Download E-books Midnight Snack and Other Fairy Tales PDF

By Diane Duane

This moment selection of (mostly) brief fiction from Diane Duane beneficial properties stories in accordance with folklore, ghost tales and fairy stories with a latest twist.

The tales within the assortment include:

First Readthrough: the way you do the casting for a fairy tale… and what can get it wrong if you do.

The Dovrefell Cat: Your puppy polar undergo may possibly occasionally be an issue, yet there’s one evening of the 12 months whilst he shines.

…Under My pores and skin: a few first dates simply don’t determine how you imagine they are going to: now not at all.

A Swiss tale: a lot of people from that a part of the realm have whatever of their lives from "during the War". yet now not many have whatever like this…

Blank payment: A most unique buyer turns up at one of many world’s oldest banks with an very unlikely request… which still has to be fulfilled.

Don’t positioned that during Your Mouth, You Don’t be aware of the place It’s Been: A would-be worshipper of the Triple Goddess has her upcountry ritual disturbed through whatever very odd.

The condo: a college undertaking interpreting gingerbread as a structural point becomes anything far more personal.

Cold Case: A cop who won’t take no for a solution meets a homicide sufferer who’s much more obdurate than he is.

The name paintings, middle of the night Snack: "Dad got here down with the flu that week, so I needed to cross all the way down to the subway and feed the unicorns…"

And finishing the gathering, a full-length function movie screenplay, lifeless & Breakfast: a ghost tale with pcs.

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Download E-books Parfums: A Catalogue of Remembered Smells PDF

By Philippe Claudel

From the scorching sharpness of freshly lower garlic to the cool tang of a father's aftershave; the heady intoxication of a fumbled first kiss to the anodyne void of disinfectant and demise, it is a decadently unique olfactory memoir.

In sixty-three elusive episodes we roam freely around the nation-state of Lorraine, North-East France, from kitchen to farm to a lover's mattress. Recognising the bittersweet nostalgia of a odor that slips away at the summer season breeze, Claudel demonstrates back his impeccable take hold of of the non-public and the common, interweaved with an extraordinary self-deprecating appeal.

This is an evocative patchwork instantly earthy and airy, erotic and heart-breaking. Claudel allows us a glimpse of moments that experience pushed him to please or depression, growing in the course of the fading aromas of the prior fragments of humour, perception and relatively intangible beauty.

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Download E-books Kalona's Fall: A House of Night Novella (House of Night Novellas) PDF

By P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast

FROM WARRIOR AND LOVER TO ENEMY AND BETRAYER, THE bad secrets and techniques OF KALONA'S previous ARE REVEALED He was once giggling along with her as he unfold his wings and lifted her from the floor, twirling her.
Nyx gasped and clutched his neck. Kalona tightened his hands round her.
"Trust me, Goddess. i might by no means allow you to fall."

From the solar and from the Moon, winged brothers are born: golden Erebus, playmate and good friend, and mysterious Kalona, Warrior and lover, partners of the Goddess Nyx.

From the 1st, Nyx loves them either deeply, yet otherwise. With Erebus, she will be able to speak and chortle and dance, and take pleasure within the video games he performs one of the people of the Earth. With Kalona, the hearth in her physique burns brilliant, and he or she can leisure within the solace of his power and defense. yet for Kalona, Nyx's nights aren't sufficient. each moment he isn't along with her he's packed with doubt and longing, and each time he fails to thrill her, he can't forgive himself. governed by means of anger and jealousy of his brother, and ate up by way of his love for his Goddess, Kalona seeks the facility to end up his worthy, and to say as soon as and for all that Nyx endlessly belongs to him.

And on the edges of the Earth, a Darkness is stirring, watching for its likelihood, for the entrance in via a center that it understands will welcome it…

With greater than 12 million books in print, rights offered in virtually 40 international locations, and greater than 3 years on The big apple Times bestseller list―reaching as excessive as #1―the condominium of evening sequence is a global publishing sensation. Now, the buzz maintains because the forged mother-daughter duo stocks the again tales of some of the home of Night's so much important―and mysterious―characters. In Kalona's Fall, the shadows in Kalona's prior will eventually come to light.

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Download E-books The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume 1: Where on Earth PDF

By Ursula K. Le Guin

Compliment for Ursula ok. Le Guin's brief tale collections:

"It is the author's extra critical paintings that monitors her abilities most sensible. . . . [A] stylish and worthy collection."—Publishers Weekly

"A grasp of the craft."—Neil Gaiman

The Unreal and the true is a two-volume choice of Ursula okay. Le Guin's top tales. it's a much-anticipated occasion and there's no doubt it is going to satisfaction, amuse, and impress. the place in the world explores Le Guin's satirical, dicy, political, and experimental earthbound stories.

