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Homesick for Another World: Stories

by Ottessa Moshfegh

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time

Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim,...

The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead

by Chanelle Benz

A stunningly original debut collection, The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead is about lives across history marked by violence and longing. In ten stories of impressive range, Chanelle Benz displays a staggering...

Doctorow: Collected Stories

by E.L. Doctorow

A superb collection of fifteen stories by an American master, E. L. Doctorow—the author of Ragtime, The March, The Book of Daniel, and Billy Bathgate


He has been called “a national treasure” by George...

A Failure to Communicate

by S. Andrea Allen

A Failure to Communicate, S. Andrea Allen’s debut collection of short fiction and essays, focuses on how communication, or the lack thereof, impacts Black women’s lives.  The stories range from the humorous...

Stories of the Color Line

by Charles Waddell Chestnutt

Chesnutt's stories were more complex than those of many of his contemporaries. He wrote about characters dealing with difficult issues of mixed race, "passing", illegitimacy, racial identities and social place...

Difficult Women

by Roxane Gay

Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult...

Recluce Tales

by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.

For over a thousand years, Order and Chaos have molded the island of Recluce. The Saga of Recluce chronicles the history of this world through eighteen books, L. E. Modesitt, Jr.'s most expansive and bestselling...

Cardinal and Other Stories

by Alex Higley

A man returning a tuxedo suddenly follows a parking lot attendant home; a volunteer recovery worker finds himself re-enacting a deadly fire; a husband parses the meaning of his wife's online banking password;...

The Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon

by Goodreads & Achilles Tatius

The Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon, written by Achilles Tatius, is one of the five surviving Ancient Greek romances, notable for its many similarities to Longus' Daphnis and Chloe, and its apparent mild...

Midnight and Mistletoe At Cedarwood Lodge: Your invite to the most uplifting and romantic New Year’s Eve Party!

by Rebecca Raisin

Join Rebecca Raisin for the final festive part of the Cedarwood Lodge serial and see who might be kissing under the mistletoe…

Planning a New Years Eve Party might be the kind of event Clio Winters used to...

An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge

by Ambrose Bierce

Ambrose Bierce’s haunting 1890 short story An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge has a modern twist ending that never gets old. The narrative concerns the final thoughts of a Southern planter as he is being hanged...

I, Dr. Greenblatt, Orthodontist, 251-1457

by Gary Barwin

Shortlisted for the City of Hamilton book award

At times comic, tender, dark, and arrestingly bizarre, Gary Barwin's latest fiction collection marvels at the strangeness, charm, and beauty that is contemporary...

Spark of Light: Short Stories by Women Writers of Odisha

by Valerie Henitiuk & Supriya Kar

Spark of Light is a diverse collection of short stories by women writers from the Indian province of Odisha. Originally written in Odia and dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, these stories...

The Man Who Would Be King

by Rudyard Kipling

Billy Fish: “He wants to know if you are gods.” Peachy Carnehan: “Not gods - Englishmen. The next best thing.” Rudyard Kipling’s 1888 novella The Man Who Would Be King is an under-rated gem. This new...

Little Apples: And Other Early Stories

by Anton Chekhov, Peter Constantine & Cathy Popkin

In the follow-up to his National Translation Award-winning collection The Undiscovered Chekhov, translator and scholar Peter Constantine brings us more little-known work from the legendary author's early days...

Sleeping Mask: Fictions

by Peter LaSalle

Mind-bending tales of passion, obsession, and brutality from an award-winning master of short fiction

Modern Short Stories

by Ezra Dangoor

The purpose of literature is to depict the reality of the human condition of which the most effective form is the short story, provided it is written in the most simplistic way to achieve universality of expression....

The Listener and Other Stories

by Algernon Blackwood & Finn J.D. John

First published in 1917 by Alfred A. Knopf, this collection of Algernon Blackwoods short stories includes some of his mostbeloved classics:


A reclusive, impoverished writer is delighted to find...

Julieta (Movie Tie-in Edition): Three Stories That Inspired the Movie

by Alice Munro

The Three Stories that Inspired the Movie

With a foreword by Pedro Almodóvar

Alice Munro is cherished for her exquisite, affecting meditations on the human heart. In these three linked stories, “Chance,”...

Sure, It Could Happen: Short stories set in the summer that changed Galway

by Declan Varley

Sure, It Could Happen In the summer of 1992, the Irish city of Galway was rocked by the resignation of its Catholic Bishop after it was revealed he had fathered a son with an American divorcee. And at the same...