Best known for the anti-fascist novel The Seventh Cross and the existential thriller Transit, Anna Seghers was also a gifted writer of short fiction.
Author: Anna Seghers
Publisher: New York Review of Books
A new translation of the best and most provocative short stories by the author of Transit and The Seventh Cross. Best known for the anti-fascist novel The Seventh Cross and the existential thriller Transit, Anna Seghers was also a gifted writer of short fiction. The stories she wrote throughout her life reflect her political activism as well as her deep engagement with myth; they are also some of her most formally experimental work. This selection of Seghers’s best stories, written between 1925 and 1965, displays the range of her creativity over the years. It includes her most famous short fiction, such as the autobiographical “The Dead Girls’ Class Trip,” and others, like “Jans Is Going to Die,” that have been translated into English here for the first time. There are psychologically penetrating stories about young men corrupted by desperation and women bound by circumstance, as well as enigmatic tales of bewilderment and enchantment based on myths and legends, like “The Best Tales of Woynok, the Thief,” “The Three Trees,” and “Tales of Artemis.” In her stories, Seghers used the German language in especially unconventional and challenging ways, and Margot Bettauer Dembo’s sensitive and skilled translation preserves this distinction.
Nope, no dead people. Neither of us had to admit how relieved we were. ... This was less like a murder investigation and more like a class trip to MOMA. 'Okay, honey, I'll tell Richard to be out front at 7.45. See you there.
Author: Suzy Cox
Publisher: Hachette UK
Lorna has been dead long enough to know the Rules. But that doesn’t stop her showing up at her little sister’s high school production of Hipster Hamlet. But when she arrives, a lighting rig comes crashing down on the lead cast member mid-performance. All fingers point to Lorna’s little sister, Emma, and it’s up to The Dead Girls Detective Agency to find the real culprit. Unless Em’s not as innocent as she looks? Charlotte wants to help Lorna prove her sister’s innocence, but she’s completely distracted. Not only is her ghostly-self suspended in this New York-limbo-hotel, she is having to deal with the fact that the very alive love of her life has moved on. And then there’s the cute dead boy Edison, who seems to be acting nice all of a sudden. But is Charlotte ready for a new boyfriend, and one with such a murky past? Praise for The Dead Girls Detective Agency: 'Mean Girls meets The Lovely Bones.' Grazia 'Full of smart, funny one-liners and observations that had me giggling like a teenager.' - Sunday Express 'A spooky teen thriller with the glam of Gossip Girl' Cosmopolitan
“You should be allowed to visit them soon,” Jophiel promises me. “Finish your first assignment, Miss Riley, and I'll try to convince Taishi to take you. Or... if he's not amenable to the idea, I'll take you myself.” “Thanks.
Author: Aron Lewes
Publisher: Aron Lewes
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Leigh Riley is three weeks away from her high school graduation when she's suddenly crushed by a truck. She may be dead, but her education is far from over. Seventeen-year-old Leigh is inducted into the School for Spirits, where she learns how to be a spirit guide for mortals. Leigh meets Alyx, her rebel roommate who just doesn't care about the spirit guide stuff. Then Leigh develops a massive crush on an absurdly hot Archangel named Jophiel. Finally, she is assigned to a veteran instructor, Taishi Nakamura. The handsome samurai is quiet, strict and private, but Leigh is determined to crack his shell. School For Spirits is a young adult paranormal romance. Due to some minor language, it is recommended for ages 13+.
But it was more likely that he was dead. ... She was a cheerful girl and it was immediately obvious that she thought he was cute, that she liked his ponytail, his long face and bright blue eyes, his effortless way of moving and joking ...
Author: Emmanuel Carrère
Publisher: Random House
FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE ADVERSARY Little Nicolas is a delicate, timid schoolboy, with an excitable, if morbid imagination – the child of an overbearing father. So, two weeks away on the class trip is already enough to fill him with dread. But when a child goes missing, Nicolas’ mind turns to gruesome possibilities, impelling him to take up the role of detective – and edge closer to a truth more shocking than Nicolas’ worst fears. Translated by Linda Coverdale 'There are few great writers in France today, and Emmanuel Carrère is one of them' Paris Review Elegant, pocket-sized paperbacks, VINTAGE Editions celebrate the audacity and ambition of the written word, transporting readers to wherever in the world literary innovation may be found.
