Download The Red Well: A Western Trio by Max Brand PDF

By Max Brand

A thief has a metamorphosis of middle after a theft is going fallacious and comes to a decision to come the money . . . in any respect costs!

In “Bad information for undesirable Men,” Jimmy Jones is a ne’er-do-well with a set off finger who has spent part his lifestyles elevating hell. In hopes of turning his existence round, Jimmy arrives to town of Jasper, the place his uncle has gotten him a role on the city newspaper. now not a gunfighter, Jimmy is now an editor. yet his uncle welcomes Jimmy with a caution: “The purely information in Jasper is undesirable news.”

When invoice Genniver and his associate, Jerry Garlan, choose to delay a stagecoach for a few quickly money, the 2 outlaws speedy locate themselves at odds. Garlan shoots down a horse to forestall the degree, yet Genniver takes it one step additional whilst he shoots a passenger to get to the money. With the cold-blooded cash of their fingers, Garlan’s sense of right and wrong will get the higher of him. He regrets not just killing the pony, however the entire theft too, and makes a decision that by some means he has to do the ideal factor and go back the money in “The Lion’s Share.”

The identify tale introduces Jerry Finnegan, a rancher and a kinfolk guy. but if Slade the outlaw and his band of misfits threaten to kill Finnegan and his kin to thieve the ranch, Finnegan calls out to Charlie Kimball for support. Kimball is aware his pal is in hassle, and believes the true cause Slade wishes the ranch is a distinct good at the estate that simply occurs to show the water blood red.

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to submit a extensive diversity of books for readers attracted to fiction that occurs within the previous West. Westerns—books approximately outlaws, sheriffs, chiefs and warriors, cowboys and Indians—are a style during which we submit usually. Our checklist contains overseas bestselling authors like Zane grey and Louis L’Amour, and lots of extra. whereas no longer each identify we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're devoted to books on topics which are occasionally neglected and to authors whose paintings would possibly not differently discover a home.

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Download A Clear View of the Southern Sky: Stories (Story River by Mary Hood,Pat Conroy PDF

By Mary Hood,Pat Conroy

a transparent View of the Southern Sky finds girls within the twenty-first century doing what ladies have consistently performed in pursuit of lifestyles, liberty, and happiness. In all of the ten stories from southern storyteller Mary Hood, girls have come—by situations and choice—to the very fringe of their identified worlds. a few locate braveness to winnow and circulation on; others search the persistence to possibility and to stick. alongside the way in which hearts, bonds, pace limits, fingernails, and the 10 Commandments get damaged. airborne dirt and dust settles, yet those girls do not.

In the identify tale, a satellite tv for pc dish corporation provides that happiness—or at the least entry to its programming—requires only a television and a transparent view of the southern sky. the fast tale itself finds the adventure of a Hispanic girl whose undertaking is to assassinate a mass assassin, an time table caused through post-traumatic tension wrought by way of seeing the murderer’s cynical grin on a information software. We keep on with her into the shadow of an important satellite tv for pc dish on a roof around the road from the courthouse and finally right into a women’s felony English-as-Second-Language type the place she needs to confront her lifestyles. She has slept yet by no means dreamed, and now she wakes . . .

In different tales Hood introduces us to a kindergarten instructor, surprised through a student’s blurted-out query, as she discovers her inner most vocation and the secret of its resource. We meet a widow who befriends a tender neighbor, basically to achieve they need to hold secrets and techniques from one another and carry speedy to their desire. a girl trucker discovers the intensity of her love as she imagines her mobile phone calls—and her sweetheart’s personal messages—winging their approach, tower to tower, alongside her interstate path. tales care for one guy and of his other halves and the way they examine the teachings in basic terms love can educate in regards to the achieve and obstacles of possession and ceaselessly. the gathering concludes with the novella “Seambusters,” within which a various solid of girls employees in a rural Georgia mill stitch camouflage for U.S. infantrymen in Afghanistan. the ladies are a part of a bigger function, they usually understand it. while the shadow of loss of life passes over the manufacturing facility, each one girl and the full group discover what it particularly skill to have American Pride.

New York occasions best-selling author and tale River Books editor at huge Pat Conroy presents a foreword to the collection.

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Download Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition: Stories by Kurt Vonnegut,Gregory D. Sumner PDF

By Kurt Vonnegut,Gregory D. Sumner

because its unique booklet in 1968, Welcome to the Monkey House has been one in every of Kurt Vonnegut’s so much loved works. This distinct version celebrates a real grasp of the short-story shape via together with a number of version drafts of what could ultimately be the name tale. In a desirable accompanying essay, “Building the Monkey residence: At Kurt Vonnegut’s Writing Table,” noted Vonnegut student Gregory D. Sumner walks readers via Vonnegut’s approach because the writer struggles—false commence after fake start—to detect what will be considered one of his maximum tales. the result's the infrequent likelihood to monitor an excellent author hone his craft in genuine time.
 
