40 Short Stories Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

40 Short Stories

  • Author : Beverly Lawn
  • Publisher : Bedford/st Martins
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 031241305X

40 Short Stories Excerpt :

Gathering forty important short stories in a portable and economical format, the second edition includes even more of the fiction instructors want to teach and more of the help student readers need.

40 Short Stories Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

40 Short Stories

  • Author : Beverly Lawn
  • Publisher : Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Release Date : 2012-07-09
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 1457604752

40 Short Stories Excerpt :

40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a balanced mix of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features — such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms — are located in the back of the book so the focus can remain on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help students trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of classes, including introduction to fiction, composition, creative writing, or introduction to literature.

Forty Stories Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Forty Stories

  • Author : Dave Eggers
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141389325

Forty Stories Excerpt :

This collection of pithy, brilliantly acerbic pieces is a companion to Sixty Stories, Barthelme's earlier retrospective volume. Barthelme spotlights the idiosyncratic, haughty, sometimes downright ludicrous behavior of human beings, but it is style rather than content which takes precedence.

20 Under 40 Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

20 Under 40

  • Author : Deborah Treisman
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2010-11-23
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429918404

20 Under 40 Excerpt :

In June 2010, the editors of The New Yorker announced to widespread media coverage their selection of "20 Under 40"—the young fiction writers who are, or will be, central to their generation. The magazine published twenty stories by this stellar group of writers over the course of the summer. They are now collected for the first time in one volume. The range of voices is extraordinary. There is the lyrical realism of Nell Freudenberger, Philipp Meyer, C. E. Morgan, and Salvatore Scibona; the satirical comedy of Joshua Ferris and Gary Shteyngart; and the genre-bending tales of Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, and Téa Obreht. David Bezmozgis and Dinaw Mengestu offer clear eyed portraits of immigration and identity; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, ZZ Packer, and Wells Tower offer voice-driven, idiosyncratic narratives. Then there are the haunting sociopolitical stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Daniel Alarcón, and Yiyun Li, and the metaphysical fantasies of Chris Adrian, Rivka Galchen, and Karen Russell. Each of these writers reminds us why we read. And each is aiming for greatness: fighting to get and to hold our attention in a culture that is flooded with words, sounds, and pictures; fighting to surprise, to entertain, to teach, and to move not only us but generations of readers to come. A landmark collection, 20 Under 40 stands as a testament to the vitality of fiction today.

40 Short Stories We are Time Travelers Book

40 Short Stories We are Time Travelers

  • Author : Charles E Neuf The Time Traveler
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2019-08-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 9780359874866

40 Short Stories We are Time Travelers Excerpt :

This is a series of short stories written by the Writer/Storyteller/Time Traveler sharing his findings after visiting five different Worlds. Each World is a Chapter. Chapter One, will be covering a period of time from 1937, through World War Two and into the new age of the 1950's. An only child's perception of the world around him. Chapter Two, will be stories about the beginning of the 50's into the 60's. The Time Traveler will be growing into a different person than he was in the beginning. Chapter Three, The Time Traveler is a State Trooper. This will be a series of Police & Investigation Stories as the Time Traveler/Writer begins to change his beliefs. The world of the Time Traveler will change and he begins his travels into yet, another world, one most do not realize it exists. Chapter Four and Five, in these Chapters the Time Travelers enters the world of Greed, Deception, and selfness. It will be about truths about life, what it is, and how it relates to each person.

Sum Book
Score: 4
From 46 Ratings


  • Author : David Eagleman
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-02-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9780143172772

Sum Excerpt :

Sum is a stunning exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered- each presented as a vignette that offers a lens through which to see ourselves here and now. In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. The stories in Sum are rooted in romance, science, and awe: a mixture of death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that cuts through human nature at new and exciting angles.

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories Book

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories

  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2019-03-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141985626

The Penguin Book of Italian Short Stories Excerpt :

'Rich. . . eclectic. . . a feast' Telegraph This landmark collection brings together forty writers that reflect over a hundred years of Italy's vibrant and diverse short story tradition, from the birth of the modern nation to the end of the twentieth century. Poets, journalists, visual artists, musicians, editors, critics, teachers, scientists, politicians, translators: the writers that inhabit these pages represent a dynamic cross section of Italian society, their powerful voices resonating through regional landscapes, private passions and dramatic political events. This wide-ranging selection curated by Jhumpa Lahiri includes well known authors such as Italo Calvino, Elsa Morante and Luigi Pirandello alongside many captivating new discoveries. More than a third of the stories featured in this volume have been translated into English for the first time, several of them by Lahiri herself.

