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Thomas Grey stumbles on the remains of a car accident. He finds pills and photos and decides to write one of the victims. Does this have to do with the tragedy that haunts Grey from his youth? A story by one of America’s most promising young authors.
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.
Hannah and her beautiful sister Agnes build an ants empire in the family garage. This summer adventure will lead them to fulfil their mother’s wet dream – to be in Oprah – for all the wrong reasons. A witty, funny story about rivalry between sisters and dangerous uncles.
A high school principal decides to start taking better care of herself by going to the gym. When she and her trainer–a former student half her age–find themselves attracted to each other, a new chapter in her life begins. A sweet romance about the lust for life.
The core ideas of the American Dream are savaged with lyric subtlety in this account of a love affair between social classes, revealing how much you can lose in getting what you have always wanted.
A family story about the way kids deal with the loss of their mother and their father’s new marriage. Despite her moving efforts to handle her particularly delicate situation with the children, this new maternal figure is subjected to their various troubling attempts to frighten her off. But given the circumstances, can one blame them?
I got no story, Ma”, says Peter in this story, but despite the political reality and his own protagonist’s resolved words, Baldwin insists: not to overcome, not to keep silent, but make a big deal, make a story out of it.
Can you turn back time? A story about old grudges and guilt, hope and regret, the fear of losing people and the people you’ve already lost, and about the inability to live with mistakes despite the strong will to undo them.
In this early and underrated Edith Wharton story, a woman who has just passed away encounters her perfect companion in the afterlife. Cultured and refined, he has all of the qualities she dreamed of in a man while alive. Incidentally, he is not her husband–which leads her to question the nature of love and commitment.