Girl in the Mirror: Two Stories

By Cecelia Ahern

Two strong and unforgettable brief tales from the number 1 bestselling author

Girl within the Mirror

Lila understands how fortunate she is to have stumbled on the fellow of her desires. but if a mystery from her family's earlier involves mild on her marriage ceremony day, her future adjustments within the such a lot unforeseen of ways…

The reminiscence Maker

They say you always remember your old flame. yet what occurs whilst these adored thoughts begin to fade? a few humans may do whatever to carry directly to the earlier and, for one heartbroken guy, that suggests discovering how to relive these priceless moments…

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Field Notes: The Grace Note of the Canyon Wren

During this choice of twelve tales, Barry Lopez—the nationwide e-book Award–winning writer of Arctic Dreams and certainly one of our such a lot well-known writers—evokes the longing we consider for attractiveness in our relations with each other, with the earlier, and with nature.

An anthropologist touring with an aboriginal humans reveals that, due to his competitive wish to comprehend them, they continue to be constantly disturbingly unknowable. A winning monetary advisor, failing to find his roots in Africa, jogs from Connecticut to the Pacific Ocean so as to forge an indigenous connection to the yank panorama. A paleontologist is haunted through visions of flora and fauna in a vacant lot in long island. In easy, crystalline prose, Lopez conjures up a feeling of the magic and great strangeness of the area, and a deep compassion for the human quandary.

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We Could Almost Eat Outside: An Appreciation of Life's Small Pleasures

By Philippe Delerm

A number-one bestseller in France: an enthralling medititation at the pleasures of lifestyles, from shelling peas to interpreting at the beach.

"A tiny breeze of delirious knowledge which alterations every little thing and nothing...We may perhaps virtually consume outside."

An enthralling valentine to the standard delights lifestyles has to provide, this brief publication captured the mind's eye of the French public final yr and have become a number-one bestseller. revenues at the moment are over 600,000 copies. In every one short bankruptcy the writer contemplates the possible usual studies that upload pleasure to existence, even if it is the first sip of beer, the storm from snow within a paperweight, analyzing an Agatha Christie novel, or the odor of apples.

At as soon as uniquely French and but common, informed with a full of life, nearly childlike interest, this captivating booklet reminds us to get pleasure from and delight in the small issues that make lifestyles useful.

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Between the Dark and the Daylight

By Richard Marsh

Hailed through a few enthusiasts because the Stephen King of the early 20th century, Richard Marsh produced a prodigious physique of labor within the horror, secret, and supernatural genres sooner than turning to action-adventure later in lifestyles. the gathering among the darkish and the sunlight brings jointly a few of Marsh's most sensible paintings, starting from mysteries to romances and extra.

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A Vintage from Atlantis: The Collected Fantasies, Vol. 3 (The Collected Fantasies of Clark Ashton Smith)

Back in print in new alternate paperback variations, the 3rd of 5 volumes gathering the entire tales of popular “weird fiction” writer Clark Ashton Smith.

“None moves the be aware of cosmic horror in addition to Clark Ashton Smith. In sheer daemonic strangeness and fertility of perception, Smith is likely to be unexcelled by means of the other writer.” —H. P. Lovecraft

Clark Ashton Smith, one in every of the best members to seminal pulp magazines akin to Weird Tales, helped outline and form “weird fiction” within the early 20th century, along contemporaries H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, drawing upon his historical past in poetry to exhibit an exceptional richness of mind's eye and expression in his tales of the unusual and fantastical.

The amassed Fantasies sequence provides all of Smith’s fiction chronologically. approved by way of the author’s property and recommended by means of Arkham condominium, the tales during this sequence are followed by way of certain history notes from editors Scott Connors and Ron Hilger, who in education for this assortment meticulously in comparison unique manuscripts, a number of typescripts, released variations, and Smith’s personal notes and letters. Their efforts have led to the main definitive and entire choice of the author’s paintings to date.

A classic from Atlantis is the 3rd of 5 volumes gathering all of Clark Ashton Smith’s stories of myth, horror, and technology fiction. It contains all of his tales from “The Holiness of Azédarac” (1931) to “The God of the Asteroid” (1932), in addition to an creation via Michael Dirda.

