Category: Contemporary Short Stories

Die Liebe lebt: Das Familien-Weihnachtsbuch (German Edition) by Klaus Sauerbeck

By Klaus Sauerbeck

Ein Familienweihnachtsbuch? was once soll das denn sein? Nun, genau das, was once der identify sagt: Ein Buch für die ganze Familie.
Ein Buch mit Geschichten für jeden Tag der Adventszeit; heitere und ernste, kürzere und etwas längere, leise und eher laute. Für jeden etwas. Oder anders gesagt: Für die ganze Familie.
Ein Buch, in dem sie das Weihnachtsevangelium finden; die Geschichte jener großartigen Nacht von Bethlehem vor 2000 Jahren, wie sie die Bibel erzählt. Vielleicht haben Sie ja Lust, diese Geschichte gemeinsam in der Familie zu lesen; am Nachmittag des Heiligen Abend zum Beispiel, kurz, bevor das Christkind kommt.
Ein Buch mit Weihnachtselfchen? was once Elfchen sind, wird im Buch erklärt; wie guy welche schreibt, auch. Die ganze Familie schreibt Weihnachtselfchen und liest sie sich gegenseitig vor - ein wunderbarer Gedanke.
Ein Buch mit Weihnachtstheater? Ja! Theater kann guy nicht nur spielen, Theater kann guy auch lesen. Das kurze Stück lädt dazu ein. Es lädt dazu ein, es zu lesen und ein wenig nachzudenken über das Gelesene. Lassen Sie uns gemeinsam dafür Sorge tragen, dass Weihnachten anders gefeiert wird als in diesem durchaus kritisch gemeinten Theaterstück.
Am Schluss steht eine Versöhnungsgeschichte. Versöhnung mit einem, dem meiner Meinung nach großes Unrecht geschieht. Aber lesen Sie selbst.

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La piel de los tomates (Literatura nº 59) (Spanish Edition) by José Jiménez Lozano

By José Jiménez Lozano

Estudio preliminar de Guadalupe Arbona. 31 cuentos inéditos del Premio Cervantes de Literatura 2002. En cada uno de ellos "lo eterno se esconde en cualquier pliegue de l. a. narración, por lo que permiten renovar l. a. mirada y sorprender, donde menos lo esperemos y con los angeles forma más desconcertante, el susurro o el estallido de l. a. vida en su misteriosa belleza".

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As The River Flows : The HarperCollins Book Of Assamese by Ranjit Biswas

By Ranjit Biswas

A mom watches as her daughter, motive upon cleansing the home, attempts to throw away a loved piece of embroidered fabric; a father realizes that age is catching up with him while his kids s plans not comprise him; a rape sufferer attempts to settle right into a existence with no her husband; a serf reveals the braveness to face as much as the indignities he has to stand; an entire village is concentrated because the military come searching for a unmarried rebel.

As the River Flows brings jointly many of the most interesting modern brief tales from Assam which rank besides the easiest of Indian literature. With the wide range of types and content material, those tales supply us a glimpse into the lives of these residing beside the Brahmaputra. Spanning from the Fifties to the current, this assortment offers an eclectic mixture of recognized tales through writers who set the tone of recent Assamese tales as additionally those that have won from their pioneering efforts.

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What Gets Into Us by Moira Crone

By Moira Crone

In What will get Into Us, the recent selection of brief tales through Moira Crone, a curious baby discovers that a few think "the gods who made this international did not make it correct, and they're extraordinarily sorry approximately it." A nine-year-old woman is the single person who realizes that her mother's psychological disease has positioned the family's survival at stake. A shy African American girl confronts evil at once in a terrifying act of affection. A teenage orphan replaces a wayward son in a privileged yet unsatisfied relatives. a tender wood worker comes to a decision that if his child goes to be born correct, he'll need to devote a criminal offense and construct the realm anew.

Fayton, North Carolina, is a rural city during which we all know everybody else's enterprise. Crone explores this fictional panorama and its population from many angles. The tales keep on with the lives of guys and girls who grew up jointly in Fayton. jam-packed with memorable characters from numerous generations, this tale cycle evolves right into a chronicle of a quarter and its characters. via it, Crone meditates at the mixture of background and spirit that shapes souls and creates group.