Playboy Stories Book

Playboy Stories

  • Author : Alice K. Turner
  • Publisher : Dutton Adult
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 609
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015032828827

Playboy Stories Excerpt :

An anthology of short stories that originally appeared in "Playboy" magazine presents tales by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Nadine Gordimer, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Bernard Malamud, John Updike, Tom McGuane, T. Corraghessan Boyle, and others

The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories Book

The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories

  • Author : Edward Archibald Markham
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173005189587

The Penguin Book of Caribbean Short Stories Excerpt :

Spanning the history of Caribbean writing, this meticulously compiled collection of 40 short stories includes pre-Columbian legends and myths from India and Africa, and many stories that are an evocative reminder of the turbulent history of the region. Authors featured include Andrew Salkey, Jean Rhys, V.S. Naipaul, Jamaica Kincaid, and Lawrence Scott, among others. A major anthology reflecting the diversity and richness of Caribbean writing.

The Power of Your Story Book

The Power of Your Story

  • Author : Alberto Sardinas
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Release Date : 2012-11-01
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 1480047147

The Power of Your Story Excerpt :

Each night, syndicated radio host Alberto Sardiñas takes phone calls from listeners who look to him as a friend with whom to share their personal stories of uncertainty, sorrow, happiness, and hope. His faithful listeners are confident they will receive the words of encouragement they need to carry on, and the advice they would get from a true friend.In "The Power of Your Story", the author shares 40 of the most compelling, real-life short stories told to him by his listeners as well as intimate experiences of his own. Discover the twists and turns these captivating narratives take you on, from stories like "Seven Years of Marriage and Six Years Without Sex" to "Proud to Be the Mistress". Or find out how Sardiñas made the biggest embarrassment of his life in front of a mere 15,000 people. Relationships and infidelity, health and family issues are some of the topics featured. Each chapter is followed by a conclusion that emphasizes the lesson and offers a space for reflection — under "Find the Power of Your Story" — that helps people face their life's everyday challenges. "There is nothing more powerful that brings us together than the unforgettable experiences we all have in common," says Sardiñas.

Sudden Fiction Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Sudden Fiction

  • Author : Robert Shapard
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 0879052651

Sudden Fiction Excerpt :

Gathers seventy stories by Paley, Hannah, Barthelme, Cheever, Updike, Tallent, Carver, Boyle, Williams, Oates, Hemingway, and Malamud

The Best American Short Stories of the Century Book
Score: 3.5
From 7 Ratings

The Best American Short Stories of the Century

  • Author : John Updike
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 868
  • ISBN 10 : 0395843677

The Best American Short Stories of the Century Excerpt :

With a new 1999 story added to the paperback volume, this collection of the best stories of the century includes some of the greatest names in literature as well as a few spectacular one-hit wonders. Reprint.

The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories Book

The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories

  • Author : Jane Urquhart
  • Publisher : Penguin Group Canada
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 728
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124068433

The Penguin Book of Canadian Short Stories Excerpt :

This stunning collection of 60 stories—over a century's worth of the best Canadian literature by an extraordinary array of our finest writers—has been selected and is introduced by award-winning writer Jane Urquhart. Urquhart's selection includes stories by major literary figures such as Mavis Gallant, Carol Shields, Alistair MacLeod, and Margaret Atwood, and wonderful stories by younger writers, including Dennis Bock, Joseph Boyden, and Madeleine Thien. This collection is uniquely organized into five parts: the immigrant experience, urban life, family drama, fantasy and metaphor, and celebrating the past.

Best Short Stories Book One Book

Best Short Stories Book One

  • Author : AZ Writers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1950105148

Best Short Stories Book One Excerpt :

"Best Short Stories Book One" by AZ Writers contains 40 captivating stories written by 37 different authors possessing an outstanding range of talent. Unlike many other Short Story collections, in this book, the reader will experience the writing voice and style of many authors. Whereas in most other collections the reader is confronted with a dozen or more Stories written by one author who writes stories with the same voice, the same style, and usually with the same plot, which after a story or two, become quite boring. Or, as in some other collections, the reader will find Stories written 100 years ago by authors who are no longer with us. In "Best Short Stories" by AZ Writers, the reader will find a contemporary multi-genre collection of Stories by dozens of authors who are still, as of this writing, on the green side of the grass. AZ Writers "Best Short Stories" include memoir stories, historical fiction, creative non-fiction, and many other well-written pieces that will amuse, intrigue and captivate the reader. A few of these stories may make you laugh, and a few may bring a tear to your eye. In this collection, you will find well-crafted stories with irony, sarcasm, adventure, mystery, crime, and a couple of stories with a bit of romance.