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The Chinese Storyteller's Book: Supernatural Tales
Kwan, Michael David
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Blair, J. H. (edited by)
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1 Arno, Peter (Introduction by) The Bedside Tales - a Gay Collection
An interesting selection of short stories and other writings of such authors as Dorothy Parker, H. L. Mencken, Robert Benchley, Ernest Hemingway, John Steinbeck, and Dorothy L. Sayers. The spine is tight; the binding has some wear, with slightly bent and worn corners, bottom edges have slight wear, the bottom and top spine ends are worn. The dark green cover has a few light spots on it, as well as wear on the vertical spine edges. 569 pages, clean and bright; one page has a small piece of red tape on it (probably a bookmark) that will not come off. No tears or marks noted. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Wm. Penn Publishing Corp.
New York, 1945, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


000129; 
Price: 5.75 USD
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Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories, Beattie, Ann
2 Beattie, Ann Where You'll Find Me and Other Stories
This is a collection of the author's short stories, including the title story.. Some have been previously printed in the New Yorker, some have never been printed. Included are fifteen stories. "Ann Beattie has been telling our stories for over a decade, but Where You'll Find Me takes us by surprise again and again. In these narratives familiar surfaces suddenly give way to breathtaking inner landscapes. Lyrical and compact, heartbreaking and wise, this is the music of our spheres, etched on microchips. " Review by Jay McInerney.; Octavo (standard book size); 191 pages
Linden Press
New York, 1986, First Edition
Softcover
Fine with no dust jacket


001269; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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3 Blair, J. H. (edited by) The Hot Spots: the Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction
0425178374 / 9780425178379; Drawn from the works of America's greatest contemporary writers, The Hot Spots is an erotic anthology as richly diverse as it is original. From the warmly sensual to the explosively cutting-edge, from the playfully amoral to the profoundly moving, this unabashadly carnal collection delivers the good stuff, and more. Nathan Englander enlists the services of a prostitute to release an Orthodox Jew from his oppressive sexual urges; Lydia Lunch tailgates two violent lovers on the run, living out their pulp-fiction fantasies; Aimee Bender takes a normally sedate librarian through a licentious afternoon; Robert Stone shadows a strong, smart woman caught in a love triangle with two desperate men. With delicacy and daring, rapacity and repose, exultant lyricism and icy lucidity, these disparate literary masters will tease, touch, seduce, and inspire you with the suggestive power of the written word. 46 entries in this 213-page book. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Berkley Pub Group
New York, 2001, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


002149; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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4 Bromell, Henry I Know Your Heart, Marco Polo (Stories)
Bottom outside of pages has two stamped marks. 132 pages, all fine. DJ is fine, a few minor scuffs at the edges. Binding is fine, dark grey and navy blue. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Alfred A. Knopf
New York, 1979, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


CH-01175; 
Price: 13.84 USD
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5 Cather, Willa Willa Cather : Three Complete Novels
0517064936 / 9780517064931; This volume contains O Pioneers! , The Song of the Lark, and Alexander's Bridge. O Pioneers! Is the classic, moving tale of the frontier; when Alexandra Bergson's father dies she is left in charge of his unsuccessful farm and her younger brothers. The unyielding land of the Nebraska Divide would be challenge enough, but a violent passion shakes this courageous woman to her core, changing her life forever. In The Song of the Lark, Thea Kronborg, an ambitious young singer, has to contend with the narrow-mindedness of her neighbors in a tiny Colorado town. This quintessential story of the struggles of a young artist, adeptly told with humor, intelligence, and great sensitivity, has been an inspiration to thousands of readers. Alexander's Bridge, Cather's first published novel, tells of handsome, blond Bartley Alexander, a famous bridge engineer born in the West and happily married to a Bostonian. When he meets a woman he had been in love with long before, his heart is torn apart, jeopardizing his work and marriage. Cather's simple, elegantly told story draws the reader inevitably to the catastrophic conclusion. The binding has a damp stain on the front bottom. It soaked into the DJ, but did not affect the pages. The cloth is rubbed at the bottom front, back, and near the spine end. The DJ is in a protective cover. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Random House
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1992, Second Printing
Hardcover, Half Cloth
Good in Near Fine dust jacket


