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Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories

by J. California Cooper

Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend.  Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people...


Talking to the Dead

by Sylvia Watanabe

By an 0. Henry Award-winning young writer, these interrelated stories paint a moving, many-faceted portrait of a Hawaiian village, where ancient traditions and modern values meet in a magical mix of the marvelous...


The Stories of Paul Bowles

by Paul Bowles

The short fiction of American literary cult figure Paul Bowles is marked by a unique, delicately spare style, and a dark, rich, exotic mood, by turns chilling, ironic, and wry—possessing a symmetry between...


Sam the Cat: and Other Stories

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2002

by Matthew Klam

The New Yorker magazine named Matt Klam one of the twenty best young writers in America, and the seven stories that comprise Sam the Cat are all the proof we need.

Knowing, perceptive, and wickedly funny, Matt...


Australian Literature: An Anthology of Writing from the Land Down Under

by Phyllis F. Edelson

Spanning more than a century, Australian Literature crystallizes a spirit, style, and ethos found nowhere else in world literature. These captivating selections in Australian Literature come from major voices,...


Lying in Bed

by Polly Samson

Do you cover up or reveal it all; seek revenge or just reassurance; let the truth be naked as the day or cloaked in a night-time story? The men and women of Polly Samson?s debut fiction all have stories to tell,...


Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories

by Barry Hannah

Barry Hannah's death on March 1 brought writers and readers out of the woodwork to mourn an irrevocable loss to American letters. Now, combining the best of the four story collections he published during his...


Katherine Mansfield's Short Stories

by Katherine Mansfield

The complete classic stories by New Zealand's most famous writer.Unlike many selected editions, this is a complete collection of all 75 of Katherine Mansfield's finished stories taken from her five books: Bliss,...


Cross Channel

by Julian Barnes

In his first collection of short stories, Barnes explores the narrow body of water containing the vast sea of prejudice and misapprehension which lies between England and France with acuity humor, and compassion....


The Melancholy of Anatomy: Stories

by Shelley Jackson

Amusing, touching, and unsettling, The Melancholy of Anatomy is that most wonderful of fictions, one that makes us see the world in an entirely new light.

Here is the body turned inside out, its members set free,...


Now That You're Back

by A. L. Kennedy & A.L. Kennedy

Exposing and exploring the sinuous undercurrents of violence, anguish and love, A.L. Kennedy examines the nature of the individual, both in isolation and society, as characters define and deny their chosen identities....


While the Women Are Sleeping

by Javier Marias & Margaret Jull Costa

A dozen unforgettable stories by “one of the most original writers at work today” (Wyatt Mason, The New York Times Book Review).Slippery figures in anomalous situations — ghosts, spies, bodyguards, criminals...


The Stories of Richard Bausch

by Richard Bausch

A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this collection celebrates the work of American artist Richard Bausch -- a writer the New York Times calls "a master of the short story." By turns tender, raw, heartbreaking,...


Going Over

by Alan Franks

Three novellas of which the the first 'Going Over' won the National Novella Competition in 'New Writer Magazine'. A young man walks across the north of England and, remembering his relationship with his father,...


The New Yorker Stories

by Ann Beattie

When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters’ drift...


Fantasy Score

by Tom Robertson

Treat yourself to a break from the daily routine. Imagine myths in modern settings. Is re-enacted now and do legends still unfold amid the turmoil of our times? Can ghosts and guardian angels help or harm? Do...


The Music of Bodies

by Maxim Jakubowski

Six outstanding tales about men and women and the ties that bind their bodies in minds in ever so subtle ways, between the sheets, behind the words.


Selected Stories

by William Trevor

Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.

Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Award, and five-time nominee for the Booker Prize, William...


Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts

by Mark Kurlansky

All-new stories about the food we share, love, and fight over from the national bestselling author of Cod and Salt.

In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together,...


The Undivided Self

by Will Self

The best of "the funniest comic writer working the short-story form today" (Houston Chronicle ).