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Without a Hero

by T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle was first feted as a master of the short story for his critically acclaimed Greasy Lake. With these stories applauded by People magazine as "wickedly comical," he displays once again a virtuosity...


An African Quilt: 24 Modern African Stories

by Barbara H. Solomon & Jr., W. Reginald Rampone

Encompassing many different visions of Africa, the stories in this comprehensive collection feature characters struggling to survive grinding poverty, tyrannical governments, cultural upheavals, and disintegrating...


The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories

by Manuel Gonzales

In the tradition of George Saunders and Aimee Bender, an exuberantly imagined debut that chronicles an ordinary world marked by unusual phenomena.

The eighteen stories of Manuel Gonzales’s exhilarating first...


The Rescuer

by Joyce Carol Oates

Lydia is a graduate student in cultural anthropology—a fellow at a prestigious university, with a bright future ahead of her. Harvey, her brother, is a seminary student driven by his god-besotted studies....


The Year of Open Doors

by Sophie Cooke, Kevin MacNeil & Doug Johnstone

In one of the most ambitious collections of recent years, Somerset Maugham Prizewinner Rodge Glass edits an exciting assembly of Scotland s most promising new writers. Writing on contemporary Scotland, The Year...


Boot Hill

by Robert J. Randisi

Featuring original short stories by Elmer Kelton, James Reasoner, Randy Lee Eickhoff, Robert Vaughan, Richard S. Wheeler, Tom Piccirilli, Ed Gorman and many others!

"They died with their boots on."

So goes the...


The Complete Stories

by David Malouf

In this stunning collection, internationally acclaimed writer David Malouf gives us bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his...


The Love of a Good Woman: Stories

Trillium Book Award 1999, Giller Prize 1998

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes--the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos...


Babylon and Other Stories

by Alix Ohlin

In their various locales--from Montreal (where a prosthetic leg casts a furious spell on its beholders) to New Mexico (where a Soviet-era exchange student redefines home for his hosts)--the characters in Babylon...


How to Breathe Underwater

by Julie Orringer

Nine brave, wise, and spellbinding stories make up this award-winning debut. In "When She is Old and I Am Famous" a young woman confronts the inscrutable power of her cousin's beauty. In "Note to Sixth-Grade...


Country of Cold: Stories

by Kevin Patterson

Set in the beautiful, often uncompromising isolation of the central plains of North America, Kevin Patterson’s haunting stories explore the extent to which geography is destiny. In "Les is More" an overweight...


Second Chances: Stories of Hope, Redemption, and Forgiveness

by William Umansky

Celebrate the resilience of the human spirit through the stories of everydayspeople whose ordeals allowed them to experience first-hand the healing powersof second chances.sMeet Vanessa-a teenage runaway who...


Too Hot to Handle

by Ann Summers

Ten women reveal all to our mysterious hostess, Madame B. Nothing is out of bounds and passion is pushed to its very limit.

Under Offer - Sally just can't keep her eyes off the hot estate agent. By the third...


The Maples Stories

by John Updike

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Collected together for the first time in hardcover, these eighteen classic stories from across John Updike’s career form a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage...


A Life Elsewhere

by Segun Afolabi

For the characters in Segun Afolabi's debut collection, 'elsewhere' is a place they must transform into home. In the award-winning 'Monday Morning' a refugee boy puzzles out his place in a new land. A bereaved...


Madame B's White Hot & Wild Whispers

by Ann Summers

In this second collection of sexy secrets as told to hostess Madame B, we discover a world of delicious and dangerous delights. No fantasy is too extreme, no indulgence or scenario off limits.

Velvet Underground...


Voodoo Heart

by Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder’s protagonists inhabit a playfully deranged fictional world in which a Wall Street trader can find himself armed with a speargun, guarding a Dumpster outside a pawnshop in Florida; or an employee...


Now That You're Back

by A. L. Kennedy

Exposing and exploring the sinuous undercurrents of violence, anguish and love, A.L. Kennedy examines the nature of the individual, both in isolation and society, as characters define and deny their chosen identities....


Unsafe Attachments

by Caroline Oulton

Unsafe Attachments explores the relationships of a loosely interlinked group of Londoners. Caught off guard at key points, they face moments of sudden temptation in their busy, established lives, as well as...


In Strange Gardens and Other Stories

by Peter Stamm & Michael Hofmann

With the precision of a surgeon, Peter Stamm cuts to the heart of the fragile and revealing moments of everyday life.

They are bankers, students, mothers, or retirees. They live in New York City or somewhere...