Night Patrol and Other Stories

Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN : 9780822314158
Pages : 285 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (314 users)

Download or read book Night Patrol and Other Stories written by Mikhail Kuraev and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents translations of three novellas, Captain Dikshtein, Night Patrol, and Petra on His Way to the Heavenly Kingdom, by the contemporary Russian screenwriter Kuraev. Though most of his settings are in the 1950s and 1960s, he is highly concerned with the effect of the Stalin era on modern Russia. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Last Summer and other stories

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 1491732695
Pages : 108 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (491 users)

Download or read book The Last Summer and other stories written by Patricia Bohl Wilhelm and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2014-07-14 with total page 108 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Rose Like No Other This is a book about a time when things were as they were. It was not fake. Bad things were bad and dealt with. There wasn't a constant dread. What happened was done with. It did not become an obsession The loss of the family fortune. Wars and abdications laid ruin to all trappings of wealth. The elders decided not to ever speak of what once was in the old country: the land in the Black Forest, the castle created by a family architect, the castle which is now one of the most famous tourist attractions, the abdication of a great uncle and the princess' arrival with the baron in Philadelphia. The wealth dispersed through real estate transactions in the well known buildings and businesses in New York City. Businesses were founded which prospered or foundered. Large families were born into the new world. Some, like William Blemly, thrived in real estate. Great discussion groups, forerunner of the coffee klatche which drew the intellectuals, the artists, writers, leaders of the new legacies.

You Are My Heart and Other Stories

Publisher : Two Dollar Radio
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ISBN : 0983247161
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (983 users)

Download or read book You Are My Heart and Other Stories written by Jay Neugeboren and published by Two Dollar Radio. This book was released on 2011-05-17 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Jay Neugeboren’s You Are My Heart is an object lesson in imaginative empathy and observational intelligence. His fiction for years now has had the courage to be quiet and careful and comprehensively humane, but it’s in no way slight. One of his great subjects has been the damage that even the most caring and thoughtful can inflict, and though these stories take place all over the world, they’re at heart about the difference between the America to which we aspire and the America in which we live." -Jim Shepard Jay Neugeboren is an award-winning short story writer who has been applauded as one of the most distinguished writers of our time. With this, his fourth collection of short stories, he returns to the form that earned him the reputation as a "master storyteller." From the secluded villages in the south of France, to the cattle crawl in the Valley of a Thousand Hills in South Africa, to the hard-knock adolescent streets of Brooklyn, Neugeboren examines the great mysteries and complexities that unsettle and comprise human relationships. In works that are as memorable, engrossing, and exciting as they are gorgeously crafted, Neugeboren delivers on his reputation as one of our pre-eminent American writers. Jay Neugeboren is the author of seventeen books, including two prize-winning novels (The Stolen Jew, Before My Life Began), two award-winning books of nonfiction (Imagining Robert, Transforming Madness), and three collections of award-winning stories. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Esquire, Virginia Quarterly Review, Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and Penguin Modern Stories. He is the only author to have won six consecutive Syndicated Fiction Prizes. He lives in New York City.

Game of Chess and Other Stories

Publisher : Alma Books
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ISBN : 0714547573
Pages : 257 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (714 users)

Download or read book Game of Chess and Other Stories written by Stefan Zweig and published by Alma Books. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When it is discovered that the reigning world chess champion, Mirko Czentovic, is on board a cruiser heading for Buenos Aires, a fellow passenger challenges him to a game. Czentovic easily defeats him, but during the rematch a mysterious Austrian, Dr B., intervenes and, to the surprise of everyone, helps the underdog obtain a draw. When, the next day, Dr B. confides in a compatriot travelling on the same ship and decides to reveal the harrowing secret behind his formidable chess knowledge, a chilling tale of imprisonment and psychological torment unfolds.Stefan Zweig's last and most famous story, 'The Game of Chess' was written in exile in Brazil and explores its author's anxieties about the situation in Europe following the rise of the Nazi regime. The tale is presented here in a brand-new translation, along with three of the master storyteller's most acclaimed novellas: 'Twenty-four Hours in the Life of a Woman', 'The Invisible Collection' and 'Incident on Lake Geneva'.

