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Short fiction with Big Personality

Short Fiction with Big Personality
by Paul Harding

On his deathbed, surrounded by his family, George Washington Crosby's thoughts drift back to his childhood and the father who abandoned him when he was twelve.
The Cradle
by Patrick Somerville

The imminent birth of a couple's first child is marked by the expectant mom's desire to reclaim an antique cradle from the mother who abandoned her years earlier.
Alys, Always
by Harriet Lane

Comforting a dying car crash victim before being invited into the woman's privileged family's home, Frances is transformed through her friendships with two family members from an unknown editor to a sought-after figure in literary society.
Heart of Darkness
by Joseph Conrad

Marlowe sails down the Congo in search of Kurtz, a company agent who has, according to rumors, become insane in the jungle isolation.
Ethan Frome
by Edith Wharton

Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zenia, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver.
Train Dreams
by Denis Johnson

The National Book Award-winning author of Tree of Smoke presents the story of early 20th-century day laborer Robert Grainer, who endures the harrowing loss of his family while struggling for survival against a backdrop of radical historical changes.