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Different Seasons

Stephen King - 1995
    Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption--the most satisfying tale of unjust imprisonment and offbeat escape since The Count of Monte Cristo.Apt Pupil--a golden California schoolboy and an old man whose hideous past he uncovers enter into a fateful and chilling mutual parasitism.The Body--four rambunctious young boys venture into the Maine woods and in sunlight and thunder find life, death, and intimations of their own mortality.The Breathing Method--a tale told in a strange club about a woman determined to give birth no matter what.source:

The Complete Stories

Franz Kafka - 1995
    With the exception of his three novels, the whole of Kafka’s narrative work is included in this volume. --penguinrandomhouse.comTwo Introductory parables: Before the law --Imperial message --Longer stories: Description of a struggle --Wedding preparations in the country --Judgment --Metamorphosis --In the penal colony --Village schoolmaster (The giant mole) --Blumfeld, and elderly bachelor --Warden of the tomb --Country doctor --Hunter Gracchus --Hunter Gracchus: A fragment --Great Wall of China --News of the building of the wall: A fragment --Report to an academy --Report to an academy: Two fragments --Refusal --Hunger artist --Investigations of a dog --Little woman --The burrow --Josephine the singer, or the mouse folk --Children on a country road --The trees --Clothes --Excursion into the mountains --Rejection --The street window --The tradesman --Absent-minded window-gazing --The way home --Passers-by --On the tram --Reflections for gentlemen-jockeys --The wish to be a red Indian --Unhappiness --Bachelor's ill luck --Unmasking a confidence trickster --The sudden walk --Resolutions --A dream --Up in the gallery --A fratricide --The next village --A visit to a mine --Jackals and Arabs --The bridge --The bucket rider --The new advocate --An old manuscript --The knock at the manor gate --Eleven sons --My neighbor --A crossbreed (A sport) --The cares of a family man --A common confusion --The truth about Sancho Panza --The silence of the sirens --Prometheus --The city coat of arms --Poseidon --Fellowship --At night --The problem of our laws --The conscripton of troops --The test --The vulture --The helmsman --The top --A little fable --Home-coming --First sorrow --The departure --Advocates --The married couple --Give it up! --On parables.

The Complete Robot

Isaac Asimov - 1995
    Daneel Olivaw] • (1972) • short story by Isaac Asimov 231 • The Tercentenary Incident • (1976) • short story by Isaac Asimov 253 • First Law • [Mike Donovan] • (1956) • short story by Isaac Asimov 257 • Runaround • [Mike Donovan] • (1942) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 280 • Reason • [Mike Donovan] • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov 302 • Catch That Rabbit • [Mike Donovan] • (1944) • short story by Isaac Asimov 329 • Liar! • [Susan Calvin] • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov 350 • Satisfaction Guaranteed • [Susan Calvin] • (1951) • short story by Isaac Asimov 368 • Lenny • [Susan Calvin] • (1958) • short story by Isaac Asimov 385 • Galley Slave • [Susan Calvin] • (1957) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 427 • Little Lost Robot • [Susan Calvin] • (1947) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 459 • Risk • [Susan Calvin] • (1955) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 490 • Escape! • [Susan Calvin] • (1945) • short story by Isaac Asimov 518 • Evidence • [Susan Calvin] • (1946) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 546 • The Evitable Conflict • [Susan Calvin] • (1950) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 575 • Feminine Intuition • [Susan Calvin] • (1969) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 605 • ... That Thou Art Mindful of Him • (1974) • novelette by Isaac Asimov (variant of —That Thou Art Mindful of Him!) 635 • The Bicentennial Man • (1976) • novelette by Isaac Asimov 683 • A Last Word • (1982) • essay by Isaac Asimov THE COMPLETE ROBOT is the ultimate collection of timeless, amazing and amusing robot stories from the greatest science fiction writer of all time, offering golden insights into robot thought processes. Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics were programmed into real computers thirty years ago at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - with surprising results. Readers of today still have many surprises in store...

Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories

J. California Cooper - 1995
    California Cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend.  Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people for whom life, despite its ever-present struggles, is always worth the journey.In Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime, Cooper's characteristic themes of romance, heartbreak, struggle and faith resonate.  We meet Darlin, a self-proclaimed femme fatale who uses her wiles to try to find a husband; MLee, whose life seems to be coming to an end at the age of forty until she decides to set out and see if she can make a new life for herself; Kissy and Buddy, both trying and failing to find them until they finally meet each other; and Aberdeen, whose daughter Uniqua shows her how to educate herself and move up in the world.These characters and others offer inspiration, laughter, instruction and pure enjoyment in what is one of J. California Cooper's finest story collections.

Bloodchild and Other Stories

Octavia E. Butler - 1995
    Appearing in print for the first time, "Amnesty" is a story of a woman named Noah who works to negotiate the tense and co-dependent relationship between humans and a species of invaders. Also new to this collection is "The Book of Martha" which asks: What would you do if God granted you the ability—and responsibility—to save humanity from itself?Like all of Octavia Butler’s best writing, these works of the imagination are parables of the contemporary world. She proves constant in her vigil, an unblinking pessimist hoping to be proven wrong, and one of contemporary literature’s strongest voices.

Going to Meet the Man

James Baldwin - 1995
    But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their head above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out jazz pianist uses to face the terror of pouring his life into an inanimate instrument. It may be the brittle piety of a father who can never forgive his son for his illegitimacy. Or it may be the screen of bigotry that a redneck deputy has raised to blunt the awful childhood memory of the day his parents took him to watch a black man being murdered by a gleeful mob.By turns haunting, heartbreaking, and horrifying--and informed throughout by Baldwin's uncanny knowledge of the wounds racism has left in both its victims and its perpetrators--Going to Meet the Man is a major work by one of our most important writers.

The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov - 1995
    Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these sixty-five tales--eleven of which have been translated into English for the first time--display all the shades of Nabokov's imagination. They range from sprightly fables to bittersweet tales of loss, from claustrophobic exercises in horror to a connoisseur's samplings of the table of human folly. Read as a whole, The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov offers and intoxicating draft of the master's genius, his devious wit, and his ability to turn language into an instrument of ecstasy.The wood-sprite --Russian spoken here --Sounds --Wingstroke --Gods --A matter of chance --The seaport --Revenge --Beneficence --Details of a sunset --The thunderstorm --La veneziana --Bachmann --The dragon --Christmas --A letter that never reached Russia --The fight --The return of Chorb --A guide to Berlin --A nursery tale --Terror --Razor --The passenger --The doorbell --An affair of honor --The Christmas story --The potato elf --The aurelian --A dashing fellow --A bad day --The visit to the museum --A busy man --Terra incognita --The reunion --Lips to lips --Orache --Music --Perfection --The admiralty spire --The Leonardo --In memory of L.I. Shigaev --The circle --A Russian beauty --Breaking the news --Torpid smoke --Recruiting --A slice of life --Spring in Fialta --Cloud, castle, lake --Tyrants destroyed --Lik --Mademoiselle O --Vasiliy Shishkov --Ultima Thule --Solus Rex --The assistant producer --That in aleppo once --A forgotten poet --Time and ebb --Conversation piece, 1945 --Signs and symbols --First love --Scenes from the life of a double monster --The Vane sisters --Lance.

