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Short stories

See below for a selection of the latest books from Short stories category. Presented with a red border are the Short stories books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Short stories books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Fado And Other Stories

Fado And Other Stories

Author: Dr Graham Mort Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2020

Fado consists of thirteen individual stories that culminate in the extended novella-like story, 'Whitethorn'. Each story takes us into the lived experience and psychological dilemmas of its characters, dissolving certitude in favour of richly ambivalent and suggestive endings as storylines merge and diverge, enriching each other through their narrative resonance. The natural world is brought to life in vivid detail in locations that range from the North-West of England to Europe and Africa, whilst the interior lives of characters form the dramatic locus of each piece, rendered in language that is precise, lyrical and evocative.

The Dressing-Up Box

The Dressing-Up Box

Author: David Constantine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

A Week at Surfside Beach A Collection of Short Stories

A Week at Surfside Beach A Collection of Short Stories

Author: Pierce Koslosky Jr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/06/2020

Prague Stories

Prague Stories

Author: Richard Bassett Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/06/2020

Japan Stories

Japan Stories

Author: Jayne Joso Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2020

Exemplary Stories

Exemplary Stories

Author: Miguel De Cervantes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2020

The Short Stories of Frank Yerby

The Short Stories of Frank Yerby

Author: Veronica T. Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/05/2020

Frank Yerby's first novel, The Foxes of Harrow, established him as a writer and launched a forty-nine-year career in which he published thirty-three novels. He also became the first African American writer to sell more than a million copies of his work and to have a book adapted into a movie by a Hollywood studio. He garnered legions of loyal fans of his writing. Yet, few know that Yerby began his writing career with the publication of a short story in his school newspaper in 1936, the first of nine stories he would publish in the 1930s and '40s. Most stories appeared in small journals and magazines and were largely forgotten once he started writing novels.This groundbreaking collection gives readers access to an intriguingly diverse selection of Yerby's short fiction. The stories collected here, eleven of which have never previously been published, paint a picture of Yerby as an intellectual who thought deeply about several philosophical questions at the center of understanding what it means to be human. The stories also reveal him as an artist committed to exploring a range of human drives, longings, conflicts, and passions, from the quirky to the serious, and in a variety of writing styles. With an attention to historical detail, voice, and character that he became known for, these stories give us new insights into this important African American writer who dared to believe he could earn a living as a writer.

The Short Stories of Frank Yerby

The Short Stories of Frank Yerby

Author: Veronica T. Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2020

Frank Yerby's first novel, The Foxes of Harrow, established him as a writer and launched a forty-nine-year career in which he published thirty-three novels. He also became the first African American writer to sell more than a million copies of his work and to have a book adapted into a movie by a Hollywood studio. He garnered legions of loyal fans of his writing. Yet, few know that Yerby began his writing career with the publication of a short story in his school newspaper in 1936, the first of nine stories he would publish in the 1930s and '40s. Most stories appeared in small journals and magazines and were largely forgotten once he started writing novels.This groundbreaking collection gives readers access to an intriguingly diverse selection of Yerby's short fiction. The stories collected here, eleven of which have never previously been published, paint a picture of Yerby as an intellectual who thought deeply about several philosophical questions at the center of understanding what it means to be human. The stories also reveal him as an artist committed to exploring a range of human drives, longings, conflicts, and passions, from the quirky to the serious, and in a variety of writing styles. With an attention to historical detail, voice, and character that he became known for, these stories give us new insights into this important African American writer who dared to believe he could earn a living as a writer.

The End of Me

The End of Me

Author: John Gould Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2020

56 very short stories about death by Giller Prize finalist John GouldThe End of Me is an astonishing set of sudden stories that explores the experience of mortality. With an ear attuned to the uncanny and the ironic, John Gould catches his characters at moments of illumination as they encounter the dark mystery of their finite being. A marooned astronaut bonds with a bereft cat; kids get caught pelting a funeral procession with plums; a woman's dreams swarm with victims of the new age of extinction; a young girl ponders the brief brutality of her last life, and braces herself for the next one. Rife with invention, with fresh ideas and arresting voices, this collection of flash fiction - funny, sad, absurd - draws from the imponderable a great compassion and vitality.

Flappers and Philosophers

Flappers and Philosophers

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kirk (Professor and Chair of English at Troy University, Alabama) Curnutt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2020

'Lie to me by the moonlight. Do a fabulous story.' F. Scott Fitzgerald's first story collection, Flappers and Philosophers, appeared in 1920 on the heels of his debut novel, This Side of Paradise, and immediately established him as a master of popular fiction. Love stories such as 'The Offshore Pirate' and 'Head and Shoulders' capture the spectacle and fantasy of the Jazz Age, celebrating that modern icon of feminine self-possession, the flapper, while comedies of manner like 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair' and 'The Ice Palace' showcase Fitzgerald's eye for humour. In addition to these four classic tales, which first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post , this edition highlights the author's proficiency with other crowd-pleasing story types: from Gothic fiction ('The Cut-Glass Bowl') to didactic moral stories ('The Four Fists'), from satire ('Dalyrimple Goes Wrong') to spiritual quests ('Benediction'), Fitzgerald tried his hand at many genres--and succeeded at all.

Alligator and Other Stories

Alligator and Other Stories

Author: Dima Alzayat Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2020

In Alligator and Other Stories, Dima Alzayat captures luminously the many ways of feeling displaced: as a Syrian, as an Arab, as an immigrant, as a woman. Often told through the lens everyday scenarios, her stories are rich, relatable, and full of nuance. Each story is a snapshot of those moments when unusual circumstances suddenly distinguish us from our neighbours, throw into relief the fact that we are 'other'. There are 'dangerous' women transgressing in 'Daughters of Manat', and 'A Girl in Three Acts'; In 'Only Those Who Struggle Succeed' a young woman will let nothing stand in the way of career success, only to discover the boulder that others have placed in her path; in 'Ghusl', a young woman carefully washes her brother's body as she prepares him for burial and looks back on their childhood together; 'Disappearance' loosens the boundaries of diaspora or immigrant stories, and features protagonists whose ethnicity is neither central nor vital; and 'Alligator', the centrepiece that connects the thematic threads running throughout this book, is an incredible work: a compilation of first-person accounts, newspaper clippings, letters, real and fictionalized historical and legal documents, scripts and social-media posts, which tell the story of a Syrian-American couple killed by their town's police department and a vigilante lynch mob. Each of these stories is startling and real, but delivers an emotional punch that lingers long after reading.

Resist Stories of Uprising

Resist Stories of Uprising

Author: Ra Page Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/05/2020