A Nightingale Christmas Collection

Author: Donna Douglas

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473539455

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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An exclusive digital Christmas collection from the bestselling author Donna Douglas. Includes A Nightingale Christmas Wish and Nightingales Under the Mistletoe plus two short stories - A Child is Born and Little Girl Lost. A Child is Born: A Nightingales Christmas Story Christmas Eve, 1936 On a foggy December night, a pregnant woman walks out in front of a trolley bus and is knocked unconscious. She is rushed to the Nightingale hospital, and a healthy baby is delivered. But the mother claims to have lost her memory, and cannot believe that the child is hers. It seems that the Nightingale nurses may need to perform a Christmas miracle. A Nightingale Christmas Wish It’s Christmas at the Nightingale Hospital ... Sister Blake is revisited by a face from the past. Will buried secrets stop her from being happy? Lonely Helen Dawson has new responsibilities and trials, but is she looking for love in all the wrong places? And Matron puts the Nightingale first, even before her own health. With war looming large, will Matron and the Nightingale survive? With new hardships, new loves and new heartbreak, will anyone get their Christmas wish? A Little Girl Lost It’s Christmas time at The Nightingale Hospital and the children on Parry Ward are waiting eagerly for Father Christmas to arrive. But an unexpected arrival beats him to it and, as one discovery leads to another, the past comes back to confront the present. But will Staff Nurse Rose Chambers be able to forgive and forget? It is Christmas after all ... Nightingales Under the Mistletoe Christmas 1941 and the Nightingale nurses are facing their toughest winter yet. With shortages everywhere, and each news bulletin announcing more defeats and losses, the British people are weary and demoralised and The Nightingale Hospital is suffering too. Millie is recently widowed and dealing with the demands of her family’s estate. It’s not long before her old world of the Nightingale begins to beckon, along with a long-lost love ... Jess would rather be nursing on the front line but finds herself sent to the country. It isn’t long before the East End girl discovers there are battles to be fought on the home front too. Effie finds herself exiled to a quiet village, but the quiet doesn’t last for long as she soon finds excitement in the shape of a smooth-talking GI. As Christmas approaches, even the shelter of the countryside can’t protect the girls from heartache.
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The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye

Author: A. S. Byatt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307483878

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The magnificent title story of this collection of fairy tales for adults describes the strange and uncanny relationship between its extravagantly intelligent heroine--a world renowned scholar of the art of story-telling--and the marvelous being that lives in a mysterious bottle, found in a dusty shop in an Istanbul bazaar. As A.S. Byatt renders this relationship with a powerful combination of erudition and passion, she makes the interaction of the natural and the supernatural seem not only convincing, but inevitable. The companion stories in this collection each display different facets of Byatt's remarkable gift for enchantment. They range from fables of sexual obsession to allegories of political tragedy; they draw us into narratives that are as mesmerizing as dreams and as bracing as philosophical meditations; and they all us to inhabit an imaginative universe astonishing in the precision of its detail, its intellectual consistency, and its splendor. "A dreamy treat.... It is not merely strange, it is wondrous." --Boston Globe "Alternatingly erudite and earthy, direct and playful.... If Scheherazade ever needs a break, Byatt can step in, indefinitely." --Chicago Tribune "Byatt's writing is crystalline and splendidly imaginative.... These [are] perfectly formed tales." --Washington Post Book World From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Copenhagen Tales

Author: Helen Constantine

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191004227

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2837

Exploring the many moods of the Danish capital. From the narrow twisting streets of the old town centre to the shady docklands, this rich anthology captures the essence of Copenhagen and its many faces. Through seventeen tales by some of the very best of Denmark's writers past and present, we travel the length and breadth of the Danish capital examining famous sights from unique perspectives. A guide book usefully informs a new visitor to Copenhagen but these stories allow the reader to experience the city and its history from the inside.
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Little Black Book of Stories

Author: A. S. Byatt

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307426637

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt knows that fairy tales are for grownups. And in this ravishing collection she breathes new life into the form. Little Black Book of Stories offers shivers along with magical thrills. Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two middle-aged women, childhood friends reunited by chance, venture into a dark forest where once, many years before, they saw–or thought they saw–something unspeakable. Another woman, recently bereaved, finds herself slowly but surely turning into stone. A coolly rational ob-gyn has his world pushed off-axis by a waiflike art student with her own ideas about the uses of the body. Spellbinding, witty, lovely, terrifying, the Little Black Book of Stories is Byatt at the height of her craft. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Collected Stories