001080; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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6 Clemens, Samuel (Mark Twain) The Man That Corrupated Hadleyburg and Other Essays and Stories
Copyright 1899, likely a later edition. Author's National Edition. Vol. XXIII. Dark red binding, slight bends at spines. Inside cover prior owners name is written. Cover is fine. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Harper & Brothers Publishers

Hardcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket


LI-20009; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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7 Davenport, Guy The Jules Verne Steam Balloon
0865472963 / 9780865472969; This is a collection of nine stories written by the author. Including the title story, others include The Meadow, We Often Think of Lenin at the Clothespin Factory, The Bicycle Rider, The Ringdove Sign, and others. The New York Times called Davenport "on of our most givted and versatile man of letters. " This latest collection of his stories are a harmonious synthesis of subjects and forms. He creates fiction that is complex but unified, mature, balanced and resolved. 150 pages with a sewn binding and acid-free paper, the cover has several scuffs on front and back. The original price is marked out on the back, and the bottom outside pages have a stamp "NPP" which may indicate that this is a remainder. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
North Point Pr
Gordonsville, Virginia, U. S. A., 1987, 
Softcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


001466; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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Land of Nod and Other Stories, Green, Paul
8 Green, Paul Land of Nod and Other Stories
0807812692 / 9780807812693; These 13 stories, focusing principally on black characters in rural N. Carolina in the early 1900's, are as affecting as they are earthy. They follow the authors favorite themes: the white man's injustice to his black neighbor, the horror of capital punishment, the power of poverty to negate hard work and good intentions. The jacket is quite scuffed but sound. It also has two tiny closed tears near the spine, as though two fingernails went through at that point. ; Octavo (standard book size); 153 pages
University Of North Carolina Press
Chapel Hill, Nc, U. S. A., 1978, 
Hardcover
Fine in Good dust jacket


000100; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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9 Haining, Peter (edited and Introduced by) Great Irish Tales of Horror
0285632809 / 9780285632806; A Treasury of Fear" accosts you when first you hold this book. Full of Irish tales, Satanic figures grope in the shadows, people long dead return to haunt the scenes of their lifetime, and victims fly shrieking from a doom they cannot escape. These chilling Irish takes are drawn from 200 years of short story writing and include some of the most powerful examples of horror ever conceived, more terrifying because the looming dread is felt, but understated or unseen, food for the imagination. The binding shows no wear but is a bit cocked. The jacket has minor wear at the top corners. 301 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Souvenir Press
London, England, 1995, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


001226; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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10 Harre, T. Everett (edited by) Treasures of the Kingdom: Stories of Faith, Hope and Love
This is a wonderful collection of stories based on love, hope and faith. Twenty-nine stories are included in this volume, such as: The Story of the Other Wise Man, A Great Rushing of Wings, Passing of the Third Floor Back, The Woodcarver of Tyrol, Secret Saint, Brother Leo, Black Rock, The Stranger's Pew, Our Lady's Juggler, Jesus Christ in Flanders, The Resurrection (from Barabbas) and so forth. And although the introduction was written over 50 years ago, it is still relevant today. "In such troubled times as now overshadow the world with international confusions, antagonisms and hatreds, when there is no individual life but is overcast by doubt and dread, mankind's supreme need is for Faith, Hope, and Love. " This is a book of great stories that will warm your heart and let you forget your worries for a time. The binding is blue cloth. Very light wear to the corners, the spine is sunned.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Rinehart & Company, Inc.
New York, 1947, 
Hardcover
Very Good with no dust jacket


