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On an unexpected whim, a woman in her mid-thirties decides to learn how to be a trapeze artist–a decision that will ultimately transform her life in remarkable and liberating ways. An empowering tale of freedom and self-reinvention.
Janet is up in a tree watching her father trying to scare vandals away from his garden dressed in a gorilla suit. But never does he imagine that the cause of the trouble could be her sister–who is fooling around with the Parrish boy.
Although overshadowed by cancer, Deb and Ginny are in a deeply loving marriage that has withstood the terrible trauma that illness can bring on a couple. This all changes with the arrival of Christy–Ginny’s daughter who has been mysteriously absent throughout her mother’s treatment and who brings the stress of sickness and care to a simmering head for everyone.
Sam and Ruth live dull and simple lives focused on their garden and the upcoming election. But when Ruth wakes up one morning and sees that their house has been inexplicably moved into an unnamed city, their relationship with the world is thrown into question.
In this humorous and off-beat confrontation with the surreal, a graduate student encounters a headless man as he tends to the university grounds–the first of several chance meetings that will result in her reexamining how she lives her life.
Tired of seeing fellow workers at a brothel being cheated out of their pay by a ruthless Madame, a cleaning woman decides to seek her revenge with the aid of dark powers. A journey into the occult in New Orleans by one of America’s greatest short story authors – a brief but brilliant introduction to her astonishing body of work.
Loretta and Blue got married too young, and had to give up their dreams. But when Blue starts becoming violent, Loretta decides to stop being a victim and to put an end to the matter once and for all. A compelling story about a family tragedy, published in The Best American Mystery Stories anthology.
Jeffers’s tenant insists that he pays for his wife’s funeral since he claims her death was caused by the ghost of Jeffers’s wife–a conflict that will end in two brutal murders. A chilling horror tale, chosen from The Best American Mystery Stories.
In this classic and highly influential horror story, a young girl is initiated into black magic and the occult by her nanny–resulting in terrible supernatural consequences. A major influence on authors and artists such as H.P. Lovecraft and Guillermo del Toro, The White People is a vital text for all admirers of the paranormal.