Yearn: Tales of Lust and Longing

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HarperCollins Publishers, Feb 1, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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From the bestselling author of TREMBLE and QUIVER, a new collection of sensual and witty stories

A collection of nine sensual, witty and mystical stories marking tobsha Learner's return to the short story format after the success of both Quiver and tremble, and exploring universal experiences near-miss romantic encounters and secret regrets. A movie star longs for anonymity; a Sydney sculptor wonders whether a lover can be summoned by the act of artistic creation; a California call-centre worker seeks an online release in Second Life; a London weatherman inspires both obsessive lust and devastating storms; and an eighteenth-century biographer discovers a magic, erotic ritual which will change his life forever ... In YEARN, the line between reality and imagination is blurred by the power of fantasy and desire. Praise for tobsha Learner: 'Inventive and sexy' Linda Jaivin 'She is sharp-eyed, literate, socially aware, brave, sardonic and unabashed' tHE AUStRALIAN 'A terrific imagination. She is funny, too' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 'Convincing characters and well-crafted prose. Learner is that rare beast: a wordsmith who can spin a yarn' tHE tIMES

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User Review  - NicoleCenteno - LibraryThing

These stories were of a much higher literary quality that I usually find in erotica anthologies. That alone made it worth reading for me. The fact that the stories were also entertaining was a bonus. Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah_Hearts_Books - LibraryThing

Yearn is a book filled with erotic short stories that tend to lean toward the literary side. I wasn't enthralled with this book, but it was an adventure! Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Tobsha Learner was born and raised in England and has lived in both Australia and the USA. She is well-known in Australia as a playwright and her first collection of short stories, QUIVER, has sold over 150,000 copies internationally. Her third book - the bestselling THE WITCH OF COLOGNE - was her first work of historical fiction and was followed by another collection of short stories, TREMBLE, and three more novels, SOUL, SPHINX and THE MAP (the last two written as T. S. Learner). Tobsha divides her time between London, Sydney and California. Visit her websites: or

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