Skyhorse Publishing, less than our evening coloration and Talos imprints, is proud to submit a huge diversity of titles for readers drawn to technological know-how fiction (space opera, time go back and forth, not easy SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fable (grimdark, sword and sorcery, modern city myth, steampunk, substitute history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and masses extra. whereas now not each name we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller, a countrywide bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we're dedicated to publishing caliber books from a various staff of authors.

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Solar Pons Omnibus, Volumes 1-2

By August Derleth

Egad! Is sunlight Pons simply Sherlock Holmes in cover? good, that's chronologically very unlikely, yet he could be the well-known grasp detective's lengthy misplaced son. Pons is, after all, August Derleth's affectionate tribute to Conan Doyle's literary production, a willing and quirky brain fixing rankings of mysteries and murders in early 20th Century Britain observed by means of his devoted assistant and Boswell Dr. Parker. The parallels to Holmes and Watson are noticeable, the sophisticated variations fascinating. released in quite a few collections over the many years, those stories have been eventually, a few years after Derleth's a lot regretted demise, offered during this monstrous two-volume omnibus version by means of Arkham residence, edited by means of Basil Copper, the British author usually released by means of that enterprise, himself the writer of many Pons stories.

This omnibus includes Derleth's works, and a grand collection they're. the various tales rival these of Sir Arthur. i'd supply that none relatively achieve the heights of "The purple Headed League", "Silver Blaze", or "The Speckled Band", yet that may be very unlikely, wouldn't it? so much are excellent, just about all worthy analyzing and re-reading. incorporated during this gigantic set is Derleth's purely Pons novel, Mr. Fairley's ultimate trip, that is totally first-class. certainly, i'd argue that, of the unique Sherlock canon of novels, basically The Hound of the Baskervilles tops it. That, I become aware of, is strong compliment. This superb story advantages it.

It won't be effortless to discover a replica, yet should be worthy it. Holmes fanatics who think they've got reached the tip of wish will locate restorative medication right here.

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Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier

By Suelette Dreyfus

Suelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, inform the extreme actual tale of the pc underground, and the unusual lives and crimes of an elite ring of foreign hackers who took at the establishment.

Spanning 3 continents and a decade of excessive point infiltration, they created chaos among a number of the world’s greatest and strongest corporations, together with NASA and the united states army. fabulous and obsessed, lots of them discovered themselves hooked on hacking and phreaking. a few descended into medications and insanity, others ended up in jail.

As riveting because the best detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers via their crimes, their betrayals, the quest, raids and investigations. it's a gripping story of the electronic underground.

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Plan B for the Middle Class: Stories

By Ron Carlson

In The information of the World, Ron Carlson's celebrated final assortment, it was once generally famous that the inside track was once sturdy. the following, as each person is going to devise B, the scoop is more suitable, edgy, and bittersweet.

listed here are women and men within the middle--of existence, of relationships. there's a distinction among what they set out for and what they get. A unmarried mom retains residence on an airplane service. a brand new father unearths himself seduced by way of a motorbike. A lonely professor is compelled to stand a couple of truths. Braced via honesty and lifted by means of affection for the realm, those tales are a beautiful show off for a author tackling common issues in new methods. prepare: while Plan A breaks down, Ron Carlson is right here.

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Big Bad Love: Stories

By Larry Brown

Larry Brown stuck the rapt consciousness of readers and critics with the 1988 booklet of dealing with the tune, his prize-winning first choice of tales. the next yr, his first novel, soiled paintings, received nationwide acclaim as a piece of uncompromising strength and honesty. colossal undesirable Love, his 3rd e-book, collects ten new tales. facing intercourse, with drink, with worry, with every kind of undesirable success and obsession, those tales are unflinching and never for the fainthearted. yet as is right of all of Brown's fiction, those ten tales are associated in a collective assertion of redemption and wish. those tales come as on the subject of the reality as any human expression can.

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Fall River and Other Uncollected Stories

The tales during this assortment are ones that Cheever wrote within the Thirties and Nineteen Forties. There are thirteen overall, eleven of which aren't to be had wherever else, together with the hot Library of the US variation. curiosity in Cheever's paintings has been renewed with the booklet of a brand new biography, John Cheever: A existence by way of Blake Bailey. Readers of Cheever, either new and outdated, may be fascinated about this crucial assortment.

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