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The Palace of Illusions: Stories

by Kim Addonizio

In her new collection, gifted poet and novelist Kim Addonizio uses her literary powers to bring to life a variety of settings, all connected through the suggestion that things in the known world are not what...


Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories: Illustrations by Yoshimi OHTANI

by Renae Lucas-Hall & Yoshimi OHTANI

Renae Lucas-Hall leads the reader into an enchanting, life-affirming and inspiring world in Tokyo Tales: A Collection of Japanese Short Stories. These fifteen magical stories include a hellish homestay, ghosts,...


So Much a Part of You

by Polly Dugan

Two young women who've dated the same man navigate love, destiny, loss, and choice in this powerful debut.

Anna Riley and Anne Cavanaugh have had a lover in common, but it's not until a pivotal moment in one...


Black Vodka: Ten Stories

by Deborah Levy

The stories in Black Vodka, by acclaimed author Deborah Levy, are perfectly formed worlds unto themselves, written in elegant yet economical prose. She is a master of the short story, exploring loneliness and...


Chasing Butterflies oin the Graveyard: -

by Sharon K Volkman

This is a collection of stories of Death; each disparate but each connected to another. A coal miner, a soldier, a young girl, a stillborn; all experiences are beautifully told and described with graphic literary...


The Hidden Light of Objects

by Mai Al-Nakib

For fans of Alice Munro and Lorrie Moore.

A young girl, renamed Amerika in honour of the US role in the liberation of Kuwait, finds her name has become a barometer of her country's growing hostility towards the...


Inspector Colbeck's Casebook: Thirteen Tales from the Railway Detective

by Edward Marston

‘Thefts of this kind are highly unusual. I’m sure the clerk never believed he was in any danger.’ ‘Well, he was. You’re after a cunning devil, Inspector – smoke him out.’

An eagerly awaited collection...


The Four Marys: A Quartet of Contemporary Folk Tales

by Jean Rafferty

Obsession, longing, deceit and even murder feature in this quartet of provocative novellas, which gives a modern twist to tales of women for whom all is not necessarily as it seems. Drawing on history, culture...


War Girls

by Adele Geras, Melvin Burgess, Berlie Doherty & Mary Hooper et al.

As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict.

This collection of short stories explores...


Further Joy

by John Brandon

In eleven expertly crafted stories, John Brandon gives us a stunning assortment of men and women at the edge of possibility—gamblers and psychics, wanderers and priests, all of them on the verge of finding...


American 419 and Other Stories

by Adetokunbo Abiola

American 419 and other stories is by the Nigerian fiction writer and journalist, Adetokunbo Abiola. It is set in modern-day Nigeria and dramatically captures the emotional and physical consequences of sectarian...


The Stories of Jane Gardam

by Jane Gardam

From the inimitable Jane Gardam, whose Old Filth trilogy cemented her status as one of England's greatest living novelists, comes a collection of short stories that showcase her subversive wit, gentle humor,...


Problems with People: Stories

by David Guterson

Ten sharply observed, funny, and wise new stories from the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars: stunning explorations of the mysteries of love and our complex desire for connection.

Ranging from youth...


Skulls & Bones: El Ingles Goes Missing Enhanced Edition

by Jay Malinowski

Loosely based on author Jay Malinowski’s family’s historical roots in Europe and on the east coast of Canada, Skulls & Bones takes the reader on a voyage through the eyes of the seafaring soul searcher,...


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

Ready!

Aim!

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


Everybody's Baby

by Lydia Netzer

Jenna and Billy are in love.  He's an app developer, a hyper-plugged-in citizen of the internet, with a big Scottish family and winning smile.  She is a yoga teacher, tuned in to the vibes of the spiritual...


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...


Family Dancing: Stories

by David Leavitt

Thirty years ago, David Leavitt first appeared on the literary scene with a gutsy story collection that stunned readers and reviewers. Just twenty-three, he was hailed as a prodigy of sorts: �remarkably gifted�...


A Place I've Never Been: Stories

by David Leavitt

David Leavitt's second collection of stories further confirms a talent deep and wonderfully creative in its empathy. A Place I've Never Been explores family relationships, friendships, and romantic relationships,...


The Marble Quilt: Stories

by David Leavitt

David Leavitt displays his masterful range, his deep emotional intelligence and wit in these nine stories, a cosmopolitan selection set variously over the past century, from fin de si�cle London to early-60s...