001986; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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11 James, Kelly Dancing with the Witchdoctor: One Woman's Stories of Mystery and Adventure in Africa
0060186275 / 9780060186272; In this autobiographical series of seven moving short stories based on her experiences in Africa, Kelly James draws us into the mystery and adventure that she experienced. She navigates among warring political factions, poachers, tribesmen, witchdoctors, prostitutes, the poverty stricken, and the sick. In these pages she exposes us to a world where truth is ephemeral, where compassion, though frail, still seeps through the grit and dust. "Witchdoctor" captures a journey into the author's own heart of darkness. This is the author's debut book. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
William Morrow & Company
Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., 2001, Stated First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Smith, Doug (Woodcut on Jacket); 
001322; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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12 Klam, Matthew Sam the Cat and Other Stories
0679457453 / 9780679457459; Like a performance artist, Matthew Klam stands up here and delivers hilarious, shocking, high-energy riffs on the theme of modern love and all its complexities. One by one, these stories amuse, enlighten, and entertain. In the immediately engrossing title story, Samuel Beardson falls in love with a young woman across a crowded room, who, upon closer inspection, turns out to be a bird-boned, longharied, slim fellow named John Drake. In a single moment, "Sam the Cat" enters a sexual twilight zone, and a young man's cocksure, womanizing lifestyle unravels: "There I am, horned out and at the same time queasy with the weirdness of it. " The stories in this collection crackle with humor, intelligence, and style; they add up to an outrageous, entirely original, and unforgettable debut. 243 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Random House Inc
Westminster, Maryland, U. S. A., 2000, Second Printing
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


001353; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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13 Kwan, Michael David The Chinese Storyteller's Book: Supernatural Tales
0804834180 / 9780804834186; Imagine a universe constructed in layers: At the top is Heaven - where the gods live. Beneath is the Earth, where people dwell. And beneath the Earth lies a magical realm of witches, vampires, ghosts and immortal foxes capable of assuming human form. This is the universe of Chinese folktales. The nine tales in this book show what happens when the worlds of earth and the supernatural collide. The cast of characters, both humble and fantastic, include: A young man willing to spend a night in a haunted mansion to prove the spirit world does not exist; fox faeries wearying of their immortality and craving the uncertainty of human experience and, a bored husband looking for excitement, but finding mortal danger instead. 118 pages. The binding is stiff, with inner flaps front and back. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Tuttle Pub
Boston, MA, 2001, First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


002333; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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14 L'Amour, Louis Off the Mangrove Coast
0553801600 / 9780553801606; This volme collects for the first time in one volume nine of the writer's extraordinary stories - some long out of print and unavailable anywhere else, some never before published. From the jungles of Borneo to the hidden canyons of the American West, from small-town fight clubs to a Parisian cafe at the end of World War II, these are tales of betrayal and revenge, courage and cowardice, glory and greed, as only Louis l'Amour can tell them. Nine stories are incuded: The Diamond of Jeru, The Unexpected Corpse, Secret of Silver Springs, Time of Terror, and five others. The heavy dust jacket has, in the back, a horizontal cut about 2" long. The front has a few tiny white marks. 273 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Bantam Books
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


000941; 
Price: 6.46 USD
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15 Morgan, Berry The Mystic Adventures of Roxie Stoner
0395194245 / 9780395194249; Winner of a Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award. This book contains all of the stories of Roxie Stoner that have previously, for the most part, been printed in the New Yorker for several years. Through a unique use of language and extraordinary insight, Berry Morgan succeeds in illuminating the small world of an old, near saintly colored woman (the word "black" had not entered Roxie's vocabulary) and in making that world fascinating and significant. It is Roxie herself who narrates her story, telling it in her own way with a blend of gravity, wonderment, and humor. An ex-library volume, the DJ is covered with acetate and is sun-lightened on the spine. The white cloth cover was in touch with some water and discolored by the blue cloth at the bottom of the spine, and the bottom of some of the pages. The front fep was removed and the book has the usual library stamps. 146 pages, no marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. . Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction::Short Stories; ISBN: 0395194245. ISBN/EAN: 9780395194249. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001076. Paperback
Houghton Mifflin Company
New York, 1974, 
Hard Bound, Cloth
Good
Very Good; 

