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A second anthology of short fictional works by rising gay authors offers insight into the community's broad range of experiences, in a volume that includes tales of coming out, self-representation, family, and sex and love in the time of AIDS. Original.
By Andrew Holleran (editor) and Donald Weise (editor)

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9780786716159 | Running Pr Book Pub, October 17, 2005, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A second anthology of short fictional works by rising gay authors offers insight into the community's broad range of experiences, in a volume that includes tales of coming out, self-representation, family, and sex and love in the time of AIDS.

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A prose translation of the original classic tale is complemented by five new adventures as written by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, and other contributors, as well as an editor's essay on how J. R. R. Tolkien's vision of Middle-Earth was shaped by the Beowulf legend. Original.
By Brian M. Thomsen (editor)

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9780786718474 | Carroll & Graf Pub, November 6, 2006, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A prose translation of the original classic tale is complemented by five new adventures as written by Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, and other contributors, as well as an editor's essay on how J.

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'Journey with four up-and-coming authors as they meet each week to pursue the title of writer'--Provided by publisher.

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9781601480026 | Xyzzy Pr, January 1, 2007, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: 'Journey with four up-and-coming authors as they meet each week to pursue the title of writer'--Provided by publisher.

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Product Description: Twelve all-new stories of women's resilience, empowerment, and fulfillment, by bestselling and award-winning authors.In this engaging anthology of never-before published stories, twelve authors are united by their unique visions of the female experience...read more

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9780425221488 | Berkley Pub Group, June 3, 2008, cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Twelve all-new stories of women's resilience, empowerment, and fulfillment, by bestselling and award-winning authors.

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Product Description: Twenty-two of today's most talented writers (and comics fans) unite in Who Can Save Us Now?, an anthology featuring brand-new superheroes equipped for the threats and challenges of the twenty-first century -- with a few supervillains thrown in for good measure...read more
By John McNally (editor)

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9781416566441, titled "Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-new Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories" | Free Pr, July 15, 2008, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Twenty-two of today's most talented writers (and comics fans) unite in Who Can Save Us Now?

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9781416566816, titled "Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-new Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories" | Free Pr, July 15, 2008, cover price $12.99

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Product Description: Lambda Award-winning novelist Blair Mastbaum and writer Will Fabro have put together a fun and edgy anthology of hot new fiction by young gay writers. With works by Mastbaum, Fabro, Mark Edmund Doten, Michael Tyrell, Sam J. Miller, and more, Cool Thing has something for everyone...read more
By Blair Mastbaum (editor)

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9780786720118 | Running Pr Book Pub, November 10, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Lambda Award-winning novelist Blair Mastbaum and writer Will Fabro have put together a fun and edgy anthology of hot new fiction by young gay writers.

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Product Description: Widely regarded as one of the most progressive and educated states in the nation, Minnesota boasts a rich literary tradition. Writers from Sinclair Lewis and F. Scott Fitzgerald to Louise Edrich and Garrison Keillor have called it home...read more
By Daniel Slager (editor)

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9781571310668 | Milkweed Editions, December 1, 2008, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Widely regarded as one of the most progressive and educated states in the nation, Minnesota boasts a rich literary tradition.

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Product Description: A collection of KILLER stories from some of today's hottest crime fiction writers, edited by grandmaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author LEE CHILDKiller Year is a group of thirteen authors whose first novels were published in the year 2007...read more
By Lee Child (editor)

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9780312374709 | Minotaur Books, January 22, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Some of the rising stars in the crime, suspense, and mystery genres reveal their talents in an anthology of short stories, each of which is introduced by such mentors as Tess Gerritsen, Jeffery Deaver, and Lee Child.

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9781250067326 | Reprint edition (St Martins Pr, June 30, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A collection of KILLER stories from some of today's hottest crime fiction writers, edited by grandmaster and #1 New York Times bestselling author LEE CHILDKiller Year is a group of thirteen authors whose first novels were published in the year 2007.
9780312545246 | 1 reprint edition (Minotaur Books, December 23, 2008), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Killer Year is a group of 13 debut crime/mystery/suspense authors whose books will be published in 2007.

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Product Description: The Five O'Clock is a gay bar on the road between Denver and Cheyenne, a lonely stretch of road just perfect for owner Craig. Craig loves his bar, his life and his man, trucker Barney. But Craig and Barney are just two of the men who haunt the Five O'Clock...read more

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9781603705493 | Torquere Pr, December 30, 2008, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The Five O'Clock is a gay bar on the road between Denver and Cheyenne, a lonely stretch of road just perfect for owner Craig.

