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American Drolleries: Selected Stories

by Mark Twain

‘The father of American literature’ William Faulkner ‘Twain is still the liveliest, sharpest most humane observational satirist and wit’ A A Gill ‘Beguiling, brusquely fantastic yarns’ John Updike ‘The...


Improper Stories

by Saki

‘Saki is like a perfect martini but with absinthe stirred in . . . heady, delicious and dangerous’ Stephen Fry ‘Saki is among those few writers, inspirational when read at an early age, who definitely retain...


Thunderstruck & Other Stories

by Elizabeth Mccracken

From the author of the beloved novel The Giant’s House—finalist for the National Book Award—comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy,...


Chestnut Street

by Maeve Binchy

Maeve Binchy imagined a street in Dublin with many characters coming and going, and every once in a while she would write about one of these people. She would then put it in a drawer; “for the future,” she...


We Were Flying to Chicago

by Kevin Clouther

A debut collection in which characters find unexpected moments of profound insight while navigating the monotony of daily life.


Burning Chrome

by William Gibson

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface...


Welcome to the Monkey House: The Special Edition: Stories

by Kurt Vonnegut & Gregory D. Sumner

Since its original publication in 1968, Welcome to the Monkey House has been one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most beloved works. This special edition celebrates a true master of the short-story form by including multiple...


Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis

Philosophical inquiry, examinations of language, and involuted domestic disputes are the focus of Lydia Davis’s inventive collection of short fiction, Almost No Memory. In each of these stories, Davis reveals...


Acts of God

by Ellen Gilchrist

The human race. You have to love it and wish it well and not preach or think you have any reason to think you are better than anyone else. Amen. Good-bye. Peace . . .

Master short story writer Ellen Gilchrist,...


Can't and Won't

by Lydia Davis

A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called “the best prose stylist in America”

Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of “Bloomington” reads, “Now that I have...


Natural Histories: Stories

by Guadalupe Nettel & J. T. Lichtenstein

Siamese fighting fish, cockroaches, cats, a snake, and a strange fungus all serve here as mirrors that reflect the unconfessable aspects of human nature buried within us. The traits and fates of these animals...


The Other Language

by Francesca Marciano

Hailed by The New York Times as “a natural-born storyteller,” the acclaimed author of Rules of the Wild gives us nine incandescently smart stories, funny, elegant, and poignant by turns, that explore the...


Reason for Leaving: Job Stories

by John Manderino

On a job application, there's that tricky question: reason for leaving? John Manderino's answers are collected here in this hilarious novel tracing the history of a guy trying to grow up job by job. Delivery...


Gobble-Up Stories

by Oscar Mandel

Arresting and humorous, these collected fictions of Belgian scholar Oscar Mandel include 46 short fables for all ages.


The Frangipani Hotel: Fiction

by Violet Kupersmith

An extraordinarily compelling debut—ghost stories that grapple with the legacy of the Vietnam War

 

A beautiful young woman appears fully dressed in an overflowing bathtub at the Frangipani Hotel in Hanoi....


SaltWater

by Lane Ashfeldt

SaltWater is a book of short fiction inspired by the sea, by award-winning fiction writer Lane Ashfeldt. The diverse stories gathered here include tales that unfold now or in the past, along rural or urban coasts,...


An Unforeseen Match: A Match Made in Texas Novella 2

by Regina Jennings

Grace only joked about advertising for a husband in the newspaper, but someone took her seriously and actually placed the ad--and it seems someone's answered!


No Match for Love: A Match Made in Texas Novella 3

by Carol Cox

Lucy Benson is in for more than one surprise when she accepts the job of companion to someone's contrary, no-nonsense aunt--including a handsome nephew!


A Cowboy Unmatched: A Match Made in Texas Novella 1

by Karen Witemeyer

When a kind-hearted, anonymous stranger sends cowboy Neill Archer to mend her leaky roof, widow Clara Danvers discovers that where trust leads, love soon follows.


Meeting Her Match: A Match Made in Texas Novella 4

by Mary Connealy

The entire town is pushing two shy, long-time friends to the altar, but will tongue-tied Marcus finally manage to tell Hannah he's loved her all along?