magic of invisible worlds in those opulent tales through a liked delusion icon and writer of the vintage Riddlemaster trilogy. Patricia McKillip has encouraged generations of committed readers with enthralling stories which are as romantic as they're unforeseen. Her lush, spell binding narratives are as deliciously bittersweet because the best chocolate and as intoxicating because the most interesting wine.

The bewitching wonders provided the following contain princesses dancing with useless suitors, a knight in love with an professional of unique lineage, and fortune’s idiot stealing into the current rather than the long run. You’ll find a ravishing undine and her mortal bridegroom who's extra infatuated with politics than excitement, a time-traveling angel forbidden to interfere in Cotton Mather’s non secular ravings, a wizard seduced in his early life by means of the Faerie Queen returning with a treasure that's rightfully hers, and an overachieving teenage mage tricked into getting to know her precise identify very as regards to home.

Show description