Stories and Early Novels: Pulp Stories / The Big Sleep / Farewell, My Lovely / The High Window

Raymond Chandler - 1995
    Now Chandler joins the authoritative Library of America series in a comprehensive two-volume set displaying all the facets of his brilliant talent.In his first novel, The Big Sleep (1939), the classic private eye finds his full-fledged form as Philip Marlowe: at once tough, independent, brash, disillusioned, and sensitive—and man of weary honor threading his way (in Chandler’s phrase) “down these mean streets” among blackmailers, pornographers, and murderers for hire.In Farewell, My Lovely (1940), Chandler’s personal favorite among his novels, Marlowe’s search for a missing woman leads him from shanties and honky-tonks to the highest reaches of power, encountering an array of richly drawn characters. The High Window (1942), about a rare coin that becomes a catalyst by which a hushed-up crime comes back to haunt a wealthy family, is partly a humorous burlesque of pulp fiction. All three novels show Chandler at a peak of verbal inventiveness and storytelling driveStories and Early Novels also includes every classic noir story from the 1930s that Chandler did not later incorporate into a novel—thirteen in all, among them such classics as “Red Wind,” “Finger Man,” The King in Yellow," and “Trouble Is My Business.” Drawn from the pages of Black Mask and Dime Detective, these stories show how Chandler adapted the violent conventions of the pulp magazine—with their brisk exposition and rapid-fire dialogue—to his own emerging vision of 20th-century America.

The Short Stories

Ernest Hemingway - 1995
    The Short Stories, introduced here with a revealing preface by the author, chronicles Hemingway's development as a writer, from his earliest attempts in the chapbook Three Stories and Ten Poems, published in Paris in 1923, to his more mature accomplishments in Winner Take Nothing. Originally published in 1938 along with The Fifth Column, this collection premiered "The Capital of the World" and "Old Man at the Bridge," which derive from Hemingway's experiences in Spain, as well as "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber" and "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," which figure among the finest of Hemingway's short fictions.


Greg Egan - 1995
    Contents:The Infinite Assassin (1991)The Hundred Light-Year Diary (1992)Eugene (1990)The Caress (1990)Blood Sisters (1991)Axiomatic (1990)The Safe-Deposit Box (1990)Seeing (1995)A Kidnapping (1995)Learning to Be Me (1990)The Moat (1991)The Walk (1992)The Cutie (1989)Into Darkness (1992)Appropriate Love (1991)The Moral Virologist (1990)Closer (1992)Unstable Orbits in the Space of Lies (1992)

Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories

Angela Carter - 1995
    But it is in her short stories that her extraordinary talents—as a fabulist, feminist, social critic, and weaver of tales—are most penetratingly evident. This volume presents Carter's considerable legacy of short fiction gathered from published books, and includes early and previously unpublished stories. From reflections on jazz and Japan, through vigorous refashionings of classic folklore and fairy tales, to stunning snapshots of modern life in all its tawdry glory, we are able to chart the evolution of Carter's marvelous, magical vision.

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Treasury

Betty MacDonald - 1995
    Piggle-Wiggle for her upside-down house, her delicious cookies, and her ability to understand how they feel. Here in one volume is Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle; Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle; and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic. B&W illus. Ages 8-12

The Pit and the Pendulum

Edgar Allan Poe - 1995
    The story centres around the torments endured by a prisoner of the Spanish Inquisition. The story is especially effective at inspiring fear in the reader due to its heavy focus on the senses, emphasizing its reality, unlike many of Poe's stories which are aided by the supernatural.

The Complete Short Prose, 1929-1989

Samuel Beckett - 1995
    A tremendously influential poet and dramatist, Beckett spoke of his prose fiction as the "important writing", the medium in which his ideas were most powerfully distilled. Here, for the first time, his short prose is gathered in a definitive, complete volume, by leading Beckett scholar S.E. Gontarski.

Snow, Glass, Apples

Neil Gaiman - 1995
    A retelling of the Snow White fairy tale from the point of view of the "wicked stepmother." This version was a chapbook compiled by Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab and sold at Comic Con 2008 and on the BPAL website with all proceeds going to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

Cthulhu 2000

Jim Turner - 1995
    P. Lovecraft--with eighteen chilling contemporary tales that would have made the master proud.- The Barrens by F. Paul Wilson: In a tangled wilderness, unearthly lights lead the way to a world no human was meant to see.- His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood by Poppy Z. Brite: Two dabblers in black magic encounter a maestro of evil enchantment.- On the Slab by Harlan Ellison: The corpse of a one-eyed giant brings untold fortune--and unspeakable fear--to whoever possesses it.- Pickman's Modem by Lawrence Watt-Evans: Horror is a keystroke away, when an ancient evil lurks in modern technology.PLUS FOURTEEN MORE BLOOD-CURDLING STORIES

The Ruskin Bond Children's Omnibus

Ruskin Bond - 1995
    Most of these stories are set in the hills, but their appeal in universal. This volume includes the ever - popular Grandfather's Private Zoo written over twenty-five years ago and a favorite with two generations of children; Angry River and the Blue Umbrella, both of which have children as protagonists; The Road to the Bazaar, Ghost Trouble, 'Cricket for the Crocodile' and 'Dust on the Mountain', which chronicle small - town life in Northern India.These stories highlight the charm of simple living and are written in Ruskin Bond's witty and humorous style.

Novels and Stories

Zora Neale Hurston - 1995
    Today her groundbreaking works, suffused with the culture and traditions of African-Americans and the poetry of black speech, have won her recognition as one of the most significant African-American writers. This volume, with its companion, Zora Neale Hurston: Folklore, Memoirs & Other Writings brings together for the first time all of Hurston's best writings in one authoritative set. "Folklore is the arts of the people," Hurston wrote, "before they find out that there is any such thing as art."

Her Stories: African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales

Virginia Hamilton - 1995
    Each story focuses on the role of women--both real and fantastic--and their particular strengths, joys and sorrows. Full-color illustrations.

Come to Me

Amy Bloom - 1995
    She writes the kind of fiction that celebrates the flawed dignity of the human and reminds us all of the fine venture of living in grace and hope in the worlds we are born to and make.

Sherlock Holmes in Orbit

Mike Resnick - 1995
    All the tales contain some science fiction or fantasy element, and all remain true to the spirit and personality of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous and enduring creation.

Rhoda: A Life in Stories

Ellen Gilchrist - 1995
    Here, for the first time, are the collected Rhoda stories - including two new ones - offering a full-blown portrait of a woman worth waiting for: one of contemporary literature's most enchanting characters, in all her wicked glory.With a high libido and reckless courage to match, Rhoda is one of those irresistible people who never hold back or take convention too seriously. In these twenty-three stories, arranged chronologically, we follow Rhoda from a precocious kid with a movie-star complex to a coed who makes love to a fraternity boy, and the next week elopes with him, to a middle-aged writer looking for a fling in the age of AIDS.

