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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...

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,...

Stories and Prose Poems

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & Michael Glenny

A new edition of the Russian Nobelist's collection of novellas, short stories, and prose poems

Stories and Prose Poems contains twenty-two works of widely varied style and character from the Nobel Prize winner...


by Amelia Gray

A searing new collection from the inimitable Amelia Gray.

A woman creeps through the ductwork of a quiet home. A medical procedure reveals an object of worship. A carnivorous reptile divides and cauterizes a...

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 spectacular...

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...

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...

Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

by Grace Paley

In Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch...

The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley

This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters,...

My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles & Truman Capote

Jane Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. The collection in My Sister's Hand in Mine of expertly crafted short fiction will fully...

The Emerald Light in the Air

by Donald Antrim

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do—bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo—they're...

The Dog

by Jack Livings

"Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." —Paul Harding, author of Tinkers

Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural...

Paper Lantern

by Stuart Dybek

A new collection of short stories by a master of the form with a common focus on the turmoils of romantic love



On command the firing squad aims at the man backed against a full-length mirror. The mirror...

Ecstatic Cahoots

by Stuart Dybek

In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each...

American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen

A brilliant new collection of short stories from "the conspicuously talented" (Time) Rivka Galchen

In one of the intensely imaginative stories in Rivka's Galchen's American Innovations, a young woman's furniture...

Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis's collection Almost No Memory is richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fables of the dark fantastic. With wittily restrained intensity,...

Can't and Won't

by Lydia Davis

A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called "the best prose stylist in America"

Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of "Bloomington" reads, "Now that I have been here...

The Isle of Youth

by Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling case...

I, etcetera

by Susan Sontag

In eight stories, this singular collection of short fiction written over the course of ten years explores the terrain of modern urban life. In reflective, telegraphic prose, Susan Sontag confronts the reader...

Ajax Penumbra 1969

by Robin Sloan

From Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, the story of Mr. Penumbra's first trip to San Francisco—and of how he got entangled with the city's most unusual always-open enterprise…

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