Author: Shashi Deshpande

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780143029526

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 240

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Not Many Readers Of Shashi Deshpande May Be Aware That Her First Experiments In Writing Fiction Started With The Short Story. Over The Years, She Has Published About A Hundred Stories In Literary Journals, Magazines And Newspapers, In Between Writing Her Immensely Popular Novels Which Are Now Read All Over The World, And Taught In Universities Wherever Indian Writing Has An Audience. In This Collection We Find Shashi Deshpande At Her Best, Writing With Subtlety And A Rare Sensitivity About Men And Women Trapped In Relationships And Situations Often Not Of Their Making. The Wife Of A Successful Politician Who Must Look To A Long-Lost Past In Order To Keep Up The Pretence Of Contentment; A Little Girl Who Cannot Comprehend Why The Very Fact Of Her Being Born Is A Curse; A Young Man Whose Fantasy Of Love Drives Him To Murder; A Newly-Wed Couple With Dramatically Differing Views On What It Means To Get To Know Each Other Every One Of The Characters Here Is Delineated With Lucidity And Compassion. Written Over The Past Three Decades, The Stories In This Volume Provide An Insight Into Often Forgotten Aspects Of Human Feelings And Relationships, Weaving A Magical Web Of Emotions That Is Testimony To The Unusual Depth And Range Of Shashi Deshpande S Writing.
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The Complete Short Stories of Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121860

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 9997

Complete texts of "The Happy Prince and Other Tales," "A House of Pomegranates," "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories," "Poems in Prose," and "The Portrait of Mr. W. H."
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Last Stories

Author: William Trevor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 052555811X

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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The beloved and acclaimed William Trevor's last ten stories With a career that spanned more than half a century, William Trevor is regarded as one of the best writers of short stories in the English language. Now, in Last Stories, the master storyteller delivers ten exquisitely rendered tales--nine of which have never been published in book form--that illuminate the human condition and will surely linger in the reader's mind long after closing the book. Subtle yet powerful, Trevor gives us insights into the lives of ordinary people. We encounter a tutor and his pupil, whose lives are thrown into turmoil when they meet again years later; a young girl who discovers the mother she believed dead is alive and well; and a piano-teacher who accepts her pupil's theft in exchange for his beautiful music. This final and special collection is a gift to lovers of literature and Trevor's many admirers, and affirms his place as one of the world's greatest storytellers.
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The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace

64 Stories

Author: Steven Nightingale

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 9781619027923

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 3748

"In his numerous years of worldly travels, a writer came to know many women. To him they told countless personal stories, revealing their wit and their work. Strange mix as their stories were, it became clear to the writer that he must chronicle these untold stories and bring them forth so that others may learn of these remarkable women as well. Stories of the plain and the transcendental; the practical and the miraculous; the hidden and the influential-these women who have conjured a way to love, and to give, so as to illuminate and transform the lives around them. From widely anthologized poet, novelist, and essayist Steven Nightingale comes The Hot Climate of Promises and Grace: 64 Stories-a collection of short stories that fluently speak to one another forming a spectacularly diverse, humorous, and interrelated body of work. These are stories of women rising to power. They are at work in the world-and within the world, as well. Women of curious knowledge, natural grace, rough sensuality, and mischievous instincts-they are remaking the world. Their labor is conscious, uncanny, fierce, strange, and has often been kept secret because it was their secret to keep"--
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Varieties of Disturbance

Stories

Author: Lydia Davis

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374281734

Category: Fiction

Page: 219

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Presents a collection of short fiction, including "What you Learn about the Baby" in which a mother describes how an infant disrupts her life and "Jane and Cane" details an elderly woman's search for her missing cane.
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Birds of a Lesser Paradise

Stories

Author: Megan Mayhew Bergman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451643365

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Presents a collection of stories focusing on the moments when bonds with nature become evident, including the story of a mother and son attempting to reclaim an African gray parrot and of a population control activist who longs to have a baby.
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Galactic North

