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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 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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3. 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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This large print title is set in Tieras 16pt font as reccomended by the RNIB.

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4. 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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5. Creatures That Once Were Men - Maxim Gorky

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6. Datsunland (16pt Large Print Edition) - Stephen Orr

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A long-deserted drive-in, waiting for a rerun of the one story that might give it life; a child who discovers his identity in a photograph hidden in his parents' room ...Stephen Orr's stories are happy to let you in, but not out. In Datsunland, his characters are outsiders peering into worlds they don't recognise, or understand: an Indian doctor arriving in the outback, discovering an uncomfortable truth about the Australian dream; a family trying to have their son's name removed from a Great War cowards' list; a confused teenager with a gun making an ad for an evangelical ministry.Each story is set in a place where, as Borges described, 'heaven and hell seem out of proportion'. There is no easy escape from the world's most desperate car yard, or the school with a secret that permeates all but one of the fourteen stories in Datsunland. Here is a glimpse of inner lives, love, the astonishment of being ourselves.

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7. Everyone Remain Calm (16pt Large Print Edition) - 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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8. 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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9. In the Midst of Life Tales of Soldiers and Civilians (Large Print) - Ambrose Bierce

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10. Joyland Trio Bundle (Large Print 16pt) - Jim Hanas, Natalee Caple, Chris Eaton

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Recently launched with ECW Press, Joyland eBooks presents new collections from the best voices in short fiction. For the special price of TK you can start reading all three of our titles right now on any device.
The Joyland Trio Deal includes:
How I Came to Haunt My Parents by Natalee Caple
''Moving...unsettling.'' - The New York Times on The Heart Has Its Own Reason
Natalee Caple is the author of several books including the forthcoming novel, In Calamity's Wake, from HarperCollins. In this beautifully written suite of short fiction, Caple explores fables from the dark side of adulthood and her animals and humans are imbued with modern complexity.
Why They Cried by Jim Hanas
''Hanas writes with a swift clip, deploys images so judiciously and vividly, and demonstrates real insight into the way we live now.'' - The Rumpus
Whether it's a report from the real Cannes or a young couple discovering that reading Jacques Derrida aloud can lull their child to sleep, Jim Hanas finds the strange in the everyday and the everyday in the strange.
Letters to Thomas Pynchon by Chris Eaton
''Beautifully written...'' - Jonathan Lethem
Rock Plaza Central frontman Chris Eaton's fictions read like intellectual fisticuffs: bruising but with more than a touch of moustache wax.

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11. Letters to Thomas Pynchon (Large Print 16pt) - Chris Eaton

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'Beautifully written...'' - Jonathan Lethem ''One of the country's best new writers.'' - Eye Weekly Chris Eaton's fictions read like intellectual fisticuffs: bruising but with more than a touch of moustache wax. Playing with notions of ownership and plagiarism, Letters to Thomas Pynchon is a collection of early stories and new works. Beginning with an unmailed letter to Thomas Pynchon, Eaton further riffs on literary history with occasional side trips into obscure - possibly fake - history, lost cinemas, and NASA's track record. With a sense of gravity and humor, Letters to Thomas Pynchon proves that originality is sometimes an artist's toughest sparring partner. This title is available in electronic formats only, and is part of ECW's Joyland eBook imprint.

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12. Magicians' Circle (Large Print 16pt) - Peter Haining

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Magic can be black or white and those with the power to control it can conjure up demons, play with forces of nature and mystify the innocent. The stories in this collection unlock the magicians' secrets, reveal wonders and dare you to enter their world.
Enter worlds where magic works, where people fly and with a flick of a thumb travel through time. Enter the magicians' circle where anything happens. In these worlds a magician can control natural forces and demonic beings by supernatural means, unleashing powers that can destroy, or they can perform cures and wonders that will astonish.
The stories in this book of spells are by great storytellers who will allow you inside their enchanted circle - but you may never get out. From Charles Dickens and Philip Pullman's wizardry adventures to Jacqueline Wilson and Roald Dahl's stories of magic at work today, as well in the many other stories, you will meet magicians, old and new, good and bad, mysterious and enchanted.
The magic is waiting to be discovered.

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13. Prey on Patmos: An Inspector Kaldis Mystery - Jeffrey Siger

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14. Ronald Reagan, My Father (Large Print 16pt) - Brian Joseph Davis

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'An elegant, wise - ass rush of truth, hiding riotous social commentary in slanderous jokes...It almost feels like he's leading a palace coup.'' - Spin Magazine on Portable Altamont ''Davis' brilliant media deconstructions are pointed and hilarious at the same time.'' - Kenneth Goldsmith ''The book of your fever dreams.'' - Slate on I, Tania The elderly take to the streets at night for illegal and cathartic electric scooter racing. (Think Two - Lane Blacktop but starring Abe Vigoda and Estelle Getty.) A copy editor suffers brain damage from West Nile virus and is suddenly filled with cannibalistic violence and award - winning minimalist poetry. (It's a little like Awakenings, but directed by David Cronenberg.) Mayor McCheese visits a sexually repressed British couple in the early 1970s and touches their lives forever. (Okay, try this: Pasolini's Teorema but with Mayor McCheese.) A Texas doctor transplants the mind of a meth - addicted convict into the body of a suburban web developer, resulting in America's first ''death - penalty case that turned into a custody case that turned into a right - to - die case.'' (It's like a hole drilled in your head and five HBO original movies poured in all at once.) Startlingly original but anchored by vivid characters, Ronald Reagan, My Father weaves all these ideas, and more, into a bleakly hilarious vision that's both human and uncanny - as if Raymond Carver was marooned on Mars with ten hours to live.

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15. Someone Else (16pt Large Print Edition) - John Hughes

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John Hughes enters deep into the world of his imagination, giving voice to the twenty-one writers and artists who have left their traces there. In story-like essays written in the style of his heroes, the effect is like ventriloquy.

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16. Tales of Unrest (Large Print) - Joseph Conrad

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This classic large print title is printed in 16 point Tiresias font as recommended by the Royal National Institute for the Blind

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17. The Bell-Ringer of Angel's and Other Stories (Large Print) - Bret Harte

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18. The Bishop and Other Stories - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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19. The Club of Queer Trades (Large Print) - G.K. Chesterton

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20. The Duel and Other Stories - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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