Swords from the West by Harold Lamb,Howard Andrew Jones,Robert Weinberg PDF

By Harold Lamb,Howard Andrew Jones,Robert Weinberg

Beset via enemies on each part and torn by means of inner divisions, the crusader kingdoms have been a hotbed of intrigue, the place your maximum best friend can be your normal enemy. simply because lives and kingdoms usually rested at the fringe of a sword blade, it was once a time whilst a daring middle and a gentle hand may see you far—so lengthy as you observed your back.
 
Here, for the 1st time, are all seventeen of Harold Lamb’s uncollected crusader tales in a single quantity. learn now of the autumn of kingdoms and the destiny of doomed males, of determined battles and courageous comrades, of intelligent maids and scheming nobles. subscribe to Nial O’Gordon, a tender crusader driving deep into Asia to overlook his prior. enterprise forth with Sir Robert of Antioch to move blades with the Mongol hordes. subscribe to King Richard the Lionhearted for his final conflict. Stand company beside Sir John and his Arab buddy Khalil opposed to a band of traitors. And sail out with Michael Bearn on a venture of vengeance, as he hazards his lifestyles to deliver down a sultan and his kingdom.

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Heart-Shaped Cookies and Other Stories: Stories by David Rice PDF

By David Rice

Heart-Shaped Cookies and different Stories involves numerous formerly released tales, 9 new flash fiction items, and a play by way of Mike D. García in line with Rice's brief tale "She Flies." Rice skillfully balances humor and sensitivity in his writing, and his innovative stories and colourful characters entice younger readers on many degrees. tradition and position determine prominently in those narratives; such a lot are set within the reduce Rio Grande Valley of Texas and discover matters encountered in modern Mexican American existence close to the border. the gathering is in particular for middle-school readers, specially these dwelling in Hispanic communities

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“If you’re a public-school instructor, you’ll wish Heart-Shaped Cookies on your school room since it gets your scholars interpreting again.” —Texas Books in Review

“Throughout, Rice screens a present for descriptive turns of word. . . . An interesting number of tales approximately turning out to be up Mexican." —Kirkus Reviews

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Download e-book for iPad: Allegiance and Betrayal: Stories by Peter Makuck

By Peter Makuck

Allegiance and Betrayal" is created from a dozen brief tales, all facing relations in a single approach or one other. The tales are set in New England and the South, together with particular destinations similar to Connecticut and coastal North Carolina. Makuck writes approximately an offshore fishing journey to settle outdated rankings, a scuba diving adventure that rescues a friendship, a relatives reunion that turns grotesque with reference to faith, a widower attempting to continue to exist, and a home painter gaining knowledge of a necessity to house persistent anger, among others. Makuck examines the conflicts of human nature, and the universality and value of familial relationships. His tales discover cultural and mental distances among humans, distances that stay current regardless of society’s technologically-fused makes an attempt at remaining those gaps.

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Download e-book for iPad: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians: Ambrose Bierce by Donald Blume

By Donald Blume

This revised variation of Ambrose Bierce's 1892 collections of "Soldiers" and "Civilians" stories fills a void in American literature. A veteran of the Civil battle and a journalist recognized for his integrity and biting satire, Ambrose Bierce was once additionally a full of life short-story author of substantial intensity and tool. As San Francisco's most famed journalist throughout the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, Bierce used to be employed via William Randolph Hearst to write down a column for the San Francisco Examiner, the place his "Soldiers" and "Civilians" stories first seemed in the course of the overdue Eighteen Eighties. through the post-Civil struggle years, Bierce well-known the growing to be nationalism in the United States and the expanding glorification of struggle heroes and infantrymen. In reaction, he wrote his "Soldiers" stories. even though he was once a Civil conflict veteran, Bierce were a civilian for greater than two decades while he started to write the majority of the 19 stories that comprised his 1892 assortment. therefore, the "Civilians" stories have been written as a counterpoint to the previous battle tales. Bierce's cause was once to discover the advanced interconnections among infantrymen and civilians. He well-known in stories of infantrymen and Civilians that struggle and peace jointly contain an interacting concord. via the factors of his day and ours, Bierce's journalism used to be usually brilliantly insightfully, viciously libelous, petty, and grand, usually within the house of a unmarried paragraph. This version unearths the customarily compelling artistry of Bierce's unique types of the stories and the deliberately complicated layout and scope of the unique collection.

