Listening In: Stories by Jenny Eclair

By Jenny Eclair

In this addictive brief tale assortment, twenty-four very various ladies succeed in a pivotal second of their lives.

A widow is liberated through a brand new task, yet retains it mystery from her kin. A date in suburbia has dramatic effects. A seamstress takes revenge on an unsuspecting shopper, whereas in France, a mom is promised 'fantastic information' - and shall we her mind's eye run away along with her.

With each one tale, Jenny Eclair introduces a desirable new personality. And in the back of every one lady lies a gripping story - of betrayal, of affection, of wish and defiance.

Funny, heart-breaking, inspiring - and choked with depraved one liners - this glorious assortment indicates Jenny Eclair's unparalleled expertise for remark at its very best.

Based at the BBC Radio four sequence Little Lifetimes.

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Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner (Vintage by William Faulkner

By William Faulkner

This helpful quantity, which has been republished to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of Faulkner's delivery, comprises a number of the maximum brief fiction by way of a author who outlined the process American literature. Its forty-five tales fall into 3 different types: these no longer integrated in Faulkner's previous collections; formerly unpublished brief fiction; and tales that have been later increased into such novels because the Unvanquished, The Hamlet, and move Down, Moses. With its advent and wide notes by way of the biographer Joseph Blotner, Uncollected tales of William Faulkner is a necessary addition to its author's canon--as good as a publication of a few of the main haunting, harrowing, and atmospheric brief fiction written within the 20th century.

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Crímenes (Narrativa) (Spanish Edition) by Ferdinand von Schirach

By Ferdinand von Schirach

Primera obra literaria de Ferdinand von Schirach, esta serie de relatos basados en los angeles experiencia profesional de este reputado jurista alemán fue l. a. revelación editorial y uno de los mayores éxitos de los últimos años en su país.

Además de obtener el prestigioso Premio Kleist, Crímenes mereció un torrente de elogiosos comentarios de los angeles crítica y ocupó durante casi un año las listas de libros más vendidos. Cerca de setecientos casos desde que inició su carrera de abogado penalista en Berlín son el bagaje de vivencias que Von Schirach ha transformado, con un aguzado instinto narrativo, en una obra literaria de atmósfera cautivadora.

El lenguaje sobrio y conciso de los angeles búsqueda de l. a. verdad judicial subraya los angeles atención que Schirach fija en los crímenes cometidos por individuos corrientes, dejando que los hechos expongan los angeles realidad con toda su crudeza.

Profundamente unique, revelador y lleno de matices, Crímenes plantea el fascinante tema de los angeles escurridiza verdad en los procesos criminales y reflexiona sobre el sentido del castigo, pero, por encima de todo, nos habla con proximidad del ser humano, de su miseria y también de su grandeza.

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How To Pick Up a Maid in Statue Square by Rea Tarvydas

By Rea Tarvydas

those tales jointly trap a variety of types of the expat lifestyles that percentage the sensation of being among worlds, that have of being neither right here nor there and looking for the way to fill that house.

The tales stick with one of those “life cycle” of expatriates in Hong Kong — a spot known as the “most exciting urban at the planet.” They proportion the sensation of being among worlds, the adventure of being neither the following nor there and looking for how to fill that house. From the hedonistic first days in easy methods to decide Up A Maid in Statue sq., as quick Eddy instructs on how top to technique Filipina maids on their leisure day; in the course of the muted center in Rephrasing Kate, as Kate encounters a charismatic undesirable boy and is compelled to confess her infidelities; to the inevitable result in The soiled Duck, as Philip realizes his lack of ability to devote and resolves to come domestic to Australia; Hong Kong alters all of them with its frenetic mix of capitalism and exoticism. Characters exist among the worlds they as soon as knew and this position which now holds them in its spell and shapes them to its ends. Their tales discover how they focus on this area the place loneliness and alienation intersect, a spot the place insomniac younger bankers forfeit their ambition whereas chasing deviant sexual encounters, or devour themselves with mountaineering the company ladder. it's a global the place passive domestics reside and paintings for the money they could ship domestic, whereas their keepers gather poolside to have interaction in conversations aroused by means of the expat’s wish to hook up with others who proportion their fates. constantly, after all, there's The Globe a favorite watering gap the place, whilst evening falls, they meet to inform their stories.

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Verhalen uit Chestnut Street (Dutch Edition) by Maeve Binchy,Annemie de Vries

By Maeve Binchy,Annemie de Vries

Ontroerende verhalen om mee weg te kruipen voor het haardvuur

‘Haar verhalen stralen warmte uit en hebben iets magisch.’ Oprah Winfrey

Verhalen uit Chestnut Street is geschreven met de heerlijke humor en warmte die Binchy’s omvangrijke oeuvre kenmerkt en met personages die de lezer als vanouds in het hart zal sluiten.

