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Book: The Irishman&Other Stories by Stephen Hazlett
Stories of people and family, of the lives, loves and tragedies of these Irish and Scots in America, and of their sons and grandchildren. "The Irishman," a man with a youthful secret left behind in the auld sod of Ireland, the secret discovered by his son who chases the truth of it back to the old country. "My Father's Son," a boy who finds himself growing into the man who was his difficult [...]
 
Book: Mothers, Sons, Beloveds, and Other Strangers - A collection of short stories by Janie Dempsey Watts
Fifteen short stories by novelist Janie Dempsey Watts including "Erice," William Faulkner-William Wisdom finalist. Set in the South, California, and Europe, these stories feature characters facing inner and outer journeys that often do not go as expected. Why did Sadie's mother run away? And when will she return? Must a teenage girl learn the truth about her daddy the hard way? Why must a bride's [...]
 
Book: Sliding Past Vertical by Laurie Boris
Sarah loves Boston. The feeling isn't mutual. After a run of bad luck, bad timing, and bad choices, the graphic artist scuttles back to the college town where best friend Emerson lives. She hopes the change of scene will change her fortune. Emerson, still in love with her, wonders if the move means something altogether different. But Sarah's hasty decisions often end in disaster. How long can he [...]
 
Book: Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot by J.D. Holiday
In Stories And Imaginings For The Reading Spot, A Short Stories Collection For Adults, find amusing stories and characters from Anne and Romanoff's naughty pack, Stephanie finding trouble with a wounded cat and a remorseful landscaper; and the beach cottage that brings Cheney's nightmares of the Sci Fi warrior into focus and more! The Cemetery Affair ~ This is a tales from here to eternity about [...]
 
Book: These Islands Here - Short Stories of the South Pacific by Bronwyn Elsmore
Literary-fiction inspired by life in the South Pacific. These 32 tales reflect life, events and conditions in the islands and nations of the South Seas-Polynesia, particularly Aotearoa-New Zealand - aka Land of the Long White Cloud, Down Under, Kiwiland. Together they present the varied facets of living in this region of the globe - pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph [...]
 
Book: Chewed Confessions by Cheryl Kirwan
What if each piece of discarded gum could tell the story of how it got there? Chewed Confessions, a series of thought-provoking linked short stories by Cheryl Kirwan, uses this inventive supposition to share a variety of human experiences, as related by the animated stick of gum that traveled with each person on a given day. From this intimate vantage, these humorous, heartfelt stories together [...]
 
Book: Where The Dog Star Never Glows by Tara Lynn Masih
In this impressive debut collection, Tara Masih shows an intimate sense of understanding her characters' innermost feelings, creating a memorable map of diverse characters that span the globe and several eras. Ghosts dance, butterflies swarm, men crystallize, the sun disappears, and water plays a role in both destruction and repair of the soul. With an unflinching eye, a mythical awareness of the [...]
 
Book: Wisdom of Fools - Stories of Extraordinary Lives by Phil Harvey
Phil Harvey's dramatic short stories have received high praise, winning the Antietam Review award, as well as being nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His fiction has appeared alongside some of the best contemporary short story writers in over a dozen literary magazines, including Phantasmagoria, The MacGuffin, Natural Bridge, and the Dos Passos Review. His first novel, Show Time, was hailed as "a [...]
 
Book: THE TROUSERS Parables for the 21st Century - Short Wisdom Stories by Shlomo Kalo
People have always loved parables. Parables provided a refreshing look at various situations, they handed down wisdom, and there was always the fun in revealing the truth that these stories were pointing at. In a unique blend of inspiration and imagination, prolific writer and Nobel Prize nominee, Shlomo Kalo, brings readers of all ages new, fascinating parables for modern day living in a hectic [...]
 
Book: The Man Who Built Boxes and other stories by Frank Tavares
"Each story is a minor masterpiece of the writer's craft." Midwest Book Review In these twelve stories, you'll meet a remarkable cast of complex, quirky characters tangled up in the limits they've put on their lives. Driven by love or loneliness, like the man in the title, they've boxed themselves in. Frank Tavares tells their stories with humor and compassion. And while the themes may be [...]
 
Book: The Meaning of Children - Stories by Beverly Akerman
Organized into three sections--titled "Beginning," "Middle," and "End"--the 14 stories in this collection approach the complexities of being human during those three distinct but interdependent stages of life. The author combines emotional depth and literary appeal to view the world through the eyes of children, the sorrow and satisfactions of the child-bearing years, and the culmination of life [...]
 
Book: Witnesses and Troublemakers by Richard French
Gray Cloud said: "I'll do what I can to make the woodland a happy place to be." This is the fourth volume in a series called "Witnesses". It consists of several narratives that have to do with warfare and the aftermath of war. The editor Stephanie Markham continues her search for framing narratives to accompany stories by the writer Paul Kingsley. She also keeps on with her campaign to end the [...]
 