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Product Description: The first edition of Dinarzad’s Children was a groundbreaking and popular anthology that brought to light the growing body of short fiction being written by Arab Americans. This expanded edition includes sixteen new stories —thirty in all—and new voices and is now organized into sections that invite readers to enter the stories from a variety of directions...read more
By Pauline Kaldas (editor) and Khaled Mattawa (editor)

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9781557289124 | 2 edition (Univ of Arkansas Pr, November 1, 2009), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The first edition of Dinarzad’s Children was a groundbreaking and popular anthology that brought to light the growing body of short fiction being written by Arab Americans.
9781557287816 | Univ of Arkansas Pr, November 1, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Collects short stories by contemporary Arab American writers including Patricia Sarrafian Ward, Joseph Geha, Mohja Kahf, Pauline Kaldas, and Frances Khirallah Noble.

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Product Description: Shhhh. The secret is out.Fantasy is more than just sword-and-sorcery novels of epic adventures. Here are innovative tales where mythology, fairy tales, and archetypes are reimagined into a new style of storytelling.Anthologist Peter S...read more
By Peter S. Beagle (editor)

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9781892391995 | Tachyon Pubns, July 22, 2010, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Shhhh.

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Product Description: Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year...read more
By Heidi Pitlor (editor)

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9780547055282, titled "The Best American Short Stories 2010: Selected from U.s. and Canadian Magazines by Richard Russo With Heidi Pitlor" | Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2010, cover price $28.00 | also contains The Best American Short Stories 2010: Selected from U.s. and Canadian Magazines by Richard Russo With Heidi Pitlor | About this edition: Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal).

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9780547055329 | Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2010, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterful Russo picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology is sure to be of “enduring quality” (Chicago Tribune) this year...read more
By Heidi Pitlor (editor) and Richard Russo (editor)

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9780547055282 | Houghton Mifflin, October 5, 2010, cover price $28.00 | also contains The Best American Short Stories 2010 | About this edition: Edited by the award-winning, best-selling author Richard Russo, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal).

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Product Description: 30 Under 30 is an anthology of thirty top young writers publishing fiction today. Editors Blake Butler and Lily Hoang have compiled a collection of thirty stories from these thirty writers—all creating work on the more innovative side of things; a great opportunity for a reader to dip into their various styles and see which authors to look for more from...read more
By Lily Hoang (editor)

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9780984213337 | Starcherone Books, July 26, 2011, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: 30 Under 30 is an anthology of thirty top young writers publishing fiction today.

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Late twentieth and early twenty-first century America has been labeled as 'The New Gilded Age' a phrase that embodies the glitz and glamour of one of the wealthiest countries in the world but also suggests the greed, corruption, and inequalities teeming just below the surface. Identifying some of the sparkling moments of humanity interwoven between the moments of crisis, Best of Times, Worst of Times features short stories by such renowned writers as Junot Diaz, George Saunders, Jhumpa Lahiri, Tobias Wolff, and many others, whose distinctive authorial voices lend urgency and a sense of heightened awareness to the modern moment. Commenting on and making sense of what is going on in America today, fractured as it is by two ongoing wars, the aftermath of 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression, these stories speak to some of the most germane issues confronting America today, from race relations, immigration, and social class to gender issues, Iraq, and imperialism. These expertly culled, emotionally powerful stories provide the perfect mirror with which to examine the real state of the union.
By Cecelia Tichi (editor)

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9780814796276 | New York Univ Pr, April 4, 2011, cover price $85.00

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9780814796283 | New York Univ Pr, April 4, 2011, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Late twentieth and early twenty-first century America has been labeled as 'The New Gilded Age' a phrase that embodies the glitz and glamour of one of the wealthiest countries in the world but also suggests the greed, corruption, and inequalities teeming just below the surface.

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Product Description: The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page. Lynne Tillman, author of American Genius, presides over the ceremony; Clarence Thomas, Marvin Gaye, and Madame Realism mingle at the reception...read more

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9781935869009 | Cursor, April 22, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: The stories in Some Day This Will Be Funny marry memory to moment in a union of narrative form as immaculate and imperfect as the characters damned to act them out on page.

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Product Description: New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that celebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature. The editors solicited nominations from more than three hundred magazines, literary journals, and small presses, and narrowed the selection to nineteen authors comprising prize winners and new and established authors...read more
By Jay Prefontaine (editor)

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9780804011358 | Swallow Pr, April 19, 2011, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: New Stories from the Midwest presents a collection of stories that celebrate an American region too often ignored in discussions about distinctive regional literature.

