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Collected Stories

by W. Somerset Maugham


From one of the twentieth century’s most enduringly popular fiction writers: the only hardcover edition of his short stories.


Though W. Somerset Maugham was also famous for his novels and plays, it has...

Tales of Accidental Genius

by Simon Van Booy

A master storyteller’s vision reawakens us to the human experience in this diverse, haunting, and unexpectedly humorous new collection of short fiction from Simon Van Booy—his first since Love Begins in...

Mendocino Fire

by Elizabeth Tallent

The long-awaited return of a writer of rare emotional wisdom

The son of an aging fisherman becomes ensnared in a violent incident that forces him to confront his broken relationship with his father. A woman travels...

Eyes: Novellas and Stories

by William H. Gass

A dazzling new collection—two novellas and four short stories from one of the most revered writers of our time, author of seven books of fiction, among them The Tunnel (“An extraordinary achievement”—Michael...

Thirteen Ways of Looking: Fiction

by Colum Mccann

In such acclaimed novels as Let the Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, National Book Award–winning author Colum McCann has transfixed readers with his precision, tenderness, and authority. Now, in his first...

The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories

by Anthony Marra

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art....

Daydreams of Angels

by Heather O'neill

Inventive, outlandish, and tender fairy tales from a bestselling author

The fantastic has always been at the edges of Heather O'Neill's work. In her bestselling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl...

Half an Inch of Water

by Percival Everett

A new collection of stories set in the West from "one of the most gifted and versatile of contemporary writers" (NPR)

Percival Everett's long-awaited new collection of stories, his first since 2004's Damned If...


by Raymond Carver

Here is the original manuscript of Raymond Carver’s seminal 1981 collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. Carver is one of the most celebrated short-story writers in American literature—his...

The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

by Joy Williams

The legendary writer’s first collection in more than ten years—and, finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order.

Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for...

I Was a Revolutionary

by Andrew Malan Milward

Grounded in place, spanning the Civil War to the present day, the stories in I Was a Revolutionary capture the roil of history through the eyes of an unforgettable cast of characters: the visionaries and dreamers,...

Fortune Smiles: Stories

National Book Award for Fiction 2015

by Adam Johnson

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson is one of America’s most provocative and powerful authors. Critics...

Sea Lovers: Selected Stories

by Valerie Martin

From the bestselling author of Mary Reilly and the internationally acclaimed Property, a brilliant collection featuring Valerie Martin's finest short stories to date.

     For four decades Valerie Martin...

A Manual for Cleaning Women

by Lucia Berlin, Stephen Emerson & Lydia Davis

"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed,...

The State We're In: Maine Stories

by Ann Beattie

A magnificent new collection of linked stories from a multiple prize-winning master of the short form. The State We’re In, Ann Beattie’s first collection of new stories in a decade, is about how we live...

Barbara the Slut and Other People

by Lauren Holmes

Named a Best Book of 2015 by Publisher's Weekly

“Holmes trains a precise lens on the millennial generation’s mixed bag of manners, mores, and machinations… In [these] beautifully brazen stories, worlds...

Love and Other Wounds

by Jordan Harper

Denizens of the shadows who live outside the law—from the desolate meth labs of the Ozark Mountains to the dog-fighting rings of Detroit to the lavish Los Angeles hotels where the famous run wild—the characters...

Music for Wartime: Stories

by Rebecca Makkai

Named one of the must-read books of the summer by the Chicago Tribune, O, The Oprah Magazine, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and The L Magazine

Rebecca Makkai’s first two novels,...

Only Wounded

by Patrick Taylor

Ireland, home of legendary poets and storytellers, has been wracked by bloody sectarian violence over the last quarter century. Bombs and guns were, and once again are, the primary negotiation tools used by...

Black Glass: Short Fictions

by Karen Joy Fowler

An early work from PEN/Faulkner Award winner and Man Booker finalist Karen Joy Fowler, reissued and beautifully repackaged for new fans and old.


First published in 1998 to high praise, and now reissued with...