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Former pitching great continues his career in the only place that will have him: Alaska

In honor of opening day, Mendicant Bookworks presents literary short fiction by Ryan W. Bradley.

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The disquieting pleasures of a forty-­year-­old man are gradually made clear to a young doctor in this short story by the great Brazilian Machado de Assis. Translated by Juan LePuen.

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Lisa is still in mourning after the death of her beloved husband Mike. Her depression has caused her to develop a bizarre habit, frowned upon by others but comforting to her. But an accident takes that habit a step further, turning it into a strange obsession. *A short story.

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Charles Washington, a college graduate brimming with energy and idealism and promise, is swept up in the Compassion Boom. At the height of the financial meltdown, he spurns the prescribed job market to take a job with a not-­for-­profit, sacrificing salary for the selfless mission of his first post-­college employer. Charles is out to save the world – the world of fraternities!
Charles has taken a job as an Educational Consultant with the Nu Kappa Epsilon National Fraternity Headquarters. He’s making no money, but he’s on a noble mission: he will crisscross the country to clean up the corroded culture of fraternity life, driving from college to college, fraternity house to fraternity house, conducting leadership development workshops and serving as a 24/7 role model for his NKE brothers. Charles will whisk away the alcoholism and drug abuse, and put an end to the hazing. He will help transform 21st-­century fraternity life into a leadership experience just as enriching as the Boy . . .

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Darwin consolidated a lifetime of work in On the Origin of Species, compiling his discoveries from the voyage of the Beagle, his experiments, research and correspondence. He argues for the transmutation of species over time by the process of natural selection. His work laid the foundation of evolutionary biology, though when it was published it caused tremendous religious and philosophical debates. Darwin's work is still seen by many people to oppose Christian beliefs.

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Honoré de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. His magnum opus was a sequence of short stories and novels collectively entitled, La Comédie humaine, which presents a panorama of French life in the years after the 1815 fall of Napoleon. Due to his keen observation of detail and unfiltered representation of society, Balzac is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He is renowned for his multifaceted characters, who are complex, morally ambiguous and fully human. His writing influenced many subsequent novelists such as Marcel Proust, Émile Zola, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Benito Pérez Galdós, Marie Corelli, Henry James, William Faulkner, Jack Kerouac, and Italo Calvino, and philosophers such as Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx. Many of Balzac's works have been made into or have inspired films, and they are a continuing source of inspiration for writers, filmmakers and critics.-­wikipedia

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 18 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Although classified as a comedy in the First Folio, and while it shares certain aspects with Shakespeare's other romantic comedies, the play is perhaps more remembered for its dramatic scenes, and is best known for the character of Shylock.

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Three comic stories by Matthew Asprey. 'Villa des Bijoux' recounts the obsessive hunt for a location used in Alfred Hitchcock’s 'To Catch A Thief' (1955) on the Cote d’Azur. 'Gut Bucket Blues' was originally published in the Australian jazz journal Extempore. 'To Murder My Love Is A Crime!­' is a noirish comedy of obsession, frustrated desire, and Mr Donut doughnuts.

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