After the Fall and Other Stories

Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
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ISBN : 1543742157
Pages : 212 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (543 users)

Download or read book After the Fall and Other Stories written by Zhou Tai An and published by Partridge Publishing Singapore. This book was released on 2017-06-26 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fisherman cast adrift on a sea of oil. An angel trying to fly once more. An android call girl who wishes nothing more than to play the piano. These stories and more are part of this collection. In some, a world has fallen, but in its rebirth, hope, joy, and many other things can be found.

"Ogbanje" Twins and Other Stories

Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN : 1480975494
Pages : 224 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (48 users)

Download or read book "Ogbanje" Twins and Other Stories written by Keemholems Ojei and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on 2019-05-23 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Ogbanje” Twins and Other Stories By: Keemholems Ojei Ejime and Onyishi were born identical, and quite brilliant, twins. Their birth process was witnessed by their helpless, impoverished father in their sitting room. The twins survived, but their mother died just a few minutes after giving birth to them. This tragedy could have been a mirror of their mother’s nightmare a few nights before, in which she was in communication with her late father who laid a curse upon her. The pretty twins grew up motherless under the tutelage of their father, Chris, and a maid. Their excellent results in pure sciences in their final high school exams catapulted them into the limelight from obscurity. They secured double scholarships from the state and federal government to study Electronics/Computer Engineering and Medicine respectively, in Cambridge University, Massachusetts, USA. But, by the impulse of man’s inhumanity to man, the influence of fate and what appeared like the “Ogbanje” spirit, wriggled out their ugly heads, and needed God’s urgent intervention. In this direction, the awkwardness of man’s wickedness to man dimmed a somewhat bright light.

The Long Journey and Other Stories

Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
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ISBN : 1457501201
Pages : 120 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (457 users)

Download or read book The Long Journey and Other Stories written by D. Mills and published by Dog Ear Publishing. This book was released on 2011-04-01 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: About the Cover This simple sketch is over 100 years old. It hung in the farm house I was raised in as a small boy. The artist was a relative on the Jackson side of my family tree. The original sketch now hangs in the cabin where I live. My grandmother tried to explain the meaning of the sketch to me when I was eight years old, but it was way over my head. Now that I have entered the final chapter of my long journey, I look at the sketch a lot differently than I did when my grandmom talked to me about it so long ago. The old man is not only old but very wise. The sweet, mellow smell from his pipe is now an integral part of him. The fragrance of Spring completely surrounds the young girl. As she tells him about his upcoming long journey, you can see the slight smile on his face. He knows his next journey will be soon and very short. I suspect that he will give her very little advice. He knows that unraveling the mysteries and finding your own answers are what make our long journeys worthwhile. Poppy About the Stories You may find some of them are sad, some funny, and some a little mysterious. However, I hope they rekindle and stir emotions you have hidden deep inside you-for a very long time.

The Praetor and Other Stories

Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 1434446360
Pages : 276 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (434 users)

Download or read book The Praetor and Other Stories written by Aurel Stancu and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2013-05-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The thirty-two stories in this new collection reflect the differences between man's real self and the various masks he has to wear in a Romanian society that vacillates between nostalgia for its communist past and restrained optimism about its capitalist future. The characters, who are taken from all walks of life, face constant political intrigues, moral dilemmas, and/or family crises. They must find a way to fit their own life stories, however insignificant, within the often ruthless history of their native land. Written in a journalistic style, and based very loosely on incidents that the author encountered while working for a local newspaper, these stories are filled with unexpected twists and turns, pathos, and small glimpses of average and extraordinary people coping with real-life crises. Gripping tales from Eastern Europe!

The Legend of Capreol Red: And Other Stories from a Railroad Town

Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
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ISBN : 1257415972
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (257 users)

Download or read book The Legend of Capreol Red: And Other Stories from a Railroad Town written by Matthew Del Papa and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2014-05-18 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of eighteen short stories written in homage to the glory days of rail. Fictionalized from true stories (with the facts suitably altered to protect the innocent and not so innocent alike) these stories are light and readable.