Parker: Selected Stories

Dorothy Parker - 1995
    In these selected stories is the chance to draw on her insight into the social and emotional realities of life. 2 cassettes.

Nohow On: Company, Ill Seen Ill Said, Worstward Ho

Samuel Beckett - 1995
    In Company, a voice comes to "one on his back in the dark" and speaks to him. Ill Seen Ill Said focuses attention on an old woman in a cabin who is part of the objects, landscape, rhythms, and movements of an incomprehensible universe. And in Worstward Ho, Beckett explores a tentative, uncertain existence in a world devoid of rational meaning and purpose. Here is language pared down to its most expressive, confirming Beckett's position as one of the great writers of our time.

The Gifts of the Body

Rebecca Brown - 1995
    An emotionally wrenching work of fiction about a health-care worker who tenders compassion and love to victims of AIDS, by an author who "strips her language of convention to lay bare the ferocious rituals of love and need."--New York Times Book Review

Watch With Me

Wendell Berry - 1995
    Rich with humor and wisdom, this collection describes the depth of affection and tolerance for eccentricity that these neighbors bear toward one another, and highlights the comic and often poignant ways they cope with the intrusions of the 20th century into their idyllic, agrarian world.


Thomas Ligotti - 1995
    This collection of horror stories, many previously unpublished, includes "The Medusa," "Conversations in a Dead Language," and "Mad Night of Atonement." By the author of Grimscribe.

Старуха = The Old Woman

Daniil Kharms - 1995
    Edition in Russian and English.

All the Days and Nights: The Collected Stories

William Maxwell - 1995
    From the American Book Award-winning author of Ancestors and Time Will Darken comes a masterful collection of stories, spanning more than 50 years--a tour of a world that engages readers entirely, and whose characters command the deepest loyalty and tenderness.

Stories from the Vinyl Cafe

Stuart McLean - 1995
    The collection features Canada's much-loved fictional family: Dave, Morley, Stephanie and Sam. Stories from the Vinyl Cafe also introduces a host of other wonderfully imagined characters, such as Margaret Dwyer, a suburban housewife who startles herself by shoplifting a pepperoni sausage, and Flora Perriton, who is consumed with thoughts of lost opportunities when an old friend passes away. Then there's Ed, who-overcome by the death of his favourite rock star-embarks on a pilgrimage to New York City to meet the singer's widow.As always, the stories in this rewarding and irreverent collection prove that Stuart McLean is indeed a national treasure.

Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul

Jack Canfield - 1995
    Bestselling author and foremost relationship expert Barbara De Angelis teams up as a coauthor of "Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul", a collection of heartwarming stories about how real people discovered true love with the person of their dreams. With chapters on finding each other, intimacy, commitment, understanding, and overcoming obstacles, readers will find inspiration whether they're beginning a new relationship, hoping to work through a difficult one, or trying to recognize extraordinary moments in their lives.A sweet spoonful of this enchanting Chicken Soup collection will warm the hearts of the romantic readers everywhere.

The Armless Maiden: And Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors

Terri Windling - 1995
    A groundbreaking work in the tradition of Joseph Campbell, Bruno Bettelheim and Robert Bly, this book explores the darker side of childhood--loss, betrayal, oppression, and abuse.

In the Loyal Mountains

Rick Bass - 1995
    To quote the Los Angeles Times: "Impelled by a profound love of the land, the ten stories in In the Loyal Mountains are a reminder that American literature draws its unique strength from a powerful sense of place." In this luminous collection, Rick Bass firmly establishes himself as a master of the short story, with tales that embrace vibrant images of ordinary human life and exuberant descriptions of the natural world.

Warning: Contains Language, Stories and Poems from Angels & Visitations

Neil Gaiman - 1995
    [2:35] [3] Babycakes [4:54] [4] Cold Colours [16:11] [5] The White Road [20:57] [6] Banshee [25:41]DISC II: THE LONG HAUL [1] Chivalry [32:55] [2] Troll Bridge [28:35]

How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)

Junot Díaz - 1995

Tales from a Village School

Miss Read - 1995
    94 line drawings.

The Return of Simple

Langston Hughes - 1995
    Simple, Simple to his fans, made weekly appearances beginning in 1943 in Langston Hughes' column in the Chicago Defender. Simple may have shared his readers feelings of loss and dispossession, but he also cheered them on with his wonderful wit and passion for life.

Stories from the Old Squire's Farm

C.A. Stephens - 1995
    "Some of the very best stories of New England life and character that have ever been written." -- "Hartford Daily Courant"

Chofetz Chaim: A Lesson a Day: The Concepts and Laws of Proper Speech Arranged for Daily Study

Shimon Finkelman - 1995
    Based on his works, Sefer Chofetz Chaim and sefer Shmiras Haloshon includes Vignettes from the life of the Chofetz Chaim.

Collected Stories

Peter Carey - 1995
    He is also a dazzling writer of short stories and this volume collects together all the stories from The Fat Man in History and War Crimes as well as three other stories not previously published in book form.The stories, persuasive and precisely crafted, reveal Carey to be a moralist with a sense of humour, a surrealist interested in naturalism and an urban poet delighting in paradox.Contents:- "Do You Love Me?"- The Last Days of a Famous Mime- Kristu-Du- Crabs- Life & Death in the South Side Pavilion- Room No. 5 (Escribo)- Happy Story- A Million Dollars’ Worth of Amphetamines- Peeling- A Windmill in the West- Concerning the Greek Tyrant- Withdrawal- Report on the Shadow Industry- Joe- The Puzzling Nature of Blue- Conversations with Unicorns- American Dreams- The Fat Man in History- The Uses of Williamson Wood- Exotic Pleasures- A Schoolboy Prank- The Journey of a Lifetime- The Chance- Fragrance of Roses- He Found Her in Late Summer- War Crimes- A Letter to Our Son

Women of Wonder, the Classic Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1940s to the 1970s

Pamela Sargent - 1995
    Included are works by Leigh Brackett, C. L. Moore, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Judith Merril. Introduction and Bibliography by the Editor.Content"No Woman Born" by C. L. Moore (1944)"That Only a Mother" by Judith Merril (1948)"Contagion" by Katherine MacLean (1950)"The Woman from Altair" by Leigh Brackett (1951)"Short in the Chest" by Margaret St. Clair (1954)"The Anything Box" by Zenna Henderson (1956)"Death Between the Stars" by Marion Zimmer Bradley (1956)"The Ship Who Sang" by Anne McCaffrey (1961)"When I Was Miss Dow" by Sonya Dorman Hess (1966)"The Food Farm" by Kit Reed (1966)"The Heat Death of the Universe" by Pamela Zoline (1967)"The Power of Time" by Josephine Saxton (1971)"False Dawn" by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1972)"Nobody's Home" by Joanna Russ (1972)"The Funeral" by Kate Wilhelm (1972)"Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand" by Vonda N. McIntyre (1973)"The Women Men Don't See" by James Tiptree, Jr. (1973)"The Warlord of Saturn's Moons" by Eleanor Arnason (1974)"The Day Before the Revolution" by Ursula K. Le Guin (1974)"The Family Monkey" by Lisa Tuttle (1977)"View from a Height" by Joan D. Vinge (1978)

