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Barnacle Love

by Anthony DeSa

Anthony De Sa makes his fiction debut with this stunning collection of interlinked stories that explore the innocent dreams and bitter disappointments of the immigrant experience. Hailed as "tender and raw,...


Pieces for the Left Hand

by J. Robert Lennon

Finally available in the United States, a singular story collection that Time Out declared “unsettlingly brilliant” Astudent’s suicide note is not what it seems. A high school football rivalry turns absurd—and...


The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg

PEN/Faulkner Award 2011

by Deborah Eisenberg

“One of America’s finest writers.”—San Francisco Chronicle    “Concentrated bursts of perfection.”—The Times (London)    “Shimmering stories that possess the power and charm to move us.”...


The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards

by Robert Boswell

An exhilarating collection, as brash as it is wise, by one of our great storytellers

Set mainly in small, gritty American cities, each of these stories is a world unto itself. A man’s obsessive visits to a...


An Hour in Paradise: Stories

by Joan Leegant

"Joan Leegant writes stories that last, stories that take root in the soul."-Bret Lott, author of JewelJoan Leegant's collection takes its title from the Yiddish proverb "Even an hour in Paradise is worthwhile."...


The Elephant Vanishes: Stories

by Haruki Murakami

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this...


Hostage Nation: Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs

by Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes & Jorge Enrique Botero

A blistering journalistic exposé: an account of government negligence, corporate malfeasance, familial struggle, drugs, politics, murder, and a daring rescue operation in the Colombian jungle.

On July 2, 2008,...


Here Comes Another Lesson: Stories

by Stephen O'connor

STEPHEN O’CONNOR IS ONE OF TODAY’S MOST GIFTED AND ORIGINAL WRITERS. In Here Comes Another Lesson, O’Connor, whose stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Conjunctions, and many other places, fearlessly...


It's Beginning to Hurt

by James Lasdun

The stories in this remarkable collection—including “An Anxious Man,” winner of the National Short Story Prize (UK)—are vibrant and gripping. James Lasdun’s great gift is his unfailing psychological...


The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

by O. Henry, Bennett Cerf & Van H. Cartmell

The more than 600 stories written by O. Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume.  The final selection of the thirty-eight stories in this collection offers for the reader's...


The Wall: (Intimacy) and Other Stories

by Jean-Paul Sartre & Lloyd Alexander

One of Sartre’s greatest existentialist works of fiction, The Wall contains the only five short stories he ever wrote. Set during the Spanish Civil War, the title story crystallizes the famous philosopher’s...


Schadenvale Road

by Chris Mansell

Schadenvale Road is a place that exists in all the secret hearts. In these stories, old women rebel, God is chained but breaks free, lovers accidentally kill each other, friends are saviours and the world is...


Momento Mori

by Daniel King

Daniel King's short story collection cycles through the shadowy landscapes of death, gnarled relationships, the slippery side of human nature, even the contemporary lure of cosmetic surgery pushed to a surprising...


Mrs. Somebody Somebody: Fiction

by Tracy Winn

In this astonishing debut, Tracy Winn poignantly chronicles the souls who inhabit the troubled mill town of Lowell, Massachusetts, playing out their struggles and hopes over the course of the twentieth century....


The Surf Guru

by Doug Dorst

From the author of Alive in Necropolis "a brazen, roiling, confident collection." (Los Angeles Times).

This is a book of brilliant, adventurous stories from award-winning author Doug Dorst, widely celebrated...


Memory Wall: Stories

Story Prize 2010

by Anthony Doerr

In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables, the major metaphysical...


The Debba

by Avner Mandelman

Winner of the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel

In Middle East lore the Debba is a mythical Arab hyena that can turn into a man who lures Jewish children away from their families to teach them...


Dusk and Other Stories

PEN/Faulkner Award 1989

by James Salter & Philip Gourevitch

First published nearly a quarter-century ago and one of the very few short-story collections to win the PEN/Faulkner Award, this is American fiction at its most vital—each narrative a masterpiece of sustained...


Reading Madame Bovary

by Amanda Lohrey

Winner, Queensland Literary Awards 2011

A woman finds her everyday life engulfed by vivid fantasies, a businessman explores new ways to deal with his rage, a young woman is stuck on a boat with a bunch of delinquents,...


A Man Melting: Short Stories

by Craig Cliff

A startlingly original collection of short stories that was winner of the 2011 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book.A son worries he is becoming too perfect a copy of his father. The co-owner of a...