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Gorilla, My Love

by Toni Cade Bambara

In these fifteen superb stories, written in a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children...


Everything We Hoped for

by Pip Adam

An unusually strong first book, this collection of short stories depends on exquisitely crafted surfaces that conceal shocking emotional force. Three of the stories are obliquely connected and feature young...


The Mother Who Stayed: Stories

by Laura Furman

In nine strikingly perceptive stories set miles and decades apart, Laura Furman mines the intricate, elusive lives of mothers and daughters—and of women who long for someone to nurture. Meet Rachel, a young...


Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe

by Stuart Mclean

The heartwarming and award-winning humorist is back.

Another delightful collection from Stuart McLean, "a natural storyeller...in the modern line of Peter DeVries [and] Garrison Keillor" (Billy Collins).

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Pu-239 and Other Russian Fantasies

by Ken Kalfus

Kalfus plucks individual lives from the stew of a century of Russian history and serves them up in tales that range from hair-raising to comic to fabulous. The astonishing title story follows a doomed nuclear...


On the Yankee Station: Stories

by William Boyd

Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives.

From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a...


Whispers from Behind the Cellar Door: Twelve Terrifying Tales to Take You Into the Night

by Alex Woolf

Tales to send chills down your spine, raise goosebumps and stand your hair on end. Tales to terrify and disturb, to intrigue and unsettle. Fans of horror and the supernatural will relish this collection of original...


In Corner B

by Es'kia Mphahlele & Peter N. Thuynsma

The quintessential story collection from "the most important black South African writer of the present age" (George Moore).

Originally published in 1967, In Corner B contains the core stories of the original...


While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

by Kurt Vonnegut

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Foreward by Dave Eggers

These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories...


In Ordinary Time: A Short Story Collection

by C. J. Ruff

In Ordinary Time is a collection of fourteen stories that mainly surround the Catholic faith and its people. Characters are real, flawed, yet sincere and honest. To say there is always a happy ending to each...


You Know When the Men Are Gone

by Siobhan Fallon

Through fiction of dazzling skill and astonishing emotional force, Siobhan Fallon welcomes readers into the American army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where U.S. soldiers prepare to fight, and where their families...


In Midsummer Days: And Other Tales

by August Strindberg & Ellie Schleussner

For readers who are familiar with Swedish writer August Strindberg's early, groundbreaking works for the stage, the dreamy magical realism of the short story collection In Midsummer Days will likely come as...


Bits of Blarney

by R. Shelton Mackenzie

This delightful collection from R. Shelton Mackenzie brings together a series of Irish stories, tales, myths, jokes, and folklore collected by the author over the course of his life. Presented in a warm, conversational...


My Miscellanies

by Wilkie Collins

British author Wilkie Collins was one of the most famous authors of his day, ranking alongside luminaries such as Charles Dickens in terms of sales and popular acclaim. My Miscellanies bring together a series...


Historical Miniatures

by August Strindberg

Swedish polymath August Strindberg delivers a fascinating volume in Historical Miniatures. Just as the title implies, these are short vignettes drawn from history and presented in narrative form. You'll learn...


From a Bench in Our Square

by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Samuel Hopkins Adams was an American fiction writer and journalist who was interested in the lives and struggles of everyday folk. That overarching concern is on full display in this charming series of short...


Frenzied Fiction

by Stephen Leacock

Frenzied Fiction is another winner from humorist and political scientist Stephen Leacock. Brief and brimful with laugh after laugh, these short stories and vignettes are the perfect antidote to a foul mood,...


The Land of the Blue Flower

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

This allegorical tale of a saintly king who moves heaven and earth for the good of his people is another winner for young audiences from Frances Hodgson Burnett, the author of the beloved children's book The...


Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Containing a collection of short tales and novellas, Le Fanu's Ghostly Tales highlights all of the literary attributes that helped Irish-born writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu achieve a remarkable level of fame...


Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich

by Stephen Leacock

Humorist Stephen Leacock was known for targeting the excesses of the aristocratic class in his lighthearted satire. This tendency is on full display in Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, a series of stories...