Short Story Collections

Guys Write for Guys Read

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By Jon Scieszka, et al.

There's something for every guy in this collection of stories, mini-memoirs, advice, poems, comics and drawings chosen by readers on the Guys Read web site.


Gothic! Ten Original Dark Tales

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By Deborah Noyes, et al.


These stories of the supernatural and surreal incorporate dark fantasy and the fairy tale as well as horror and wild humor. (Sequel: The Restless Dead) Cover image


Dragon Quintet, The

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By Marvin Kaye, et al.

Five tales of dragon lore by Tanith Lee, Orson Scott Card, and other equally talented fantasy authors.


House on Mango Street, The

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By Sandra Cisneros

This book tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong, not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, she is able to rise above hopelessness and create a quiet space for herself in the midst of her oppressive surroundings. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become.


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