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Download PDF by Thomas McGonigle: St. Patrick's Day: another day in Dublin (Notre Dame Review

By Thomas McGonigle

On Saint Patrick's Day, an Irish American author vacationing Dublin takes an afternoon journey round the urban and muses on dying, intercourse, misplaced love, Irish immigrant historical past, and his more youthful days as a scholar in Europe. Like James Joyce’s Ulysses, Thomas McGonigle’s award-winning novel St. Patrick’s Day happens on a unmarried day, combining a stream-of-consciousness narrative with masterful out of date storytelling, which samples the literary histories of either eire and the USA and the worlds they impression. St. Patrick’s Day depends upon an inside monologue to painting the narrator’s usually darkish perceptions and fantasies; his stories of his kin in Patchogue, big apple, and of the ladies in his existence; and his encounters during the day, in addition to decades in the past, with revelers, poets, African scholars, and working-class Dubliners. Thomas McGonigle’s novel is a superb portrait of the uneasy alliance among the Irish and Irish americans, the results of the centuries-old diaspora and immigration, which left unsettled the mysteries of origins and legacy. St. Patrick’s Day is a rollicking pub-crawl via multi-sexual modern Dublin, a unique filled with ardour, humor, and perception, which makes the reader the author’s associate, a witness to his heartfelt memorial to the fraught love affair among ancestors and generations. McGonigle tells the tales either international locations have to listen. this actual St. Patrick’s Day is an unforgettable one.

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Long Stories Cut Short: Fictions from the Borderlands - download pdf or read online

By Frederick Luis Aldama,Ana María Shua

Xbox videogamer cholo cyberpunks. babies who learn sooner than they speak. Vatos locos, romancing abuelos, border crossers and border smugglers, drug kingpins, Latina motorcycle riders, philosophically musing tweens, and loads more.

The tales during this dynamic bilingual prose-art assortment contact at the universals of romance, relations, migration and expulsion, and daily life in all its zany configurations. every one glimpse into lives at each stage—from newborns and kids to kids, teens, and the elderly—further submerges readers in mental ups and downs. In an international choked with racism, police brutality, poverty, and tensions among haves and have-nots, those flashes of fictional perception deliver glowing readability to lifestyles lived the place all kinds of borders meet and shift.

Frederick Luis Aldama and picture artists from Mapache Studios provide form to gruesome truths within the so much sincere method, growing new perceptions, ideas, and emotions approximately existence within the borderlands of the Américas. each one bilingual prose-art fictional photo deals an unsentimentally complicated glimpse into what it capacity to exist on the margins of society this day. those unflinching and infrequently brutal fictions crisscross religious, emotional, and actual borders as they provide voice to all these whom society chooses to not see.

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Download e-book for kindle: Piano Stories by Felisberto Hernandez,Italo Calvino,Francine Prose,Luis Harss

By Felisberto Hernandez,Italo Calvino,Francine Prose,Luis Harss

From the author cherished via the likes of García Marquez, Calvino, and Francine Prose comes a suite of Hernández's vintage tales

Piano Stories offers fifteen great works via the nice Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández, “a author like no other,” as Italo Calvino announces in his creation: “like no ecu or Latin American. he's an ‘irregular,’ who eludes all classifications and labellings — but he's unmistakable on any web page to which one could randomly open one among his books.” Piano Stories comprises vintage stories comparable to “The Daisy Dolls,” “The Usher,” and “The Flooded House.”

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H. William Rice's The Lost Woods: Stories PDF

By H. William Rice

The misplaced Woods is a suite of fifteen brief tales, such a lot of them set in and round the fictional small city of Sledge, South Carolina. The occasions narrated within the tales commence within the Thirties and proceed to the current day. The tales aren’t money owed of looking equipment or legends of trophy kills—they are severe tales approximately searching which are comparable well-liked to William Faulkner’s move Down, Moses. the gathering strains the evolution of 2 families—the Whites and the Chapmans— in addition to the alterations in looking and land use of the earlier 80 years.

Some of those tales are narrated in 3rd individual; others are advised via a variety of characters, from grown males to girls and youngsters, yet in simple terms from one perspective—that of the hunter. As they stroll the woods looking for turkey, deer, or raccoons, those characters search anything greater than meals. They search a misplaced connection to a few a part of themselves. The name “the misplaced woods” is tailored from Cherokee myths and tales in which guy needs to go back many times to the woods to discover the animals that have been misplaced. Thereby, guy reveals not just meals, yet who he is.

Through those tales, Rice reminds us that searching is inextricably intertwined with who we're. As one of many oldest rituals that we as a species comprehend, it displays either our the Aristocracy and our depravity. via it, we go back many times to discover the misplaced woods within ourselves.

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