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Old Home Town

by Rose Wilder Lane

|November 1, 1985

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In Old Home Town , Rose Wilder Lane has recreated small-town society of pre-World War I America with a precise feeling for decorum, dress, and kitchen dialogue. Like Sherwood Anderson in Winesburg, Ohio, she describes a community through the stories of…read more

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About The Gilda Stories: "This intriguing vampire yarn features well-developed characters and philosophical excursions upon the angst of perpetual outsiderhood and the very human quest for companionship and love". -- ALA Booklist About Forty-Three Septembers: "In…read more

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A superb collection of science fiction and fantasy stories, The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories is a book that transcends all genre definitions. The stories within are mined with depth charges, explosions of meaning and illumination…read more

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Established in 1918 as a memorial to O. Henry, this annual literary tradition has presented a remarkable sampling of stories over its 71-year history. Editor William Abrahams has shown the unerring ability to discover the writers--Joyce Carol Oates and Raymond…read more

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For nearly thirty years, from the first story by Ruth McEnery Stuart published in the New Princeton Magazine in 1888 until her death in 1917, readers throughout the United States knew her stories of life in Simpkinsville, an imaginary village in southwest…read more

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The Short Fiction of James Pearson, written over a quarter-century ago, leans toward the humorous. There is not enough humor in the world. There will be something for everyone in this collection.read more

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The true meaning of Christmas emerges in these stories about reunited families, good fellowship, and restored faith. This is not to say that all is sugar candy. The mother in the title story faces a lonely Christmas in an empty house—but then something…read more

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The first documented sinking of a ship by a whale and a harrowing account by the ship’s first mate of the survivors’ three months adrift in small boats. A thrilling narrative that inspired Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby Dick.read more

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Boyhood is the most familiar province of Mark Twain's fiction, but a reader doesn't have to look far to find feminine territory—and it's not the perfectly neat and respectable place where you'd expect to see Becky Thatcher. This is a fictional world…read more

Follow Me Home

by William Hoffman

|December 1, 1994

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"Jefferson aspired beyond the ambition of a nationality, and embraced in his view the whole future of man." --Henry Adamsread more

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Aldous Huxley's stature as one of the giants of modern English prose and of social commentary in our time is confirmed in this gathering of his distinguished stories into a single volume. Twenty-one pieces are here, including "The Gioconda Smile," "Little…read more