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Author: O. Henry
Options is O. Henry's sixth short story collection. The stories typical Henry, are masterfully put together, but lack any unifying themes.
An fun collection of stories. As usual, Henry manages to surprise us in some places, but in others he just captures likable, down-to-earth human characters in a refreshing and entertaining manner. "The Third Ingredient" -- 'cute' but also very amusing -- is the best short story I've read for a long time. Hetty reminds one a little of Marilla Cuthbert in Anne of Green Gables, but is drawn more sympathetically.
These loosely related tales of scamps and underdogs in an unstable Central American republic contain some clever images, as well as some dated, derogatory lan...
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Although the characters cannot change their final destiny, the can make choices along the way.
The Gentle Grafter" looks at business from a distinctly shady angle, with its stories about cool-headed, sharp-dressing trickster Jeff Peters.O. Herny was a s...
This sudden apparition, spewed from the silent house, reached the bottom of the steps as Doctor James came opposite. Her brain transferring its energies from ...
Four guys (agents 2, 33, 107, and xxx) go on a smoky hike to three waterfalls near Brevard, NC, USA on a winter day in 2000. Dialogue proves to be a challengi...
Secrets have a place in every family. Some are insignificant, while others can control an entire nation. Three years after chasing a mystery that his parents ...
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Engella is tired. After months on the run, she has finally found somewhere to call home. The problem is, it doesn't take long for her past to catch up with he...
A female visual artist in her late 20s, living in the Portland (OR) metro, struggling to make it in the Pacific Northwest art scene, is dealt a unique, once-i...