This third volume of Orson Scott Card's five-volume anthology of short stories features 10 fantasies and fables full of princesses and giants, bears and monkeys, magic and revelation. Discover the pitfalls of paradise, how to handle a dragon, the true secret of happiness, and much more.
Stories included are: "Unaccompanied Sonata", "A Cross-Country Trip to Kill Richard Nixon", "The Porcelain Salamander", "Middle Woman", "The Bully and the Beast", "The Princess and the Bear", "Sandmagic", "The Best Day", "A Plague of Butterflies", and "The Monkeys Thought 'Twas All in Fun".
Card offers background commentaries for each story in a series of afterwords and introductions.
"One of the genre's most convincing storytellers. An important volume." (Library Journal)
"Definitive....A series of introductions and afterwords offering Card's thoughts on his life and his writing are as absorbing as the stories." (Publishers Weekly)
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THE BEST DAY
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