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Unaccustomed earth

Jhumpa Lahiri

FICTION Lahiri Jhumpa
Fiction, Short Story

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons, friends and lovers. Rich with the signature gifts that have established Jhumpa Lahiri as one of our most essential writers. Unaccustomed earth -- Hell - heaven -- A choice of accommodations -- Only goodness -- Nobody's business -- Hema and Kaushik. Once in a lifetime -- Year's end -- Going ashore.

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Interpreter of maladies : stories

Jhumpa Lahiri

FICTION Lahiri, Jhumpa
Fiction, Short Story

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this stunning debut collection unerring charts the emotional journeys of characters seeking love beyond the barriers of nations and generations. In stories that travel from India to America and back again, Lahiri speaks with universal eloquence to everyone who has ever felt like a foreigner. Content: A temporary matter -- When Mr. Pirzada came to dine -- Interpreter of maladies -- A real durwan -- Sexy -- Mrs. Sen's -- This blessed house -- The treatment of Bibi Haldar -- The third and final continent.

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Selected stories of Philip K. Dick

Philip K Dick

SCIENCE FICTION Dick, Philip K.
Science Fiction, Short Story

Beyond lies the wub -- Roog -- Paycheck -- Second variety -- Imposter -- The king of the elves -- Adjustment team -- Foster, you're dead -- Upon the dull Earth -- Autofac -- The minority report -- The days of perky Pat -- Precious artifact -- A game of unchance -- We can remember it for you wholesale -- Faith of our fathers -- The electric ant -- A little something for us tempunauts -- The exit door leads in -- Rautavaara's case -- I hope I shall arrive soon.

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Uncommon type : some stories

Tom Hanks

FICTION Hanks Tom
Fiction, Short Story

"A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country's civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game--and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN's newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance, and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have!"--Publisher annotation.

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The knitting diaries

808.8385 /Knitting
Nonfiction, Short Story

A collection of three stories about love and knitting The Twenty-First Wish by Debbie Macomber; Coming Unraveled by Susan Mallery; and Return to Summer Island by Christina Skye.

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The age of grief

Jane Smiley

FICTION Smiley, Jane
Fiction, Short Story

The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of A Thousand Acres. In “The Pleasure of Her Company,” a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of their happiness. In “Long Distance,” a man finds himself relieved of the obligation to continue an affair that is no longer compelling to him, only to be waylaid by the guilt he feels at his easy escape. And in the incandescently wise and moving title novella, a dentist, aware that his wife has fallen in love with someone else, must comfort her when she is spurned, while maintaining the secret of his own complicated sorrow. Beautifully written, with a wry intelligence and a lively comic touch, The Age of Grief captures moments of great intimacy with grace, clarity, and indelible emotional power.

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The collected stories of Arthur C. Clarke.

Arthur C. (Arthur Charles) Clarke

SCIENCE FICTION Clarke, Arthur C.
Science Fiction, Short Story

Travel by wire - How we went to Mars - Retreat from Earth - Reverie - The awakening - Whacky - Loophole - Rescue party - Technical error - Castaway - The fires within - Inheritance - Nightfall - History lesson - Transience - The wall of darkness - The lion of Comarre - The forgotten enemy - Hide and seek - Breaking strain - Nemesis - Guardian angel - Time's arrow - A walk in the dark - Silence please - Trouble with the natives - The road to the sea - The sentinel - Holiday on the moon - Earthlight - Second dawn - Superiority - If I forget Thee, Oh Earth... - All the time in the world - The nine billion names of God - The possessed - The parasite - Jupiter five - Encounter in the dawn - The other tiger - Publicity campaign - Armaments race - The deep range - No morning after - Big game hunt - Parent pending - Refugee - The star - What goes up - Venture to the moon - The pacifist - The reluctant orchid - Moving spirit - The defenestration of Ermintrude Inch - The ultimate melody - The next tenants - Cold war - Sleeping beauty - Security check - The man who ploughed the sea - Critical mass - The other side of the sky - Let there be light - Out of the sun - Cosmic Casanova - The songs of distant Earth - A slight case of sunstroke - Who's there? - Out of the cradle, endlessly orbiting - I remember Babylon Trouble with time - Into the comet - Summertime on Icarus - Saturn rising - Death and the Senator - Before Eden - Hate - Love that universe - Dog star - Maelstrom II - An ape about the house - The shining ones - The secret - Dial F for Frankenstein - The wind from the sun - The food of the gods - The last command - Light of darkness - The longest science fiction story ever told - Playback - The cruel sky - Herbert George Morley Roberts Wells, Esq. - Crusade - Neutron tide - Reunion - transit of Earth - A meeting with Medussa - Quarantine - siseneG - The steam powered word processor - On golden seas - The hammer of God - The wire continuum (with Stephen Baxter) - Improving the neighborhood.

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The complete stories

Flannery O'Connor

FICTION O'Connor, Flannery
Fiction, Short Story

O'Connor published her first story, "The Geranium," in 1946, while she was working on her master's degree at the University of Iowa. Arranged chronologically, this collection shows that her last story, "Judgement Day"--sent to her publisher shortly before her death―is a brilliantly rewritten and transfigured version of "The Geranium." Taken together, these stories reveal a lively, penetrating talent that has given us some of the most powerful and disturbing fiction of the twentieth century. Introduction / by Robert Giroux -The geranium - The barber - Wildcat - The crop - The turkey - The train - The peeler - The heart of the park - A stroke of good fortune - Enoch and the gorilla - A good man is hard to find - A late encounter with the enemy - The life you save may be your own - The river - A circle in the fire - The displaced person - A temple of the Holy Ghost - The artificial nigger - Good country people - You can't be any poorer than dead - Greenleaf - A view of the woods - The enduring chill - The comforts of home - Everything that rises must converge - The partridge festival - The lame shall enter first - Why do the heathen rage? - Revelation - Parker's back - Judgment Day.

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Toil & trouble : 15 tales of women & witchcraft

YOUNG ADULT FICTION Toil
Young Adult, Read Woke, Short Story, LGBTQ+, Fantasy

"History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure--and to kill...This collection reveals a universal truth: there's nothing more powerful than a teenage girl who believes in herself"--Publisher.

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This collection of short stories , some by YA superstars, casts a charm firm and good. Look for culturally, and LGBTQIA+ diverse characters, strong women, and some worlds you won't want to leave. -Casey

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The world doesn't require you : stories

Rion Amilcar Scott

FICTION Scott Rion
Short Story, Black Lives Matter

"One of Esquire's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 Breathtakingly imaginative and unapologetically original, The World Doesn't Require You announces a bold, generational talent. Deftly spinning genres of his feverish literary invention, Rion Amilcar Scott creates his very own Yoknapatawpha County with fictional Cross River, Maryland. Established by the leaders of America's only successful slave revolt, the town still evokes the fierce rhythms of its founding. Among its residents are David Sherman, a struggling musician who just happens to be God's last son; Tyrone, a ruthless PhD candidate, whose dissertation about a childhood game ignites mayhem in the neighboring, once-segregated town of Port Yooga; and Jim, an all-too-obedient robot who serves his Master. Culminating with an explosive novella, these haunting stories of the denizens of Cross River serve to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love--all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism. Shattering rigid literary boundaries, Scott is "a necessary voice in American literature" (PEN Award citation), a writer whose storytelling gifts the world very much requires"--

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