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The Ugliest House In The World

Author : Peter Ho Davies
ISBN : 0547346808
Genre : Fiction
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Short fiction from the author of The Fortunes and The Welsh Girl—“a writer to behold with real pleasure” (Gish Jen). In tales that travel from Coventry to Kuala Lumpur, from the past to the present, and from hilarity to tragedy, American bandits herd ostriches in Patagonia, British soldiers confront Zulus in Natal, and John Wayne leads the way for local revolutionaries in Southeast Asia. These are stories in which small lives are affected by consequential events. In “A Union,” a prolonged strike at a Welsh slate quarry plays mystifying tricks of time on a couple expecting a baby. In “The Silver Screen,” ragtag rebels join a communist revolution with all the flair of the Keystone Kops. In the heartbreaking title story, a rural community in North Wales copes with the accidental death of a child and learns the reaches of guilt. With its deep vein of humanism and pointed humor, this collection was a winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys and PEN/Macmillan Awards, and includes two entries that were selected for The Best American Short Stories. “A quiet clarity and an all-encompassing empathy that is without borders.” —Elle “Astounding . . . Peter Ho Davies has left a unique, definitive footprint in the soil of contemporary short fiction.” —The Washington Post
Category: Fiction

When I First Held You

Author : Brian Gresko
ISBN : 9781101634622
Genre : Family & Relationships
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From some of today’s most critically acclaimed writers—including Dennis Lehane, Justin Cronin, Andre Dubus III, and Benjamin Percy—comes a rich collection of essays on what it means to be a dad. Becoming a father can be one of the most profoundly terrifying, exhilarating, life-changing occasions in a man’s life. Now 22 of today’s masterful writers get straight to the heart of modern fatherhood in this incomparable collection of thought-provoking essays. From making that ultimate decision to have a kid to making it through the birth to tangling with a toddler mid-tantrum, and eventually letting a teen loose in the world, these fathers explore every facet of fatherhood and show how being a father changed the way they saw the world—and themselves. “One of the first things I learned about fatherhood was that my father was right: it was hard and it kicked the shit out of your life plan.”—Lev Grossman “I wanted to hold him. I wanted to hold him close and never let go. But we have to let go, don’t we?”—Andre Dubus III “Bridges are engineered. Children are worked toward, clumsily, imperfectly, with a deep and almost religious faith in trial and error.”—Ben Greenman “If you counted up the nights I’ve spent dancing to ‘Strangers in the Night,’ those hours would stretch three times around the equator.”—Garth Stein “The most surprising aspect of parenting has been how much my pre-parenting life looks like a cloud in the rearview.”—Dennis Lehane Contributors include André Aciman, Chris Bachelder, David Bezmozgis, Justin Cronin, Peter Ho Davies, Anthony Doerr, Andre Dubus III, Steve Edwards, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Ben Greenman, Lev Grossman, Dennis Lehane, Bruce Machart, Rick Moody, Stephen O’Connor, Benjamin Percy, Bob Smith, Frederick Reiken, Marco Roth, Matthew Specktor, Garth Stein, and Alexi Zentner
Category: Family & Relationships

Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Cengage Publishing
ISBN : 0787695335
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

World Authors 1995 2000

Author : Mari Rich
ISBN : UCSC:32106017274496
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Presents profiles of contemporary novelists, playwrights, essayists, historians, and poets from around the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Critical Survey Of Short Fiction Italo Calvino Louise Erdrich

Author : Charles Edward May
ISBN : 0893560081
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Profiles more than four hundred authors of short fiction from around the world, presenting biographical and bibliographic information and summaries of major works. Also includes a reference volume with a chronology; a bibliography; lists of major award winners; twenty-nine essays on short-fiction history, theory, and world cultures; and three indexes.
Category: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary Of Asian American Literature And Theater

Author : Wenying Xu
ISBN : 9780810855779
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater covers the history of Asian American literature and theater through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on authors, books, and genres. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this important topic.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Writers And Their Work

Author : Brian Jones
ISBN : 9781438140674
Genre : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
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Presents an alphabetical reference guide detailing the lives and works of authors associated with the English-language fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
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Equal Love

Author : Peter Ho Davies
ISBN : 0618006990
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of short stories examines the imbalance of love between parents and children and the changing roles of the generations.
Category: Fiction

British Writers

Author : Ian Scott-Kilvert
ISBN : 068431553X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Covers writers who have made significant contributions to British, Irish, and Commonwealth literature from the fourteenth century to the present day. Includes in-depth critical and biographical analysis.
Category: Literary Criticism

Racketty Packetty House And Other Stories

Author : Frances Hodgson Burnett
ISBN : 9780486148649
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Six heartwarming tales: the title story, "Behind the White Brick," "The Story of Prince Fairyfoot," "Sara Crewe," "Little Saint Elizabeth," and "The Proud Little Grain of Wheat."
Category: Juvenile Fiction