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Jack the Bastard and Other Stories

by Micah Nathan

From the best-selling author of the novels Gods of Aberdeen and Losing Graceland comes this new collection of short fiction. The characters in these nine stories share a common thread as they come to terms with...


The Turning

by Tim Winton

Set on a coastal stretch of Western Australia, Tim Winton's stunning collection of connected stories is about turnings of all kinds -- changes of heart, slow awakenings, nasty surprises and accidents, sudden...


Short Stories and Bedtime Fairy Tales

by Fabrizio Trainito

This is a collection of short, sweet tales frequently having happy endings and a moral. What a great opportunity to get together with your family in the evenings and take your children to bed, together discovering...


Flying to America: 45 More Stories

by Donald Barthelme

Donald Barthelme was one of the most influential and inventive writers of the 20th century. In this volume of unpublished and previously uncollected stories, he transforms the absurd and strange into the real...


Death in Venice & A Man and His Dog: A Dual-Language Book

by Thomas Mann & Stanley Appelbaum

An author's infatuation with a handsome youth has fatal consequences in Death in Venice. A Man and His Dog is a charming essay about Mann's canine companion. Excellent English translations by Appelbaum.


Cheri (Dual-Language)

by Colette & Stanley Appelbaum

Superb story of a love affair between Lea, a still-beautiful 49-year-old ex-courtesan, and Cheri, a handsome but selfish young man 30 years her junior, is widely considered the author's best work.


Mad Maudlin

by Marie Brennan

For to see mad Tom o'Bedlam, ten thousand miles she's traveled.


Karate Chop

by Dorthe Nors & Martin Aitken

The first book in English by an acclaimed Danish writer: "beautiful, faceted, haunting stories . . . [from] a rising star" (Junot Díaz)

Karate Chop, Dorthe Nors's acclaimed story collection, is the debut book...


The Bridge of Snow

by Marie Rutkoski

In Arin's childhood, before the war, there was still time to tell stories.


Twelve Days of Christmas Past

by Susanna Fraser, Rebecca Thomas & Emily Larkin

Twelve Days of Christmas Past by Rebecca Thomas, Emily Larkin and Susanna Fraser

The Countess's Groom by Emily Larkin

Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a marriage from hell. Escape seems impossible-until...


Ekaterina and the Firebird

by Abra Staffin-Wiebe

"Ekaterina and the Firebird" is a new Tor.com short story by Abra Staffin-Wiebe.


The Country of the Blind: And Other Science-Fiction Stories

by H. G. Wells & Martin Gardner

Entertaining tales from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include the title tale, "The Star," "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and...


Fantastic Fables

by Ambrose Bierce

With his characteristic blend of sarcasm and satire, "the American Swift" presents 245 fables that rival Aesop and La Fontaine in their mordant wit and keen insights into human nature.


Best Short Stories: A Dual-Language Book

by Franz Kafka

Five great stories in original German with new, literal English translations on facing pages: "The Metamorphosis," "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor" and "A Report to an Academy."


Short Stories

by Theodore Dreiser

Five powerful and original stories: "Free," "The Second Choice," "Married," "Nigger Jeff," and "The Lost Phoebe."


The Poet and the Lunatics: Episodes in the Life of Gabriel Gale

by G. K. Chesterton

An eccentric poet acts as spiritual detective in these eight stories by the Father Brown author, in which the philosophical policeman solves and prevents crimes perpetrated by madmen.


The Best Tales of Hoffmann

by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Ten of Hoffmann's greatest tales, enormously popular in Europe but rarely seen in the United States: "The Golden Flower Pot," "Automata," "Nutcracker and the King of Mice," "The Sand Man," and 6 others.


The First Christmas Tree and the Story of the Other Wise Man

by Henry Van Dyke

This elegant little hardcover gift book features two unabridged holiday tales written by a 19th-century American clergyman. These classic seasonal fables abound in the Yuletide traditions of generosity and friendship...


Eleven Short Stories: A Dual-Language Book

by Luigi Pirandello

Masterly stories include "Little Hut," "With Other Eyes," "A Voice," "Citrons from Sicily," "A Character’s Tragedy," six more. English translations.


Dickens' Christmas Spirits: A Christmas Carol and Other Tales

by Charles Dickens

The only Dickens collection available with a supernatural theme, this elegant hardcover volume gathers seven chilling Christmas tales: "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Haunted...