The October Country: Stories (Mass Market)
I do enjoy a good story-teller, and you've got to be good at your craft to be able to tell your stories in short form. Ray Bradbury is among the best. Here is Bradbury without the veil of Sci-Fi/Futurama (though I don't consider him a Sci-Fi writer, anyway).— From Mary Ann's Picks
This classic collection features:
The Emissary: The faithful dog was the sick boy’s only connection with the world outside—and beyond . . .
The Small Assassin: A fine, healthy baby boy was the new mother’s dream come true—or her worst nightmare . . .
The Scythe: Just when his luck had run out, Drew Erickson inherited a farm from a stranger; and with the bequest came deadly responsibilities . . .
The Jar: A chilling story that combines love, death . . . and a matter of identity in a bottle of fear.
The Wonderful Death of Dudley Stone: A most remarkable case of murder—the deceased was delighted . . .
Plus fourteen more unforgettable tales!
“An author whose fanciful imagination, poetic prose, and mature understanding of human character have won him an international reputation.”—The New York Times