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Meteorites

by Julie Paul

A young man takes his father to Hawaii, even though he’s been dead for months. An organ player won’t let her newly amputated arm stand in the way of Sunday duties. A grad student decides to take the fate...


Believe Them

by Mary Robison

"Robison uses a minimalist discipline and barely ruffled surfaces, but her hidden pictures of childhood and other states of vulnerability are boundless in their emotion." —The Los Angeles Times Book Review...


Immigrant City

by David Bezmozgis

David Bezmozgis, the writer who brought us the “pointed, emotionally resonant tales” (The Globe and Mail) of Natasha and Other Stories, brings us a new collection, his first in more than a decade.

In the...


Rag

by Maryse Meijer

A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. One of Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Tor.com's Books to Read in February.

"Sharp, haunting . . . [Meijer] writes wonderfully of the trap of the self, with its impossible prisons...


Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom

by Sylvia Plath

Never before published, this newly discovered story by literary legend Sylvia Plath stands on its own and is remarkable for its symbolic, allegorical approach to a young woman’s rebellion against convention...


Oculus

by Sally Wen Mao

A brilliant second collection by Sally Wen Mao on the violence of the spectacle—starring the film legend Anna May Wong

In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement...


Mothers

by Chris Power

An “extraordinary” (The Sunday Times) debut of unnerving beauty, Chris Power’s short story collection Mothers evokes the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose.

Chris Power’s stories...


Hardly Children

by Laura Adamczyk

Named a Fall Pick by Boston Globe, ELLE, Library Journal and MyDomain

An eerie debut collection featuring missing parents, unrequited love, and other uncomfortable moments

A man hangs from the ceiling of an art...


Evening in Paradise

by Lucia Berlin

"Berlin probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE. Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The Boston Globe, Kirkus, and Lit Hub. Named...


The New Order

by Karen E. Bender

The New Order shows a singular writer at the top of her form dealing with contemporary themes and ideas, shining a spotlight on the dark corners of our nature, our instincts, and our country.

The critically...


Hardware River

by Alyson Hagy

Beautiful and heartbreaking stories by the author of Scribe and Boleto

In these deeply moving, memorable stories, Alyson Hagy explores the variable, often destructive, forces of love, hope, and despair, whose...


Madonna on Her Back

by Alyson Hagy

Accomplished stories of daring intention by the author of Scribe and Boleto

The twin standards of human love and human sexuality, separate but reflective of one another, and indissolubly linked, run like the...


Your Duck Is My Duck

by Deborah Eisenberg

A much-anticipated collection of brilliantly observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form.

At times raucously hilarious, at times charming and delightful, at times as solemn and...


Certain American States

by Catherine Lacey

One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Short Story Collections of 2018. Named a Summer Read by Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Nylon, Bustle and Literary Hub. One of Financial Times and TLS's Best Books of 2018.

One...


Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

by Kevin WILSON

“Hands down my favorite book of the year.” -- Ann Patchett

“Wildfire Johnny” is the story of a man who discovers a magic razor that allows him to travel back in time. “Scroll Through the Weapons”...


Terrarium

by Valerie Trueblood

This collection will cement Valerie Trueblood's importance as one of the truly great American short story writers at work today: gathered together for the first time are stories spanning her acclaimed career...


The Secret Habit of Sorrow

by Victoria Patterson

  • The first story collection from acclaimed southern California writer Victoria Patterson since 2009's Drift
  • Author an active and well-connected member of the California literary scene, and we expect strong event...

  • If You See Me, Don't Say Hi

    by Neel Patel

    A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and an NPR Best Book of the Year

    In eleven sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His...


    The Pre-War House and Other Stories

    by Alison Moore

    From the Man Booker shortlisted author of The Lighthouse comes this uncanny collection of short fiction about the unhomeliness of home: fractured families, domestic claustrophobia, and the unseen menace of the...


    Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls

    by Alissa Nutting

    In this darkly comic and surreal collection from celebrated author Alissa Nutting, misfit women scramble for agency in a series of uncanny circumstances

    Throughout these breathtakingly creative seventeen stories...