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  • 13-52. Forty Stories

    By Harper Perennial

    Last year, after twelve stories,
    we took temporary leave.
    We owe you thanks,
    for your patience.
    We also owe you stories.
    Here they are.
    Forty new pieces of work,
    some rich, some strange,
    all surprising.
    Taken together,
    they fill me with awe.

    Click the image
    or link at right
    to download
    this collection
    to your device as a PDF.

    On July 17, we’ll also make Forty Stories available as an ebook through all the major retailers.
    For free, for good.

    Thank you for waiting. And enjoy.

    Click here to download.

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    9 Comments

    1. mwschmeer on June 20, 2012 :

      Wow! How unexpected! Thank you! I’m downloading teh PDF, but I really want the epub for my Nook Simple Touch.

    2. Wintersun on June 20, 2012 :

      Thank you so much! Simply awesome – and kind.

    3. SA on June 21, 2012 :

      This is awesome. Thanks so much. I really missed you guys. 🙂

    4. Adetokunbo Abiola on June 21, 2012 :

      Great intiative!

    5. Cynthia on June 24, 2012 :

      Like finding a food in a basket on your doorstep, this is a pleasant surprise. Thank you.

    6. Joyce DadeArtPhoto on July 13, 2012 :

      Great Summer Reading and Free! Thank you so much for this. I hope your summer is wonderful and that you find your way down to Coney Island beach for the fireworks, they are great! and so are you all at Page-Turner! http://joycedade-photography.blogspot.com

    7. Dr. Siddharth Das on March 12, 2013 :

      Wow ! Unbelievable… but true!! Guys thanks a ton. Bless u all.

    8. Karanpal Singh on June 5, 2013 :

      You made my summer complete. Thanks.

    9. YayGirl on September 10, 2013 :

      Yay!

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