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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2017

    Jim Shepard now delivers a new collection that spans borders and centuries with unrivaled mastery. These ten stories ring with voices belonging to--among others--English Arctic explorers in one of history's most nightmarish expeditions, a young co...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2017

    In The World to Come, Jim Shepard (“Without a doubt the most ambitious story writer in America” —The Daily Beast) traverses both borders and centuries. Seamlessly inhabiting a multitude of disparate men and women, he gives voice to visionaries,...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2015

    A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” SelectionVelibor Vasovic is not political. He is a soccer player; has played for Partizan Belgrade and his national team. Scored Partizan’s only goal against Real Madrid in the European Cup. He is the rock s...

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  • Literary

    May-2015

    Aron, the narrator, is an engaging if peculiar and unhappy young boy whose family is driven by the German onslaught from the Polish countryside into Warsaw and slowly battered by deprivation, disease, and persecution. He and a handful of boys and gir...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2011

    Following Like You'd Understand, Anyway -- awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award -- Jim Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly observant stories. Like an expert curator, he populates ...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2011

    Fiction. "As in Nosferatu, with its smartly imagined life of the German film director F. W. Murnau, here Shepard considers the Japanese special effects director Eiji Tsuburaya and his cinematic inventions for the science-fiction movie we know as Godz...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2007

    Like You'd Understand, Anyway reaches from Chernobyl to Bridgeport, with a host of narrators only Shepard could bring to pitch-perfect life. Among them: a middle-aged Aeschylus taking his place at Marathon, still vying for parental approval. A madden...

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  • Literary

    Jan-2007

    "Tin House: Winter Reading" is a beautifully designed periodical featuring the best writers of our time alongside a new generation of talent who are poised to become the most important voices of the future. Content includes short stories, profiles, a...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2004

    I’ve been a problem baby, a lousy son, a distant brother, an off-putting neighbor, a piss-poor student, a worrisome seatmate, an unreliable employee, a bewildering lover, a frustrating confidante and a crappy husband. Among the things I do pretty w...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2004

    In the wilderness of junior high, Edwin Hanratty is at the bottom of the food chain. His teachers find him a nuisance. His fellow students consider him prey. And although his parents are not oblivious to his troubles, they can't quite bring themselve...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-1998

    A New York Times Notable Book: The richly imagined fictional life of one of cinema's founding fathers from National Book Award finalist Jim Shepard In 1907, while waiting for a train that would take him from his quiet rural hometown to university...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-1996

    With his first collection of stories--some comic, others compassionate, all of them enthralling--Shepard again displays his prodigious writing talent. Ranging from winter-league baseball in pre-revolutionary Cuba to a postapocalyptic frontier in the ...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1994

    A New York Times Notable Book: A lethal accident turns life into a waking nightmare for a mother and her son in this gripping novel of secrecy and dread Abandoned by her husband, Joanie Mucherino and her eleven-year-old son, Todd, struggle to cop...

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  • General Fiction

    Feb-1990

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  • General Fiction

    Sep-1986

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-1983

    Biddy Siebert has problems. His parents are always fighting about him, his sister hates him, and the nuns at school are threatening him with motivational training. He feels lost - until he sees a chance to do something right, and concocts a plan for ...

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