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1. Prom Nights from Hell - Various

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A collection of 5 paranormal stories.

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2. A Full Night's Thievery Stories - Mitra Phukan

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A musician never realized the truth of the saying ‘Music is a harsh taskmaster’ until his beloved instrument exacts the highest sacrifice. An unfaithful husband is baffled: his wife grows more and more perfect until she literally becomes the goddess of plenty. A loving mother is naturally distraught at the kidnapping of her son by insurgents…or is she? And Modon Sur, with the spoils of a full night’s thievery in tow, finds himself in a sticky situation on a black amavasya night.

In this collection, Mitra Phukan sounds the rhythms of contemporary Assamese society, deftly weaving universal themes of love, loss and ageing with some of the issues facing the region: militancy, witchcraft, and the breakdown of traditional ways of life. Her stories acutely depict people’s struggles to relate to each other across vast social gulfs and within the intricacies of family and love. Intimate, allusive, and wryly observed, A Full Night’s Thievery is a finely drawn portrait of humanity by one of the most prominent literary voices in Assam today.

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3. A Protegee of Jack Hamlin's and Other Stories (Large Print) - Bret Harte

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This large print title is set in Tiresias 16pt font as recommended by the RNIB.

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4. Alonzo Fitz - Mark Twain

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Special Large Print edition, with easy to read text, of Mark Twain's classic work.

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5. An Elegant Young Man (Large Print 16pt) - Luke Carman

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For a long time Western Sydney has been the political flash-point of the nation, but it has been absent from Australian literature. Luke Carman's first book of fiction is about to change all that: a collection of monologues and stories which tells it how it is on Australia's cultural frontier. His young, self-conscious but determined hero navigates his way through the complications of his divorced family, and an often perilous social world, with its Fobs, Lebbos, Greek, Serbs, Grubby Boys and scumbag Aussies, friends and enemies. He loves Whitman and Kerouac, Leonard Cohen and Henry Rollins, is awkward with girls, and has an imaginary friend called Tom. His sensitivity in a tough environment makes life difficult for him - he is anything but an elegant young man. Carman's style is packed with thought and energy: it captures the voices of the street, and conveys fear and anger, beauty and affection, with a restless intensity.

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6. Black Glass - Karen Joy Fowler

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In fifteen gemlike tales, Fowler lets her wit and vision roam freely, turning accepted norms inside out and fairy tales upside down--pushing us to reconsider our unquestioned verities and proving once again that she is among our most subversive writers.

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7. Cats: An Anthology of Stories and Poems - Edited by Mark Bryant

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A wonderful selection of writing on cats: from Aesop and Oscar Wilde to ancient Egypt and twentieth-century New York. The perfect collection for cat lovers everywhere!

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8. Collected Works 2 Neglible Tales; The Parenticide Club; The Fourth Estate; The Ocean Wave; On with the Dance; Epigrams (Large Print) - Ambrose Bierce

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9. Contrivances (Large Print 16pt) - David Balzer

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This debut collection of stories - featuring a talk - show host and her talking hand, a women's activity group that writes to prisoners, and a poncho - making nudist - is as unique as it is compelling. Set in their own melodramatic worlds, the stories take inspiration from Old Hollywood, Gothic novels, art - world gossip, and maybe a Lifetime movie or two. Balzer's observations are as sharp as Flaubert's, and his characters are drawn with the complexity of George Saunders (and the wit of George Sanders). Beautifully illustrated throughout, Contrivances proves that tragedy is comedy when you play with it long enough.

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10. Creatures That Once Were Men - Maxim Gorky

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11. Crucifixion River - Marcia Muller, Bill Pronzini

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12. Cupboard Kisses (Large Print Edition) - Barbara Metzger

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20pt Large Print Edition! Well-bred orphan Cristabel Swann tolerates her thankless teaching job -- until her uncle dies unexpectedly. Arriving in London to claim her inheritance, Cristabel encounters something else entirely -- a loutish naval captain who won all of the old man's property in an evening's gambling, leaving his niece nothing but debt! To his credit, Captain Chase recognizes her desperation and offers her a position as landlady of a "boarding house" in Kensington. Cristabel is happy with her new situation and with the female tenants of the house. They are exceedingly well dressed for working-class girls and have many admirers. Cristabel soon has a beau of her own -- the dashing Lord Winstoke, who seems just a tad familiar, both in appearance and in attitude. Of course, Cristabel maintains propriety in every situation. But she cannot understand why the men she meets are so forward. Could it be the company she keeps? CUPBOARD KISSES won Romantic Times magazine's Reviewer's Choice Award and the Best Regency Comedy award.

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13. Emma McChesney and Co - Edna Ferber

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14. Everyone Remain Calm (Large Print 16pt) - Megan Stielstra

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'Quirky, Sedaris - style musings with unexpected theatrical trimmings.'' - Time Out Chicago These days, reality can be hard to swallow. How do we get to the end of day, let alone the end of the week? Some people drink, others get therapy, but all of us - hidden in the secret places in the backs of our minds - have fantasies. These are what we wish for, fight for, live for. Maybe yours is a pretty girl. Maybe it's a better job. Maybe its the love that'll swoop down makes everything seem okay. It's the fantasies that'll save us, but still - they're a dangerous thing. That pretty girl may not be so pretty tomorrow; that perfect job may not really exist; and what happens to love when you're so lost in a fantasy you can't see what's right in front of your face? The stories in Everyone Remain Calm explore the lines between fantasy and reality - how we move between the two in a crazy attempt to make our lives better. It's a hard journey - we get anxious, panicked, fearful, lost - our pulse quickens, shoulders tighten. We forget to breathe. These stories are a reminder.

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15. Fall of the House of Usher and Other Tales - Volume One - Edgar Allan Poe

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16. Fortune Smiles: Stories - Adam Johnson

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In six masterly stories, Johnson delves deep into love and loss, natural disasters, the influence of technology, and how the political shapes the personal.

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17. From Sand Hill to Pine (Large Print Edition) - Bret Harte

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Large print edition, with easy-to-read text, of Harte's classic work.

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18. Half Portions (Large Print Edition) - Edna Ferber

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Large print edition, with easy-to-read text, of Ferber's classic work.

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19. Hellbox - John O'Hara

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This book is a collection of twenty-six stories featuring a broad range of typical O'Hara characters.

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20. How I Came to Haunt My Parents (Large Print 16pt) - Natalee Caple

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How I Came to Haunt My Parents is storytelling for parents on the verge of a nervous breakdown. In this beautifully written suite of short fiction Natalee Caple explores fables from the dark side of adulthood and imagines what moral Aesop may have offered to a mother who gave birth to a murderous dictator. Caple's animals and humans are imbued with modern complexity as they confront sex, death, and history, but her stories are as witty as they are profoundly lucid. How I Came to Haunt My Parents is proof of Caple's status as one of the great prose stylists currently writing. Praise for Natalee Caple: ''Moving...unsettling.'' - The New York Times on The Heart Has Its Own Reason ''A brilliant story - teller.'' - D.M. Thomas, author of The White Hotel ''Natalee Caple writes with sensual and captivating detail of people whose dreams drive them to unanticipated extremities.'' - Catherine Bush, author of The Rules of Engagement

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