Downhome: An Anthology of Southern Women Writers

Susie Mee - 1995
    Introduction by the Author.Contents:Isis by Zora Neale HurstonEconomics by Elizabeth Seydel MorganSarah by Tina McElroy AnsaStar in the valley by Mary Noailles MurfreeUgliest pilgrim by Doris BettsMusic by Ellen GilchristWide net by Eudora WeltyAfter Moore by Mary HoodWhite rat by Gayl JonesDare's gift by Ellen GlasgowFirst dark by Elizabeth SpencerShiloh by Bobbie Ann MasonGood country people by Flannery O'ConnorEveryday use by Alice WalkerYellow ribbons by Susie MeeTongues of fire by Lee SmithGospel song by Dorothy AllisonNew life by Mary Ward BrownGrave by Katherine Anne PorterAnd with a vengeance by Margaret GibsonThird of July by Elizabeth Cox

The Tree Is Older Than You Are: A Bilingual Gathering of Poems & Stories from Mexico

Naomi Shihab Nye - 1995
    Richly colored paintings interspersed throughout express not just the meaning of the words, but the magic within them.

The Sadness of Sex

Barry Yourgrau - 1995
    The author explores the imagination's twilit terrain in which love, lust and loss reside.

The Lady or the Tiger? And, the Discourager of Hesitancy

Frank R. Stockton - 1995
    The system worked this way: When a man committed a crime important enough to interest the king, notice was given that the fate of the accused person would be decided, on a given date, in the arena of the amphitheater. When the date arrived and everyone had assembled in the galleries, the king gave a signal, a door beneath him opened, and the accused stepped out into the arena. Two doors, exactly alike and side by side, faced the accused, and it was his duty to open one of them. He could open either door he pleased. If he opened the one, a hungry tiger would spring upon him and tear him to pieces. But, if he opened the other door, a beautiful lady came out and the accused was immediately married to her, as a reward for his innocence.The king had a beautiful daughter, with whom a young man of common blood fell in love. The king's daughter was also in love with the young man. The love affair went on for some time before the king discovered its existence. Immediately, the king had the youth placed into prison and set a day for the trial in the arena. The appointed day arrived, and the galleries of the arena were filled. The signal was given, a door beneath the royal party opened, and the lover of the princess walked into the arena. The princess, through the use of her position and money, had learned behind which door stood the lady and behind which waited the tiger. The youth expected her to have learned this information, and he looked toward her for a signal. Her signal was toward the right, and the youth went to the door on the right and opened it. The story leaves it up to the reader to decide which came out of the door--the lady or the tiger. Which did the princess decide? Was it to let her lover to live and love another woman, or did she decide that if she couldn't have him no one would?

The Squirrel's Birthday and Other Parties

Toon Tellegen - 1995
    Brief, evocative, thought-provoking, and unlike anything else ever written, Toon Tellegen’s extraordinary tales are rich in unforgettable, even surrealistic images. A squirrel and an ant discover a mysterious feast with an invisible host in the depths of a forest. A whale and a seagull dance silently on a moon-drenched beach. A grasshopper pays a fortune for a speck of dust. Perfectly complemented by Jessica Ahlberg’s delicate illustrations, this collection is intelligent, moving, and funny.

Walking the Rez Road

Jim Northrup - 1995
    Luke is a Vietnam veteran who has survived the war but is having "trouble/surviving the peace" on a reservation where everyone is broke and where the tribal government seems to work against the interests of the reservation folk. Throughout Walking the Rez Road, it is humor that holds the people and their community together. Winner, Midwest Book Achievement Award, Minnesota Book Award, Northeastern Minnesota Book Award.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twelfth Annual Collection

Gardner Dozois - 1995
    Le Guin40 • The Remoras • [The Great Ship Universe] • (1994) • novelette by Robert Reed65 • Nekropolis • (1994) • novelette by Maureen F. McHugh93 • Margin of Error • (1994) • shortstory by Nancy Kress98 • Cilia-of-Gold • (1994) • novelette by Stephen Baxter118 • Going After Old Man Alabama • (1994) • shortstory by William Sanders131 • Melodies of the Heart • (1994) • novella by Michael F. Flynn206 • The Hole in the Hole • [Wilson Wu and Irving • 1] • (1994) • novelette by Terry Bisson230 • Paris in June • (1994) • shortstory by Pat Cadigan243 • Flowering Mandrake • (1994) • novelette by George Turner273 • None So Blind • (1994) • shortstory by Joe Haldeman281 • Cocoon • (1994) • novelette by Greg Egan305 • Seven Views of Olduvai Gorge • [Birthright Universe] • (1994) • novella by Mike Resnick343 • Dead Space for the Unexpected • (1994) • shortstory by Geoff Ryman355 • Cri de Coeur • (1994) • novella by Michael Bishop402 • The Sawing Boys • (1994) • novelette by Howard Waldrop417 • The Matter of Seggri • (1994) • novelette by Ursula K. Le Guin446 • Ylem • (1994) • novelette by Eliot Fintushel465 • Asylum • (1994) • novella by Katharine Kerr492 • Red Elvis • (1994) • novelette by Walter Jon Williams507 • California Dreamer • (1994) • shortstory by Mary Rosenblum520 • Split Light • (1994) • shortstory by Lisa Goldstein531 • Les Fleurs Du Mal • [Biotech Revolution] • (1994) • novella by Brian Stableford585 • Honorable Mentions: 1994 • (1995) • essay by Gardner Dozois

Rumpole and the younger generation

John Mortimer - 1995
    In reminiscent mood, Horace Rumpole, barrister, looks back to his successful defence of 16-year-old Jim Timson, member of a large and industrious family of south London.

Five Have a Puzzling Time and Other Stories

Enid Blyton - 1995
    They set out to foil kidnappers, discover the mystery behind voices in an empty house, and find out who or what is shining a light on Kirrin Island.

