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The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana

Yambo, a sixtyish rare-book dealer who lives in Milan, has suffered a loss of memory-he can remember the plot of every book he has ever read, every line of poetry, but he no longer knows his own name, doesn't recognize his wife or his daughters, and remembers nothing about his parents or his childhood. In an effort to retrieve his past, he withdraws to the family home somewhere in the hills between Milan and Turin. There, in the sprawling attic, he searches through boxes of old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and adolescent diaries.

cover of The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loanaauthor: Umberto Eco
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0156030438
binding: Paperback
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Pinocchio (New York Review Books Classics)

Though one of the best-known books in the world, Pinocchio at the same time remains unknown—linked in many minds to the Walt Disney movie that bears little relation to Carlo Collodi’s splendid original. That story is of course about a puppet who, after many trials, succeeds in becoming a “real boy.” Yet it is hardly a sentimental or morally improving tale. To the contrary, Pinocchio is one of the great subversives of the written page, a madcap genius hurtled along at the pleasure and mercy of his desires, a renegade who in many ways resembles his near contemporary Huck Finn.

cover of Pinocchio (New York Review Books Classics)author: Carlo Collodi
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1590172892
binding: Paperback
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Finding Your Writer's Voice: A Guide to Creative Fiction

Chosen by Writer's Digest as one of the best writing books published in 1994, this illuminating guide mixes creative inspiration with practical advice about the craft to help writers discover their most powerful writing tool: the voices that are uniquely their own.

cover of Finding Your Writer's Voice: A Guide to Creative Fictionauthor: Thaisa Frank
Dorothy Wall
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0312151284
binding: Paperback
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Sleeping in Velvet

A Brief History of Camouflage, Thaisa Frank's critically acclaimed first fullscale collection of stories, established her reputation as one of those writers with a special gift for exploring the dreamlike abyss of distances, discontinuities and attractions across which contemporary relationships are negotiated. "This collection of stories", suggested Small Press Magazine, "brilliantly examines the detachment within intimacy which seems to plague men and women today".

cover of Sleeping in Velvetauthor: Thaisa Frank
ASIN or ISBN-10: 1574230433
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A Brief History of Camouflage

Fiction. Short Stories. Thaisa Frank writes of lives that brush up against one another, but cannot fuse because of their characters' reluctance to be known, reluctance to be loved. A BRIEF HISTORY OF CAMOUFLAGE traces loss of love, elided empathy, and persistent memory in the cycles of knowing and not knowing one another. "My mother fell asleep right away and an ineffable membrane opened between us. I felt her heart and breath, fueled by mysterious powers, love beyond her knowledge of it." (from "Night Visit"). Frank is also the author of SLEEPING IN VELVET and DESIRE, both available from SPD.

cover of A Brief History of Camouflageauthor: Thaisa Frank
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0876858566
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Thaisa Frank

Thaisa Frank's work is the author of three collections of fiction, including Sleeping in Velvet and A Brief History of Camouflage (both by Black Sparrow Press, 1998 and 1992) and Desire (Kelsey Street Press, 1984). She is the co-author of the non-fiction book, Finding Your Writer's Voice  (St.

Mick Ransford

Mick Ransford is an Irish short story writer living in Ireland. He worked at all sorts of things, traveled fairly extensively, returning to Ireland to concentrate on writing. He has just finished what he hopes will be his debut collection of short stories.

Delaney Lundberg

Delaney Lundberg writes short stories and is currently working on a novel.  A former teacher of English composition, she lives on the Connecticut shore with her husband.

Anna Romero

Born and raised in Manila Philippines, Anna Romero grew up as an expat in her own country.  Her family is originally from the Philippines (the island of Cebu) and, naturalized Italian. She began an early career as a Classical Pianist which lasted between pre-school and high school, where she achieved First Place in a National Piano Teacher's Guild Competition as well as Semi-Finalist in a National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA), both held in the prestigious Folk Arts Theatre.

Jennifer Juneau

Jennifer Juneau’s work has been published in American Poetry Journal, Cimarron Review, Cincinnati Review, Passages North, Seattle Review and elsewhere and has been featured on Verse Daily as poem of the day. Her collection of poems, More Than Moon, was a National Poetry Series finalist. She lives and writes in Zurich, Switzerland.

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