Stories To Get You Through The Night

Author: VARIOS AUTORES
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0099541076
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Stories to Get You Through the Night is a collection to remedy life's stresses and strains. Inside you will find writing from the greatest of classic and contemporary authors; stories that will brighten and inspire, move and delight, soothe and restore in equal measure. This is an anthology to devour or to savour at your leisure, each story a perfectly imagined whole to be read and reread, and each a journey to transport the reader away from the everyday. Immersed in the pages you will follow lovers to midnight trysts, accompany old friends on new adventures, be thrilled by ghostly delights, overcome heartbreak, loss and longing, and be warmed by tales of redemption, and of hope and happiness. Whether as a cure for insomnia, to while away the hours on a midnight journey, or as a brief moment of escapism before you turn in, the stories contained in this remarkable collection provide the perfect antidote to the frenetic pace of modern life - a rich and calming selection guaranteed to see you through the night. Featuring stories by: Katherine Mansfield, Alice Munro, Anton Chekhov, Oscar Wilde, Haruki Murakami, Wilkie Collins, Kate Chopin, Elizabeth Gaskell, The Brothers Grimm, John Cheever, Arthur Conan Doyle, Virginia Woolf, Rudyard Kipling, Helen Simpson, Richard Yates, James Lasdun, Martin Amis, Angela Carter, Somerset Maugham and Julian Barnes

Whatever Gets You Through The Night

Author: Andrei Codrescu
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400838011
Size: 12,57 MB
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"I fear each passing night that I will not receive my maintenance dose of suspense, and then I will cease to exist."--Whatever Gets You through the Night Whatever Gets You through the Night is an irreverent and deeply funny retelling of the Arabian Nights and a wildly inspired exploration of the timeless art of storytelling. Award-winning writer Andrei Codrescu reimagines how Sheherezade saved Baghdad's virgins and her own life through a heroic feat of storytelling--one that kept the Persian king Sharyar hanging in agonizing narrative and erotic suspense for 1001 nights. For Sheherezade, the end of either suspense or curiosity means death, but Codrescu keeps both alive in this entertaining tale of how she learned to hold a king in thrall, setting with her endless invention an unsurpassable example for all storytellers across the ages. Liberated and mischievous, Codrescu's Sheherezade is as charming as she is shrewd--and so is the story Codrescu tells.

Thriller Stories To Keep You Up All Night

Author: International Thriller Writer Inc.
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460304713
Size: 20,57 MB
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Featuring North America's foremost thriller authors, THRILLER is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Offering up heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises are thirty-two of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the business. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart famous, to four of the hottest new voices in the genre, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify. Lock the doors, draw the shades, pull up the covers and be prepared for THRILLER to keep you up all night.

Spanish Disco

Author: Erica Orloff
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 145924849X
Size: 18,23 MB
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"Real life was messy. Sloppy bathrooms I could handle. Love I could not." For thirty-three-year-old Cassie Hayes, life is about to get messier. She can't cook, unless you count coffee as a meal (she does). She can't commit (just ask her ex-husband). She drinks too much (tequila for breakfast). Of course, she has guided her share of authors to the bestseller list for the literary publishing house where she works (when she makes it to the office). And now she must coax a sequel out of a Pulitzer Prizewinning author-turned-recluse. Moving in with the recluse is one thing, but teaching him the hustle so he can win the heart of his Spanish housekeeper is way beyond the call of duty. Cassie slowly unravels, with no coffeehouses, no bagels and nothing but sand for nightlife. On top of that, she's having phone sex with her favorite author, the mysterious, London-based Michael Pearton, who has suddenly decided to ruin their perfect affair by insisting that after five years they meet in person. Add a tabloid reporter who is after the literary story of a lifetime, and Cassie's dance card is full.

