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An Ornithologist's Guide to Life: Stories

by Ann Hood

"A collection of short stories that makes it possible to be proud to be human."—Carolyn See, Washington Post Looking at her characters as if through a pair of binoculars, Ann Hood captures the extraordinary...


Ficciones

by Jorge Luis Borges, Anthony Bonner & Anthony Kerrigan

“Borges’s composed, carefully wrought, gnarled style is at once the means of his art and its object—his way of ordering and giving meaning to the bizarre and terrifying world he creates: it is a brilliant,...


My Life as a Mermaid, and Other Stories

by Jen Grow

This debut collection stares down the dark side of what it means to live ‘happily ever after.’ The characters — among them, a suburban wife, an alcoholic mother, two homeless men, and an injured veteran...


Classical Russian Short Stories

by Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky & Tolstoy et al.

Conceive the joy of a lover of nature who, leaving the art galleries, wanders out among the trees and wild flowers and birds that the pictures of the galleries have sentimentalised. It is some such joy that...


Don't Try This at Home

by Angela Readman

A girl repeatedly chops her boyfriend in half but, while her ‘other half’ multiplies, she is still not satisfied. Love transforms a mother working down the chippie – into Elvis. Clary’s father puts antlers...


Tales of Desire (New Directions Pearls)

by Tennessee Williams

"I yearned for a bad influence and boy, was Tennessee one in the best sense of the word: joyous, alarming, sexually confusing and dangerously funny."—John Waters “I cannot write any sort of story,” said...


The Love Object: Selected Stories

by Edna O'Brien & John Banville

Collected here for the first time are stories spanning five decades of writing by the "short story master." (Harold Bloom)

As John Banville writes in his introduction to THE LOVE OBJECT, Edna O'Brien "is, simply,...


The Wonder Garden

by Lauren Acampora

John likes to arrive first. He enjoys standing quietly with a house before his clients arrive, and today, although he feels pinned beneath an invisible weight, he resolves to savor this solitary moment. It’s...


The Brink

by Austin Bunn

Brimming with life and extraordinary range, Austin Bunn's dazzling collection explores what happens at "the end" and afterward.


Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories

by Mary Higgins Clark

A collection of short stories from the #1 New York Times bestselling “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark, including the never-before-published novella Death Wears a Beauty Mask.

From Clark’s first-ever...


Devotion: A Rat Story

by Maile Meloy

"That the yellow house was thrillingly affordable might have been a warning sign, if Eleanor had known how to read it. But she'd been desperate. She was sharing a room with her four-year-old daughter, Hattie,...


Calligraphy Lesson: The Collected Stories

by Mikhail Shishkin, Marian Schwartz & Leo Shtutin

The first short story collection by the greatest contemporary Russian writer, Mikhail Shishkin, spanning his entire writing career, 1993-2013.


No Sweetness Here and Other Stories

by Ama Ata Aidoo & Ketu H. Katrak

Race and relationships during a decade of change in the 1970's by a critically acclaimed African writer.


The Ten Days Executive: Short Stories

by Rhoda Bharath

Told through a distinctive range of individual voices, Rhoda Bharath’s stories of contemporary Trinidad visit the domestic and public spaces of a country moving too fast between the knowing innocence of its...


The Whale House: And Other Stories

by Sharon Millar

A boy is killed on a government minister’s orders as part of his mission to clean up the country and others made complicit must explore their consciences; a youth gets ready to play his role in the country’s...


Smithereens

by Steve Aylett

Smithereens is Aylett's most recent collection, one in which he outstrips his reputation - 'He has made a career out of redefining the boundaries of science fiction - and sanity.' (Barnes & Noble Spotlight Feature)....


The Outer Harbour

by Wayde Compton

In his debut story collection, poet Wayde Compton explores concepts of place and identity through the lens of speculative fiction.


The Poems And Prose Of  Charles Baudelaire

by Charles Baudelaire

Baudelaire is a masculine poet. He carved rather than sang; the plastic arts spoke to his soul. A lover and maker of images. Like Poe, his emotions transformed themselves into ideas. Bourget classified him as...


Voices in the Night: Stories

by Steven Millhauser

From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner: sixteen new stories—provocative, funny, disturbing, enchanting—that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people, alongside retellings of myths and...


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...