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Download PDF by Cat Johnson,Kate Angell,Allyson Charles: That Mistletoe Moment

By Cat Johnson,Kate Angell,Allyson Charles

As the vacations descend, 3 unmarried girls take a completely glossy method of strong outdated romance, and sweetness if the best—and so much complicated—gift of all is simply a click on, faucet, or swipe away…
 
MADE UP
Like a Christmas miracle, the construct a Boyfriend App lets you simply enter the stats of your dream guy, and witty texts, passionate emails, and sizzling Instagram images commence flooding in. not more awkward questions or pitying appears to be like as you face the vacations alone!
 
MIXED UP
yet even the easiest expertise has its system faults. whilst real-life feelings come into play, this trio of
twenty-somethings locate themselves in a tangle of crossed signs, flying wrapping paper, disastrous Christmas parties…and astonishing kisses.
 
MATCHED UP
but regardless of the confusion of their mistletoe misadventures, whilst the recent 12 months dawns, those very chuffed girls simply could locate themselves waking up with real love beside them.
 
Praise for
 
New York Times Bestselling writer Cat Johnson
“Loaded with soft feelings and crimson sizzling love scenes” --Fresh Fiction on One evening with a Cowboy
 
USA this day Bestselling writer Kate Angell
“A gleaming author who combines humor and scorching romance.” --Kirkus Reviews

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Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories - download pdf or read online

By Blume Lempel,Ellen Cassedy,Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub (the translators) on encountering Blume Lempel’s tales wrote: "When we all started interpreting and translating, we didn’t understand we have been going to discover a mom drawn into an incestuous dating along with her blind son. We didn’t comprehend we’d meet a tender girl mendacity at the desk at an abortion hospital. We didn’t be aware of we’d meet a middle-aged girl jam-packed with erotic imaginings as she readies herself for a blind date. Buried during this forgotten Yiddish-language fabric, we discovered modernist tales and modernist story-telling suggestions – think examining Gabriel Garcia Marquez with the conversational contact of Grace Paley."


Lempel (1907–1999) used to be one in all a small variety of writers within the usa who wrote in Yiddish into the Nineties. notwithstanding lots of her tales opened a window at the previous global and the Holocaust, she didn't confine herself to those landscapes or issues. She frequently wrote in regards to the margins of society, and approximately matters thought of untouchable. her prize-winning fiction is amazing for its mental acuity, its unflinching exam of erotic subject matters and gender relatives, and its technical virtuosity. Mirroring the dislocation of in general girls protagonists, her tales circulate among current and earlier, previous global and New, dream and reality.

While a lot of her tales opened a window at the outdated global and the Holocaust, she additionally wrote in regards to the margins of society, approximately topics thought of untouchable, between them abortion, prostitution, women's erotic imaginings, or even incest. She illuminated the interior lives of her characters—mostly girls. Her storylines migrate among earlier and current, outdated global and New, dream and fact, modern day ny and prewar Poland, bedtime tale and passionate romance, and old-age dementia and girlhood dreams.

Immigrating to long island while Hitler rose to energy, Blume Lempel started publishing her brief tales in 1945. by means of the Seventies her paintings had turn into identified through the Yiddish literary international. while she died in 1999, the Yiddish paper Forverts wrote: "Yiddish literature has misplaced considered one of its so much extraordinary ladies writers."

Ellen Cassedy, translator, is writer of the award-winning research "We Are Here", concerning the Lithuanian Holocaust. together with her colleague Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, they got the Yiddish booklet heart 2012 Translation Prize for translating Blume Lempel. Yermiyahu Ahron Taub is the writer of a number of books of poetry, together with "Prayers of a Heretic/Tfiles enjoyable an apikoyres" (2013),"Uncle Feygele"(2011), and "What Stillness Illuminated/Vos shtilkayt scorching baloykhtn (2008)."

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Download PDF by Robert Priest: How to Swallow a Pig

By Robert Priest

This selection of Robert Priest's brief prose comprises extraordinary sexual parables, hilarious technology fiction, fables, text-tangles, soiled tales, lush love letters, re-visionary fairy stories, predictions, unusual new video games, dream transcripts, and a whole instruction manual of absurdist directions, together with one at the risky arts of pig-swallowing.