Praise for Kurt Vonnegut
 
“Kurt Vonnegut is, for my part, the nice, pressing passionate American author of our century.”—George Saunders
 
“Vonnegut’s fiction itches to grab the human fact by way of its huge handles.”—John Updike

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download The Tower of the Antilles by Achy Obejas PDF

By Achy Obejas

"Questions of non-public and nationwide identification percolate throughout the tales in Obejas's memorable brief fiction assortment, such a lot of that's set in Cuba, the author's birthplace...These 10 tales express Obejas's expertise, illuminating Cuban tradition and the innermost lives of her characters."
--Publishers Weekly

"By turns searing and subtly magical, the tales in Obejas' vividly imagined assortment are propelled via her characters' contradictory emotions approximately and unnerving reviews in Cuba...For the entire human tumult and deftly sketched and reverberating old and cultural contexts that Obejas incisively creates in those poignant, alarming stories, she additionally deals lyrical musings at the mysteries of the ocean and the vulnerability of islands and the physique. Obejas' plots are ambushing, her characters startling, her metaphors clean, her humor caustic, and her compassion effective in those elaborate and haunting tales of displacement, loss, stoicism, and realization."
--Booklist

"Obejas's tales show an acute realizing of being stuck among locations and cultures as varied as the US and Cuba."
--Library Journal

"Achy Obejas's assortment is set fictional Cuban migrants who by no means particularly get away the land they have left."
--Electric Literature

"It's a pleasure to come back to Obejas's paintings; her prose, crisp, crystalline, and regulated, masking the huge spectrums of anger, hope, longing, and sweetness within the face of immigration...Obejas sneaks lower than the outside, revealing feelings tied up on the dock, cuts the rope, and units them loose. The Tower of the Antilles proves, once more, why Achy Obejas is among the most crucial Cuban writers of our time."
--The Miami Rail

"This summer season is the appropriate chance to get to understand the paintings of this Cuban-American author. The tales accumulated in her new ebook inform the tale of assorted Cubas--Cuba during the a while, Cuba from diversified views, yet continuously Cuba in all its vivid, bothered, conflicting beauty."
--Barnes & Noble/B&N Reads, incorporated in"12 Must-Read Indie Books Coming This Summer"

Praise for Achy Obejas:

"Obejas writes like an angel, that is to assert: gloriously...one of Cuba's most crucial writers."
--Junot Diaz

The Cubans in Achy Obejas's tale assortment are haunted by way of islands: the island they fled, the island they have created, the island they have been taken to or pressured from, the island they lengthy for, the island they go back to, and the island which could by no means be domestic again.

In "Superman," a number of attainable tale strains emerge a couple of Nineteen Fifties Havana sex-show megastar who disappeared once the revolution triumphed. "North/South" portrays a migrant kin attempting to focus on separation, lives on varied hemispheres, and the eventual disintegration of blood ties. "The Cola of Oblivion" follows the trail of a tender girl who returns to Cuba, and who inadvertently uncorks a historical past of lodging and betrayal one of the family who stayed in the back of in the course of the revolution. within the name tale, "The Tower of the Antilles," an interrogation unearths a chain of fantasies approximately break out and a heritage of futility.

With language that's either beneficiant and sensual, Obejas writes approximately existences beset through occasions past person keep an eye on, and poignantly captures how background and destiny interfere on even the main traditional of lives.

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Download How to Swallow a Pig by Robert Priest PDF

By Robert Priest

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

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Download Elizabeth Stuart Phelps: Selected Tales, Essays, and Poems by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps,Elizabeth Duquette,Cheryl Tevlin PDF

By Elizabeth Stuart Phelps,Elizabeth Duquette,Cheryl Tevlin

The well-educated daughter of a minister, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844–1911) used to be brought to writing at a tender age, as either her parents have been released writers. In 1868 she released her first significant novel, The Gates Ajar. a world luck, the unconventional bought greater than 600 thousand copies, making it one of many best-selling American works of the 19th century. in the course of the subsequent 4 many years Phelps released thousands of essays, stories, and poems, which seemed in each significant American periodical, whereas additionally writing novels, together with Beyond the Gates (1883) and The Gates Between (1887).

Phelps’s legacy as a major American author, even though, has been damage via the seeming contradictions among her existence and paintings. for instance, she was once an ardent recommend for women’s rights either inside and out marriage, yet her tales appear to glorify one of these severe self-sacrifice linked to the main conservative family ideology. during this assortment, the editors search to revive Phelps’s acceptance by way of bringing jointly a various assortment from the total physique of her life of paintings. From arguments for suffrage to harrowing stories of Reconstruction, those essays, besides brief fiction and poetry, offer a brand new point of view on a huge American author from the later 19th century.

