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Claws

by Archibald Rutledge & Jim Casada

A new illustrated edition of an outdoor adventure story by South Carolina's first poet laureate


Horror of the Heights: And Other Tales of Suspense

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Best known as the creator of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle also wrote thrilling tales of the supernatural and the corruption of technology. His sharp wit and chillingly detailed writing are at their...


Call to Arms

by Lu Xun

Call to Arms is a collection of revolutionary Chinese writer Lu Xun’s most famous and most important short stories. Featuring “A Madman’s Diary,” a scathing attack of traditional Confucian civilization...


The Wall: And Other Stories

by Jurek Becker & Christine Becker

Jurek Becker was one of the giants of postwar German literature. The novel for which he is best-known, Jacob the Liar, won wide acclaim, was awarded the Heinrich-Mann and Charles Veillon Prizes, and was made...


New Year's

by Adelle Waldman

From Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., here’s New Year’s, a story from the point of view of Nate’s friend Aurit—as startling, provocative and true-to-life a tale about a young...


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...


Selected Short Stories (Dual-Language)

by Honore de Balzac

6 short-story masterpieces by great French novelist include "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," 3 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages....


Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyl: Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doylyyy

by Arthur Doyle, Charles Waugh & Martin Harry Greenberg

These horror stories -- never before compiled in one volume -- are carefully crafted, compelling and believable. Written in about the same decade as the Sherlock Holmes series, they will convince you that Arthur...


My Lady Ludlow

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Lady Ludlow is absolute mistress of Hanbury Court and a resolute opponent of anything that might disturb the class system into which she was born. She will keep no servant who can read and write and insists...


Empty Bones and Other Stories

by Breton Dukes

Empty Bones is weightlifting, infidelity, drunk driving, facelifts and childbirth – it’s a family and their weekend reunion. It is Lisbon to Madrid on the night train and Auckland to Wellington on a motorbike....


Fall River and Other Uncollected Stories

by John Cheever, Franklin H. Dennis & George W. Hunt

The stories in this collection are ones that Cheever wrote in the 1930s and 1940s. There are 13 total, 11 of which are not available anywhere else, including the new Library of America edition. Interest in Cheever's...


American Drolleries: Selected Stories

by Mark Twain

‘The father of American literature’ William Faulkner ‘Twain is still the liveliest, sharpest most humane observational satirist and wit’ A A Gill ‘Beguiling, brusquely fantastic yarns’ John Updike ‘The...


Improper Stories

by Saki

‘Saki is like a perfect martini but with absinthe stirred in . . . heady, delicious and dangerous’ Stephen Fry ‘Saki is among those few writers, inspirational when read at an early age, who definitely retain...


Thunderstruck & Other Stories

by Elizabeth Mccracken

From the author of the beloved novel The Giant’s House—finalist for the National Book Award—comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy,...


Chestnut Street

by Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; “for the future,” she...


We Were Flying to Chicago

by Kevin Clouther

A debut collection in which characters find unexpected moments of profound insight while navigating the monotony of daily life.


Burning Chrome

by William Gibson

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface...


Eight Stories (New Directions Bibelot)

by Dylan Thomas

Collected here are eight particularly enjoyable Dylan Thomas stories, stories hailed by The New Statesman as "the unself-conscious classics, compassionate, fresh, and very funny... radiating enthusiasm...


Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition: Stories

by Kurt Vonnegut & Gregory D. Sumner

Since its original publication in 1968, Welcome to the Monkey House has been one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved works. This special edition celebrates a true master of the short-story form by including multiple...


Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis

Philosophical inquiry, examinations of language, and involuted domestic disputes are the focus of Lydia Davis’s inventive collection of short fiction, Almost No Memory. In each of these stories, Davis reveals...