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December brings fabulous reads!

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Ex-NFL star + snarky single mom = a touchdown of a holiday romance


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The vampires are coming... and this time, the lights won't stop them.


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The owner of a delightful Southern café tastes the sharp sting of suspicion in this delectable comfort food mystery...


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This holiday season, love is on the menu.


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A Spartan heart can conquer anything, even myths, magic, and monsters.


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There’s nothing like a firefighting cowboy to keep you toasty warm this Christmas...



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Also by Margaret Atwood:

The Heart Goes Last, October 2015
Hardcover
Stone Mattress, September 2014
Hardcover
Maddaddam, January 2013
Hardcover
In Other Worlds, October 2011
Hardcover
The Year of the Flood, October 2009
Hardcover
Payback, January 2009
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale, October 2006
Hardcover (reprint)
Moral Disorder, September 2006
Hardcover
Penelopiad, November 2005
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Stone Mattress
Margaret Atwood

Nan A. Talese
September 2014
On Sale: September 16, 2014
290 pages
ISBN: 0385539126
EAN: 9780385539128
Kindle: B00J6YBOBK
Hardcover / e-Book
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Literature and Fiction

A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace.

Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for the first time since her 2006 collection,  Moral Disorder, with nine tales of acute psychological insight and turbulent relationships bringing to mind her award-winning 1996 novel, Alias Grace. A recently widowed fantasy writer is guided through a stormy winter evening by the voice of her late husband in "Alphinland," the first of three loosely linked stories about the romantic geometries of a group of writers and artists. In "The Freeze-Dried Bridegroom," a man who bids on an auctioned storage space has a surprise. In "Lusus Naturae," a woman born with a genetic abnormality is mistaken for a vampire. In "Torching the Dusties," an elderly lady with Charles Bonnet syndrome comes to terms with the little people she keeps seeing, while a newly formed populist group gathers to burn down her retirement residence. And in "Stone Mattress," a long-ago crime is avenged in the Arctic via a 1.9 billion-year-old stromatolite. In these nine tales, Margaret Atwood is at the top of her darkly humorous and seriously playful game.

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