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence

Marion Dane Bauer - 1995
    Includes:"Michael's Little Sister" / C. S. Adler"Dancing Backwards" / Marion Dane Bauer"Winnie and Tommy" / Francesca Lia Block"Am I Blue" / Bruce Coville"Parents Night" / Nancy Garden"Three Mondays in July" / James Cross Giblin"Running" / Ellen Howard"We Might as Well Be Strangers" / M. E. Kerr"Hands" / Jonathan London"Holding" / Lois Lowry"The Honorary Shepherds" / Gregory Maguire"Supper" / Lesléa Newman"50% Chance of Lightning" / Cristina Salat"In the Tunnels" / William Sleator"Slipping Away" / Jacqueline Woodson"Blood Sister" / Jane Yolen

The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, Volume 1: The Ultimate Egoist

Theodore Sturgeon - 1995
    Although Sturgeon's reach was limited to the lengths of the short story and novelette, his influence was strongly felt by even the most original science fiction stylists, including Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Gene Wolfe, each of whom contributes a laudatory foreword. The more than 40 stories here showcase Sturgeon's masterful knack with clever, O. Henry-ish plot twists, sparkling character development, and almost archetypal, why didn't I think of that? story ideas. Early Sturgeon masterpieces include "It," about the violence done by a creature spontaneously born from garbage and mud, and "Helix the Cat," about an inventor's bizarre encounter with a disembodied soul and the cat that saves it. Sturgeon's unique genius is timelessly entertaining.Table of Contents:Forewords by Ray Bradbury,Arthur C. Clarke, and Gene WolfeStories:Heavy InsuranceThe HeartCellmateFluffyAlter Ego (prev unpub)Mailed Through a PortholeA Noose of Light (prev unpub)Strangers on a Train (prev unpub)Accidentally on PorpoiseThe Right Line (prev unpub)Golden DayPermit Me My GestureWatch My SmokeThe Other CheekExtraordinary SeamenOne Sick KidHis Good AngelSome People ForgetA God in a GardenFit for a KingEx-Bachelor ExtractEast is EastThree People (prev unpub)Eyes of BlueEther BreatherHer ChoiceCajun ProvidenceStrike Three (prev unpub)Contact!The CallHelix the CatTo Shorten SaleThanksgiving Again (prev unpub)Bianca's HandsDerm FoolHe ShuttlesTurkish DelightNiobeThe Long ArmThe Man on the StepsPunctuational AdviceA Place of HonorThe Ultimate EgoistItButyl and the BreatherLook Around You (poem)Mahout

Eric Carle's Treasury of Classic Stories for Children

Eric Carle - 1995
    Treasury of classic stories for children, by Aesop and others; selected, retold and illustrated by Eric Carle.


Ann Beattie - 1995
    Beattie captures perfectly the profound longings that came to define an entire generation with insight, compassion, and humor.

The Richer, the Poorer

Dorothy West - 1995
    Traversing the  universal themes and conflicts between poverty and  prosperity, men and women, and young and old, and  compiling writing that spans almost seventy years,  The Richer, The Poorer not only  affords an unparalleled window into the  African-American middle class, but also delves into the  richness of experience of "one of the finest writers  produced in this country during the Roaring  Twenties"(Book Page).

The Vanishing Princess

Jenny Diski - 1995
    . . An expectation of infidelity . . . A Tube suicide . . . A liaison with Rumpelstiltskin . . . A foxtrot in the Bin Jenny Diski's short stories are dark and diverting. They move effortlessly between wildly different locations Caribbean paradises, seedy apartments, fairytale towers. They explore subjects contemporary and complex. Best of all, they gleam with intelligence and a sardonic wit. The Vanishing Princess offers more ideas and surprises still, some memorable subversions and an unstinting supply of provocative entertainment.

Women of Wonder, the Contemporary Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s

Pamela Sargent - 1995
    Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s — A companion volume to 'The Classic Years', dispelling the notion that women don't write "real" science fiction, showcasing recent science fiction by women. Here are Octavia E. Butler, Pat Cadigan, Angela Carter, Nancy Kress, and Connie Willis, among others.Contents: Introduction and Bibliography by the Editor. Cassandra / C.J. Cherryh; The Thaw / Tanith Lee; Scorched Supper on New Niger / Suzy McKee Charnas; Abominable / Carol Emshwiller; Bluewater Dreams / Sydney J. Van Scyoc; The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe / Angela Carter; The Harvest of Wolves / Mary Gentle; Bloodchild / Octavia E. Butler; Fears / Pamela Sargent; Webrider / Jayge Carr; Alexia and Graham Bell / Rosaleen Love; Reichs-Peace / Sheila Finch; Angel / Pat Cadigan; Rachel in Love / Pat Murphy; Game Night at the Fox and Goose / Karen Joy Fowler; Tiny Tango / Judith Moffett; At the Rialto / Connie Willis; Midnight News / Lisa Goldstein; And Wild For To Hold / Nancy Kress; Immaculate / Storm Constantine; Farming in Virginia / Rebecca Ore.

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Eighth Annual Collection

Ellen Datlow - 1995
    The over 50 selections represent both established names in the field and relatively less known authors, and the structure of the book is typical of "year's best" collections.

One Hand Clapping: Zen Stories for All Ages

Rafe Martin - 1995
    A collection of traditional tales used for teaching the basic principles of Zen Buddhism, including The Tigers and the Strawberry, The Zen Master and the Samurai, and A Silver Cat.

The Politically Correct Ultimate Storybook: Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, Politically Correct Holiday Stories, Once Upon a More Enlightened Time

James Finn Garner - 1995
    and were translated into 20 languages. Garner's incisive and hilarious books took age-old bedtime and holiday stories and made them into politically correct tales of our day. His original humor, filled with social commentary, is well-known by readers around the country -- most recently in his new book Apocalypse Wow!

Everard's Ride

Diana Wynne Jones - 1995
    Color dustjacket art by Ruth Sanderson.

Five Letters from an Eastern Empire

Alasdair Gray - 1995
    Alasdair Gray was born in 1934. He obtained a diploma in Design and Mural Painting in 1957 and has since earned his living in Glasgow, mostly by painting and writing. Much of his fiction is published in Penguin, including 1982 Janine, Poor Things, Ten Tales Tall & True and Unlikely Stories, Mostly, from which Five Letters from an Eastern Empire is taken.

The Age of Miracles

Ellen Gilchrist - 1995
    Ranging from hilarity to despair—innocent children bewildered by their elders’ behavior, a writer living on Xanax, and a socialite seeking a health cure only to find romance instead of rest—Gilchrist’s high-spirited characters always tend to find themselves in outrageous situations. The beloved and feisty Rhoda Manning returns, fighting the lure of the bottle while relentlessly going after her dream of becoming a famous writer. And while the restraint of family and society continues to haunt Gilchrist’s characters, they prove fearless and deliciously carve their own chaotic paths toward survival. Set in Fayetteville, Arkansas and New Orleans, Louisiana, the tales are artfully fashioned, providing tastes of marvelously trouble-prone people at every stage of life. Packed with humor, sexuality, and ever true to human weakness, this collection is romantic and full of passion—a treat in which readers will happily indulge.

King Of The Roadkills

Bucky Sinister - 1995
    Twisted stories, bone-chilling poems, and harrowing yet humorous comix that deal with failed relationships, religious cults, loneliness, and drugs, penned with razor-sharp precision.

Come Go Home with Me: Stories by Sheila Kay Adams

Sheila Kay Adams - 1995
    A native of Madison County, North Carolina, she was introduced to the tale-telling tradition by her great-aunt 'Granny, ' well-known balladeer Dellie Chandler Norton. This collection of Adams's stories provides a rare portrait of a distinctive mountain community and charts the development of an artist's unique voice. The tales range from stories of heroic, sometimes fierce, mountain settlers to the comic adventures of local drifters and tricksters, from magical childhood encounters to adult rites of passage. We meet Bertha and the snake handlers, local preacher Manassey Fender (who 'looked like a pencil with a burr haircut, in a suit'), and Adams's beloved grandfather Breaddaddy, who taught her about life and death with an enchanting graveyard dance. But perhaps the most powerful character depicted here is 'Granny, ' whom Adams calls 'the most exciting person I have ever known and the best teacher I would ever have.' By weaving these remembrances into her stories, Adams both preserves and extends a rich artistic heritage.

Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Buttered Bread

Maj Lindman - 1995
    But Mother can't make butter without milk. Aunt Annie's cow, Blossom, can't make milk without good grass to eat, and the grass won't grow without the sun to shine on it.

His Mouth Will Taste of Wormwood and Other Stories

Poppy Z. Brite - 1995
    Contains four short stories from Swamp Foetus:His Mouth Will Taste of WormwoodThe Sixth SentinelCalcutta, Lord of NervesHow To Get Ahead in New York

The Vintage Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction

Dermot Bolger - 1995
    This collection of astonishing breadth reveals a literature of genuine global stature, as ancient as the Irish Sea. Contributors and stories include: John Banville, from Mefisto; Leland Bardwell, "The Hairdresser"; Sebastian Barry, from The Engine of Owl-Light; Mary Beckett, "Heaven"; Samuel Beckett, "For to End Yet Again"; Sara Berkeley, "The Sky's Gone Out"; Dermot Bolger, "The Journey Home"; Claire Boylan, "Villa Marta"; Shane Connaughton, "Ojus"; Mary Dorcey, "The Husband"; Roddy Doyle, from The Snapper; Anne Enright, "Men and Angels"; Hugo Hamilton, from Surrogate City; Dermot Healy, "The Death of Matti Bonner"; Aidan Higgins, from Balcony of Europe; Desmond Hogan, from A Curious Street; Jennifer Johnston, from The Christmas Tree; Neil Jordan, "Last Rights"; Molly Kean, Patrick McCabe, from The Butcher Boy; Brian Moore, "The Sight"; Edna O'Brien, "What a Sky"; William Trevor, "The Ballroom of Romance"; Val Mulkerns, "Memory and Desire"; Robert McLiam Wilson, from Ripley Bogle, and many more.

Points of View: An Anthology of Short Stories

James Moffett - 1995
    Now its contents have been updated and its cultural framework enlarged by the orginal editors. Many of the 44 stories come from a new writing generation with a contemporary consciousness, and this brilliant blending of masters of the past and the brightest talents of the present achieves the goal of making a great collection even greater.

Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature

Salma Khadra Jayyusi - 1995
    Anthology of Modern Palestinian Literature will certainly become indispensable to anyone with a serious interest in contemporary Arab culture.

Between Time and Terror

Robert E. Weinberg - 1995
    Meet the boys of Dean Koontz's "Nightmare Gang," a deadly crew whose leader recruits members in the most creatively evil way. In "The Father-Thing," by Philip K. Dick, a boy watches his dad have a change of heart...and mind...and body. With contributions from acclaimed science fiction, fantasy, and suspense writers, this riverting collection is a free fall of fright that speeds you through one magnificent story after another.

Wang's Carpets

Greg Egan - 1995
    One of the copies of Cater-Zimmermann, Paolo Venetti, arrives at Orpheus; a water-world inhabited by floating mats that perform as a Turing machine.

Snipp, Snapp, Snurr and the Reindeer

Maj Lindman - 1995
    There they met a family that had a reindeer named Prince. The children and Prince had a wonderful time playing in the snow.

A Stranger in this World

Kevin Canty - 1995
    In this collection of stories, love and danger, risk and betrayal are the guides into uncharted territory.

The Best of Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker - 1995
    Parker was a famed wit, writer and member of the Algonquin Round Table, the group of New York critics in the heyday of the 1920s.

Holiday Cheer

Rochelle Alers - 1995
    In Alers' "Fresh Fruits", an art expert falls for the head of a Manhattan private school while planning a Kwnazaa extravaganza together. And Benson's "Friends and Lovers" rings in the New Year with a story of two Atlanta attorneys who are close friends--but could be more.

Appalachia Inside Out: A Sequel to Voices from the Hills (Vol. 2, Culture and Custom)

Robert J. Higgs - 1995
    Representing the work of approximately two hundred authors-fiction writers, poets, scholars in disciplines such as history, literary criticism, and sociology-Appalachia Inside Out reveals the fascinating diversity of the region and lays to rest many of the reductive stereotypes long associated with it.

Stories Of The Road Allowance People

Maria Campbell - 1995
    I am sitting on the floor with my Cheechum and the old ladies. The room is full of grandpas, mammas and papas, aunties, uncles and cousins. There is laughter, hot sweet tea and the smell of red willow tobacco. "Hahaa kiyas mana kisayanoo kah kee achimoot...Long ago the old man told us his story," my uncle would begin and my Cheechum and the old ladies would puff their clay pipes and nod. "Tapwe anima, tapwe... Yes, yes it is true."

Herbert West: Reanimator and Other Stories

H.P. Lovecraft - 1995
    As I have said, it happened when we were in the medical school1 where West had already made himself notorious through his wild theories on the nature of death and the possibility of overcoming it artificially. His views, which were widely ridiculed by the faculty and by his fellow-students, hinged on the essentially mechanistic nature of life; and concerned means for operating the organic machinery of mankind by calculated chemical action after the failure of natural processes. In his experiments with various animating solutions, he had killed and treated immense numbers of rabbits, guinea-pigs, cats, dogs, and monkeys, till he had become the prime nuisance of the college. Several times he had actually obtained signs of life in. animals supposedly dead; in many cases violent sign5; but he soon saw that the perfection of his process, if indeed possible, would necessarily involve a lifetime of research. It likewise became clear that, since the same solution never worked alike on different organic species, he would require human subjects for further and more specialised progress. It was here that he first came into conflict with the college authorities, and was debarred from future experiments by no less a dignitary than the dean of the medical school himself -- the learned and benevolent Dr. Allan Halsey, whose work in behalf of the stricken is recalled by every old resident of Arkham. I had always been exceptionally tolerant of West’s pursuits, and we frequently discussed his theories, whose ramifications and corollaries were almost infinite. Holding with Haeckel that all life is a chemical and physical process, and that the so-called "soul" is a myth, my friend believed that artificial reanimation of the dead can depend only on the condition of the tissues; and that unless actual decomposition has set in, a corpse fully equipped with organs may with suitable measures be set going again in the peculiar fashion known as life. That the psychic or intellectual life might be impaired by the slight deterioration of sensitive brain-cells which even a short period of death would be apt to cause, West fully realised. It had at first been his hope to find a reagent which would restore vitality before the actual advent of death, and only repeated failures on animals had shewn him that the natural and artificial life-motions were incompatible. He then sought extreme freshness in his specimens, injecting his solutions into the blood immediately after the extinction of life. It was this circumstance which made the professors so carelessly sceptical, for they felt that true death had not occurred in any case. They did not stop to view the matter closely and reasoningly. It was not long after the faculty had interdicted his work that West confided to me his resolution to get fresh human bodies in some manner, and continue in secret the experiments he could no longer perform openly. To hear him discussing ways and means was rather ghastly, for at the college we had never procured anatomical specimens ourselves. Whenever the morgue proved inadequate, two local negroes attended to this matter, and they were seldom questioned. West was then a small, slender, spectacled youth with delicate features, yellow hair, pale blue eyes, and a soft voice, and it was uncanny to hear him dwelling on the relative merits of Christchurch Cemetery and the potter’s field. We finally decided on the potter’s field, because practically every body in Christchurch was embalmed; a thing of course ruinous to West’s researches.

