By Leah Wilson, Diana Peterfreund, Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Terri Clark, Adrienne Kress
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Katniss Everdeen’s adventures could have come to an finish, yet her tale maintains to blaze within the hearts of hundreds of thousands worldwide.
In The woman Who was once on fireplace - motion picture Edition, 16 YA authors take you again to the realm of the starvation video games with relocating, darkish, and humorous items on Katniss, the video games, Gale and Peeta, truth television, survival, and extra. From the trilogy's darker topics of violence and social regulate to style and weaponry, the collection's exploration of the starvation video games finds precisely how wealthy, and the way perilous, Panem, and the sequence, relatively is.
• How does the way in which the video games impact the mind clarify Haymitch’s consuming, Annie’s distraction, and Wiress’ speech problems?
• What does the uprising have in universal with the struggle on Terror?
• Why isn’t the reply to “Peeta or Gale?” as attention-grabbing because the query itself?
• What should still Panem have discovered from the fates of alternative hedonistic societies all through history—and what can we?
CONTRIBUTORS: Jennifer Lynn Barnes, Mary Borsellino, Sarah Rees Brennan, Terri Clark, Bree Despain, Adrienne Kress, Sarah Darer Littman, Cara Lockwood, Elizabeth M. Rees, Carrie Ryan, Ned Vizzini, Lili Wilkinson, Blythe Woolston, Diana Peterfreund (NEW), Brent Hartinger (NEW), Jackson Pearce (NEW)
Following Helen Constantine's hugely winning Paris stories, Paris Metro Tales bargains 22 amazing brief tales set all through Paris--all attached by way of the underground tunnels of its famed Metro.
The trip starts off on the Gare du Nord, stops at 20 underground stations alongside the way in which, and ends at Lamarck-Caulaincourt, each one tale equivalent to one of many 20 arrondissements of Paris. Readers are invited to discover their manner during the underground, altering trains while valuable and imaginatively rising to learn a narrative it its unique environment. The tales diversity from the 15th-century account of the astounding Saint Genevieve, purchaser saint of Paris, via stories by means of favourite writers similar to Zola, Simenon, Balzac, and Maupassant. even though attached through the metro, the themes of those brief tales fluctuate extensively: from Martine Delerm's gripping narrative of the final hours of Modigliani's mistress to Gérard de Nerval's wealthy evocation of the bustling industry in Les Halles within the 1850s, Colette's not likely involvement in a site visitors coincidence close to the Opéra, and Boulanger's positive description of a blackly humorous event in Père Lachaise. as well as writers popular to the English-speaking global, this assortment additionally contains French authors whose paintings merits wider cognizance, together with Frédéric Fajardie, Martine Delerm, Marie Desplechin, Paul Fournel, and Claude Dufresne. each one tale is illustrated with a black-and-white picture and the ebook encompasses a map and recommended itinerary throughout the metro process.
Perfect for lovers of Paris Tales, connoisseurs of French fiction, and all brief tale fanatics, Paris Metro Tales bargains infrequent glimpses of the darker facet of the "City of Light."
By Donna Birdsell, Susan Crosby
NAUGHTY OR NICE?
Meet 3 subtle girls who aren't above a bit mischief lower than the mistletoe to alleviate vacation stress.
CHRISTMAS PRESENCE ~ Donna Birdsell
Young widow Astrid Martin desires to boycott Christmas-but her husband's ghost will not allow her! sooner than lengthy she has a tree, even a gift-wrapping activity on the mall, the place she meets the fellow who holds the foremost to her Christmas future.
SECRET SANTA ~ Lisa Childs
while Maggie O'Brien gets presents from a mystery Santa, she suspects one of many 3 males in her lifestyles has ultimately wised as much as how targeted she is. who is the secret man--her ex, her boss, or that handsome vehicle mechanic? Come Christmas morning, will real love be ready below Maggie's tree?
YOU'RE ALL i need FOR CHRISTMAS ~ Susan Crosby
Divorcee Lauren Wright opts for a Bahamas Christmas getaway--only to be stranded on the airport via climate. yet a really personable fellow vacationer makes the time fly--and temperatures upward push. Bahamas or no Bahamas, issues are approximately to get steamy...
This sequence covers texts of girls writers whose paintings is being more and more mentioned within the examine of the advance of the twentieth century and the Modernist events of the nineteenth century, putting the works of their context.
Six-year-old Gretl Schmidt is on a teach certain for Aushwitz. Jakób Kowalski is planting a bomb at the tracks.
As international battle II attracts to an in depth, Jakób fights with the Polish resistance opposed to the crushing forces of Germany and Russia. They intend to break a German troop delivery, yet Gretl’s unscheduled educate reaches the bomb first.
Gretl is the single survivor. notwithstanding spared from the focus camp, the orphaned German Jew reveals herself misplaced in a rustic adversarial to her humans. while Jakób discovers her, guilt and fatherly compassion steered him to take her in. for 3 years, the younger guy and little woman shape a bond over the secrets and techniques they need to disguise from his Catholic family.
