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Summary: When Star Wars: A New Hope was first released in 1977, part of its appeal was that the world it presented felt alive. Landspeeders and starships were dirty. Droids broke down. And it was filled with cool, weird, and really weird background characters. (Really, just take a look around the Mos Eisley cantina.) Never mind Han, Luke, Leia, Darth Vader, and Obi-Wan. Who were these other guys? What...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Del Rey 2017

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Gautreaux, Tim

Summary: "A widely celebrated novelist gives us a generous collection of exhilarating short stories, proving that he is a master of this genre as well. Once again, "he reminds us," wrote The Miami Herald, "that great writing is a timeless art." After the stunning historical novels The Clearing and The Missing, Tim Gautreaux now ranges freely through contemporary life with twelve new stories and eight...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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Du Maurier, Daphne

Summary: Thirteen stories, some of which have only appeared in magazine form, that Du Maurier wrote when she was just beginning her career. Taken together, the collection demonstrates the growth of her storytelling skills.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

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Harris, Charlaine

Summary: "Principal Anne DeWitt knew her past could catch up with her, but she didn't expect it would make her late for school. Killing a man does take time though; so does disposing the body...if you do it right. After three relatively quiet years at Travis High School, it seems Anne is in danger of being exposed--even the baseball coach knows more about her former life than she ever imagined. Now, she...

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Publisher / Publication Date: JABberwocky Literary Agency, Inc. 2019

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Orner, Peter

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Summary: In his orchestral and moving new book, Peter Orner ... chronicles people whose lives are at inflection points. In forty-four compressed gems, he grips us with a series of defining moments. Whether it's a first date that turns into a late-night road trip to a séance in an abandoned airplane hangar, or a family's memories of the painful mystery surrounding a forgotten uncle's demise, Orner...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2019

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Summary: Presents a selection of the best works of short fiction of the past year from a variety of acclaimed sources.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

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Summary: "The O. Henry Prize stories 2019 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from the thousands published in literary magazines over the previous year."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2019

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Danticat, Edwidge

Summary: From the best-selling author of Claire of the Sea Light and Brother, I'm Dying, a long-awaited return to fiction: a gorgeous collection of stories about community, family and love; about the forces that pull us together or drive us apart--a book rich with vividly imagined characters, hard-won wisdom, and humanity. In these eight stories by widely acclaimed, prizewinning author Danticat--some of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2019

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Ford, Richard

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Summary: "A woman and man, parted a quarter of a century, reunite in a bar in New Orleans as the St Patrick's Day parade goes by. A divorced suburban dad helps his daughter pick out a card for her friend who's moving away. A group of friends in late middle age, all once promising, reunite for dinner when one of their number loses her husband, but the gathering splinters when bitter revelations about...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ECCO 2020

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Contents: Mr. Darcy's Christmas carol / Carolyn Eberhart -- Christmas present / Amanda Grange -- A Darcy Christmas / Sharon Lathan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Landmark 2010

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Summary: Presents a collection of stories from the "new weird" genre-- a overlap of science fiction, fantasy, and horror-- from some of its well-known writers, along with commentaries and a story featuring emerging authors within the genre.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tachyon Publications 2008

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Summary: Fifteen authors of Asian descent reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia, in short stories ranging from fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Summary: A collection of tiny stories and illustrations gathered online via the Hitrecord creative collective's web site.

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Publisher / Publication Date: !t Books/HarperCollins Publishers 2011

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Summary: "Here are sixteen lovely, powerful, intricate, and unexpected unicorn tales from fantasy icons including Garth Nix, Peter S. Beagle, Patricia A. McKillip, Bruce Coville, Carrie Vaughn, and more. In this volume you will find two would-be hunters who enlist an innkeeper to find a priest hiding the secret of the last unicorn. A time traveler tries to corral an unruly mythological beast that might...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tachyon 2019

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Hempel, Amy

Summary: "From legendary writer Amy Hempel, one of the most celebrated and original voices in American short fiction: a ravishing, sometimes heartbreaking new story collection - her first in over a decade. Amy Hempel is a master of the short story. A multiple award winner, Hempel is highly regarded among writers, reviewers, and readers of contemporary fiction. This new collection, her first since her...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

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Homes, A. M.

Summary: Published to overwhelming critical acclaim, this extraordinary collection of short stories established A.M. Homes as one of the most provocative and daring writers of her generation. Here you'll find the cult classic A Real Doll, the tale of a teenage boy's erotic obsession with his sister's favorite doll; Adults Alone, which first introduced Paul and Elaine, the crack smoking yuppie couple...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial 2001

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Oates, Joyce Carol

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Summary: In this work the author offers a collection of 11 previously uncollected stories, including a title piece that tracks the friendship between Elizabeth Short, famously known as the Black Dahlia, the victim of a markedly brutal murder in 1940s Los Angeles that remains unsolved, and her roommate, Norma Jeane Baker who became Marilyn Monroe.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2012

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Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: "From the shores of Africa to the bowels of a transatlantic ship to a voting booth in Mississippi to the jungles of Vietnam, all human connection is a matter of souls. In this stirring collection of short stories, Denise Lewis Patrick considers the souls of black men and women across centuries and continents. In each, she takes the measure of their dignity, describes their dreams, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Lab 2018

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Turtledove, Harry.

Summary: A famous naturalist seeks a near-extinct species of bird found only on the rarest of lands in "Audubon in Atlantis." A young American on a European holiday finds himself storming an enchanted German castle in "The Catcher in the Rhine." The philosopher Sokrates plays a key role in the Athenian victory over the Spartans in "The Daimon." Centaurs take a sea voyage aboard "The Horse of Bronze" to...

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Publisher / Publication Date: ROC 2010

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Vásquez, Juan Gabriel

Summary: "Lovers on All Saints' Day is an emotional book that haunts, moves, and seduces. Juan Gabriel Vasquez, the brilliant novelist, now brings his keen eye and rich prose to the themes of love and memory in these seven powerful stories"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2015

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Summary: In this follow-up to the acclaimed In the Company of Sherlock Holmes, expert Sherlockians Laurie King and Les Klinger put forth the question: What happens when great writers/creators who are not known as Sherlock Holmes devotees admit to being inspired by Conan Doyle stories? While some are highly-regarded mystery writers, others are best known for their work in the fields of fantasy or science...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2016

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Summary: "Seventeen stories by seventeen brilliant writers, inspired by seventeen paintings. That was the formula for Lawrence Block's two ground-breaking anthologies, In Sunlight or in Shadow and Alive in Shape and Color, and it's on glorious display here once again in From Sea to Stormy Sea. This time the paintings are exclusively the work of American artists, and the roster includes Harvey Dunn, John...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2019

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Austin, Ron A.

Summary: "In this semi-autobiographical, linked story collection follows the misadventures of Avery Colt as he struggles to survive in North St. Louis alongside his family. Learning the best way to slaughter a goat, rebuilding his family's corner market, and reckoning the weight of a revolver are a few of the challenges Avery faces. As he matures through each page, Avery takes control of his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Southeast Missouri State University Press 2019

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Driscoll, Jack

Summary: Ten stories mostly set in Michigan's northern lower peninsula, a landscape as gorgeous as it is severe. If at times the situations in these stories appear hopeless, the characters nonetheless, and even against seemingly impossible odds, dare to hope. These fictional individuals are so compassionately rendered that they can hardly help but be, in the hands of this writer, not only redeemed but...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2017

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