Author: Kelly Link
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2015-02-03
FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A bewitching story collection from a writer hailed as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” (Michael Chabon) and “a national treasure” (Neil Gaiman). NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BookPage • BuzzFeed • Chicago Tribune • Kirkus Reviews • NPR • San Francisco Chronicle • Slate • Time • Toronto Star • The Washington Post She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first for adult readers in a decade—proves indelibly that this bewitchingly original writer is among the finest we have. Link has won an ardent following for her ability, with each new short story, to take readers deeply into an unforgettable, brilliantly constructed fictional universe. The nine exquisite examples in this collection show her in full command of her formidable powers. In “The Summer People,” a young girl in rural North Carolina serves as uneasy caretaker to the mysterious, never-quite-glimpsed visitors who inhabit the cottage behind her house. In “I Can See Right Through You,” a middle-aged movie star makes a disturbing trip to the Florida swamp where his former on- and off-screen love interest is shooting a ghost-hunting reality show. In “The New Boyfriend,” a suburban slumber party takes an unusual turn, and a teenage friendship is tested, when the spoiled birthday girl opens her big present: a life-size animated doll. Hurricanes, astronauts, evil twins, bootleggers, Ouija boards, iguanas, The Wizard of Oz, superheroes, the Pyramids . . . These are just some of the talismans of an imagination as capacious and as full of wonder as that of any writer today. But as fantastical as these stories can be, they are always grounded by sly humor and an innate generosity of feeling for the frailty—and the hidden strengths—of human beings. In Get in Trouble, this one-of-a-kind talent expands the boundaries of what short fiction can do. Praise for Get in Trouble “Ridiculously brilliant . . . These stories make you laugh while staring into the void.”—The Boston Globe “When it comes to literary magic, Link is the real deal: clever, surprising, affecting, fluid and funny.”—San Francisco Chronicle
Are you ever ashamed of the conflict in your story? Does your pride keep you from admitting when conflict is there? Conflict is a part of every story, and in fact, it is one of the ways God communicates with us through our stories. This short piece, taken from the book: Tell Me a Story by Scott McClellan, will talk through the conflicts we often face and speak truth we often forget in the midst of them. Our circumstances are an unreliable barometer for determining who God is and how He feels about us. Learn how to look at conflict in your life in a healthier way. Moody Collective Portions are short pieces of content taken from our full-length books. Our goal is to introduce our readers to a complete idea in a brief, concise, and inexpensive format. Most portions will take about 20 minutes to read.
LEARN HOW TO WRITE WONDERFUL AND VARIED SHORT STORIES AND SHARE THEM WITH THE WORLD. Written by one of the country's leading experts on the short story, this book is ideal if you want to write creatively in a genre that is increasingly attracting attention from publishers, and which offers plenty of competition and festival opportunities for you to showcase your work. This new edition includes uptodate material on web resources and outlets and provides new information on self-publishing. In addition it discusses genres such as micro-fiction, and throughout is fully updated with new resources, events, slams and competitions. It will help unlock your imagination and creativity, and to discover stories you didn't know you had. It will help you to observe the world around you more sharply, as well as to structure, shape and polish your story. It is full of practical exercises that will both inspire imagination and refine skills, and confidence-building suggestions and hints.
Author: Charles Beard
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Release Date: 2010-12
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
This book is a collection of short stories designed to be used for reading practice and entertainment for home and classroom readers. It consists of 50 mostly fictional stories in several different interest areas. The areas include adults, boys and girls, animals, strange happenings, directions, lifelike objects, humor, and others. Many of these stories contain an introduction of factual information followed by a fictional story. In selected stories, there is another story following it that is related to it in some way. I have been associated with education most of my life, from being a teacher, a counselor, and a sales representative for a company whose main business was selling to the education market. Then for many years that followed, I have worked as a developer of educational software in reading, writing, and math. My favorite part of developing was always the creation of new stories, and that is why I decided to put this new book together.
Includes CD-Rom By combining the traditional classroom activity of reading stories with Circle Time, these activities provide students with opportunities to practise listening, expressing ideas, asking questions, using imagination, making predictions, experimenting with thinking and learning strategies and collaborating with other students. Each of the six stories in this book is linked to a series of key questions, games and activities. These help the students to explore the stories' contexts (time and place) and patterns (plot and choice) and to analyze the characters and their own emotional responses. All the stories and activities are easily printable from the accompanying CD-rom. Written for teachers in primary settings, this book is linked to the National Literary Strategy and the PSHE curriculum.
Author: Concordia International School Shanghai
Release Date: 2008-12-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Jump into fantasies and encounter pixies, unicorns, fairies, and other mischievous creatures while exploring the mysteries of Stories from Room 113: International Adventures. Dive through portals to exciting locations. Save endangered lands and defend helpless people. Swing through the jungle on vines and stop poachers in their tracks while on holiday. Suffer through heart-breaking accidents and the loss of loved one. Exact revenge for loved ones lost to criminals in search of power and riches. Explore human relationships and discover the meaning of true friendship. Stories from Room 113: International Adventure has it all and more. Come, read, and enjoy.
Love Stories the Relationships of four Women is my first book. I love it! It was not what I had in mind when I sat down at Letha, my nieces kitchen table to write. When I put my fingers to the keys of my second hand computer back in 2006, the book that I had planned to write was about my trials and tribulations during the death of my boys. This book is a Romance novel about four girlfriends and their relationships. On these pages you will experience the Love, Laughter, hurt and betrayal and a unique way that they go about living life. These women are so close to my heart that I wish that they were real. They experience real life ups and downs and they help each other get through them. The closeness of their friendships is something I can relate too. I grew up with a half dozen close relationships with my cousins and girlfriends. So get ready for a treat. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, tea or a cold glass of lemonade and sit down and get comfortable as you prepare to go on a journey with them. Hey you just might discover that its yours. From My heart to yours, Cordelia
This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like Them Cold,” and “Guillible’s Travels.” For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: The Metropolitan Soundview High School Creative Writing Class
Release Date: 2014-01-29
The students who authored the memoirs in All Voices In: Stories of Struggle, Sacrifice, and Strength were members of the Fall 2013 Creative Writing class at the Metropolitan Soundview High School. For this project, students were asked to create honest and personal narratives about a moment in their lives that resonates with them. The result of this task is a powerful collection of stories that articulate both the challenges and victories that many young people face. While many of the authors featured in this collection have suffered hardship, what shines through is their tremendous strength and spirit. This collection will provide new insight into the lives of teenagers and will help illuminate what it means to be a young person living in the South Bronx.
(The Nuffield Trust) University College London, UK. Adopts a narrative approach to medicine and supports the 'stories' with evidence-based theory by concentrating on the illness and healing process rather than the purely clinical aspects of healthcare practice. For junior doctors and medical students. British-oriented. Softcover.
Author: Francis Glebas
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Francis Glebas, a top Disney storyboard artist, shows how to reach the ultimate goal of animation and moviemaking by showing how to provide audiences with an emotionally satisfying experience. Directing the Story offers a structural approach to clearly and dramatically presenting visual stories. With Francis' help you'll discover the professional storytelling techniques which have swept away generations of movie goers and kept them coming back for more. You'll also learn to spot potential problems before they cost you time or money and offers creative solutions to solve them. Best of all, it practices what it preaches, using a graphic novel format to demonstrate the professional visual storytelling techniques you need to know.