All this — the memorials , the dead girls — has something to do with the odd religion no one wants to talk about , Hallie thought with a deadly certainty . The religot these people cast out of England , these people with their church ...
Author: Bebe Faas Rice
Category: Horror stories.
Becoming lost in an isolated mountain town, Hallie and her friends are charmed by Holyoake's old-fashioned customs and friendly ways until they realize that the people there have no intention of letting them leave. Original.
Jerusha and her siblings – all but Simon who now lived with David in Dugard – went to a dame school several miles distant. ... 'But spring is the best time to travel from farm to farm and weave the winter spinning. You know that.
Author: Eleanor Kuhns
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
A circus arrives in Durham in the 1790s and the whole town is excited... until the body of a Shaker girl is found beaten. 1790s. The circus has arrived in Durham, Maine. Before weaver Will Rees is able to take in its spectacle, he spots Magistrate Hanson – the man he blames for his family’s having to flee Dugard two years earlier. On his journey home he encounters Shaker brothers searching for a girl from their Zion community. Despite women not being allowed inside the circus, Leah had snuck out to visit it. They quickly come across her lifeless body beaten and thrown into a farmer’s field on the road leading to the circus. Bored of his household chores, Rees begins investigating at the expense of his home life. He becomes entranced by the lives of the circus performers, including the charismatic horse rider and tightrope walker. Is his longing for his old journeyman’s life causing him to take his eye off the case, and can he stay out of Hanson’s way and keep his family safe?
I lied and he knows it, she wasn't out sick he will figure it out sick girls don't go on field trips she should have been here but she isn't and he will know he will find the money 623 Daisy Lane is four hours away he has a knife and ...
Author: Elizabeth Scott
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
After being abducted when she was ten and abused for five years by her kidnapper, Ray, Alice's only hope of freedom is in death, but her only way to achieve such an escape is to help Ray find the next girl for his collection.
In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble ...
Author: Dave Barry
Category: Juvenile Fiction
In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble-not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them-but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack-or maybe not.
Even thoughI'd been upthere before – once for some kid's birthday, another timeon an elementary school trip –I'd still walked around the viewing platform gawking like atourist. I wanted to be cooler about it,butI felt a buzzthe ...
Author: Suzy Cox
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Solving the mystery behind your death can be murder. Charlotte wakes up at Hotel Atessa, home to murdered New York teenagers and HQ of The Dead Girls Detective Agency. Before she has time to adjust to her new, erm, dead self, she's thrust into the arms of her new afterlife companions, Lorna, Nancy and the cute - if slightly hostile - dead boy, Eddison. But where does this leave Charlotte and her boyfriend David? Is it possible to have a long-distance relationship from beyond the grave? The only way out of this limbo is to figure out who killed her, or she'll have to spend eternity here. But who could hate her enough to want her dead?
Ten months ago Jake loved picking Em up from school. Wright Elementary was out of district from their home, but the highly rated charter school made the easy six-mile drive more than worthwhile. The trip was only ten or so minutes, ...
Author: Carter Wilson
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
This flight will take them somewhere they never expected to go Jack Buchanan knows the woman sitting next to him on his business flight to Denver—he just can't figure out how he knows her. Clara Stowe isn't in Jake's line of work and didn't go to college with him. They have nearly nothing in common apart from a deep and shared certainty that they've met before. As their airplane conversation deepens, both struggle to figure out what circumstances could have possibly brought them together. Then, in a revelation that sends Jake reeling, Clara admits she's traveling to the Colorado mountains to kill herself, and she disappears into the crowded airport immediately after landing. The Dead Girl in 2A is the story of what happens to Jake and Clara after they get off that plane, and the manipulative figure who has brought them together decades after they first met. Intensely creepy, beautifully written, and full of Carter Wilson's signature whom-can-you-trust paranoia, this is a psychological thriller unlike any you've read before.
The magazine said , “ What she's really taking on is a regular assortment of challenges that threaten to suck the lifeblood out of teenage girls , like a suffocating high school hierarchy and a sexual double standard .
Author: Eric Nuzum
The undead are everywhere. They're not just in movies and books, but in commercials, fetish clubs, and even in your breakfast cereal. Bloodsuckers have become some of the most recognizable bad guys in the modern world, and Eric Nuzum wanted to find out why. He was willing to do whatever it took —even drinking his own blood—in his quest to understand the vampire phenomenon. And he found the answer in Goth clubs, darkened parks, haunted houses, and . . . chain restaurants. In The Dead Travel Fast, Nuzum delivers a far-reaching look at vampires in pop culture from Bram to Bela to Buffy, and at what vampires and vampirism have come to mean to us today. And the blood? Let's just say it doesn't go with eggs.
