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Reindeer Mountain: A Story

by Karin Tidbeck

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


Under the shadow of a mountain haunted by vittra, Cilla and Sara have returned to their ancestral home with Mum. Relatives gather before the state expropriates...

The Refugee

by Thomas Mcguane

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


“Errol Healy was going sailing to evade custody in one of the several institutions recommended for his care.” Haunted by memories of his best friend’s...

Portable Curiosities

by Julie Koh

A biting collection of stories from a bold new voice. A young girl sees ghosts from her third eye, located where her belly button should be. A corporate lawyer feels increasingly disconnected from his job in...

The Furnace Man's Lament

by Tim Gautreaux

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection


These kinds of calls come with the territory. One evening, when the temperature in Minnesota drops way below zero and the winds howl, the furnace...

Real Estate

by Lorrie Moore

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


The classic, often-humorous, and lyrical short story from literary giant Lorrie Moore’s much-celebrated third collection of stories, Birds of America,...

Stanton Family Boxed Set

by Audra North

Lose yourself in four steamy novellas and meet the men of the Stanton family, who will melt your heart and scorch your sheets. Let author Audra North show you the passion and swoon-worthy romantic love that...

Children of the Corn

by Stephen King

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


Driving through the cornfields in rural Nebraska, Burt and Vicky run over a young boy—only to discover that they may not be responsible for his death....


by Jayne Anne Phillips

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


Twenty-three years old, alone, broke, and without options, a young woman returns to her mother’s home. There, while the television drones and her mother...

Gracious Lies

by Hilda Lolly

Gracious Lies is a collection of five delightfully unsettling short stories that take a lingering peep behind the net curtains of everyday life, love and marriage. In Hand, Foot & Finger, imperious Leonard and...

Ancient History: from Slapboxing with Jesus

by Victor Lavalle

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


Horse and Ahab share the kind of contempt and love for one another that only true friends can. Months after graduating high school, Horse is getting married...

Summary of Secrets of a Charmed Life: by Susan Meissner | Includes Analysis

by Instaread Summaries

Summary of Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner | Includes Analysis



Secrets of a Charmed Life is the story of how two young sisters survived World

War II in London.

In 2015, at Stow-on- the-Wold...


by W. Somerset Maugham

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


While stranded waiting for their ship to be released from quarantine, Dr. and Mrs. Macphail must share lodging with the insufferable Davidsons—self-righteous...

The Mysteries of Linwood Hart

by Richard Russo

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


As his parents’ marriage disintegrates, a precocious if distracted fifth-grader starts to daydream about baseball, spaghetti, and his place in the universe....

The Complete Works of Jane Austen: All novels, short stories, letters and poems

by Jane Austen & GP Editors

The Complete Novels of Jane Austen brings together the indelible characters, picturesque locations, and masterful storytelling of Jane Austen, one of the most beloved and celebrated authors of all time. This...

Animal Heart: Stories by Paul Luikart

by Paul Luikart

A cabbie with a booze problem pities a murderer and helps him flee into the desert. A homeless woman teaches a businessman how to dance. A bank robber on the run does the only compassionate thing he’s ever...

The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin

by Alexander Pushkin

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


A young noblewoman elopes with the wrong man in a blizzard. An army officer waits years to exact revenge on a count for a dormitory insult. Following a disparaging...

The Fat Artist and Other Stories

by Benjamin Hale

Prize-winning author Benjamin Hale’s fiction abounds with a love of language and a wild joy for storytelling. In prose alternately stark, lush and hallucinatory, occasionally nightmarish and often absurd,...


by Dinah Cox

Award-winning short stories survey the Great Plains landscape and the complex, resilient lives of its inhabitants--sad, funny, and always remarkable.

Spencer Tracy Is Not Dead

by Sam Shepard

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


The ride to the tiny village in Mexico where he’s due to film has not been easy. The actor has to first put up with Gunther, a maniac German driver in...

Come Out the Wilderness

by James Baldwin

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


James Baldwin’s commanding prose remains as pressing in its compassionate portrayal of marginalized figures today as it was during the peak of the Civil...