Last Stories

Autor: William Trevor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 052555811X
File Size: 65,50 MB
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The beloved and acclaimed William Trevor's last ten stories With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales--nine of which have never been published in book form--that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the reader's mind long after closing the book. Subtle yet powerful, Trevor gives us insights into the lives of ordinary people. We encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music. This final and special collection is a gift to lovers of literature and Trevor's many admirers, and affirms his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.

Home At Last

Autor: Chet Kozlowski
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450228631
File Size: 39,65 MB
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In "Home at Last," a stunning collection of short fiction, an award-winning writer shares his compelling and introspective glimpses into real life. Chet Kozlowski, a graduate of the Creative Writing M.F.A. Program at The City College of New York, offers thirteen vivid tales that illustrate the emotional challenges of ordinary characters placed in extraordinary situations. In each story, Kozlowski's characters confront their own unique dilemmas like the four-year-old boy who believes he can fly despite his parents' fears; the woman who travels far to reconnect with the child she abandoned years before; the writer who seeks salvation in a neighbor's unorthodox request; the wife who mulls secrets while studying her husband's sleeping form; and the mother who protects her children at all costs from a threat next door. In his first collection of short stories, Kozlowski exposes a group of eclectic characters while weaving an unforgettable journey through their imperfect lives. "As timely as last night's water-boarding or tomorrow morning's hurricane ... each episode explodes, creating immense but subtle drama." -Wayne Greenhaw, author of "King of Country" and "The Thunder of Angels"

Last Stories And Other Stories

Autor: William T Vollmann
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698135482
File Size: 66,88 MB
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Supernaturally tinged stories from William T. Vollmann, author of the National Book Award winner Europe Central In this magnificent new work of fiction, his first in nine years, celebrated author William T. Vollmann offers a collection of ghost stories linked by themes of love, death, and the erotic. A Bohemian farmer’s dead wife returns to him, and their love endures, but at a gruesome price. A geisha prolongs her life by turning into a cherry tree. A journalist, haunted by the half-forgotten killing of a Bosnian couple, watches their story, and his own wartime tragedy, slip away from him. A dying American romances the ghost of his high school sweetheart while a homeless salaryman in Tokyo animates paper cutouts of ancient heroes. Are ghosts memories, fantasies, or monsters? Is there life in death? Vollmann has always operated in the shadowy borderland between categories, and these eerie tales, however far-flung their settings, all focus on the attempts of the living to avoid, control, or even seduce death. Vollmann’s stories will transport readers to a fantastical world where love and lust make anything possible.

Free At Last

Autor: Doreen Rappaport
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763631475
File Size: 29,64 MB
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Describes the experiences of African Americans in the South, from the Emancipation in 1863 to the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared school segregation illegal.

Das Herz Der T Nzerin

Autor: Victoria Hislop
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 364104295X
File Size: 37,61 MB
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Eine Liebe in Zeiten des Krieges, ein dunkles Geheimnis, das Generationen überdauert Als Sonia nach Spanien reist, ahnt sie nicht, wie sehr die Geschichte des Landes auch das Schicksal ihrer Familie geprägt hat. Immer tiefer taucht Sonia ein in die Vergangenheit der Familie Ramírez, eine Vergangenheit, die auch für Sonia Folgen hat ... Spanien in den frühen dreißiger Jahren des 20. Jahrhunderts: Die vier Kinder der Familie Ramírez aus Granada sind dabei, ihre Träume zu verwirklichen. Mercedes, die jüngste Tochter, liebt den Tanz über alles. Aber erst als sie den Gitarristen Javier Montero trifft, wird sie durch seine Musik zur erfolgreichsten Flamencotänzerin des Landes. Jede Bewegung zeugt von ihrer Zuneigung füreinander, jede Note besingt ihre große Liebe. Doch nach der Machtübernahme Francos bleibt nichts, wie es war. Die Familie droht an den politischen Konflikten zu zerbrechen, Mercedes und Javier verlieren sich in den Wirren des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges. Fieberhaft begibt sich die Tänzerin auf die gefährliche Suche nach dem Geliebten ... Jahrzehnte später erfährt die zweiunddreißigjährige Sonia bei einem Spanienaufenthalt von der berührenden Liebe in Zeiten des Krieges. Fasziniert nimmt sie die Spuren der Vergangenheit auf, ohne zu wissen, wie sehr Mercedes’ Schicksal mit ihrem eigenen verwoben ist ... Nach ihrem internationalen Bestseller „Insel der Vergessenen” erzählt Victoria Hislop erneut voller Intensität und Poesie von einer großen Liebe, die vom Unheil überschattet wird.

Enormous Changes At The Last Minute

Autor: Grace Paley
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466883987
File Size: 53,94 MB
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In Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch of the city, love between parents and children" and "the cutting edge of combat" (Lis Harris, The New York Times Book Review). In this collection of seventeen stories, she creates a "solid and vital fictional world, cross-referenced and dense with life" (Walter Clemons, Newsweek).