The Education of Santiago O'Grady and Other Stories

Publisher : Palibrio
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ISBN : 1463392532
Pages : 296 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (463 users)

Download or read book The Education of Santiago O'Grady and Other Stories written by Michael J. Merry and published by Palibrio. This book was released on 2014-09-23 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a book of nine short stories and novellas. The title novella, The Education of Santiago O’Grady, tells the story of a young man who learns about life and the philatelic business working at his country’s posts and telegraphs. In The Major, an ex-military officer meets a former subordinate. A British Army corporal barters bullets for gold in A Few Won’t Do Any Harm, and in Very Professional, bank robbers use an unusual method to escape the police. A chaplain clashes with the colonel’s wife in The Chaplain, and Wrecked tells the story of two boys shipwrecked during a scuba outing. The Zone is a personal account of life in the Panama Canal Zone 1959/62. The Hand tells how a young man records the history of an indigenous people, and Across a Crowded Room tells of strangers meeting at an embassy reception.

Small Science: Baracktrema Obamai And Other Stories Of A Life In Parasitology & Higher Education

Publisher : World Scientific
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ISBN : 9811239169
Pages : 284 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (811 users)

Download or read book Small Science: Baracktrema Obamai And Other Stories Of A Life In Parasitology & Higher Education written by Thomas Reid Platt and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2021-06-10 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Long, thin, and cool as hell' was how parasitologist Thomas Platt described the new genus and species of trematode (Baracktrema obamai) he named in honor of the 44th USA president and his 5th cousin, Barack Obama. The story of Baracktrema was picked up by over 200 news outlets worldwide, providing a fitting swansong to an illustrious career revisited in this part-personal and part-scientific memoir.Platt's road to success was not initially smooth. Faced with a brutal tenure rejection at the start of his career, he was told that 'You are not the type of person we want to invest in for the next 30 years.' After a brief stint in the business world, Platt bounced back in spectacular fashion by embarking on a successful 28-year career at Saint Mary's College in South Bend, Indiana. He traveled extensively in search of new species of parasitic worms, from neighboring Costa Rica to the far-flung reaches of Australia and Malaysia. His love of turtles and their parasites led to the discovery of 30 new species, 11 new genera, and international recognition. He provides perspectives on the places and people encountered along the way, details of interactions with wildlife, as well as interesting and accessible insights into parasite behavior in the external environment and with their hosts.SMALL SCIENCE is an inspiring story of an unexceptional high school student's path through college, graduate school, the academy, and a successful research career in 'small science' — the science of parasites, and the science of work accomplished in the margins, in the time carved out from a heavy teaching load, committee assignments, and mentoring dedicated undergraduate women in the joy of scientific discovery.

Fear and Other Stories from the Pulps

Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
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ISBN : 1592242375
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (592 users)

Download or read book Fear and Other Stories from the Pulps written by Abdullah Achmed and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2005-08-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Achmed Abdullah's name was once synonymous with adventure. He published dozens of novels and hundreds of short stories in the pulp magazines of the early 20th century, thrilling millions of readers throughout the world. He wrote with authority about exotic peoples and places because he had lived a life filled with adventure, serving in the British army and travelling extensively to exotic locales before settling down to a literary career. Here is the first new book of Adbullah's stories in almost seventy years, sampling a broad range of his work. "A Charmed Life" tells of one life-changing night in India, when a white man glimpses and beautiful woman in danger and acts to rescue her. "Framed at the Benefactor's Club" is a fascinating, intricately plotted mystery set in Manhattan. "The Yellow Wife" is a chilling look at Chinese life in Chinatown. "Bismallah!" is a light adventure in Africa, as crooked traders try to put a successful rival company out of business. "Light" is a surprisingly effective supernatural tale. "A Yarkand Survey" tells the story of a corrupt governor who is sent on a survey mission that might cost him his life -- if he isn't careful! And "Fear" is the tale of two thieving white men in Africa and the weird fates that awaited them. Ranging from mystery to adventure to outright horror, from the streets of New York to the rooftops of Calcutta, from London's Chinatown to the jungles of Africa, here are tales of men caught up by plots and mysteries beyond their wildest imaginings! Features a new introduction by pulp scholar Darrell Schweitzer.

