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Cengage Advantage Books: A Pocketful of Prose: Contemporary Short Fiction, Revised Edition, 1st Edition

  • David Madden Louisiana State University
  • ISBN-10: 1413015611  |  ISBN-13: 9781413015614
  • 304 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1992
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $15.75



Including titles in fiction, poetry, drama, and essays, David Madden's Pocketfuls series are slim volumes including only the essentials of the most familiar and most often taught works in each genre. Priced to be affordably packaged with two or even three other volumes, each book in the Pocketful series can also be used separately.

Table of Contents

"The Leap," by Louise Erdrich.
"Field Trip," by Tim O'Brien.
"Good Works," by E.S. Goldman.
"Brother," by Edna O'Brien.
"Electric City," by Richard Ford.
"I Am Here to Tell You It Can Be Done," by Mona Simpson.
"Freedom, A Theory of," by Lee K. Abbott.
"The Man Who Knew Belle Starr," by Richard Bausch.
"Personal Testimony," by Lynna Williams.
"Lush Life," by John McCluskey.
"Desert Blues," by Kate Braverman.
"Carnal Knowledge," by T. Coraghessman Boyle.
"Two Useful Visits," by Reynolds Price.
"Dragon's Seed," by Madison Smartt Bell.
"Slamming on Pig's Misery," by Alice Schell.
"Bears Discover Fire," by Terry Bisson.
"Fires," by Rick Bass.
"Cold Ground," by Anya Achtenberg.
"Two Days Gone," by Susan Straight.
"Texas Wedding Party," by Allen Wier.
"The Mother Who Never Was," by Lisa K. Buchanan.
"Trains at Night," by Alberto Alvaro Ríos.
"Kat," by Margaret Atwood.
"Family Supper," by Kazuo Ishiguro.
"Such Occasions," by Ann Beattiee.
Acknowledgments of Permission.


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