Related to: 'A Countryman's Lot'

Corsair

Bad Feminist

Roxane Gay
Authors:
Roxane Gay
Virago

The Tremor of Forgery

Patricia Highsmith
Authors:
Patricia Highsmith
Virago

Eleven

Patricia Highsmith
Authors:
Patricia Highsmith
Virago

Slowly, Slowly in the Wind

Patricia Highsmith
Authors:
Patricia Highsmith

Virago

Mermaids on the Golf Course

Patricia Highsmith
Authors:
Patricia Highsmith

'One of the exhilarating effects of reading Highsmith's stories . . . is their surehandednes, their amazing breadth and abundance . . . they compel attention and they add significantly to her already formidable presence' Washington PostThe stories collected in Mermaids on the Golf Course, first published in 1985, are among Patricia Highsmith's most mature, psychologically penetrating works. Published in the latter part of her career, these stories reveal Highsmith's mastery of the short story form. Moving between locales as various as France, Mexico, Zurich, and New York, Highsmith transforms the mundane features of everyday life into an eerie backdrop for her penetrating stories of violence, secrecy, and madness. In 'The Stuff of Madness', Christopher Waggoner, increasingly dismayed by his wife's habit of preserving dead pets in their garden, enacts a devious revenge by adding a bizarre new exhibit to their collection; in the title story, a eminent economist's brush with death endows his once-familiar desires with tragic consequences; and in 'A Shot from Nowhere', a young painter who witnesses a gruesome death on a vacant Mexican Street becomes trapped in an unimaginable nightmare. In these piercing stories, Highsmith creates a world all the more frightening because we recognise it as our own.

Virago

The Black House

Patricia Highsmith
Authors:
Patricia Highsmith

'A border zone of the macabre, the disturbing, the not-quite accidental' New York Times Book ReviewThe Black House eerily evokes the warm familiarities of suburban life: the manicured lawns, the white picket fences, and the local pubs, each providing the setting for Highsmith's chilling portraits.Some neighbours are playing scrabble one evening when their cat drags into their house not a bird, or some other catch, but human fingers; a guest arrives at a dinner party where he is not welcome, and his hosts conspire to find and attack his Achilles heel; the crew of the Emma C rescue a beautiful girl floating unconscious in the sea and tension explodes between the men on board; a childless thirty-something couple decide to invite two elderly folk to live with them, but have they been too generous? In this collection of Patricia Highsmith's wonderfully unsettling short stories, people's motives are frequently twisted and no occurrence is without a sinister underlying meaning.

Virago

Nothing that Meets the Eye

Patricia Highsmith
Authors:
Patricia Highsmith
Virago

Tales of Natural and Unnatural Catastrophes

Patricia Highsmith
Authors:
Patricia Highsmith
Piatkus

Lover Reborn

J. R. Ward
Authors:
J. R. Ward
Sphere

This Country Business

Max Hardcastle
Authors:
Max Hardcastle
Sphere

The Luck Of A Countryman

Max Hardcastle
Authors:
Max Hardcastle
Constable

No Such Thing as Society

Andy McSmith
Authors:
Andy McSmith
New Harbinger

Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance

Christopher McCurry
Authors:
Christopher McCurry
Running Press Mini Editions

Harry Potter Time Turner Sticker Kit

Running Press
Authors:
Running Press

Celebrate the world of Harry Potter with the book of eight stickers. Then let your imagination spin back time with the collectable Time-Turner-featuring rotating inner rings and a functional hourglass-inspired by the Time-Turner used by Hermione Granger in the popular movie Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban .

Da Capo Press

Abraham Lincoln

Carl Sandburg, Roy Basler
Authors:
Carl Sandburg, Roy Basler
Abacus

The Golden Warrior

Lawrence James
Authors:
Lawrence James

Westview Press

Native Arts Of North America, Africa, And The South Pacific

George A. Corbin
Authors:
George A. Corbin
Basic Books

Advertising, The Uneasy Persuasion

Michael Schudson
Authors:
Michael Schudson

Da Capo Press

Satchmo

Louis Armstrong
Authors:
Louis Armstrong
Basic Books

Ethnic America

Thomas Sowell
Authors:
Thomas Sowell