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Short Story Collection Vol 036
A collection of 20 short works of fiction in the public domain chosen and read by a group of LibriVox members.The story of The Lamplighter (by Charles Dickens) is a special group reading, done by the following LV volunteers during a 2009 Librivox meeting in London, UK: Philippa, Cori Samuel, Alex Foster, Hugh McGuire, Chris Hughes and Gesine.Show book
The Anniversary - And Other Stories
From a New York Times–bestselling author: A collection of short fiction “reminiscent of the work of Henry James and Edith Wharton” (Library Journal). Crisscrossing a tumultuous century, these stories evoke lives both blessed and cursed by good fortune and reveal the quotidian conflicts of a wonderfully rich milieu. Here are vignettes that capture the loves and jealousies of marriage and friendship, recall days of a rarefied aristocracy, and hint at a new, ambitious young elite. In the title story, a tour de force of humor and emotion, a clergyman prepares a toast for his twenty-fifth wedding anniversary but gets stuck when it comes to his wife’s five-year affair. The narrator in “DeCicco v. Schweizer” imagines the lives of the plaintiff and defendant and spins a wicked tale about a 1902 marriage born more of convenience than of love. And in “The Last of the Great Courtesans,” we meet the unforgettable Milly Marion, born in 1917, who has bewitched everyone she has met in her long, colorful life. Whether these stories concern an anxious draft dodger, a repentant headmaster, or a mischievous writer who ill-advisedly draws from her own family for her fiction, they all offer soulful glimpses into an uncommon world, preserved in our past and yet surprisingly close to our hearts. “His themes are universal—ambition, greed, disappointment, compromise. Some of the most memorable characters are women, trying to find their way in a time of more restricted choices . . . It’s easy to get lost in the author’s elegant and restrained prose.” —BooklistShow book
The best-selling author of Atonement and Enduring Love, Ian McEwan is known as one of contemporary fiction’s most acclaimed writers. This Booker Prizewinning novel by McEwan finds two men connecting at the funeral of their ex-lover. Distressed by how she was slowly destroyed by an illness, the two make a pact to save each other from enduring such a fate.Show book
Six Short Stories by Elia W Peattie
Elia W. Peattie
Elia Wilkinson Peattie (1862-1935) was a prolific American author, journalist and critic. Although she left school at 14, she was enormously talented, and by her 20s she was well established as a writer of short stories.This collection showcases six of her best tales: 'The Piano Next Door', 'On the Northern Ice', 'A Child of the Rain', 'From the Loom of the Dead', 'Story of an Obstinate Corpse' and 'Story of the Vanishing Patient'.Show book
Day Ends Darky The - A Musical...
Alfred C. Martino
The Day Ends Darkly, A Musical Tale From the American West -- a rock operatic audiobook -- tells the tale of an aged cowboy looking back on his life as one of the frontier's "rough men, doing rough men things," chased by Law men, outlaws and his own sins, through the badlands of the Wild West. Written by novelist Alfred C. Martino and narrated by rock vocalist Chris Whitby, featuring an opus composed by British music producer Luke Smith.Show book
The Dixon Cornbelt League - And...
W. P. Kinsella
From the author of Shoeless Joe—the basis for the film Field of Dreams—come baseball stories that define “a world in which magic and reality combine” (The New York Times). Shortstops who run with the wolves, painted eggs that reveal deeply disturbing meanings, long-dead Hall of Famers who miraculously return to the game, an Iowa minor-league town with a secret conspiracy: these are the elements from which W. P. Kinsella weaves nine fabulous stories about the magical world of baseball. From the dugouts, clubhouses, bedrooms, and barrooms to the interior worlds of hope and despair, these eerie stories present the absurdities of human relationships and reveal the writer’s special genius for touching the heart. “His short stories about baseball are wistful things of beauty which serve to remind us how the game should feel—the innate glory of a diamond etched in the minds of Americans.” —Calgary Sun “[Kinsella] uses baseball . . . as a familiar starting place for exploring, with pinpoint control, the human psyche.” —Booklist “Stories that read like lightning and tantalize the reader with fascinating scenarios.” —Publishers WeeklyShow book