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Karma: A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead HC

by Walter Mosley

When Walter Mosley published the first Leonid McGill novel, The Long Fall-the acclaimed New York Times bestseller that is now being developed as a series for HBO-it was clear that this new hero was a man with...


Volt

by Alan Heathcock

A blistering collection of stories from an exhilarating new voice

One man kills another after neither will move his pickup truck from the road. A female sheriff in a flooded town attempts to cover up a murder....


The Great Frustration: Stories

by Seth Fried

Channeling Steven Millhauser by way of George Saunders, The Great Frustration is a sparkling debut, equal parts fable and wry satire. Seth Fried balances the dark—a town besieged, a yearly massacre, the harem...


A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism: Fables from a Mouse, a Parrot, a Bear, a Cat, a Mole, a Pig, a Dog, and a Raven

by Slavenka Drakulic

A wry, cutting deconstruction of the Communist empire by one of Eastern Europe's exceptional authors.

Called "a perceptive and amusing social critic, with a wonderful eye for detail" by The Washington Post...


The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue

by Manuel Munoz

Manuel Munoz's dazzling collection is set in a Mexican-American neighborhood in central California-a place where misunderstandings and secrets shape people's lives. From a set of triplets with three distinct...


From Under the Overcoat

by Sue Orr

A prize-winning collection of vivid, accessible stories.These fresh, contemporary stories can be read purely for the immense pleasure they offer. However, the stories can also be read for the way they explore...


Fugue State

by Brian Evenson & Zak Sally

Nineteen chilling tales of the terror that lurks within.


The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

by Vladimir Nabokov

From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire,

and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these...


Back in the World: Stories

by Tobias Wolff

To American soldiers in Vietnam, "back in the world" meant America and safety. To Tobias Wolff's characters, Back in the World is where lives that have veered out of control just might become normal again. Unfortunately,...


The Destiny of Nathalie X

by William Boyd

This new collection of eleven stories by the author of The Blue Afternoon takes readers back in time from a contemporary Hollywood film shoot to World War I in Vienna, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters....


Apparition & Late Fictions: A Novella and Stories

by Thomas Lynch

"Lynch has added another chapter to one of the most memorable records in American letters."—William Giraldi, New York Times Book Review These stories are linked by the gone and not forgotten: former spouses,...


The Sea: Stories by English Authors

by Various

Set sail for some swashbuckling fun on the high seas with this volume of ripping good yarns, all penned by British writers and all dealing with some aspect of life at sea. Fans of nautical and maritime action-adventure...


An Echo of Antietam

by Edward Bellamy

Though the Civil War short story "An Echo of Antietam" marks a notable departure from the utopian fantasy that helped author Edward Bellamy rise to literary acclaim, it highlights similar themes of community...


Sturdy and Strong: How George Andrews Made His Way, and Other Stories

by G. A. Henty

This collection highlights the best of British writer G. A. Henty's engaging style. Pairing the title novella, which is an inspiring rags-to-riches tale, with a solid collection of shorter stories, Sturdy and...


The Intoxicated Ghost: And Other Stories

by Arlo Bates

In this charming collection of short stories from American poet and journalist Arlo Bates, weighty subjects are addressed with lighthearted wit. In the title tale, a family finds itself on the brink of collapse...


A Book O' Nine Tales

by Arlo Bates

Looking for a sophisticated and entertaining collection of short stories to add to your must-read list? The unique volume A Book o' Nine Tales from American writer Arlo Bates will definitely fit the bill. This...


The Fiend's Delight

by Ambrose Bierce

Known for his biting wit, American author and satirist Ambrose Bierce got his start in the literary world by publishing essays and articles in California-based periodicals. The Fiend's Delight brings together...


Russian Fairy Tales: A Choice Collection of Muscovite Folklore

by W. R. S. Ralston

For fans of folklore and mythology, this comprehensive volume offers the best of both worlds: an astute introduction to and overview of the common themes and motifs in Russian fairy tales, plus an eclectic collection...


A Second Home

by Honore de Balzac & Clara Bell

In this novella from Honore de Balzac, an impoverished mother and daughter slave away as embroiderers but are barely able to evade starvation. Finally, what seems to be a blessing enters into their lives --...


The Booming of Acre Hill: And Other Reminiscences of Urban and Suburban Life

by John Kendrick Bangs

Over the course of his career, John Kendrick Bangs gained prominence as one of the most beloved humor writers of his era. In this charming collection of short stories, Bangs muses on the emergence of the suburban...