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Horse, Flower, Bird

by Kate Bernheimer & Rikki Ducornet

Eight marvelous, melancholy new fairy tales for daring readers.


The Civilized World

by Susi Wyss

A glorious literary debut set in Africa about five unforgettable women—two of them haunted by a shared tragedy—whose lives intersect in unexpected and sometimes explosive ways

When Adjoa leaves Ghana to...


Jack and the Devil's Purse

by Duncan Williamson

Devil stories are always fascinating, entertaining and disturbing. These twenty tales, re-told by one of Scotland’s master storytellers, are a fascinating insight into Traveller beliefs about evil, temptation...


What Was Mine: & Other Stories

by Ann Beattie

A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable...


Stories in an Almost Classical Mode

by Harold Brodkey

These 17 short stories represent the best of Brodkey's work over three decades.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Architect of Flowers

by William Lychack

A collection of fables and short stories.


All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories

by E.L. Doctorow

From a master of modern American letters comes an enthralling collection of brilliant short fiction about people who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings—people...


You Think That's Bad

by Jim Shepard

Following Like You’d Understand, Anyway—awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award—Jim Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly observant stories....


Fugues on a Funny Bone

by Jan Woolf

A collection of short stories about children in a referral unit, the book also charts the relationship between a young man and woman who meet, part and come together again in and woman in unusual circumstances....


The Confessions of Arsene Lupin

by Maurice Leblanc

French writer Maurice Leblanc was heavily influenced by Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. After devising several characters inspired by Holmes, Leblanc hit his stride with Arsene Lupin, a criminal...


Green Tea and Mr. Justice Harbottle

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Irish master of gothic horror Sherdian Le Fanu does it again with the two stories collected in this volume. Though both are distinct tales that will leave your spine tingling, they share a common theme: an ordinary...


The Angels of Mons

by Arthur Machen

Early in his career, Welsh author Arthur Machen got caught up in an unusual controversy when "The Bowmen," a fictional tale he published about supernatural beings coming to the aid of British soldiers during...


The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe

It is virtually impossible to overstate Edgar Allan Poe's importance in the field of American literature. He is credited not only with inventing or significantly advancing the short story, detective fiction,...


The Honour of the Flag: And Other Stories

by William Clark Russell

Set sail for classic high seas adventure with this eclectic volume of short stories from William Clark Russell. Ranging from straightforward nautical action in the traditional vein to tales with a terrifying...


The Wind in the Rose-Bush: And Other Stories of the Supernatural

by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman

Author Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman gained acclaim in her time as a chronicler of life in rural New England. In this creepy collection of supernatural tales, Freeman makes full use of both her spare, skillful...


The Funny Bone: Short Stories and Amusing Anecdotes for a Dull Hour

by Henry Martyn Kieffer

Whether you're looking for a quick pick-me-up after a lousy day or something pleasant to pass the time while you're waiting in line, the eclectic collection The Funny Bone is just the ticket. Packed with poems,...


Adolescents Only

by Irving E. Cox

This classic sci-fi tale is sure to send chills up your spine, especially if you're under the age of 20. One night, an unusual object lights up the sky, and soon afterwards, a local high school teacher begins...


Told in the Coffee House: Turkish Tales

by Cyrus Adler

Arkansas-born educator and scholar Cyrus Adler had the opportunity to spend a significant amount of time in and around Constantinople in the late nineteenth century. During his time there, he became fascinated...


French Short Stories

by Various

Whether you're a longtime fan of French fiction or just beginning to explore the genre, this wide-ranging collection of short stories is an excellent grab-bag of tales from one of Europe's literary hotspots....


The Ten-Foot Chain: Or

by Achmed Abdullah, Max Brand & E. K. Means

This unique collection of short stories came about when a dinnertime conversation led to the following question being posed: What would happen if a man and woman were forced to spend several days shackled to...