Look Out For The Elephant And Other Stories

Enid Blyton - 1995
    Contents:- Look Out For The Elephant!- Jigsaw Jennie- Michael's New Belt- Little Emily- The House In The Fog- Interfering Ina- A Spell For A Lazy Boy- The Surprising Broom- Wanted- A Chatterbox- A Peep Into The Magic Mirror- The Very Fierce Carpenter- She Wouldn't Believe It- Rain In Toytown

Common Threads

Nina Kiriki Hoffman - 1995
    A bind-up edition that contains Hoffman's first novel, The Thread That Binds the Bones, as well as a collection of her short stories, Handful of Twist-Ties.

McManus Treasuries, 4 Vol. (Boxed)

Patrick F. McManus - 1995
    McManus's zany books on outdoor life are available in an attractively boxed set. Contains The Grasshopper Trap, A Fine and Pleasant Misery, Never Sniff a Gift Fish, and They Shoot Canoes, Don't They?

Dance Me a Story: Twelve Tales from the Classic Ballets

Jane Rosenberg - 1995
    Young children in particular will enjoy reading the stories—or having them read—both as lovely fairy tales and to help them share in the magic of a real dramatic performance.Here are the romantic arabesques of Giselle and the classical attitudes of The Sleeping Beauty. Sets, costumes, and lighting are re-created to give the true flavor of authentic productions and to approximate, as fully as possible, the experience of attending the ballet oneself.

Imperfect Paradise: Twenty-Four Stories

Shen Congwen - 1995
    Imperfect Paradise provides the most comprehensive and authoritative representation in English of the remarkable Shen Congwen canon, ranging from the polished stories that made him a serious contender for the Nobel literary prize in the 1980s to lesser known, extravagant experimental pieces.

A Different Angle: Fly Fishing Stories by Women

Holly Morris - 1995
    But once the River speaks, the man becomes a superfluous distraction and a woman finds herself standing alone, in living water, defying and wowing the self. This is the moment the fly fisher is born. This beautiful birth is the heartbeat of these stories." -David James Duncan, author of "The River Why" and "The Brothers K" Includes stories by Pulitzer-Prize-winner E. Anne Proulx, "Cowboys Are My Weakness" author Pam Houston, fly casting champion Joan Slavato Wulff, Lorian Hemingway, LeAnne Schreiber, and more Since the success of "Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis" and "A River Runs Through It," fly fishing has been growing in popularity among both sexes Both men and women will enjoy these sometimes poignant, more often humorous tales of uniformly high literary quality.

Demons of the Night: Tales of the Fantastic, Madness, and the Supernatural from Nineteenth-Century France

Joan C. Kessler - 1995
    Featuring such authors as Balzac, Mérimée, Dumas, Verne, and Maupassant, this book offers readers familiar with the works of Edgar Allan Poe and E. T. A. Hoffman some of the most memorable stories in the genre. With its aura of the uncanny and the supernatural, the fantastic tale is a vehicle for exploring forbidden themes and the dark, irrational side of the human psyche.The anthology opens with "Smarra, or the Demons of the Night," Nodier's 1821 tale of nightmare, vampirism, and compulsion, acclaimed as the first work in French literature to explore in depth the realm of dream and the unconscious. Other stories include Balzac's "The Red Inn," in which a crime is committed by one person in thought and another in deed, and Mérimée's superbly crafted mystery, "The Venus of Ille," which dramatizes the demonic power of a vengeful goddess of love emerging out of the pagan past. Gautier's protagonist in "The Dead in Love" develops an obsessive passion for a woman who has returned from beyond the grave, while the narrator of Maupassant's "The Horla" imagines himself a victim of psychic vampirism.Joan Kessler has prepared new translations of nine of the thirteen tales in the volume, including Gérard de Nerval's odyssey of madness, "Aurélia," as well as two tales that have never before appeared in English. Kessler's introduction sets the background of these tales—the impact of the French Revolution and the Terror, the Romantics' fascination with the subconscious, and the influence of contemporary psychological and spiritual currents. Her essay illuminates how each of the authors in this collection used the fantastic to articulate his own haunting obsessions as well as his broader vision of human experience.

In The Year Of Long Division: Stories

Dawn Raffel - 1995
    There is a cold wind blowing through these stories, whose sentences come to us as a rebuke to anything felt. In her flight from sentiment, Raffel masterfully reifies the new will to absence that marks the moral and emotional bearing of her generation. The result is not just an acknowledgment of all our long divisions - the divide between impulse and the means to apprehend it, between desire and entrapment - but of the final sweet concession that we must each of us make to the futility of even the smallest mending. In the Year of Long Division gives us the triumph of craft over the obstinance of expression and the installation of a writer certain to be cited in the continuing reinvention of the American short story.

Afrekete: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Writing

Catherine E. McKinley - 1995
    Afrekete gives collective voice to the tradition of black lesbian writing. In the vast and proliferating area of both African-American and lesbian and gay writing, the work of black lesbians is most often excluded or relegated to the margins. Afrekete meshes these seemingly disparate traditions and celebrates black lesbian experiences in all their variety and depth.Elegant, timely, provocative, and inspiring, the fiction, poetry, and nonfiction in Afrekete -- written in a range of styles -- engage a variety of highly topical themes, placing them at the center of literary and social discourse. Beginning with "Tar Beach," an excerpt from Audre Lorde's celebrated memoir Zami: A New Spelling of My Name, which introduces the character Afrekete, the collection also includes such prominent writers as Michelle Cliff, Carolivia Herron, Jewelle Gomez, and Alexis De Veaux. Other pieces are by Jacqueline Woodson, Sapphire, Essence editor Linda Villarosa, and filmmaker Michelle Parkerson, with other contributions by exciting new writers Cynthia Bond, Jocelyn Taylor, Jamika Ajalon, and Sharee Nash.Afrekete is a collection whose time has come. It is an extraordinary work, one of lasting value for all lovers of literature. A fresh, engaging journey, Afrekete will both inform and delight.Contents:Tar beach by Audre LordeAmerican dreams by SapphireTestimony of a naked woman by Jocelyn Maria TaylorWater call by Helen Elaine LeeTuesday, August third by Jacqueline WoodsonDear Aunt Nanadine by Alexis De VeauxOdds and ends by Michelle ParkersonWhat has yet to be sung by Malkia CyrilThe old lady by Carolivia HerronWink of an eye by Jewelle GomezKaleidoscope by Jamika AjalonQueen for 307 days by Jackie GoldsbyWhere will you be? by Pat ParkerScreen memory by Michelle CliffRevelations by Linda VillarosaRuby by Cynthia BondDare by Melanie HopeTake care by Sharee NashOde to Aretha by Evelyn C. WhiteToday is not the day by Audre Lorde

Worming the Harpy and Other Bitter Pills

Rhys Hughes - 1995
    Jacket design and text in gold on black, laminated.200 numbered copies, plus 26 which were lettered A-Z and signed by the author.(Out of print).Contents: Cat O' Nine Tales/ Worming the Harpy/ The Falling Star/ Quasimodulus/ The Good News Grimoire/ Fintlock Jaw/ Velocity Oranges/ A Carpet Seldom Found/ The Chimney/ One Man's Meat/ The man Who Mistook His Wife's Hat For The Mad Hatter's Wife/ Cello I Love You/ What to do when the Devil Comes Round to Tea/ Arquebus for Harlequin/ Eclair de Lune/ Grinding the Goblin. Original horror collection by British author.

