Adult/High School—Renowned for his numerous novels and short-story collections, Bradbury has once again created a book that will both entertain and stretch readers" imaginations. Never before published, these 22 selections explore the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people. The author"s talent for devising eerie and emotionally moving plots is evident in "The Reincarnate," in which a dead man attempts to reunite with his wife but discovers that he cannot recapture the past, and in "When the Bough Breaks," in which the ghostly cry of an unknown baby challenges a couple"s decision not to have children. Much more than traditional science fiction, the collection contains a variety of other genres including chilling psychological thrillers such as "The Murder" and "Ma Perkins Comes to Stay," and bittersweet romances such as "We"ll Always Have Paris" and "Doubles." Short-story fans will revel in this superb compilation, which elicits quick yet powerful emotions. Teens who appreciate unique, well-crafted tales will enjoy it. English and literature teachers will find a wealth of instructional opportunities in this book, either as a stand-alone collection or as a companion to Bradbury"s other works or the collections of other authors. This is a must-have for short story collections and any school library in which Bradbury is part of the curriculum.