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Into the woods  by Helen Innes

Into the woods

Helen Innes

"Into the Woods shows us the healing power of nature through a story set in the New Zealand bush. This candid yet unexpectedly beautiful little book follows the journey a grieving mother goes through after losing a child. Feeling alienated from the people...

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Add a splash of love  by Stephanie Ruth

Add a splash of love

Stephanie Ruth

"...stories celebrating warmth of connection, and the Kiwi phenomenon of one-degree-of-separation"--Back cover.

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Barcelona  by Mary Costello

Barcelona

Mary Costello

"In 'Barcelona', we meet a cast of characters who live turbulent inner lives. In a Spanish hotel room a marriage unravels as a young wife is haunted by a past love. A father travels to Paris to meet his scientist son and is exposed to his son's true nature. A...

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Granny square snippets  by Josie Laird

Granny square snippets

Josie Laird

"Beginning with a small centre, Granny Squares increase as the crochet pushes outwards. Similarly, these stories evolve from a small kernel to become snippets from life and musings on people... This is Josie Laird's third collection of short...

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Granny square snippets  by Josie Laird

Granny square snippets

Josie Laird

"Beginning with a small centre, Granny Squares increase as the crochet pushes outwards. Similarly, these stories evolve from a small kernel to become snippets from life and musings on people... This is Josie Laird's third collection of short...

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A country Christmas  by Miss Read

A country Christmas

Miss Read

"Taken from the original omnibus Christmas at Fairacre, Miss Read's wonderfully festive collection of Christmas stories is packed with entertaining characters and enchanting stories. From the rural festivities in Village Christmas and Jingle Bells to the...

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Collected short stories. Volume 2  by W. Somerset (William Somerset) Maugham

Collected short stories. Volume 2

W. Somerset (William Somerset) Maug...

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7 best short stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky  by Fyodor Dostoevsky

7 best short stories by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Welcome to the 7 Best Short Stories book series where we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. This edition is dedicated to the Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky. Dostoevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the troubled political,...

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Float up, sing down  by Laird Hunt

Float up, sing down

Laird Hunt

"Candy Wilson has forgotten to buy the paprika. Turner Davis needs to get his zinnias in. Della Dorner told her mother she was going to Milky Freeze, but that's not where she's really headed on her new Schwinn five-speed. Float Up, Sing Down is the story of a...

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Kind mirrors, ugly ghosts  by Claire Donato

Kind mirrors, ugly ghosts

Claire Donato

"In the disquieting stories of Kind mirrors, ugly ghosts, a fractaled Claire Donato contemplates grief and disgust in heterosexuality, deconstructing the romance myth and the illicit fantasies which reflect our haunted selves. These fictions are populated with...

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Island rule  by Katie M. Flynn

Island rule

Katie M. Flynn

"An angry mother turns into a literal monster. A company in San Francisco can scrub your entire reputation and create a new one...for a price. A failed actor on a reality show turns into an unlikely world savior. And much more. Through each of these twelve...

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