Psychology and Other Stories

Publisher : Biblioasis
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ISBN : 192684551X
Pages : 300 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (926 users)

Download or read book Psychology and Other Stories written by C. P. Boyko and published by Biblioasis. This book was released on 2012-10-23 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: FINALIST FOR THE ETHEL WILSON FICTION PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE VICTORIA BUTLER BOOK PRIZE “C.P. Boyko's second offering is brilliantly bold. Playful and dire and scholarly all at once, Psychology may well be the most audaciously original collection of Canadian fiction, ever. Mr. Mustard alone is worth the price of admission.”—Bill Gaston, author of Mount Appetite “Very revealing.”—Hubert T. Ross, PhD, PsyD, DPsy Psychologists are people we admire and resent. At best, they’re compassionate detectives of the human soul, healers and diagnosticians, assessing the internal machinations that structure our lives and behavior. At worst, however, they’re smug, hyper-educated, bombastic, yappy, socially deaf, thrice-divorced and twice-separated spouse-swapping cat-torturing perverts. Plus, they’re all in this book. And so are their patients. C.P. Boyko’s Psychology and Other Stories is replete with analysts, attorneys, criminals, Freudians, wardens, and self-help gurus. From Dr. Pringle’s treatment-resisting young patient in “Reaction-Formation” to the philandering forensic psychiatrist of “The Blood-Brain Barrier,” Psychology is a droll dissection of industry archetypes—as well as a brilliant study of mental illness, mental health, and the people who try to tell them apart.

The Cold Equations & Other Stories

Publisher : Baen Books
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ISBN : 0743436016
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (743 users)

Download or read book The Cold Equations & Other Stories written by Tom Godwin and published by Baen Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new anthology featuring the work of Tom Godwin includes the controversial, critically acclaimed title story "The Cold Equations," about a pilot on an emergency mission to a doomed colony who is confronted with a horrible choice, as well as the full-length novel Space Prison. Original.

Teeka and Other Stories

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595252567
Pages : 268 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (595 users)

Download or read book Teeka and Other Stories written by Ferrell Rosser and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2002-10-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Short stories of fantasy and horror. Monsters and heroes, demons and ghosts, they are all here, as well as other characters of fantasy, both familiar and strange. Placed in both otherworldly and contemporary settings, these tales of heroic fantasy and disturbing horror are meant to frighten, delight, and provoke the imagination. Satire, humor, and off beat thoughts abound.

The Watchdog and Other Stories

Publisher : Notion Press
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ISBN : 1645872726
Pages : 170 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (645 users)

Download or read book The Watchdog and Other Stories written by Ashish Khetarpal and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2019-07-09 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This rare constellation of varied literary themes both troubles and surprises the reader with its intruding narrative and its vast swathe of picturesque fabric. Swinging between the natural and the supernatural, its characters are not easy to judge since most of them bear the same name of Kabir. By not forcing new names with each subsequent story, the reader is forced to see the same character in his different lives and avatars – so that he may not judge one without sympathizing with the other, and may not condemn one without lauding the other. In The Watchdog, Kabir is a coarse ‘one-legged faint-hearted villain’ during the times of the Raj, who despises the order of the world, whereas, in The Prophecy, he’s forced to listen to a chiromancer as he interprets the hidden meanings in the lines of his palm; The Wall Phone and the Stack of Letters is a Sufi love story over a telephone; and, in the French city of Chandigarh, [a] Blind Man…sells cigarettes; there is Little Kabir, who is a thief and also a bibliophile; and there are others. Who will you judge, laud or condemn when it can very well be the same person?

Ward Number Six and Other Stories

Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 9780192837332
Pages : 249 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (837 users)

Download or read book Ward Number Six and Other Stories written by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 1998 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing towards the close of the nineteenth century, Chekhov - himself a country doctor - recorded in his fiction the symptoms of a diseased society. The seven stories collected here are a bleakly savage indictment of a society paralysed by spiritual malaise, and morbidly conscious of evils which can neither be killed nor cured. This volume also contains an Introduction by Ronald Hingley.