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In this simple tale of the English countryside, we learn about a chair-mender named Margaret who has spent her life roaming from house to house offering her services and observing the lives of others – while never truly having a life or home of her own. But this will all change when she knocks on the door at the great manor of Thresholds Farm.
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.
A moving fairy tale of love and transgression in which a lion-tamer steals from the forbidden Golden Apple Tree, ensuring his own death. What could drive someone to such an act? A literary classic by a forgotten female Canadian author.
Sonya’s grandmother only knows how to cook chicken but in her old age, still she is able to make heads spin. and but what about Sonya? When will she learn how to kiss? A cute coming of age story that takes place in Soviet Russia.
‘Look at that skirt on her! Why haven’t you washed? Why haven’t you combed your hair? Where’s your bag? You have nothing, you don’t even have a bag! How will you study?’ Tera Fabiánová describes her first days in school as a Roma, and how she defeated the difficulties with the help of one brave teacher.
As the wealthy Sheridan family prepares for a garden party, they learn that their working-class neighbor Mr. Scott has died. When Laurie, the youngest Sheridan daughter, takes a basket of leftovers to the Scott family, she realizes just how sheltered her life has been. A powerful tale of epiphany.
Since they invited their old friends for dinner, Ines has been obsessed with planning the perfect evening. Her husband, however, seems eager to avoid the whole thing. Characteristic to Margarita Leoz’s best stories, “An Enchanting Evening” consists of the most mysterious material of all: everyday life.