From the views of its a number of protagonists—white and black, female and male, younger and old—we watch as Fayton involves care for the charged problems with race, feminism, southern traditions, and the unexpected adjustments wrought by means of economics and know-how. What will get Into Us is a strong tale cycle that resonates as deeply as a vintage novel.

Moira Crone is the writer of the radical Period of Confinement and collections of brief tales. 4 of her tales have seemed in New tales from the South: The Year's Best. This assortment contains her novella, "The Ice Garden," which received the 2004 William Faulkner/Wisdom Prize.

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Cuentos y fábulas de Lola Van Guardia (Colección libre) by Isabel Franc

By Isabel Franc

En este libro de relatos, Isabel Franc continúa desarrollando l. a. vena cómica que ya había aparecido en sus anteriores novelas. Algunos de los cuentos aquí recopilados, auténticos apólogos que funcionan como las fábulas clásicas, atacan, con su espíritu de exemplum, los estereotipos más rancios de una sociedad machista y homófoba en l. a. que tradicionalmente sus ciudadanas y ciudadanos no han podido vivir libremente su propia sexualidad, como los súbditos de los reinos imaginarios descritos en estas narraciones tradicionales con moraleja subvertida. l. a. autora nos cuenta en otros casos, con breves pinceladas, los avatares de una relación entre mujeres, el descubrimiento de los angeles pasión o los encuentros y desencuentros de pareja, hablándonos también de rupturas más o menos serenas y de enamoramientos fugaces. Algunos aforismos, un bestiario lésbico y una biografía gatuna cierran este volumen polimórfico, escrito con humor y sensibilidad.

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The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

By Viet Thanh Nguyen

From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, 2016

'A robust antidote to all of the fearmongering and lies available in the market . . . A wealthy exploration of human id, kinfolk ties and love and loss, by no means has a brief tale assortment been timelier' ***** 5 stars, the Independent

In The Refugees, Viet Thanh Nguyen provides voice to lives led among worlds, the followed fatherland and the rustic of delivery. From a tender Vietnamese refugee who suffers profound tradition surprise whilst he involves reside with homosexual males in San Francisco, to a girl whose husband is being affected by dementia and begins to confuse her for a former lover, to a woman dwelling in Ho Chi Minh urban whose older half-sister comes again from the US having probably entire every thing she by no means will, the tales are a charming testomony to the goals and hardships of immigration. the second one piece of fiction through an incredible new voice, The Refugees is a fantastically written and sharply saw e-book concerning the aspirations of these who go away one nation for one more, and the relationships and needs for self-fulfillment that outline our lives.


An Amazon most sensible e-book of the Month (Literature and Fiction)

'Nguyen's 8 heart-wrenching and hopeful tales must be required studying for each baby-kisser during this period of wall-building and xenophobia' the Guardian

'With anger yet no longer depression, with reconciliation yet no longer unrealistic desire, and with real humour that isn't used to decrease somebody, Nguyen has breathed existence into many unforgettable characters, and given us a well timed e-book focusing, within the phrases of Willa Cather, on "the gradual understanding of destiny in humans of allied sentiment and allied blood"' the Guardian

'Beautiful and heartrending' Joyce Carol Oates within the New Yorker

'[A] exceptional assortment . . . beautiful tales . . . Nguyen crafts dazzlingly lucid prose' the Observer

'Poignant . . . Nguyen writes such a lot movingly . . . the shape of the fast tale turns out to come back to Nguyen without problems' Financial Times

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A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William by Wendell Berry

By Wendell Berry

For greater than fifty years, Wendell Berry has been telling us tales approximately Port William, a legendary city at the banks of the Kentucky River, populated through the years via a solid of unforgettable characters dwelling in one position over many years. during this new assortment, the author’s first piece of latest fiction because the ebook of Andy Catlett in 2006, the tales date’s diversity from 1864, whilst Rebecca Dawe reveals herself in her personal mirrored image on the finish of the Civil warfare, to at least one from 1991 while Grover Gibbs’ widow, Beulah, attends the public sale as her domestic position is obtainable on the market.