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Download e-book for iPad: New Haven Noir (Akashic Noir) by Amy Bloom

By Amy Bloom

"In an Ivy League city, Bloom turns Yale's motto--Lux et Veritas--on its head, discovering darkness and deceit in each nook of latest Haven...The tales Bloom chooses proportion a powerful experience of position, detailing the quirks that make each nook of latest Haven distinct. yet it is the lucid writing and transparent, compelling storylines that make her darkish stories shine. possibly she deals a noir model of sunshine and fact after all." --Kirkus studies "Town-gown tensions spotlight a number of of the 15 tales during this stellar Akashic noir anthology set within the Elm City...This [volume] is very robust on verified authors, lots of whom have extraordinary credentials open air the genre." --Publishers Weekly, Starred evaluate "New Haven could be most sensible identified for Yale collage, yet its felony dimensions run as deep as wherever else at the japanese Seaboard. participants comprise Stephen L. Carter, Chris Knopf, Karen E. Olson, and Jessica Speart." --Publishers Weekly; incorporated in Fall 2017 grownup bulletins, Mysteries and Thrillers "[It's] a kick to determine Elm urban haunts and concerns weaved into brief tales of intrigue through writers who be aware of the turf." --New Haven sign up "Fifteen writers, many from Connecticut, together with Bloom, have contributed tales to the booklet. a few tales are vintage movie noir-style, during which an unscrupulous lady leads a desirous guy to his personal destruction. a few inform tales of legal youths assembly anyone they underestimated, undermining their cocky street-smarts. different tales inform of Yalies whose refined exteriors cover a seething starvation for reputation. a number of tales move full-on eerie, corresponding to the shy catalog artist who's now not the individual he appears to be like, and the unseen guy in Room eleven of the Duncan lodge, whose day-by-day actions are a secret to the resort employees. city vs. costume tensions pop up in different tales, as do darkish narratives reflecting the city's background of racial tensions." --Hartford Courant "Fifteen of latest Haven's literary lighting have placed ink to paper (or bytes to screen?) to summon that 'noir' urban of the mind's eye that lurks slightly under the speedily gentrifying surface." --New Haven autonomous "A robust and hugely relaxing choice of varied noir tales that actually provide the reader a vibe for town of recent Haven. Get it for your self or for the Yalie on your life." --Wildmoo Books (blog) Akashic Books maintains its award-winning sequence of unique noir anthologies, introduced in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. each one ebook includes all new tales, every one set in a different local or position with the respective urban. Amy Bloom masterfully curates a star-studded forged of individuals, together with Michael Cunningham, Stephen L. Carter, and Roxana Robinson, to painting the city's underbelly. Brand-new tales by way of: Michael Cunningham, Roxana Robinson, Stephen L. Carter, John Crowley, Amy Bloom, Alice Mattison, Chris Knopf, Jonathan Stone, Sarah Pemberton powerful, Karen E. Olson, Jessica Speart, Chandra Prasad, David wealthy, Lisa D. grey, and Hirsh Sawhney. From the advent via Amy Bloom: New Haven could be a noir city yet, even if noir often manages to not, we've middle. the opportunity to collect a few of my favourite writers, in my followed place of birth (in each position I bartended, the cook dinner or the chief carried a .38 in his waistband, and that i can nonetheless make ten types of boilermakers), used to be a pleasure and a privilege. each tale is a noir gem...If you're an optimist, noir could be an antidote, a crisp, dry stability on your sunny outlook. while you're a pessimist (or, as we are saying, a realist), noir is your house flooring, your tribe. it isn't simply that you just count on ants to return to the picnic; you recognize damned good that there'll be ants on the picnic. once they come, you are relieved. after they move slowly up your brother's leg, you are reassured and doubtless thrilled. however the different aspect of noir is the ethical middle. the guts might be shabby, frayed, and in severe want of a facelift, however it is a middle. it is not necessarily...