Terwijl ze haar columns voor The Irish Times schreef en aan haar romans werkte, overwoog Maeve Binchy een boek te schrijven over één straat en alle mensen die er wonen. Af en toe schreef ze een stukje, waarna ze het weer in een los angeles stopte. ‘Voor de toekomst,’ zei ze dan. In 2012 overleed Maeve Binchy, maar ze liet haar enthusiasts een goedgevulde l. a. met verhalen na. De personages uit deze bundel wonen bij St.-Jarlath’s Crescent, een plek die trouwe lezers zullen herkennen uit onder andere En toen kwam Frankie. Daar ligt Chestnut highway, waar buren komen en gaan.

De pers over de boeken van Maeve Binchy

‘De verhalen die Maeve Binchy vertelt zijn keer op keer uitstekend.’ Margriet

‘Altijd goed voor een paar tranen door de mooie schrijfstijl van Maeve Binchy.’ Libelle

‘Binchy schrijft met humor en heel veel vertelkracht.’ Trouw

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Everything Is Now: New and Collected Stories by Michelle Cliff

By Michelle Cliff

'Everything is Now' brings jointly in a single quantity the entire brief fiction of Jamaican born writer Michelle Cliff. The tales study the dualities of the fashionable global - black and white; the United States and the 3rd international; earlier and current; femininity and masculinity and colonialism and revolution.

--This textual content refers back to the Hardcover edition.

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Family of Fallen Leaves: Stories of Agent Orange by by Charles Waugh,Huy Lien,John Balaban

By Charles Waugh,Huy Lien,John Balaban

This selection of twelve brief tales and one essay by way of Vietnamese writers finds the tragic legacy of Agent Orange and increases troubling ethical questions about the actual, religious, and environmental outcomes of war.


Between 1962 and 1971, the U.S. army sprayed nearly twenty million gallons of Agent Orange and different chemical defoliants on Vietnam and Laos, exposing opponents and civilians from either side to the lethal contaminant dioxin. a few of the uncovered, and later their teenagers, suffered from illnesses together with diabetes, melanoma, and delivery defects.


This remarkably diversified assortment represents a physique of labor released after the early Eighties that stirred sympathy and indignation in Vietnam, pressuring the Vietnamese executive for help. “Thirteen Harbors” intertwines a woman’s love for a dioxin sufferer with historic Cham legend and Vietnamese people knowledge. “A baby, a guy” explores how our fates are certain with these of our associates. In “The Goat Horn Bell” and “Grace,” households are devastated to discover the wear from Agent Orange handed to their infant teenagers. 11 of the items look in English for the 1st time, together with an essay by way of Minh Chuyen, whose journalism helped publicize the Agent Orange sufferers’ plight.


The tales in Family of Fallen Leaves are harrowing but transformative of their skill to make us determine with the other.

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Tarcutta Wake: Stories by Josephine Rowe

By Josephine Rowe

briefly vignettes and longer tales, Josephine Rowe explores the assumption of items which are left in the back of: souvenirs, scars, prejudice. those fantastically wrought, bittersweet tales catch daily life in limited poetic prose, merging topics of collective reminiscence and guilt, permanence and impermanence, and inherited ideals. A mom strikes north together with her younger children who watch her and take a look at to decipher her buried grief. photographers rfile a nation’s guilt in photographs of its people’s fingers. An underground membership in Western Australia performs jazz to nostalgic buyers dreaming of America’s Deep South. a tender lady struggles to outline herself one of the clutter of gadgets an ex-lover has left behind.

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The Two of Us by Kathy Page

By Kathy Page

Longlisted for the 2016 Giller Prize

The tales in The of Us concentrate on pairs: severe one-on-one relationships and encounters. Characters endure genetic checking out, backyard, overeat, starve themselves, examine suicide, trip, have their hair reduce, fall pregnant, all whereas at the same time riding one another in the direction of moments the place they – occasionally unwillingly — glimpse the that means and form in their lives, and who they may become.

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Vluchtige ontmoetingen (Dutch Edition) by Maeve Binchy,Pieter Janssens

By Maeve Binchy,Pieter Janssens

Hoeveel mensen reizen er niet dagelijks met de Londense metro, zo verdiept in hun beslommeringen dat ze hun medepassagiers niet opmerken? In Vluchtige ontmoetingen Reizen we mee met een nerveus jong stel dat op weg is naar een spannend avondje uit. We ontdekken het geheim dat Rita zo angstvallig voor de hele wereld verborgen houdt. En we gaan samen met Margaret naar Bond road om haar afvallige echtgenoot terecht te wijzen.

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