Author: Jorge IbargüengoitiaPublish On: 2018-07-12
... to pass—Conchita was a teacher at a parochial school—and begged her pardon. She told him she never wanted to see him again. Detective Guillomar made several trips to San Pedro de las Corrientes and had talks with Humberto Paredes.
Author: Jorge Ibargüengoitia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
With an introduction by award-winning novelist Colm Tóibín Opening with a crime of passion after a years-long love affair has soured, The Dead Girls soon plunges into an investigation of something even darker: Serafina Baladro and her sister run a successful brothel business in a small town, so successful that they begin to expand. But when business starts to falter, life in the brothel turns ugly, and slowly, girls start disappearing . . . Based on real events, the story of serial-killing brothel owners Delfina and María de Jésus González, whose crimes were uncovered in 1964, The Dead Girls is a deliciously satirical black comedy - a potent blend of sex and mayhem. Written in the laconic tones of a police report, it cleverly uncovers the hopeless pedantry of a broken justice system, and the dark world of prostitution.
I do not get time to visit the school the Society has started until nearly three weeks later. The school is housed in a building rented from the Lutheran Church: a concrete irony. The principal, whom I met at Mass, shows me around.
Author: Mary Gordon
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Literary Collections
A collection of dazzling and thought-provoking essays from lauded author Mary Gordon Much acclaimed for her novels, Mary Gordon is also a brilliant and wide-ranging essayist. Gathering together twenty-eight of her forays into nonfiction, Good Boys and Dead Girls provides a richly autobiographical context for the themes that mark her fiction, such as Irish-American life, Catholicism, embattled families, and the redeeming power of art. Many of the pieces offer insights into artists and other writers: There are admiring accounts of Edith Wharton, Stevie Smith, and Ford Madox Ford, and a piquant critique of the depiction of women by certain celebrated male novelists. Whatever the topic at hand, Gordon proves lively and illuminating company.
drove north to see Gary Pruett on Friday, a fourhour trip through the Adirondacks—pretty country, lots of lakes. I left early and by eleventhirty I had reached my ... Eighteenyearold girls might have had daydreams about him in class.
Author: Harry Dolan
David Loogan’s dark past is revealed in this prequel to Bad Things Happen—the critically acclaimed mystery that Stephen King called a “great f***ing book.” On a rainy night in April, a chance encounter draws David into a romance with Jana Fletcher, a beautiful young law student. Jana is an enigma: living in a run-down apartment with only the barest of possessions, sporting a bruise on her cheek that she refuses to explain. David would like to know her secrets, but he lets them lie—until it’s too late. When Jana is brutally murdered, the police consider David a prime suspect. But as he sets out to uncover the truth, he soon learns that Jana’s death may be related to an earlier murder, one that she was obsessed with during the last weeks of her life. And as he retraces her steps, he begins to realize that he’s treading a very dangerous path—and that her killer is watching every move he makes.
Two days later is our last day at primary school ever. I still can't quite believe ... The Littlies tell me they will miss me, and I will miss them, but I promise to visit on my Baker days – which are like bank holidays for kids.
Author: Abigail Tarttelin
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
It's 1999 and Thera Wilde is NOT a victim . . . From the award-winning author of Golden Boy, Dead Girls tells a story of Girl Power, murder and revenge. 'Tarttelin is a natural storyteller' Matt Haig A quiet community is shocked by the murder of an eleven-year-old girl. As police swarm the village, fear compels parents to keep their children indoors. Unbeknown to her Mum and Dad, though, one girl roams free. That girl is Thera Wilde. Thera was the murdered girl’s best friend. Together they were unstoppable and, even alone, Thera is not afraid: it’s 1999. Girls can do anything. And Thera reckons she can find the killer before the police do. 'Sometimes brutal, often tender, and always compelling' Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven, on Golden Boy
We're driving to visit family up north. This looked like as good a place as any to stop.” Marea nods. “The motel's clean. But y'all be careful. There's been some weird stuff going on lately. Girls going missing, that sort of thing.