Book: Seven Eleven Stories - Volume 1
This is the first anthology of a periodical of stories based around convenience store phenomena. Have you ever visited a store late at night and had the feeling you were stepping into another dimension? Have you personally worked at a convenience store, and experienced things your felt worth retelling, whether as a humorous anecdote, or a near-miss dangerous situation? This is the heart of our [...]
 
Book: Petty Offenses and Crimes of the Heart by Mitchell Waldman
PETTY OFFENSES AND CRIMES OF THE HEART includes stories of ordinary people engaged in ordinary lives until betrayals, accidents, and misfortune put the puzzles of their weak choices and unfair chance into stark relief, leaving them with a kind of clarity they may have been happier not to have. Threads of danger and emotional trauma run through the fourteen stories in this collection. In crime, [...]
 
Book: Testimonies (Witnesses Book 3) by Richard French
Warfare. Plague. Political Corruption. Faith and Love. "Testimonies" is the third novel in a series called "Witnesses". It consists of several narratives - one about a young couple who live three centuries in the future, three stories that feature soldiers in the recent past, and a novella about a disgraced government official at the turn of the 20th century. In easier times, these people decided [...]
 
Book: Devotional - Erotic Stories from the Sensual Mind by Phil Harvey
Award-winning author Phil Harvey is the president of Adam & Eve, one of the world's leading suppliers of sex toys, adult films, and condoms. Because a substantial amount of "the sex factory's" profits are devoted to financing family planning worldwide, Mother Jones dubbed Harvey a "hard-core philanthropist." This timeless romance anthology features short stories about love and sensuality from one [...]
 
Book: Wake Not the Hangman by Deborah Leigh
"...palpable atmosphere and...seat-gripping suspense scenes. Energetic and spirited storytelling make this...an entertaining read." - Kirkus Reviews "...thrilling ... Engaging from the start, Leigh pushes the story forward with exciting force, particularly with her crisp, clean sentences that shine with vivid detail. With great perception, Leigh masterfully develops her characters...with honest [...]
 
Book: The Prisoner of Chillon and Scattered Short Stories by Erik D Weiss
I'm an independent fiction writer and military historian, presenting my first compelling collection of short stories. I'm a devotee of literature, history, art, and music, and feel that I have merged these interests into this varied collection. The cornerstone work, The Prisoner of Chillon, is a fictionalized rendering of Byron's famous prisoner. The Factory is a totalitarian allegory which takes [...]
 
Book: Drawing Breath by Laurie Boris
Art teacher Daniel Benedetto has cystic fibrosis. At thirty-four, he's already outlived his doctor's "expiration date," but that doesn't stop him from giving all he can to his students and his work. When he takes on Caitlin, his landlady's daughter, as a private student, the teen painter watches in torment as other people, especially women, treat Daniel like a freak because of his condition. To [...]
 
Book: Strange Love / Romance Not For Sale - Short Stories by Nowick Gray
Love stories from the twilight zone, these contemporary fairy tales of magic realism expose the dark and tender hearts of quirky characters seeking connection and redemption. Serving offbeat narratives, edgy realties, shifting identities, the stories blend the ironic with the erotic, nature and rural environments with the paranormal and surreal.
 
Book: Fairy Tales from the Land of Law by Jerri Blair
Short stories based on real life situations I encountered in the courtroom. I was known for thinking out of the box when it came to children's issues. It was my contention that the bond of love between child and adult is protected by the constitution. Obviously, the DNA that is what makes the biological relationship so unique is an important factor to consider in deciding the proper residence of [...]
 
Book: On Thin Ice - short stories of life and dating after 50 by Johanna Van Zanten
Adrienne's journey takes the reader from the discovery of passion and ecstasy in her twenties during the late sixties, to her first broken heart, from a her divorce, to her first dating experiences on line in her fifties, and so much more, until a reconciliation with the past and her future life end the collection on a positive and hopeful note. On Thin Ice is a novella of about 60,000 words in [...]
 
Book: Twists in the Tale - Collected ghost stories and psychological suspense (Let Storm Clouds Pass Book 5) by Raymond Nickford
Schizophrenic Sam Baldock says he 'hears' Beethoven calling him. For therapy, his doctor and daughter Joanne accompany Sam to the Beethoven Museum in Vienna, once the composer's apartment. Will lonely Joanne, at last, get closer - to her strange Dad ? Raymond Nickford has a degree in Psychology and Philosophy from University College of North Wales. Troubled souls, the lonely, his inspiration. [...]
 