Thriller Stories To Keep You Up All Night

Author: Heather Graham
Editor: MIRA
ISBN: 1426801688
Size: 13,79 MB
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Featuring North America's foremost thriller authors, Thriller is the first collection of pure thriller stories ever published. Offering up heart-pumping tales of suspense in all its guises are thirty-two of the most critically acclaimed and award-winning names in the business. From the signature characters that made such authors as David Morrell and John Lescroart famous, to four of the hottest new voices in the genre, this blockbuster will tantalize and terrify. Lock the doors, draw the shades, pull up the covers and be prepared for Thriller to keep you up all night.

I Have A Story To Tell You

Author: Seemah C. Berson
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554582385
Size: 20,85 MB
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I Have a Story to Tell You is about Eastern European Jewish immigrants living in Montreal, Toronto, and Winnipeg in the early twentieth century. The stories encompass their travels and travails on leaving home and their struggles in the sweatshops and factories of the garment industry in Canada. Basing her work on extensive interviews, Seemah Berson recreates these immigrants’ stories about their lives in the Old Country and the hardship of finding work in Canada, and she tells how many of these newcomers ended up in the needle trades. Revealing a fervent sense of socialist ideology acquired in the crucible of the Russian Revolution, the stories tell of the influence of Jewish culture and traditions, of personal–and organized–fights against exploitation, and of struggles to establish unions for better working conditions. This book is a wonderful resource for teachers of Canadian, Jewish, and social history, as well as auto/biography and cultural studies. The simplicity of the language, transcribed from oral reports, makes this work accessible to anyone who enjoys a good story.

The Little Magazine In Contemporary America

Author: Ian Morris
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022624069X
Size: 20,84 MB
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Little magazines have often showcased the best new writing in America. Historically, these idiosyncratic, small-circulation outlets have served the dual functions of representing the avant-garde of literary expression while also helping many emerging writers become established authors. Although changing technology and the increasingly harsh financial realities of publishing over the past three decades would seem to have pushed little magazines to the brink of extinction, their story is far more complicated. In this collection, Ian Morris and Joanne Diaz gather the reflections of twenty-three prominent editors whose little magazines have flourished over the past thirty-five years. Highlighting the creativity and innovation driving this diverse and still vital medium, contributors offer insights into how their publications sometimes succeeded, sometimes reluctantly folded, but mostly how they evolved and persevered. Other topics discussed include the role of little magazines in promoting the work and concerns of minority and women writers, the place of universities in supporting and shaping little magazines, and the online and offline future of these publications. Selected contributors Betsy Sussler, BOMB; Lee Gutkind, Creative Nonfiction; Bruce Andrews, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E; Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s; Keith Gessen, n+1; Don Share, Poetry; Jane Friedman, VQR; Amy Hoffman, Women’s Review of Books; and more.

Stories To Bother The Hell Out Of You

Author: Kat Daly
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465369457
Size: 13,79 MB
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These stories are not for the squeamish or easily offended. Chances are they will bother you long after you have read them.

The Wordsworth Book Of Horror Stories

Author: Various
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781840220568
Size: 19,52 MB
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A superb collection of some of the greatest tales of the genre; many are classics while others are lesser-known gems unearthed from the vintage era of the supernatural.

Getting Through The Night

Author: Dien Demritte
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1606472054
Size: 11,73 MB
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This book gives you hope and the encouragement to make it through what appears to be an impossible situation. Dien has poured her heart into this book and revealed that God is the God who is able to bring you through each season of your life. I highly recommend that you read this book. Pastor Anne Grant Cancer survivor I must say that after being diagnosed with cancer, Dien and Jackson’s story truly helped me. I found hope and encouragement while reading about their ordeal. I can truly say that God is real. He has proven Himself to me. Jacqueline E. Cooper Cancer survivor I am so glad that God directed Ms. D. to me. When so many people are pretending that they have their act together, my teacher keeps it real in the last chapter of this book. Ms. D. loves the disciple Peter. He was bold, outspoken and passionate. That’s just like my teacher, but she carries herself like a lady. I thank God for Ms. D. Madna, Former Student Dien’s story is one that has to be told, I am so glad that she has decided to share. It is a story that every married couple should read, or even more so, anyone contemplating marriage. Christine Burrows-Williams