Short story genre books (79)

Le joueur d'échecs

Le joueur d'échecs by Stefan Zweig FR

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Country: Europe / Austria flag Austria
Sur un paquebot reliant New York à Buenos Aires, en 1939, le champion du monde d'échecs est mis en difficulté par un inconnu lors d'une partie improvisée. L'homme, qui affirme ne pas s'être assis devant un échiquier depuis plus de vingt ans, confie au narrateur sa terrible histoire : rescapé de la terreur nazie en Autriche, il a été soumis pendant plusieurs mois à la torture psychologique d'un isolement total, auquel seul le jeu d'échecs, qu'il pratiquait mentalement, lui a permis d'échapper... Le Joueur d'échecs, que Zweig rédigea en 1941 depuis l'exil et qu'il acheva peu de temps avant de se... continue
Recommended: 16 Nov 2022


Mars by Asja Bakić EN

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Recommended: 07 Mar 2023


Mei by Anna Enquist (pseud. van C. Widlund-Broer.) NL

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Netherlands flag Netherlands
A collection of short stories in Dutch by one of the best Dutch authors.
Recommended: 03 Oct 2022


Men Without Women : Stories by Haruki Murakami EN

Rating: 3.8     17 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Including the story "Drive My Car”—now an Academy Award–nominated film—this collection from the internationally acclaimed author "examines what happens to characters without important women in their lives; it'll move you and confuse you and sometimes leave you with more questions than answers" (Barack Obama). Across seven tales, Haruki Murakami brings his powers of observation to bear on the lives of men who, in their own ways, find themselves alone. Here are lovesick doctors, students, ex-boyfriends, actors, bartenders, and even Kafka’s Gregor Samsa, brought together to ... continue
Recommended: 04 Sep 2022

Moccasin Square Gardens

Moccasin Square Gardens : Short Stories by Richard Van Camp EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
The characters of Moccasin Square Gardens inhabit Denendeh, the land of the people north of the sixtieth parallel. These stories are filled with in-laws, outlaws and common-laws. Get ready for illegal wrestling moves ("The Camel Clutch"), pinky promises, a doctored casino, extraterrestrials or "Sky People," love, lust and prayers for peace. While this is Van Camp's most hilarious short story collection, it's also haunted by the lurking presence of the Wheetago, human-devouring monsters of legend that have returned due to global warming and the greed of humanity. The stories in Moccasin Square ... continue
Recommended: 27 Dec 2022

Muhtelif Evhamlar Kitabı

Muhtelif Evhamlar Kitabı by Ömür İklim Demir EN

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Country: Asia / Turkey flag Turkey
Recommended: 26 Jan 2023

My Monticello

My Monticello : Fiction by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson EN

Rating: 4     8 Votes
A young woman descended from Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings driven from her neighborhood by a white militia. A university professor studying racism by conducting a secret social experiment on his own son. A single mother desperate to buy her first home even as the world hurtles toward catastrophe. Each fighting to survive in America. Tough-minded, vulnerable, and brave, Jocelyn Nicole Johnson’s precisely imagined debut explores burdened inheritances and extraordinary pursuits of belonging. Set in the near future, the eponymous novella, “My Monticello,” tells of a diverse group of Charlotte... continue

Night of the Living Rez

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty EN

Rating: 4.6     9 Votes
Set in a Native community in Maine, Night of the Living Rez is a riveting debut collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy. In twelve striking, luminescent stories, author Morgan Talty—with searing humor, abiding compassion, and deep insight—breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future. A boy unearths a jar that holds an old curse, which sets into motion his family’s unraveling; a man, while trying to swindle some pot from a de... continue

Nuestro mundo muerto

Nuestro mundo muerto by Liliana Colanzi ES

Rating: 3     1 Vote
Recommended: 10 Jan 2023


On Heroes, Lizards and Passion : Seven Belizean Short Stories by Zoila Ellis EN

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"Seven short stories vividly depicting different facets of Belize's reality. From the country's rural areas to New York City, we accompany Belizean women and men as they go through the joys and hardships of life. Zoila Ellis demonstrates a definite ability to perceive and reproduce situations and characters, heightening the emotional impact of everyday events and rendering them into fine literature"--Page 4 of cover
Recommended: 20 Feb 2022

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