Book: Six of One, Half Dozen of Another by Robert Lamb
Stories and poems from a lifetime of work by one of the South's foremost writers. Ranging in genre from reality to fantasy, the works show the development of a writer and his style from youth to maturity, with an afterword on the origins each. This book is an ideal companion to the author's highly regarded novels: Striking Out (A PEN/Hemingway nominee), Atlanta Blues (A Southern Critics Circle [...]
 
Book: Across the Water - Tales of the Human Heart by Phil Harvey
Across the Water is one of Harvey's most famous short story books, and it features Roberta's River, winner of the Antietam Review award. Phil Harvey has said, "We rarely recognize the extent to which human happiness requires struggle." Love and the relationships it spawns with children, for parents, among friends, and between neighbors are addressed in Across the Water, his best short story [...]
 
Book: It Doesn't Always Rain - A Collection of Literary Erotica by Tess Mackenize
Melissa is surprised when her boyfriend wants to watch her perform oral sex on other men. Naomi's boyfriend asks her to have a threesome with one of his friends. Bec moves back to her family farm in rural Australia, and is lonely and horny too, while Michelle moves to the suburbs, a long way from everyone she knows, and feels the same. Anna masturbates out of loneliness and boredom, and gets [...]
 
Book: Sicilian Defence by Alejandro Luque
A talented schoolboy struggles with unseen forces that rip his family apart; a hand-written note hidden in a hotel magazine has dire consequences for a relationship; a private detective hired to track a cheating fiance is faced with a life and death decision... These short stories provide a window on contemporary Sicilian life seen through the lens of the island's literary history. They reflect [...]
 
Book: Scribbler Tales (Volume One) by Mary Ann Bernal
"Scribbler Tales is a unique mix of genres in one anthology rich with tension, humanity and genuine emotion. Unconventional settings and unexpected twists are bound to leave you pondering long after you close this book." In Desperate Measures, Audrey learns of Paul's duplicity when human cloning experiments go awry. Forbidden Lore beckons Arianna and Ethan into a haunted cemetery where they are [...]
 
Book: Three Seasons - Three Stories of England in the Eighties by Mike Robbins
Three Seasons is a book of three novellas, unconnected with each other, but all set in the south of England in the 1980s. In Spring, a middle-aged Hull trawler skipper, his great days gone, has one last throw of the dice a South Coast port. In Summer, an ambitious young man makes his way in the booming Thames Valley property market, unconcerned with the damage he does to others. In Autumn, the [...]
 
Book: Half a Dozen Star Jumps by Helen J. Beal
A woodpecker who creates sculptures for the opera singer he adores, a sculpture that collects the thoughts of the people who touch him, ghosts of owls that portent death in the castle, a secret night-time visitor finding his own way to say goodbye, mobile phones that metamorphosize into fruit on the strike of midnight and help stitch a marriage back together and the last survivors on earth - on [...]
 
Book: Thirty Scary Tales - Creepy Horror Stories by Rayne Hall
Thirty creepy stories by Rayne Hall. This is subtle horror, atmospheric and unsettling rather than violent and gory. Some stories explore the paranormal, others probe into the dark corners of the human psyche. The frights may creep up on you and linger for a long time. This book is a compilation of volumes 1-5 of the Six Scary Tales books. It includes the acclaimed stories Burning and The Bridge [...]
 
Book: You Won't Remember This by Kate Blackwell
The twelve stories in Kate Blackwell's debut collection illuminate the lives of men and women who appear as unremarkable as your next-door-neighbor until their lives explode quietly on the page. Her wry, often darkly funny voice describes the repressed underside of a range of middle-class characters living in the South. Blackwell's focus is elemental on marriage, birth, death, and the [...]
 
Book: Spooky Stories by Kathryn Hollingworth
All of the short stories in this book have a supernatural or criminal element. One features a warning message, written in the condensation on a window by an unseen hand. There's a ghostly young woman rising from a river, a premonition, a spectre in a quarry, a haunted pub and much more besides; so read if you dare! Extract from the book: Trisha hated driving on the Barton road, even in the day [...]
 
Book: Ford At Valverde by Anita Melillo
One man's attempt at dodging the war while on a treasure seeking mission for gold, leads him on a quest that he never imagined possible. As he crosses state borders from North to South, he is hell bent on determining his own path, until circumstances continue to fuel his situation beyond his control. With each tacking pace of the train, he will eventually venture into the bayous of Louisiana [...]
 
Book: Return to Taylor's Crossing by Janie Dempsey Watts
Summer, 1959. In a small Georgia town, dairy worker Abednego Harris, 19, not only stands out for his skillful handling of bulls, but because of his color. When Lola James, 17, arrives to do day work for a nearby family, Abednego is smitten. As the young couple falls in love, racial tensions heat up, threatening their world. A violent attack tears them apart and spins their lives in different [...]
 


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