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The Haunting of Hill House
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction
“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay
“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”—Karen Russell
In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own. In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies.
A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck. A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella “Especially Heinous,” Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we naïvely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgängers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.
Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.
Taste of Home Halloween: Freaky Fun! 103 Meals, Snacks & Sweets
Make magic this autumn when you dig into the essential guide, Taste of Home Halloween! Here you’ll find dozens of spooky, cute, spirited and fun Halloween foods to delight boys and ghouls of all ages. We tossed in top pumpkin-carving tips and party ideas, too! To round out the collection, cozy up with some of the best-loved recipes from the slow cooker as well as the pumpkin patch. Fall flavors abound in this keepsake collection of 100+ scrumptious recipes. And, the book concludes with a Day of the Dead bonus chapter brimming with lively Mexican flair!
Pumpkin Carving Guide
Creepy Bites & Sips
Fall Slow Cooker Classics
Five-Star Pumpkin Favorites
Bonus: Day of the Dead
Great Pumpkin Desserts
Spiced Pumpkin Custard Pie
Day of the Dead Cookies
Apple & Cider Mini Scones
Spooky Snack Mix
Autumn Leaf Cutouts
Ghostly Cupcake Cones
Deluxe Walking Nachos
You're invited to celebrate America's favorite seasonal traditions like never before. Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix mixes and mingles spectacular vintage Kodachrome slides of New Year's, Valentine's Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas with his eye-popping, original recipes for epic edible centerpieces and party pleasers from his colorful Test Kitchen--including his legendary Cherpumple creation! Be prepared for your imagination to be inspired and your holiday spirit to soar!
The Graveyard Book
When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard?
Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.
A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod's life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
The iconic anthology series of horror tales that's now a feature film!
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is a timeless collection of chillingly scary tales and legends, in which folklorist Alvin Schwartz offers up some of the most alarming tales of horror, dark revenge, and supernatural events of all time.
Available for the first time as an ebook, Stephen Gammell’s artwork from the original Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark appears in all its spooky glory. Read if you dare!
And don't miss More Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark and Scary Stories 3!
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