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Download e-book for kindle: Waxen Wings: The Acta Koreana Anthology of Short Fiction by Bruce Fulton

By Bruce Fulton

the fast tale has been the style of selection for writers of literary fiction in glossy Korea and it keeps to thrive within the new millennium. Waxen Wings: The Acta Koreana Anthology of brief Fiction from Korea bargains a various sampling from a century of contemporary Korean brief fiction, starting with tales from early masters (Yi Hyosok and Ch'ae Manshik) and finishing with works by way of 4 of the main inventive modern writers (Kim Yongha, Ha Songnan, P'yon Hyeyong, and Kim Chunghyok). In among are the 2 writers who're essentially answerable for the visibility loved by way of Korean girls fiction writers this present day (O Chonghui and Pak Wanso), and a author, Kim Wonil, who has made it his lifework to handle the territorial and religious department of the Korean peninsula. The identify of the anthology, from Ha Songnan's 1999 tale, indicates the transcendental traits of the best Korean brief fiction.

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Download e-book for kindle: Black Maps (Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction) by David Jauss

By David Jauss

Winner of the AWP Award for brief Fiction, Black Maps is a choice of 9 finely labored tales charting the lives of human lifestyles at the breaking point; their activities, their feelings, and the way they react to the occasions that experience driven them to this brink.

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By B.J. Hollars

On April 27, 2011, simply days after studying in their being pregnant, B. J. Hollars, his spouse, and their destiny son continued the onslaught of an EF-4 twister. There, whereas huddled in a tub of their Alabama domestic, mortality flashed ahead of their eyes. With the final of his desktop battery, Hollars begun recounting the event, and might proceed to take action within the following years, writing his method out of 1 catastrophe merely to discover himself stuck up in one other. Tornadoes, drownings, and nuclear catastrophes strength him to recognize the inexplicable, whereas he makes an attempt to beat his maximum fear—the impossibility of defending his child son from the world’s cruelties. Hollars creates a constellation of grief, tapping into the hardly stated intersection among fatherhood and worry, sacrifice and security, and the humbling impression of wasting keep watch over of our lives.

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Read e-book online The Talker: Stories PDF

By Mary Sojourner

"If you ever puzzled what lifestyles is like for the down and out, the outstanding Sojourner lays it out in unique and unsparing prose in her newest choice of brief tales. all through, Sojourner's skill to convey striking characters to lifestyles and convey intensity and center to boring situations makes this assortment memorable."
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

"In [these] tales set within the southwest, the normally working–class characters fight to upward thrust past their pasts and their very own worst tendencies…Sojourner makes use of ardour, high–energy storytelling, and unflinching empathy to wreck the reader's heart."
—KIRKUS REVIEWS

"The center in those tales beats out of its chest. Sojourner is the voice of the luckless, the rejected, and the defiantly unfastened. studying this assortment provides you with blisters in smooth locations, and you will be happy with them."
—BRADEN HEPNER, writer of Pale Harvest

"Long in the past, farming households would go away a candle in a window at evening in order that a wayward soul wandering at nighttime may be able to convenience. This most sensible describes Mary Sojourners’ stories of small lives suffering for connection. a few build fences round themselves and blame the fence, others locate convenience in recognition. they're, like their author, sojourners. In each case, Mary Sojourner brings candlelight to their struggles."
—H. LEE BARNES, writer of The Gambler's Apprentice

From safety guards and jack rabbits to bartenders and blue herons, the desert–dwellers in The Talker floor with grit and style from dust-blown trailers and historical Joshua bushes. along with her signature down–to–earth storytelling sort and uniquely empathetic eye, Sojourner writes a neighborhood looking shelter, fact, and break out in the barren region glare of the Mojave with this novella and tale collection.

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Download e-book for iPad: Soul Medicine: A Physician’s Reflections on Life, Love, by Judith Boice

By Judith Boice

each sometimes, one comes throughout a e-book that opens the center and shall we the soul sing. this type of ebook is a window at the ask yourself and pleasure, the wonder and the depths of the area round us. any such e-book leads us from one jeweled perception to a different, just like the Genii giving Aladdin a journey of the treasure cave. as soon as chanced on, this sort of ebook joins a important few in a privileged position on one’s bookshelf, to be taken down, re-read and savored again and again. Soul drugs by way of Dr. Judith Boice is strictly this kind of e-book. With beautiful prose, it transcends its pages to develop into a heart’s better half, supplying precisely what its identify can provide. awesome!
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