001076; 
Price: 7.38 USD
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16 Neumeyer, Peter F. ; Gorey, Edward Donald Has a Difficulty
0810948354 / 9780810948358; Donald has a mother who is both kind and resourceful. When Donald has a painful encounter with a tree, his mother knows just what to do. This is #1 of a planned series of Donald books. At the end Petere Neumeyer talks of the creative process undertaken with Gorey, and their friendship. Unpaginated, this book has a reinforced binding. Fully illustrated in black & white. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
Harry N Abrams Inc
Lebanon, Indiana, U. S. A., 2004, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Gorey, Edward; 
001576; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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17 Robinson, Roxana A Glimpse of Scarlet : and Other Stories
0060163313 / 9780060163310; In this collection of short stories, the author probes the pain and joy of raising children, the allure of illicit love, the ordeal of divore, as well as more subtle events - the small but often exquisitely painful betrayals that litter the course of a life. But in her world, grace too can be near at hand, and Robinson balances harrowing portraits with stories that discover the possibility of reunion and renewel, and moments of transcendent loveliness that promise, and deliver, "merely great delight. " 200 pages, no marks or tears; jacket unclipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harpercollins
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1991, First Edition
Hardcover, Cloth
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000861; 
Price: 13.84 USD
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18 Sheed, Wilfrid (Selected and Introduced by) Sixteen Short Novels
0525243704 / 9780525243700; Beautiful anthology of novels by great writers, such as John Steinbeck, Anton Chekhov, Albert Camus, Willa Cather and many more. This book appears never to have been read; there is no blemish or tear on the jacket or binding. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Dutton Books
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1986, Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000173; 
Price: 6.46 USD
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19 Tarkington, Booth The Gentleman from Indianapolis
1957; HB with DJ. Edited by John Beecroft. Jacket has several chips and small tears along top and bottom. Binding itself is very good, one small dent mark at bottom. Comprised of three complete novels (Alice Adams, Penrod, The Magnificent Ambersons) as well as 7 short stories and 3 portions from other novels. 732 pages, lightly yellowed from age. 5.75" x 8.5" high. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Doubleday, Doran And Company, Inc.
1957, 
Hardcover
Very Good in Good dust jacket


N-02009; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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20 Various Mandala - Spring 1979
This issue of Mandala was winner of the 1979 Scholastic Press Forum's Pegasus Award for Best Magazine. Twenty schools from the New England-New York-New Jersey region competed for the top prize at American International College, Springfield, Massachusetts on March 12, 1979. They also won the small schools division for Poetry, Layout and Design, and Best Magazine. 152 pages of short stories, poetry, artwork, and other literary work are presented in this magazine. An interesting and compelling read. There is minor wear at the vertical side and the bottom front corner. A few lines from one of the poems: ALONE A house/with no/heartbeat since when/the child/closed an/empty/bedroom/doorway filled with/tears that/ blurred the/For Sale/sign that/was not/taken. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Scholastic Press
New England, 1979, First Edition
Softcover
Near Fine with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Various Artists; 
001371; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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21 Wyse, Lois Nesting: Tales of Love, Life, and Real Estate
068484494X / 9780684844947; With her trademark humor and insight, the author has written a moving collection of stories, anecdotes, and poems that remind us of the life lessons we learn as we repaint, refurnish, and redecorate in search of a place to settle down. Here are all the paths to our dream houses. And to the lives and loves we make there. It's been said that no woman ever met a man or a house she couldn't make over, but this wise little book shows us that what we are really making over is ourselves. The back of the dust jacket has very light rubbing. 190 pages, no marks or tears. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
Simon And Schuster
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1999, First Edition
Hardcover
As New in As New dust jacket


000571; 
Price: 11.04 USD
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