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Lucky Alan: And Other Stories

by Jonathan Lethem

The incomparable Jonathan Lethem returns with nine stories that demonstrate his mastery of the short form.

Jonathan Lethem’s third collection of stories uncovers a father’s nervous breakdown at SeaWorld...


Making Nice

by Matt Sumell

Hailed as "indelible" in Entertainment Weekly’s list of "20 Books We’ll Read in 2015", this gut-punch of a debut about love, grief, and family "unleashes one of the most comically arresting voices this side...


The American Lover

by Rose Tremain

A seductive new collection from the author of “varied, engrossing, and . . . astonishing” fiction (Richard Eder, Boston Globe).

Trapped in a London apartment, Beth remembers a transgressive love affair in...


Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories

by Katherine Heiny

“Katherine Heiny's work does something magical: elevates the mundane so that it has the stakes of a mystery novel, gives women's interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve -- and makes you laugh along...


Get in Trouble: Stories

by Kelly Link

She has been hailed by Michael Chabon as “the most darkly playful voice in American fiction” and by Neil Gaiman as “a national treasure.” Now Kelly Link’s eagerly awaited new collection—her first...


Turtleface and Beyond

by Arthur Bradford

Darkly funny stories by the man David Sedaris calls “the most outlandish and energetic writer I can think of”

Paddling down a remote, meandering river, Georgie’s friend Otto decides to do something both...


There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

by Charles Baxter

From one of the great masters of the contemporary short story, here is an astonishing collection that showcases Charles Baxter’s unique ability to unveil the remarkable in the seemingly inconsequential moments...


Hall of Small Mammals: Stories

by Thomas Pierce

A wild, inventive ride of a short story collection from a distinctive new American storyteller.

The stories in Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals take place at the confluence of the commonplace and the cosmic,...


Honeydew: Stories

by Edith Pearlman

A new story collection from the author of Binocular Vision, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and finalist for the National Book Award.

Over the past several decades, Edith Pearlman has staked...


Almost Famous Women: Stories

by Megan Mayhew Bergman

From the acclaimed author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise, a dazzling new collection that explores the lives of unforgettable women in history.

The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman’s new stories...


Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

by Lee Smith

 A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK 

“Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories—thank...


Darling?

by Heidi Jon Schmidt

A funny and observant story collection that captures the complexity of human relationships

In this smart and original story collection, Heidi Jon Schmidt paints her subjects with delicate care. What emerges...


Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014

by Alice Munro

From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion...


See You in Paradise

by J. Robert Lennon

The first substantial collection of short fiction from “a writer with enough electricity to light up the country” (Ann Patchett)

“I guess the things that scare you are the things that are almost normal,”...


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

by Shelly Oria

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant...


Something Rich and Strange

by Ron Rash

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty-four of his finest short stories, collected in one volume

No one captures the complexities of Appalchia—a rugged, brutal landscape...


Ocean of Words: Stories

by Ha Jin

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award

The place is the chilly border between Russia and China. The time is the early 1970s when the two giants were poised on the brink of war. And the characters in this thrilling...


Going Home Again

by Howard Waldrop

The words "inimitable" and "unique" are bandied about too often in artistic circles, so much so that critics seem to have forgotten those words were invented to describe Howard Waldrop's fiction. Waldrop's...


Spoiled Brats: Stories

by Simon Rich

Twenty years ago, Barney the Dinosaur told the nation's children they were special. We're still paying the price.

From "one of the funniest writers in America"* comes a collection of stories culled from the front...


Later the Same Day

by Grace Paley

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute...