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Coyote Ugly and Other Tales by Pati Nagle

By Pati Nagle

From the darkish depths of the prior to the brilliant hopes of the long run, Pati Nagle's tales variety around the palette of human emotion. Named for her Theodore Sturgeon Award Finalist tale, Coyote Ugly, this quantity contains myth, technology fiction, historic fiction, romance, secret, and some surprises. The rhythms, shades, and flavors of recent Mexico increase the various tales. Curl up with this assortment and your favourite scorching cuppa, and get ready to flee the ordinary.

Contents:
Mother Ditch
Rescue Work
The Cygnius sedonai Caper
Recipe: New Mexican Cocoa
Coyote Ugly
On Swan’s Wings
Stranded
The Courtship of Captain Swenk
Creed of the Ælven
First Love
Recipe: eco-friendly Chile Roll-ups
Dawn’s Early Light
Kind Hunter
Emancipation
Rocket Boy on Call
Recipe: Cheater’s poultry Chile Soup
Arroyo de Oro
The Folsom Suit
Draw
The Cornfield

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Coyote Ugly and Other Tales

From the darkish depths of the previous to the intense hopes of the longer term, Pati Nagle's tales diversity around the palette of human emotion. Named for her Theodore Sturgeon Award Finalist tale, Coyote gruesome, this quantity comprises delusion, technological know-how fiction, ancient fiction, romance, secret, and some surprises.

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