A Good Man Is Hard To Find And Other Stories

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547543700
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The collection that established O’Connor’s reputation as one of the American masters of the short story. The volume contains the celebrated title story, a tale of the murderous fugitive The Misfit, as well as “The Displaced Person” and eight other stories.

A Good Man Is Hard To Find

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443440272
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A family embarks on a fateful road trip, setting out for a vacation in Florida. The matriarch of the family, Grandmother, wants the family to head to Tennessee instead, and eventually manipulates her son into a diversion from their course that will soon lead them into danger. “A Good Man Is Hard to Find” is one of author Flannery O’Connor’s best known works. It is also, due to the story’s shocking and violent conclusion, one of her most studied and debated works. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466829036
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Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her readers: race, faith, and morality. The stories encompass the comic and the tragic, the beautiful and the grotesque; each carries her highly individual stamp and could have been written by no one else.

The Habit Of Being

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780374521042
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Excerpts of letters, written throughout the professional life of the author, to her personal friends, business, and literary acquaitances.

The Displaced Person

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443440299
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After the end of the Second World War, Mrs. McIntyre, a farm owner, decides to hire a man displaced by the war as a farm hand, but jealousy from her other workers and racial issues soon complicate the arrangement. Written by Flannery O’Connor while visiting her mother’s farm, “The Displaced Person” has ties to the author’s own experiences of the O’Connor family’s hiring of a displaced person on their farm after the end of the war. “The Displaced Person” was originally published in O’Connor’s 1955 anthology, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Mama S Bank Account

Author: Kathryn Forbes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156563772
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How a Norwegian mama gradually Americanizes her family with the aid of her wit and understanding

Tell Me A Riddle

Author: Tillie Olsen
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813521374
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This collection of four stories, "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, what Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell me a Riddle," had become an American classic. Since the title novella won the O. Henry Award in 1961, the stories have been anthologized over a hundred times, made into three films, translated into thirteen languages, and - most important - once read, they abide in the hearts of their readers.

When God Was A Woman

Author: Merlin Stone
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 0307816850
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Here, archaeologically documented,is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Under her, women’s roles were far more prominent than in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Stone describes this ancient system and, with its disintegration, the decline in women’s status.

Maigret Sets A Trap

Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524705446
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“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian With a serial killer on the loose in Paris, Maigret must outsmart the culprit before he can strike again. The inspiration for ITV's feature-length adaptation starring Rowan Atkinson. Detective Chief Inspector Maigret is known for his infallible instinct, for getting at the truth no matter how complex the case. But when someone starts killing women on the streets of Montmartre, leaving nary a clue and the city’s police force at a loss, he finds himself confounded. In the sweltering Paris summer heat, with the terrified city in a state of siege, Maigret hatches a plan to lure the murderer out.

A Prayer Journal

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374709696
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"I would like to write a beautiful prayer," writes the young Flannery O'Connor in this deeply spiritual journal, recently discovered among her papers in Georgia. "There is a whole sensible world around me that I should be able to turn to Your praise." Written between 1946 and 1947 while O'Connor was a student far from home at the University of Iowa, A Prayer Journal is a rare portal into the interior life of the great writer. Not only does it map O'Connor's singular relationship with the divine, but it shows how entwined her literary desire was with her yearning for God. "I must write down that I am to be an artist. Not in the sense of aesthetic frippery but in the sense of aesthetic craftsmanship; otherwise I will feel my loneliness continually . . . I do not want to be lonely all my life but people only make us lonelier by reminding us of God. Dear God please help me to be an artist, please let it lead to You." O'Connor could not be more plain about her literary ambition: "Please help me dear God to be a good writer and to get something else accepted," she writes. Yet she struggles with any trace of self-regard: "Don't let me ever think, dear God, that I was anything but the instrument for Your story." As W. A. Sessions, who knew O'Connor, writes in his introduction, it was no coincidence that she began writing the stories that would become her first novel, Wise Blood, during the years when she wrote these singularly imaginative Christian meditations. Including a facsimile of the entire journal in O'Connor's own hand, A Prayer Journal is the record of a brilliant young woman's coming-of-age, a cry from the heart for love, grace, and art.