Revolutionary Tales: African American Women's Short Stories, from the First Story to the Present

Bill V. Mullen - 1995
    In the outpouring of proud stories that followed, African-American women shared their experiences, smashed stereotypes, and recorded the untold story of African-American life in bold, defiant anthology fiction.This stunning anthology begins with Harper's original story and chronicles the literary journey of African-American women to the present day -- from "As the Lord Lives, He Is One of our Mother's Children," Pauline E. Hopkins 1903 story of mob justice, to "Like a Winding Sheet," Ann Petry's. 1945 tale of domestic abuse, to "The Last Day of School," Maxine Clair's 1994 portrayal of forgiveness and redemption.Headnotes for each work and biographical notes for each author and to the richness of this volume, making it a work that deepens our understanding, delights our intellects, and rings loud with truth.

Flesh Wounds

Christopher Fowler - 1995
    A young woman must surrender her virginity to a grotesque enemy in order to fulfil her family's destiny. An extraordinary chain of events is set in motion when a cocktail cabinet falls out of the sky and kills a farmer. A depressed man decides to make his suicide the most exciting thing that's ever happened to him...Oozing paranoia, black humour and a certain amoung of old-fashioned gore, Christopher Fowler's fifth collection of short stories tells a chilling tale of desperate individuals learning the hard way that ...fresh wounds.

John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles

Douglas G. Greene - 1995
    Creator of such legendary sleuths as the boisterous Sir Henry Merrivale and the imposing Dr. Gideon Fell, he claimed the "locked-room" puzzle as his own and virtually threw away the key for all time. Now Douglas G. Greene has brought forth, after more than a decade of research, the definitive biography of this unique writer. In it we see how, starting with the earliest efforts of his small-town Pennsylvania boyhood, Carr was destined to gain fame as a storyteller. Moreover, John Carr (who also wrote as Carter Dickson) knew instinctively that he had an affinity for "impossible" crimes and quite precociously set about exploring this phenomenon, the techniques of which he was to perfect over the course of seventy novels, along with dozens of short stories and radio plays. The history of the mystery genre in the middle of the twentieth century is here as well - for Carr's life spanned two continents and the writing cultures of both America and Britain. His friends and connections form a Who's Who of Golden Age giants: Dorothy L. Sayers, Ellery Queen, and Agatha Christie, among others. John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles is a portrait of a shining era in the literature of imaginative crime and of the complex man who was one of its towering figures.

The Stories Huey Tells

Ann Cameron - 1995
    When Huey has bad dreams, Julian says his are scarier. When Huey wants to study animal tracks, Julian says he's too young. But Huey isn't a baby. He's an adventurer, a chef, a tracker, and a scout. And he's about to show Julian—and the world—all that he can do.

The Butcher's Wife and Other Stories

Li Ang - 1995
    This new anthology begins with the internationally acclaimed "The Butcher�s Wife," a novella that evoked shock and outrage in Taiwan when it first appeared in 1983. The shorter stories that follow range from Li Ang�s first story, "Flower Season" (1968), through "A Love Letter Never Sent" (1986), and include stories that are erotic, thought provoking, and cautionary.

Stories from Mexico: Historias de Mexico

Genevieve Barlow - 1995
    This way, you'll avoid the inconvenience of constantly having to look up unfamiliar words and expressions in a dictionary. Read as much as you can understand, and then look to the facing page for help. As you read, you can check your comprehension by comparing the two versions of the story. You'll also find a bilingual vocabulary list at the end of the book, so you'll have a handy reference for new words."Stories from Mexico/Historias de Mexico" allows you to explore Mexico's rich history. It included 18 well-known Mexican legends that chronicle almost 1,500 years of Mexican history. These tales will introduce you to an array of characters as dynamic and colorful as the country that gave birth to them. Animals, gods, goddesses, warriors, and conquistadors are among those who will make these pages come alive for you As you read these stories side by side, you will be not only fine-tuning your language skills but also gaining insight into the rich cultural heritage of the Mexican people.

Book for Bad Boys and Girls

R. Kent Rasmussen - 1995
    With themes including "honesty is not always the best policy," "the wicked are not always punished," and "virtue is often its only reward," this delightfully mischievous book includes such incorrigible advice as: "If your mother tells you to do a thing, it is wrong to reply that you won't. It is better and more becoming to intimate that you will do as she bids you, and then afterward act quietly in the manner according to the dictates of your best judgment."


Adrian C. Louis - 1995
    Louis's realistic novel of life on Pine Ridge Reservation, the story of two brothers--one a rez cop, the other an alcoholic--and their relationship with each other, with their people, with their environment. Chris Eyre's film version of SKINS is scheduled for release by Firstlook Pictures in August 2002. A cloth edition of SKINS was published by Crown in 1995. It is now out of print.

Stories Out of Omarie

Wendy Walker - 1995
    A knight meets a naked woman in the forest who rescues him only to lead him later to drawn. Two lovers, forcibly separated, continue their involvement in letters delivered to each other by a swan. A passionate affair in which the lovers never touch brings a jealous husband to dismember a nightingale. Venus realizes in the middle of narrating a story that she is the invention of one of her own characters. In the title story, a father forces his daughter into a barrel and throws it overboard in the middle of the sea; rescued by pirates, she is given to a sultan who teachers her to read, and whom she deserts for her father. In story after story, each written in Walker’s impeccable and densely rich style, the author takes us to the brink of passion where the characters totter, ready to retreat entirely from love or fall into the pit of sensuous transgression. Once again, she takes the reader for a breathtaking venture on the ‘tempting regions of web.

Tales from Sawyerton Springs

Andy Andrews - 1995
    The simple, magical town of Sawyerton Springs does exist in the hearts of those who long to take a deep breath, relax and take the time to find the humor and meaning in everyday life..

Jump Up and Say!: A Collection of Black Storytelling

Linda Goss - 1995
    Collected here are family stories and moral fables, ghost stories and tales rich in humor, along with raps and rhymes, memoirs and commentaries, and songs, stories and poems about freedom, protest, and the change.