Author: Alastair Reynolds

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9780575079113

Category: Science fiction, English

Page: 343

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Nightfall

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: 47 North

ISBN: 9781612182292

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

View: 323

"You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale": They are words that ended his police career. Now Jack's a struggling private detective--and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale's life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion from a man who claims to be his father. It comes with a warning that Nightingale's soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his 33rd birthday--just three weeks away. Jack doesn't believe in Hell, but when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn't find a way out he'll be damned in hell for eternity.
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Death and Nightingales

Author: Eugene McCabe

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781596918559

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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It is 1883 and the farms of County Fermanagh, on the border of Ulster and what we now know as the Republic of Ireland, are crisscrossed with religious, political, and generational tensions. Through the events of a single day in the life of Elizabeth Winters, we see decades of pain, betrayal, and resentment build to a devastating climax. Born to a Catholic mother and an unknown Catholic father, conceived shortly before her mother's marriage to Protestant Billy Winters, Beth has lived a life of silent suffering since her mother's death. Determined to decide her own fate but doomed to repeat the tragic circumstances of her birth, McCabe illuminates her quiet, searing power with the tenderness of a poet, offering up a powerful, lyrical indictment of the tensions that tear families and nations apart. Death and Nightingales is a contemporary classic.
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Short Stories Collection:

Author: Karen Margaryan

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1304835197

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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This is a collection of works of such great authors as, Arthur Conan Doyle, James Matthew Barrie, Joseph Conrad, Daniel Defoe and etc. More than 1.500.000 words, gold words. This collection is intended to simplify our task. No longer need to look for books on different sites, all of them are already collected in one book. In this volume: -Alexandre Dumas -Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman -Richard Le Gallienne -Sir Henry Rider Haggard -Thomas Hardy -Nathaniel Hawthorne -Washington Irving -James Joyce -Franz Kafka -Rudyard Kipling
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I Am Currently Working on a Novel

Author: Rolli

Publisher: Tightrope Books Inc.

ISBN: 1988040159

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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The more than 70 stories in I Am Currently Working on a Novel are as diverse as a telephone conversation or your average ocean. There are stories set in Hollywood, London, and the bottom of the sea. There are stories about ghosts, robots, love, Pointillism, death, and immortality. Though seldom longer than a few pages, there is more mystery and sadness and sheer mania in these slimmed-down fictions than a whole shelf-full of standard novels.
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The Nightingale And The Rose

Short Story

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443442674

Category: Fiction

Page: 25

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A nightingale selflessly sacrifices herself to help a young student win the love of his professor’s daughter, but both the professor’s daughter and the young student prove unworthy of her sacrifice. Victorian author Oscar Wilde is known both as a playwright and prose author. Among his most famous works are The Picture of Dorian Gray, his only novel, the plays An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest, and the short story collections Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Other Stories and The Happy Prince and Other Stories. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
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Nightfall

The 1st Jack Nightingale Supernatural Thriller

Author: Stephen Leather

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184894571X

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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The first book in the Jack Nightingale supernatural thriller series. 'You're going to hell, Jack Nightingale': They are words that ended his career as a police negotiator. Now Jack's a struggling private detective - and the chilling words come back to haunt him. Nightingale's life is turned upside down the day that he inherits a mansion with a priceless library; it comes from a man who claims to be his father, and it comes with a warning. That Nightingale's soul was sold at birth and a devil will come to claim it on his thirty-third birthday - just three weeks away. Jack doesn't believe in Hell, probably doesn't believe in Heaven either. But when people close to him start to die horribly, he is led to the inescapable conclusion that real evil may be at work. And that if he doesn't find a way out he'll be damned in hell for eternity.
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Cold Comfort Farm

Author: Stella Gibbons

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141920076

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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When sensible, sophisticated Flora Poste is orphaned at nineteen, she decides her only choice is to descend upon relatives in deepest Sussex. At the aptly named Cold Comfort Farm, she meets the doomed Starkadders: cousin Judith, heaving with remorse for unspoken wickedness; Amos, preaching fire and damnation; their sons, lustful Seth and despairing Reuben; child of nature Elfine; and crazed old Aunt Ada Doom, who has kept to her bedroom for the last twenty years. But Flora loves nothing better than to organize other people. Armed with common sense and a strong will, she resolves to take each of the family in hand. A hilarious and merciless parody of rural melodramas, Cold Comfort Farm (1932) is one of the best-loved comic novels of all time. Includes an introduction by Lynne Truss, and a letter from the author to Anthony Pookworthy in the foreword.
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