But she can’t stick with him perpetually. Jakób sends Gretl to South Africa, the place German struggle orphans are promised shiny futures with adoptive Protestant families—so lengthy as Gretl’s Jewish roots, Catholic schooling, and connections to communist Poland are by no means discovered.
Separated by way of continents, politics, faith, language, and years, Jakób and Gretl will most likely by no means see one another back. however the occasions they've got either survived and their trust that the human spirit can conquer the ravages of battle have shaped a bond of affection that no situations can overcome.
Offers plot summaries, lists of characters, and significant perspectives of the author's most famed brief tales.
By William Faulkner
From the trendy Library’s new set of fantastically repackaged hardcover classics through William Faulkner—also to be had are Snopes, As I Lay death, The Sound and the Fury, mild in August, and Absalom, Absalom!
William Faulkner used to be a grasp of the quick tale. lots of the items during this assortment are drawn from the best interval in his writing lifestyles, the fifteen or so years starting in 1929, whilst he released The Sound and the Fury. They discover a few of the subject matters present in the novels and have characters of small-town Mississippi lifestyles which are uniquely Faulkner’s. In “A Rose for Emily,” the 1st of his tales to seem in a countrywide journal, an easy, neighborly narrator relates a story of affection, betrayal, and homicide. The vicious relatives of the Snopes trilogy turns up in “Barn Burning,” a couple of son’s reaction to the actions of his arsonist father. And Jason and Caddy Compson, different population of Faulkner’s legendary Yoknapatawpha County, are witnesses to the terrorizing of a pregnant black laundress in “That night Sun.” those and the opposite tales amassed right here attest to the truth that Faulkner is, as Ralph Ellison so aptly famous, “the maximum artist the South has produced.”
By Henry James
Entire tales 1884-1891 positive factors between its seventeen tales a few of James' maximum masterpieces, between them "The Aspern Papers", a gorgeous novella approximately emotional ruthlessness within the carrier of literary scholarship, "The Lesson of the Master", an tricky examine of ambition, sadness, and the calls for of a lifestyles dedicated to paintings; "Brooksmith", a relocating portrait of a home servant; and the mesmerizing ghost tale "Sir Edmund Orme".
By Lisa Dierbeck
At the floor of items Nadia Orsini’s lifestyles seems to be cozy and unremarkable – Ivy League proficient, fortunately married to a physician, a mom of 3, and a reasonably winning photographer. yet now not all is because it turns out. Nadia has been telling lies. not anyone, now not even her kinfolk, is familiar with approximately her earlier, her darkish dealings with a U.S. senator, or the scandal she used to be stuck up in surrounding his younger son. Then, Nadia gets a aggravating package deal within the mail and her masks threatens to crumble, exposing a scary mystery. She realizes anyone is spying on her, has damaged in to her studio and rummaged via her hidden secure. If she can’t cease them, she's going to lose her husband, kinfolk, suburban domestic – and the precarious carry on her personal singular identity.
Meanwhile, from a jail mobilephone within the mountains, a convicted felon named Christopher Benedict is hatching a plot. The chief of a shadowy workforce of Aktionists, he writes day-by-day to a lady recognized simply as “Jenny X.”
Lisa Dierbeck’s startling first novel, One tablet Makes You Smaller, gave an unflinching, uncooked account of a courting among a charismatic grownup guy and an underage lady. Set within the gritty paintings global of the 70s, its superb humor, honesty and eroticism drew acclaim from various guides, together with The Boston Globe, the l. a. occasions, O (the Oprah magazine), Publisher’s Weekly and the hot York instances booklet overview, which named it a impressive booklet of 2003.
“Cause for alarm.” —Vanity Fair
“Gripping.” —O, the Oprah Magazine
“Fast-paced, psychologically taut … beguiling … sly and sharp.” —New York Observer
By Susan Ketchin
Here are Susan Ketchin's discerning interviews with twelve southerners residing and writing within the South, and in addition to a section of fiction via every one are her penetrating commentaries in regards to the impression of southern non secular event on their work.
A little greater than a new release in the past Flannery O'Connor made a startling commentary approximately herself and her fellow southerners: "By and large," she stated, "people within the South nonetheless conceive of humanity in theological phrases. whereas the South is rarely Christ-centered, it truly is most probably Christ-haunted. The Southerner who is not confident of it's very a lot afraid that he can have been shaped within the photo and likeness of God."
Guided via O'Connor's perceptive statement approximately southerners in most cases, Susan Ketchin has created a deeply revealing assortment that mirrors the pervasive position of faith within the literature through the hot iteration of amazing southern writers. Ketchin confirms that "old-time faith" continues to be a powerful strength within the literature of the modern South.
Susan Ketchin, a author, editor, and musician, lives in Orange County, North Carolina.