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Women Centre Stage: The Dramatist and the Play: The Dramatist and the Play

by Poile Sengupta

This selection of six contemporary plays explores a wide range of issues - familial, social, mythological, political - with women centre stage. The plays are distinct from each other in structure, theme and...


Acts of God

by Ellen Gilchrist

The human race. You have to love it and wish it well and not preach or think you have any reason to think you are better than anyone else. Amen. Good-bye. Peace . . .

Master short story writer Ellen Gilchrist,...


SaltWater

by Lane Ashfeldt

SaltWater is a book of short fiction inspired by the sea, by award-winning fiction writer Lane Ashfeldt. The diverse stories gathered here include tales that unfold now or in the past, along rural or urban coasts,...


A Place I've Never Been: Stories

by David Leavitt

David Leavitt's second collection of stories further confirms a talent deep and wonderfully creative in its empathy. A Place I've Never Been explores family relationships, friendships, and romantic relationships,...


The Marble Quilt: Stories

by David Leavitt

David Leavitt displays his masterful range, his deep emotional intelligence and wit in these nine stories, a cosmopolitan selection set variously over the past century, from fin de si�cle London to early-60s...


Bedtime Stories for Animal Lovers: Volume One

by Ron Hevener

An illustrated collection of controversial, thought-provoking and sentimental stories from the popular column, "On With The Show!" Mr. Hevener delivers something for animal lovers today with the experience of...


The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers

A central influence on HP Lovecraft and countless other authors, including Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison, THE KING IN YELLOW is finding new fame as a vital element of HBO's hit series TRUE DETECTIVE, starring...


Bombay Stories

by Saadat Hasan Manto

A collection of classic, yet shockingly contemporary, short stories set in the vibrant world of mid-century Bombay, from one of India’s greatest writers.

Arriving in 1930s Bombay, Saadat Hasan Manto discovered...


The Book of Guys: Stories

by Garrison Keillor

“Guys are in trouble these days,” says Garrison Keillor. “Years ago, manhood was an opportunity for achievement and now it's just a problem to be overcome. Guys who once might have painted the Sistine...


Quentins

by Maeve Binchy

Is it possible to tell the story of a generation and a city through the history of a restaurant?

Ella Brady thinks so. She wants to film a documentary about Quentins that will capture the spirit of Dublin from...


Changing Planes: Stories

by Ursula K. Le Guin & Eric Beddow

The misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport (sitting for hours “on a blue plastic chair with metal tubes for legs bolted to the floor”) leads to the discovery of a way to visit other planes....


The News of the World: Stories

by Ron Carlson

These stories come at us from every direction. They are Ron Carlson's response to the eighties, the stories we will want by our sides as the decade ends. Whether it is a husband trying to bring his marriage...


Plan B for the Middle Class: Stories

by Ron Carlson

In The News of the World, Ron Carlson's celebrated last collection, it was widely noted that the news was good. Here, as everybody goes to Plan B, the news is stronger, edgy, and bittersweet. Here are men and...


Stories of God

by Rainer maria Rilke

Rilke's haunting images focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety. Rainer Maria Rilke felt that the world and all its joys most truly belonged...


The Ugly Woman of Castello di Putti

by A. M. Dellamonica & A.M. Dellamonica

Returning to the world of Stormwrack where she set the tor.com story "Among the Silvering Herd," A.M. Dellamonica offers a new story that takes us deeper into this fascinating world, the site of her new fantasy...


Out on Top - A Collection of Upbeat Short Stories

by Steve Morris

"We are long overdue a break. Out on Top is a bag of stories where wrongs are often put right. Instead of dwelling on what might have been, characters get their chances to rectify their regrets and tidy up their...


A Vaporous Collection of Moments

by Dominic Macchiaroli

Do you have enormous difficulty with your clothing? My shoes and I are constantly at odds because they regularly kidnap my socks. In my house, all kinds of conspiracies abound. Does your cat think you're stupid?...


Skateboarding on the Appian Way and Other Short Stories

by Dominic Macchiaroli

Sedated and Often Sedation is commonly used in procedures like dentistry, cosmetic surgery, and the grand-daddy of all barbaric and diabolic tortures known to mankind: the dread vasectomy. Other times, sedatives...


My Parakeet was an Anarchist and other short stories

by Dominic Macchiaroli

Unexersized Cats Our cat has to be picked up in stages. He is enlarged in his fatness. His girth spreads over time zones and dimensions. Quantum physics can't describe his bulk. My wife suggests a gentle diet,...


Be Seated: Short Stories for the Smallest Room

by John White

Better than a newspaper. Better than your usual reading material. Better than contemplating your kneecaps. Why be bored? Why be alone in there? This delightful book of short stories is brimming with amazing...