Take the Leap A Collection of Short Stories

Author: Derek Ryans
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1329790928
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If two lost souls were destined to meet, how does it take before fate steps in? Ethan Winston makes an attempt to run away from his abusive father and finds himself in the streets, left with alcohol to keep him company. A stranger shows up one day with a guitar and a sign that reads, "Love, Music, Save the World," and he watches her for 58 days. Explore the possibilities of love and destiny in these three short stories: - 58 Days - Shut Up and Kiss Me - Love was in the Lost and Found

Flying Leap

Author: Judy Budnitz
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1466835699
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These shocking, brilliant, and ultimately beautiful stories chronicle the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations. Each tale is laced with enough wit, humor, and imagination to keep the reader constantly amazed. From the young son persuaded to donate his heart to his dying mother, to the girl who befriends a man in a dog suit in post-apocolyptic suburbia, to the man and woman conducting a love affair across a park bench, these characters delight and dazzle.

Learning to Fly

Author: Rachel Elizabeth Cole
Publisher: Tangled Oak Press
ISBN: 0991766741
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This collection of short stories combines five of Rachel Elizabeth Cole's touching stories. In "Fallen Leaves," a woman must come to terms with the bad blood between her dead husband's grandmother and herself. In "Listen to the Rain," a young couple going through a rough patch struggles to find happiness. In "Caring For Lily," a young mother wrestles with her decision to return to work. In "For Good or For Bad," a dissatisfied wife must decide if she'll risk everything for her ex-boyfriend. In "Is This Seat Taken?," two strangers connect briefly in a bus station. Heartfelt, bittersweet, and poignant, these short stories explore the moments where we spread our fledgling wings, take that leap, and learn to fly. women's fiction short story collection literary fiction anthology contemporary literature book modern short stories ebooks poignant heartfelt bittersweet

Leap Day and Other Stories

Author: Francis M. Nevins
Publisher: Five Star (ME)
ISBN: 9780786243211
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Edgar Award-winning author Nevins is at home with both short stories and novels. To prove it he's offering his many readers the best of his stories that have appeared in the major magazines over the years.

At the Mouth of the River of Bees

Author: Kij Johnson
Publisher: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 193152081X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A sparkling debut collection from one of the hottest writers in science fiction: her stories have received the Nebula Award the last two years running. These stories feature cats, bees, wolves, dogs, and even that most capricious of animals, humans, and have been reprinted in The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror, Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, and The Secret History of Fantasy. At the Mouth of the River of Bees 26 Monkeys, Also the Abyss The Horse Raiders Spar Fox Magic Names for Water Schrodinger’s Cathouse My Wife Reincarnated as a Solitaire Chenting, in the Land of the Dead The Bitey Cat The Empress Jingu Fishes Wolf Trapping The Man Who Bridged the Mist Ponies The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles The Evolution of Trickster Stories Among the Dogs of North Park After the Change Kij Johnson's stories have won the Sturgeon and World Fantasy awards. She has taught writing; worked at Tor, Dark Horse, and Microsoft; worked as a radio announcer; run bookstores; and waitressed in a strip bar.

Taking the Leap

Author: Pema Chodron
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590308433
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Discusses the Buddhist concept of shenpa in order to describe how to become free from the destructive energy experienced during moments of conflict.

Leap of Faith

Author: Jamie Blair
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 144244715X
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Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, “compulsively readable” (School Library Journal) romantic read that Kirkus Reviews calls a “marvelous debut, moving and suspenseful.” Leah Kurtz has finally found a place to call home, a town where she and baby Addy can live in peace, far from the drug-infested place she grew up. Chris is one of the best parts of her new life, the only person who’s ever made her feel safe. And now that she’s found him, there’s no way she can tell the truth: Her real name is Faith, not Leah. She’s seventeen, not nineteen. And the baby isn’t hers—Faith kidnapped her. Faith’s history catches up with her when a cop starts asking questions and Chris’s aunt spots her picture in the newspaper. She knows it’s time to run again, but if Faith leaves, she’ll lose Chris. If Chris is in love with a lie, though, did Faith ever really have him in the first place?