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"The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination. . . ." The best stories pull readers in and keep them turning the pages, eager to discover more—to find the answer to the question: "And then what happened?" The true hallmark of great literature is great imagination, and as Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio prove with this outstanding collection, when it comes to great fiction, all genres are equal. Stories is a groundbreaking anthology that reinvigorates, expands, and redefines the limits of imaginative fiction and affords some of the best writers in the world—from Peter Straub and Chuck Palahniuk to Roddy Doyle and Diana Wynne Jones, Stewart O'Nan and Joyce Carol Oates to Walter Mosley and Jodi Picoult—the opportunity to work together, defend their craft, and realign misconceptions. Gaiman, a literary magician whose acclaimed work defies easy categorization and transcends all boundaries, and "master anthologist" (Booklist) Sarrantonio personally invited, read, and selected all the stories in this collection, and their standard for this "new literature of the imagination" is high. "We wanted to read stories that used a lightning-flash of magic as a way of showing us something we have already seen a thousand times as if we have never seen it at all." Joe Hill boldly aligns theme and form in his disturbing tale of a man's descent into evil in "Devil on the Staircase." In "Catch and Release," Lawrence Block tells of a seasoned fisherman with a talent for catching a bite of another sort. Carolyn Parkhurst adds a dark twist to sibling rivalry in "Unwell." Joanne Harris weaves a tale of ancient gods in modern New York in "Wildfire in Manhattan." Vengeance is the heart of Richard Adams's "The Knife." Jeffery Deaver introduces a dedicated psychologist whose mission in life is to save people in "The Therapist." A chilling punishment befitting an unspeakable crime is at the dark heart of Neil Gaiman's novelette "The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains." As it transforms your view of the world, this brilliant and visionary volume—sure to become a classic—will ignite a new appreciation for the limitless realm of exceptional fiction.
By Al Sarrantonio (editor)

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9780061230929 | William Morrow & Co, June 15, 2010, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: "The joy of fiction is the joy of the imagination.

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9780061230936 | Reprint edition (William Morrow & Co, June 21, 2011), cover price $16.99

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9780062008572 | Harpercollins, June 15, 2010, cover price $14.99

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Product Description: Issue 38 is due to be a real beauty, with stories pulled in from all over the world—a grand tour, in prose, of a dozen places you have perhaps neglected to visit, up to now. There is Ariel Dorfman in Paris, with one eye on Chile, Bisi Adjapon in Ghana, Chanan Tigay with the Israeli Arabs of the Desert Scouts Brigade, Nathaniel Rich exploring the Northeast Kingdom, and Steven Millhauser somewhere far away, deep, deep in the woods—and more stories, besides, plus a comic and color photography and a cover that'll earn you admiring glances in whatever environment you're in...read more
By Dave Eggers (editor)

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9781936365005 | McSweeneys Books, September 6, 2011, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: Issue 38 is due to be a real beauty, with stories pulled in from all over the world—a grand tour, in prose, of a dozen places you have perhaps neglected to visit, up to now.

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By Heidi Pitlor (editor)

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9780547242163 | 1 edition (Mariner Books, October 4, 2011), cover price $21.95

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Product Description: The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites...read more
By Geraldine Brooks (editor) and Heidi Pitlor (editor)

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9780547242088 | Houghton Mifflin, October 4, 2011, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction.

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Product Description: All new stories of punishing extremes and unbearable pleasure... With historical, contemporary, and futuristic backdrops, this outrageously diverse collection of original stories explores every conceivable variation of BDSM erotica-from knitting circles to the Titanic to a retelling of The Little Mermaid...read more
By Jane Litte (editor)

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9780425243459 | Berkley Pub Group, December 6, 2011, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: All new stories of punishing extremes and unbearable pleasure.

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Product Description: Fiction. "With descriptions that flash and sparkle with the same youthful exuberance of his young characters, Jay Shearer gives a different and welcomed kind of coming-of-age tale. This work is touching, surprising and, most of all, smart."—Percival Everett

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9781105543647 | Small Pr Distribution, April 1, 2012, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: Fiction.

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Product Description: Quick fiction for readers on the go! Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction is a tantalizing collection of 88 short-short stories custom-picked for the Bathroom Reader aficionado. We scoured the nation for talented writers and asked them to send us their best quick reads...read more

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9781607104278 | Portable Pr, April 1, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Quick fiction for readers on the go!

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Product Description: Collects the results of a literary experiment in which a best-selling or popular author wrote a short fictional prose story about an object on eBay, raising its value; the profit from the object’s sale then went to charity. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table...read more
By Rob Walker (editor)

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9781606995259 | Fantagraphics Books, August 6, 2012, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Collects the results of a literary experiment in which a best-selling or popular author wrote a short fictional prose story about an object on eBay, raising its value; the profit from the object’s sale then went to charity.

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