Ursula okay. Le Guin has obtained the PEN–Malamud and nationwide booklet Awards, between others. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Download E-books The Man Who Collected Machen and Other Weird Tales PDF

By Mark Samuels

Cryptic and powerful languages, weird and wonderful cults, mysteries that span the gulf among lifestyles and dying, occult affects that reverberate via heritage like a death echo, impossible to resist cosmic decay, forces of nightmare that distort truth itself, gateways to worlds the place esoteric wisdom rots the longer term. right here, from Mark Samuels, the writer of Glyphotech and different Macabre procedures and smooth exemplar of mystical horror, is a set of stories that types a veritable Rosetta Stone for students of cosmic ask yourself and terror.

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Download E-books Road & Track (August 2014) PDF

Highway & tune contains technical positive factors on car matters, wide-ranging function tales, fabulous automobile artwork and standard-setting new-car images, humor, fiction, shuttle tales, e-book stories and the main accomplished racing insurance provided by means of a per month magazine...
sports, cars, news

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Download E-books Camouflage: Stories PDF

By Murray Bail

Superb -- and extraordinary -- new fiction from the Australian master

A guy named Huebler makes a decision to photo every body alive. A suburban father perches in his son's tree condo to undercover agent on his neighbors. A dentist acknowledges his estranged spouse in a recognized portray. "The Seduction of My Sister" tells of the more and more strange occasions concerning a boy and his sister while a brand new relations strikes in around the highway. And in "Camouflage," Eric Banerjee, an unassuming Adelaide piano tuner, is shipped north to the heart of Australia in 1943 to make his contribution to the conflict attempt.

It is obvious in most of these striking tales that Murray Bail -- already celebrated for his novels -- has additionally prolonged the manifold chances of brief fiction. every one of his tales creates a wierd and engaging new global, and none of them is definitely forgotten. Bail's paintings during this assortment is deft, angular, and intensely interesting; the mastery of his paintings is totally printed with wry humor and haunting power.

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Download E-books The Arabian Nights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) PDF

By Anonymous

As soon as upon a time, the identify Baghdad conjured up visions of the main magical, romantic urban in the world, the place flying carpets carried noble thieves off on terrific adventures, and cruel viziers and gorgeous princesses mingled with wily peasants and robust genies. this is often the realm of the Arabian Nights, a powerful selection of historical stories from Arabia, India, and Persia.
The stories —often tales inside of tales —are informed through the sultana Scheherazade, who relates them as entertainments for her jealous and murderous husband, hoping to maintain him amused and herself alive. as well as the extra fabulous stories that have seemed in numerous bowdlerized versions for kids and feature been popularized through a complete style of Hollywood motion pictures, this assortment contains way more complicated, significant, and erotic tales that care for a variety of ethical, social, and political issues.
Though early Islamic critics condemned the tales’ “vulgarity and worldliness, the West has trendy their powerful, bawdy humor and never-ending inventiveness because the first translations seemed in Europe within the eighteenth century. at the present time those tales stand along the fables of Aesop, the fairy stories of the Brothers Grimm, and the folklore of Hans Christian Andersen as many of the Western literary tradition’s most-quoted touchstones. 

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Download E-books The English in Love: The Intimate Story of an Emotional Revolution PDF

By Claire Langhamer

Love has a heritage. It has intended various things to various humans at varied moments and has served various reasons.

This e-book tells the tale of affection at a vital element, a second while the emotional panorama replaced dramatically for giant numbers of individuals. it's a tale dependent in England, yet trained through the US, and covers the interval from the top of the 1st international warfare until eventually the break-up of The Beatles.

To the informal observer, this period was once a golden age of marriage. extra humans married than ever prior to. They did so at more and more more youthful a while. And there has been a revolution in our notion of what marriage intended. Pragmatic notions of marriage as establishment have been outmoded by way of the extra romantic perfect of a courting established upon person emotional dedication, love, intercourse, and private fulfilment.

And but, this new inspiration of marriage, according to a trust within the transformative energy of affection and emotion, carried inside of it the seeds of its personal destruction. Romantic love, quite whilst tied to sexual delight, eventually proved an unreliable beginning upon which to construct marriages: fatally, it had the aptitude to evaporate through the years and stressed.

Scratching underneath the skin of the plain 'golden age' of marriage, Claire Langhamer uncovers the genuine tale of affection within the 20th century, through the memories of normal those who lived in the course of the interval. it's a story of quiet emotional instability, continual subversion, and unsettling swap. At its finish, the belief of life-long marriage was once in critical decline. And, as Langhamer indicates, this used to be a decline at once rooted within the contradictions and tensions that lay on the middle of the emotional revolution itself.

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Download E-books Paris Stories (New York Review Books Classics) PDF

By Mavis Gallant

A brand new YORK assessment BOOKS ORIGINAL

Mavis Gallant is a latest legend, a common contributor to The New Yorker for with regards to fifty years who has, within the phrases of The manhattan Times, "radically reshaped the quick tale for decade after decade." Michael Ondaatje's new number of Gallant's paintings gathers the most memorable of her tales set in Europe and Paris, the place Gallant has lengthy lived. Mysterious, humorous, insightful, and heartbreaking, those are stories of expatriates and exiles, clever young children and straying saints. jointly they compose a mystery heritage, right now intimate and panoramic, of recent instances.

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