It feels as though the full club, all of the Catletts, Burley Coulter, Elton Penn, the Rowanberrys, Laura Milby, the preacher’s spouse, Kate Helen department, Andy’s puppy, Mike, approximately each person returns with a narrative or , to fill within the gaps during this lengthy story. these simply now becoming a member of the club might be charmed. these who’ve attended sooner than may be enriched.

The tale of the group of Port William is likely one of the nice works in American literature. released within the author’s 78th yr, this assortment, the 10th quantity within the sequence, is the best social gathering to rejoice his large achievement.

"And so it’s all long gone. a brand new time has come. a number of ones of the outdated time continue religion and forestall by means of to determine me, Coulter and Wilma and some others. however the one I wait to determine is Althie. sounds like my complete existence now's lived less than the sensation of her hand touching me that day of the sale, and each day still.
I lie unsleeping within the evening, and that i can see all of it in my brain, th outdated position, the home, everything I took care of see you later. i presumed i would leave out it, yet I don’t. The time has long gone while I oculd do greater than fear approximately it, and that i claim it’s a load off my brain. however the innovations, nonetheless, are a type of company."
-- Beulah Gibbs

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Ancient Lineage and Other Stories (New Canadian Library by Morley Callaghan,William Kennedy

By Morley Callaghan,William Kennedy

A new number of tales by way of Canada's Hemingway, with an afterword through Pulitzer Prize--winner William Kennedy.

Morley Callaghan's literary circle incorporated Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Joyce. In a profession spanning greater than six many years, he released 16 novels and multiple hundred works of brief fiction. Bringing jointly greater than twenty-five tales from 5 diverse collections, Ancient Lineage and different tales confirms Callaghan's pre-eminent status.

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How Does A Single Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? by Doretta Lau

By Doretta Lau

Building at the good fortune of the adventure Prize-shortlisted identify tale, the tales of How Does a unmarried Blade of Grass Thank the Sun? current an up to date and eccentric new tackle what it capability to be Canadian. Lau alludes to the private and political histories of a few younger Asian Canadian characters to provide an explanation for their special views of the realm, artfully fusing natural fable and summary conception with heartbreaking reality.

Correspondingly, the book’s name refers to an interview with chinese language basketball big name Yao Ming, who while requested in regards to the Shanghai Sharks, the staff that formed his formative carrying years, spoke back, “How does a unmarried blade of grass thank the sun?” Lau’s tales function the kids and grandchildren of immigrants, transnational adoptees and multiracial adults who got here of age within the 1990s—all suffering to discover a spot within the Western international and utilizing the one language they recognize to specific their hopes, fears and expectations.

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The Beginning of the World in the Middle of the Night by Jen Campbell

By Jen Campbell

'ENCHANTING AND ILLUMINATING' Carys Bray, bestselling writer of A music For Issy Bradley
'THIS ebook is filled with personality AND MAGIC, and that i stumbled on MYSELF MESMERISED' Claire Fuller, bestselling writer of Our never-ending Numbered Days
'THESE tales ARE WEAVED jointly LIKE SILVERY FISHING NETS. LIKE SHIMMERING, JEWEL-BRIGHT WORLDS' Helen McClory

'These days, you'll find something you wish on the click on of a button.
That's why i purchased her center online.'

Spirits in jam jars, mini-apocalypses, animal hearts and part shows.
a woman runs a coffin resort on a distant island.
A boy is concerned his sister has souls.
a pair are rewriting the heritage of the area.
And mermaids are on reveal on the neighborhood aquarium.

The starting of the realm in the course of the Night is a suite of twelve haunting tales; smooth fairy stories brimming with magic, outsiders and misplaced souls.

'I'm excited about storytelling, and especially fairy stories. How people have consistently attempted to give an explanation for issues that they cannot potentially comprehend with, occasionally outrageous, tales' Jen Campbell

From the writer of Weird issues consumers Say in Bookshops sequence and The book place Book.

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