At noon today Stephenie Meyer‘s novella THE SHORT SECOND LIFE OF BREE TANNER will be readable online for free.
Bree Tanner site
The New Yorker has three stories from their new 20 under 40 issue–by Gary Shteyngart, Salvatore Scibona, and Rivka Galchen–available at open online links. And the editors of the magazine discuss their choices here. “What we have tried to do, in selecting the writers featured in this issue, is to offer a focussed look at the talent sprouting and blooming around us. These writers (stories by eight of them appear here; twelve more will follow, one at a time, in the next twelve issues) are hardly the only gifted storytellers of their generation. Some terrific candidates were excluded solely because they didn’t have a new piece of fiction available by our deadline.” But “these twenty men and women dazzlingly represent the multiple strands of inventiveness and vitality that characterize the best fiction being written in this country today.”
And The Huffington Post has an “unused” portion of the manuscript for Bill Clegg’s just-released PORTRAIT OF AN ADDICT AS A YOUNG MAN, featuring crack-smoking in Paris.