Davidson takes it upon himself to rescue the soul of their neighbor downstairs from second cabin—the insolent, carousing, and inimitable Miss Sadie Thompson. An ebook short. A vintage shorts “short story month” Selection While stranded waiting for their ship to be released from quarantine, Dr. But, things take a dreadful and unexpected turn when Mr.
Stone Mattress: A Story Kindle Single A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - Single, reasonably near his grave, ordinary, and attracted to her like all the others—Bob is all-too-easy prey for Verna’s merciless revenge. An ebook short. . But, instead of finding another wealthy suitor, Verna finds unwitting Bob, the first man to have ever wronged her. Stone mattress, grotesque, ” from her collection of the same name is witty, and utterly hilarious—an exemplar of Atwood’s tremendous capacity for capturing our darkest impulses on the page.
Stone Mattress: A Story Kindle Single A Vintage Short #ad - Verna, aging widow, boards a cruise ship bound for the Arctic in search of her next husband. The last four had suffered regrettable tragedies and left Verna wickedly wealthy in their wake. A vintage shorts “short story month” selectionthe author of such towering novels as The Handmaid’s Tale, and Oryx and Crake, The Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood proves her imaginative prowess dazzles just as vividly in her short fiction.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A Story A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - A vintage shorts “short story month” selection With hardly any notice, foolish and plain housekeeper Johanna flees her employer and sets off to find the man she’s fallen in love with. So, who will johanna find when she steps off her train with the household furniture in tow? Alice Munro is the universally celebrated master of the contemporary short story, the Chekhov of our time.
An ebook short. Little does she know that her correspondence with him has been a complete fabrication, a cruel teenager’s idea of a practical joke. Nowhere are her powers better on display than in this exquisitely crafted story exploring the wonderful and unexpected places where love, or the illusion of it, can lead.
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The Prophet's Hair A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - A vintage shorts “short story month” selection secular moneylender and manic collector of treasures, Hashim lives a life of gentle honor until he discovers, washed up to his private quay, a great relic: a silver pendant bearing a strand of the Prophet’s hair. Selected from rushdie’s collection of nine enchanting short stories, East West.
The Prophet's Hair A Vintage Short #ad - . From one of the most controversial novelists of the last century, smashing together cultures and worlds, “The Prophet’s Hair” vibrates with fantastical promise, fantasy with reality, world-renowned master of invention and allusion Salman Rushdie, into breathless and lush allegorical fable. An ebook short.
My Purple Scented Novel: A Short Story A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - I don’t deny there was wrongdoing. I stole a life, and I don’t intend to give it back. You may treat these few pages as a confession. ”. You will have heard of my friend the once celebrated novelist Jocelyn Tarbet, but I suspect his memory is beginning to fade. You’d never heard of me, the once obscure novelist Parker Sparrow, until my name was publicly connected with his.
My Purple Scented Novel: A Short Story A Vintage Short #ad - . To a knowing few, our names remain rigidly attached, like the two ends of a seesaw. A jewel of a short story from the author of Atonement and Nutshell—“My Purple Scented Novel” follows the perfect crime of literary betrayal, scrupulously wrought yet unscrupulously executed. Published to celebrate Ian McEwan’s 70th birthday.
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Hell-Heaven A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - A vintage shorts “short story month” selectionPranab Chakraborty was a fellow Bengali from Calcutta who had washed up on the shores of Central Square. Soon he was one of the family. From the winner of the pulitzer prize and the frank o’connor International Short Story Award, Massachusetts, the impossibilities of love, a staggeringly beautiful and precise story about a Bengali family in Cambridge, and the unanticipated pleasures and complications of life in America.
Hell-Heaven A Vintage Short #ad - Hell-heaven” is jhumpa lahiri’s ode to the intimate secrets of closest kin, from the acclaimed collection Unaccustomed Earth. An eBook short.
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The Shivering Kindle Single A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - United in a common loss, her ex-boyfriend, her life as a graduate student in the United States, Ukamaka is glad to have someone she can confide in about her home, and her ambitions. But, in her eagerness to discover a new friend in Chinedu, Ukamaka is slow to realize the tragic and desperate secrets he is protecting from her.
The Shivering Kindle Single A Vintage Short #ad - In this poignant, stirring short depicting the solitary lives that immigrants face in the United States, acclaimed author of Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie celebrates faith and the fragile ties that can grant salvation. An ebook short. A vintage shorts “short story month” selection on the day a plane crashed in Nigeria, Ukamaka lets into her apartment a neighbor in a Princeton sweatshirt she’d never met before to keep her company and pray.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love / Beginners A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - In this eshort, readers can compare both versions of this iconic work of fiction, gaining insight into Carver’s aesthetic and the foundations of the contemporary American short story. A vintage shorts “short story month” selectionfrom one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature, the story that launched a thousand homages, in word and film—a haunting meditation on love and companionship, and finding one’s way through the dark.
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Available to readers for the first time since its initial publication, this is a wry and moving story by an American master. She is wickedly good. John updikelook for clock Dance, the charming new novel from Anne Tyler, available this July.
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz Kindle Single A Vintage ShortVintage #ad - A vintage shorts “short story month” Selection The fantastical story by beloved Jazz Age writer, F. Scott fitzgerald—a dark and gleaming fairy tale about the excesses of wealth and the promise of the American West—selected from Fitzgerald’s exuberant collection, Tales of the Jazz Age. On a summer break from his New England education, John T.
. An ebook Short. Unger of hades, accompanies a new friend to his father’s private estate—a hidden palace carved out of one solid diamond mountain where extravagance knows no bounds, and everything feels a spectacular dream to modest Unger until he discovers the frightful lengths to which the family will go to protect their secret and their treasure.