Edgar Allan Poe s Amusing Tales A Collection of Short Stories

Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473377730
Format: PDF
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These early works by Edgar Allan Poe were originally published in the mid 19th century. As a collection of short stories, this represents the lighter side of Poe, and includes the tales 'Bon-Bon', 'The Business Man', 'The Angel of the Odd', 'X-Ing A Paragrab' and 'Never Bet the Devil Your Head'. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, Poe became an orphan at a very early age. After being taken in by a couple in Richmond, he spent a brief spell in the United Kingdom before returning to enrol at the University of Virginia. Poe struggled for many years to make a living as a writer and frequently had to move city to stay in employment as a critic. Even for his greatest success, 'The Raven', he only received $9 and, although becoming a household name, his financial position remained far from stable. Poe died in 1849, aged just 40, yet his legacy is a formidable one: He is seen today as one of the greatest practitioners of Gothic and detective fiction that ever lived, and popular culture is replete with references to him. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions.

Heroes of China s Great Leap Forward

Author: Richard King
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 082483402X
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Heroes of China s Great Leap Forward presents contrasting narratives of the most ambitious and disastrous mass movement in modern Chinese history. The objective of the Great Leap, when it was launched in the late 1950s, was to catapult China into the ranks of the great military and industrial powers with no assistance from the outside world; it resulted in a famine that killed tens of millions of the nation s peasants. Li Zhun s A Brief Biography of Li Shuangshuang, written while the movement was underway, celebrates the Great Leap as it was supposed to be: a time of optimism, dynamism, and shared purpose. A spirited young peasant woman, freed from the restrictions of home life, launches a canteen and wins the recognition of authorities and the admiration of her husband. The story and the film that followed it made Li Shuangshuang the greatest fictional heroine of the Great Leap. In contrast, Zhang Yigong s short novel The Story of the Criminal Li Tongzhong, written two decades later, was one of the first works published in China to suggest a much darker side to the Great Leap. A village official leads a raid on a state granary to feed starving peasants; he is later arrested and dies a criminal. Although Zhang stopped short of portraying the horrors of famine, his tone of moral outrage provides a rejoinder to the triumphalism of Li Shuangshuang. The stories are accompanied by an introduction to the Great Leap and portraits of the two writers, including their recollections of that traumatic time and the creation of their very different heroes. "

KATHERINE MANSFIELD Premium Collection 160 Short Stories Poems Literature Classics Series

Author: Katherine Mansfield
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026865774
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This carefully crafted ebook: “KATHERINE MANSFIELD Premium Collection: 160+ Short Stories & Poems (Literature Classics Series)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Short Stories: Bliss Prelude Je ne Parle pas Français The Wind Blows Psychology Pictures The Man without a Temperament Mr. Reginald Peacock’s Day Sun and Moon Feuille d’Album A Dill Pickle The Little Governess Revelations The Escape The Garden Party At The Bay The Daughters of the Late Colonel Mr. and Mrs. Dove The Young Girl Life of Ma Parker Marriage A La Mode The Voyage Miss Brill Her First Ball The Singing Lesson The Stranger Bank Holiday An Ideal Family The Lady's Maid The Doves’ Nest The Doll’s House Honeymoon A Cup of Tea Taking the Veil The Fly The Canary Something Childish but Very Natural The Tiredness of Rosabel How Pearl Button was Kidnapped The Journey to Bruges A Truthful Adventure New Dresses The Woman at the Store Ole Underwood The Little Girl Millie Pension Séguin Violet Bains Turcs An Indiscreet Journey Spring Pictures Late at Night Two Tuppenny Ones, Please The Black Cap A Suburban Fairy Tale Carnation See-Saw This Flower The Wrong House Germans at Meat The Baron Frau Fischer The Modern Soul At Lehmann's The Luft Bad A Birthday The Child-Who-Was-Tired The Advanced Lady The Swing of the Pendulum A Blaze Last Moments Before A Journey With The Storeman The Day After The Aloe... Poems Poems: 1909- 1910 Poems: 1911-1913 Poems at the Villa Pauline: 1916 Poems: 1917-1919 Child Verses Kathleen Mansfield Murry (1888–1923) was a prominent New Zealand modernist short story writer who wrote under the pen name of Katherine Mansfield. At 19, Mansfield left New Zealand and settled in the United Kingdom, where she became a friend of modernist writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. Like Woolf, Mansfield was also interested in the feelings and thoughts of her characters rather than plot development and hence her short stories show the complexities of a character’s interior life in all its various shades.