Tenth of December: Stories
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(3)
4 star
 
(2)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(2)
Status:
Available from OverDrive
More Details
Published:
Random House Publishing Group 2013
Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
01/08/2013
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780812993813
ASIN:
B008LMB4C2
Also in This Series
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection41
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

George Saunders. (2013). Tenth of December: Stories. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

George Saunders. 2013. Tenth of December: Stories. Random House Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

George Saunders, Tenth of December: Stories. Random House Publishing Group, 2013.

MLA Citation (style guide)

George Saunders. Tenth of December: Stories. Random House Publishing Group, 2013. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
065f9a2c-a130-6a4d-f44d-edc7a064aa70
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Apr 23, 2014 15:34:26
Date Updated:
Dec 06, 2020 19:59:54
Last Metadata Check:
Aug 14, 2022 06:11:05
Last Metadata Change:
Aug 08, 2022 22:44:16
Last Availability Check:
Aug 14, 2022 06:11:06
Last Availability Change:
Aug 13, 2022 19:13:25
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Aug 15, 2022 05:22:57

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/A47/450/D7/{A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/A47/450/D7/{A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 221295
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812993813
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B008LMB4C2
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 221295
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 221295
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812993813
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: George Saunders
title
Tenth of December
dateAdded
2013-01-11T15:33:00-05:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=426&titleID=993334
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Wake County Public Libraries (NC)
          • id: 1893
sortTitle
Tenth of December Stories
crossRefId
993334
subtitle
Stories
id
a47450d7-54f9-432e-915c-8cb01689d2c5
starRating
3.6

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: TenthofDecember_9780812993813_993334
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 4709174
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 221295
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812993813
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 01/08/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TenthofDecember_993334
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B008LMB4C2
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 221295
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 01/08/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: TenthofDecember_9780812993813_993334
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 221295
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9780812993813
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 01/08/2013
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: literary fiction
      • value: puppy
      • value: family life
      • value: short story collection
      • value: contemporary fiction
      • value: short story collections
      • value: Collection
      • value: Short Stories
      • value: home
      • value: stories
      • value: American Literature
      • value: Literary
      • value: contemporary literary fiction
      • value: national book award finalist
      • value: George Saunders
      • value: contemporary american literature
      • value: short story anthology
      • value: Tenth of December
      • value: Tenth of December by George Saunders
      • value: new york times best sellers
      • value: national book award finalists
      • value: best sellers list new york times
      • value: realistic fiction books
      • value: 10th of december
      • value: victory lap
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Saunders, George
      • bioText: MacArthur “Genius Grant” fellow George Saunders is the acclaimed author of several collections of short stories, including Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, as well as a collection of essays and a book for children. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.
      • name: George Saunders
imprint
Random House
publishDate
2013-01-08T00:00:00-05:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Tenth of December
fullDescription
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND BUZZFEED • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Shelf Awareness
Includes an extended conversation with David Sedaris

One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet.
 
In the taut opener, “Victory Lap,” a boy witnesses the attempted abduction of the girl next door and is faced with a harrowing choice: Does he ignore what he sees, or override years of smothering advice from his parents and act? In “Home,” a combat-damaged soldier moves back in with his mother and struggles to reconcile the world he left with the one to which he has returned. And in the title story, a stunning meditation on imagination, memory, and loss, a middle-aged cancer patient walks into the woods to commit suicide, only to encounter a troubled young boy who, over the course of a fateful morning, gives the dying man a final chance to recall who he really is. A hapless, deluded owner of an antiques store; two mothers struggling to do the right thing; a teenage girl whose idealism is challenged by a brutal brush with reality; a man tormented by a series of pharmaceutical experiments that force him to lust, to love, to kill—the unforgettable characters that populate the pages of Tenth of December are vividly and lovingly infused with Saunders’s signature blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation.
 
Writing brilliantly and profoundly about class, sex, love, loss, work, despair, and war, Saunders cuts to the core of the contemporary experience. These stories take on the big questions and explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into the questions of what makes us good and what makes us human.
 
Unsettling, insightful, and hilarious, the stories in Tenth of December—through their manic energy, their focus on what is redeemable in human beings, and their generosity of spirit—not only entertain and delight; they fulfill Chekhov’s dictum that art should “prepare us for tenderness.”

GEORGE SAUNDERS WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN THE WORLD BY TIME MAGAZINE
popularity
2047
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/L1BLQAAAA2a/products/a47450d7-54f9-432e-915c-8cb01689d2c5/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
a47450d7-54f9-432e-915c-8cb01689d2c5
starRating
3.6
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/A47/450/D7/{A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/A47/450/D7/{A47450D7-54F9-432E-915C-8CB01689D2C5}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Literature
      • value: Short Stories
publishDateText
01/08/2013
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND BUZZFEED • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Shelf Awareness
Includes an extended conversation with David Sedaris

One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, George Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet.
 
In the taut opener, “Victory Lap,” a boy...
sortTitle
Tenth of December Stories
crossRefId
993334
awards
      • source: The National Book Critics Circle
      • value: National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
      • source: The New York Times
      • value: The New York Times Best Seller List
      • source: The New York Times
      • value: 10 Best Books of 2013
subtitle
Stories
publisher
Random House Publishing Group
Formats
Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem using our eCollection, please visit our support center.