Author: JB Woods
Publisher: JB Woods
Category: Young Adult Fiction
I nearly died when I was shot in the head. Now, I see things that aren't alive. They said it was a murder-suicide, that my father killed my mother, tried to kill me, then killed himself. I don't remember it like that. In fact, I don't remember it at all. But I'm left feeling alone, confused, and afraid, mostly of the things I see that no else can. Ghosts. I never believed in them before, but now I can't stop seeing them, and they want something from me. Am I losing my mind? Or am I the only one who can help them find peace from beyond the grave? I'll do whatever I can to help them, but I could very well become one of them if I'm not careful. My name is Casey Pope and I see dead people. Casey may be the only person who can save a missing girl and get justice for two others who have been abducted and murdered in a small South Carolina town. Can she figure out who to trust with her newfound ability to communicate with the dead, or will she become a killer's next victim?
It had been a dozen years since she'd last made this trip, in the back of her dad's Éspace, watching Toy Story 2 for the umpteenth time with Marie from school, and she recognized none of it—not the tunnels of trees, or the remote shack ...
Author: Graeme Cameron
I may not remember everything, but I know he won’t hurt anyone else. I won’t let him. It’s been two months since a serial killer brutally attacked police detective Alisha Green and left her for dead. Two months since she could effortlessly recall simple things, since her mind felt remotely sound. The nameless killer thinks he knows her, thinks she’s just another dead girl among many. Ali Green plans to show him he’s dead wrong about that. Ali has two enemies now: the dangerous man she’s hunting and her own failing memory. As explosive new evidence comes to light and conflicting accounts from a witness and a surviving victim threaten both her investigation and her credibility, she begins to question what is and isn’t real. And now Ali has no choice but to remember the past…before it buries her. A hypnotically gripping thriller that proves international bestselling author Graeme Cameron is one of the most unique voices in contemporary fiction today. “Chilling [and] blackly humorous…Normal marks Cameron out as one to watch.” —Daily Express, 4 stars “Original and gripping.” —Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author, on Normal
most popular girl in the school, even though she's a totally manipulative, evil witch, who people only like because ... Brett's death by giving one lucky Rosewood student the chance to travel the world visiting all the places they flew.
Author: Mags Storey
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Liv might be in love with a serial killer. You’d think the fact she can talk to the dead would make it easier to figure out who’s slicing up the creeps at Rosewood Academy. But it turns out some people are even more dangerous dead than alive. All clues lead back to Adam—the highly tempting fugitive she’s been hiding in a coffin. But her best friend Gabriel’s got some twisted secrets of his own, and if you cross some lines there’s just no coming back. Was the guy with the wicked grin really framed for murder? Or will Liv end up another bloody victim of the high school serial killer? DEAD GIRLS DON'T is a paranormal love story about stalkers, psycho killers, and why you should never trust your date’s dead ex. Life’s complicated that way.
No wonder they aren't talking in the hallway before Mr. Sanzone's class. Stacy is already in her seat, and when I walk by, I still expect her to trip me or throw a spitball at my head. She waves. I stop and turn around.
Author: Tessa Marie
Publisher: TMP Books Inc
Category: Family & Relationships
If her mother wasn’t watching, Kylie Presby would punch Queen Bee, Natalie Silvers, in the face -again. But as Kylie wipes her tears away with the layers of toilet paper encasing her car, she knows she can’t retaliate like she did last time. Her dead mother wouldn’t approve. Kylie no longer cares about popularity. Invisible would work just fine. Then the new kid, Braydon, mysterious, good looking and too clever for his own good, shows up and sacrifices his social status, becoming Kylie’s shield from the front line assault. After enough chocolate ice cream and movies it’s as if they’re best friends. Crazy, since Kylie knows so little about him. As Natalie continues her relentless attacks on Kylie another person deals with his own line of bullies. Jack Stine was popular until his deepest secret was revealed and his friends abandoned him. Kylie and Jack bond over their tormentors and form an unbreakable friendship. Three lost souls each with a story that binds them together, but will it be enough when the bullying goes too far and secrets are revealed?
Monica never went anywhere without an entourage, and today it was her usual wing girls, Jennifer and Gina, as well as a hovering flock of hardbodied ... “But I heard it's not the first time that's happened when you stop by for a visit.
Author: Rachel Caine
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend with a vampire-hunting dad. But when a local fraternity throws the Dead Girls' Dance, hell is really going to break loose. Watch a Windows Media trailer for this book.