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Download The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace: 64 Stories by Steven Nightingale PDF

By Steven Nightingale

With those brief tales, deeply indebted to Sufi stories and Jataka tales (as good as to the Brothers Grimm and American folktales), Steven Nightingale deals tales of revelation, mischief, miracles, and style given him by way of sixty-four impressive girls who have seemed in his lifestyles over time.

These pleasant items mix humor and sensuality with surrealism and an indirect spirituality, and every turns into a chance of light guide, invention, and leisure. The booklet describes a non secular pilgrimage, fantastically written, a different delivering from this excellent writer.

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Download D.F.I by Edward "Mugen" Ellis PDF

By Edward "Mugen" Ellis

D.F.I is my center. D.F.I is full of feelings from either side of the spectrum. Love, lust, anger, worry, soreness, sorrow, pleasure, ardour. This e-book holds the woes of my previous, relationships that didn’t final, anger from racism i've got skilled or witnessed, questions of existence that to which i am hoping you'll listen.

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Download Faeries Gone Wild: Four Sensuous Stories by MaryJanice Davidson,Michele Hauf,Lois Greiman,Leandra Logan PDF

By MaryJanice Davidson,Michele Hauf,Lois Greiman,Leandra Logan

Faeries long past Wild

MARYJANICE DAVIDSON "Tall, darkish and never So Faery"

Scarlett isn't really your general pint-sized faery. At six toes, 4 inches tall, she's an not likely candidate for a fit made in heaven. but if she ventures to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, on royal orders to survey its outstanding citizens, she stumbles upon the only guy who simply might degree as much as size…

LOIS GREIMAN "Pixie Lust"

William bushes is a cutthroat developer who refuses to permit a number of timber come among him and his subsequent million. but if Avalina—a glowing faery charged to guard all issues green—comes to city, William is compelled to select from existence as he is aware it and the unknown reaches of his heart.

MICHELE HAUF "Dust Me, child, yet one more Time"

A librarian by means of day and a teeth faery by way of evening, Sidney has completely no time to discover Mr. correct. until eventually she flies smack dab into horny, sun-bronzed Dart Sand, a guy who makes her wings a-flutter…and whose attract might get her banished from the Mortal Realm.

LEANDRA LOGAN "A Little Bit Faery"

Tia is mystified while she moves out at the Luna faery singles scene, even with her hourglass curves and vivacious attraction. Then she takes to the air for long island and lands at the doorstep of a steamy firefighter who units her soul on fire—and stocks a powerful connection to her mystery past.

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Download Painting the Corners: Off-Center Baseball Fiction by Bob Weintraub PDF

By Bob Weintraub

“Imaginative baseball tales for lengthy rain delays and sizzling range league nights.” —Darryl Brock, writer of If I by no means Get Back and Two within the Field

Bob Weintraub’s remarkable number of baseball tales is going on to the middle of what the sport does for us once we watch it being performed at the box, and exhibits how its heroes and villains can achieve into our lives and stay part of us for the remainder of our days. The tales are instructed from quite a few views, together with these of the participant, supervisor, common supervisor, trainer, scout, proprietor, author, broadcaster, and fan. In “Knuckleball,” a supervisor is beside himself while he can’t allow his big name knuckleball pitcher commence the 7th video game of the area sequence as the in simple terms catcher he’s ever had within the substantial leagues without warning is going down with an harm. The staff from Alcatraz, in “The means They Play Is Criminal,” has a bag filled with soiled tips ready to spring on its San Quentin opponents, and it makes use of all of them. A father on a faculty journey along with his daughter occurs upon the exact same autographed baseball he observed a pal seize in Fenway Park’s bleachers thirty years past, and learns, in “The Autograph,” how a accident has introduced the buddy including the participant who hit it. A veteran outfielder is going into the final online game of his profession batting .299 with 299 domestic runs and, in “Just One to Go,” will get his basically likelihood to hit with outs within the ninth.

In those and different tales, Weintraub infuses baseball with humanity, originality, humor, and compassion, and increases the sport to a brand new point of figuring out and love.

Skyhorse Publishing, in addition to our Arcade, Yucca, and solid Books imprints, are proud to post a extensive variety of books for readers drawn to fiction—novels, novellas, political and scientific thrillers, comedy, satire, historic fiction, romance, erotic and love tales, secret, vintage literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics together with Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and masses extra. whereas no longer each identify we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on matters which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings would possibly not another way discover a home.

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