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Funny Once: Stories

by Antonya Nelson

Michael Chabon once said, �I scan the tables of contents of magazines, looking for Antonya Nelson's name, hoping that she has decided to bless us again.� And now she has blessed us again, with a bounty of...


Blood Libels

by Clive Sinclair

“I am convinced, “ says Jake Silkstone, the hypochondriac narrator of Clive Sinclair’s still provocative novel, “that if Rabbi Nathan hadn’t tried to rape Helga, our German au pair, during the course...


Hearts of Gold

by Clive Sinclair

Tales of America, adultery, football, incest, love, paranoia, sadism and Zionism.... Wickedly funny these stories may be, but heartless they are not. Disturbing images abound; like the loving family that feasts...


Arms Race: And Other Stories

by Nic Low

Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared...


Inside Madeleine

by Paula Bomer

"With surgical insight, Inside Madeline delves into the most complex female territory imaginable and dissects until every honest bone is revealed. Bomer's prose doesn't flinch, doesn't filter—the bravery of...


Snow in May

by Kseniya Melnik

Recommended by The New Yorker, The New York Public Library, Alan Cheuse of NPR, Grantland • Shortlisted for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize • Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International...


Auggie Wren's Christmas Story

by Paul Auster & Isol

A timeless, utterly charming Christmas fable, beautifully illustrated and destined to become a classic

When Paul Auster was asked by The New York Times to write a Christmas story for the Op-Ed page, the result,...


The Secret Sharer: Including screenplay by Peter Fudakowski

by Joseph Conrad & Peter Fudakowski

Atlantic. All its phases were familiar enough to me, every characteristic, all the alternatives which were likely to face me on the high seas-everything! except the novel responsibility of command. But I took...


Claws

by Archibald Rutledge & Jim Casada

A new illustrated edition of an outdoor adventure story by South Carolina's first poet laureate


Horror of the Heights: And Other Tales of Suspense

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Best known as the creator of super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle also wrote thrilling tales of the supernatural and the corruption of technology. His sharp wit and chillingly detailed writing are at their...


Call to Arms

by Lu Xun

Call to Arms is a collection of revolutionary Chinese writer Lu Xun’s most famous and most important short stories. Featuring “A Madman’s Diary,” a scathing attack of traditional Confucian civilization...


The Wall: And Other Stories

by Jurek Becker & Christine Becker

Jurek Becker was one of the giants of postwar German literature. The novel for which he is best-known, Jacob the Liar, won wide acclaim, was awarded the Heinrich-Mann and Charles Veillon Prizes, and was made...


New Year's

by Adelle Waldman

From Adelle Waldman, author of The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P., here’s New Year’s, a story from the point of view of Nate’s friend Aurit—as startling, provocative and true-to-life a tale about a young...


American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen

A brilliant new collection of short stories from “the conspicuously talented” (Time) Rivka Galchen

In one of the intensely imaginative stories in Rivka’s Galchen’s American Innovations, a young woman’s...


Selected Short Stories (Dual-Language)

by Honore de Balzac

6 short-story masterpieces by great French novelist include "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," 3 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages....


The Best Horror Stories of Arthur Conan Doyle

by Arthur Doyle, Charles Waugh & Martin Harry Greenberg

These horror stories -- never before compiled in one volume -- are carefully crafted, compelling and believable. Written in about the same decade as the Sherlock Holmes series, they will convince you that Arthur...


My Lady Ludlow

by Elizabeth Gaskell

Lady Ludlow is absolute mistress of Hanbury Court and a resolute opponent of anything that might disturb the class system into which she was born. She will keep no servant who can read and write and insists...


Empty Bones and Other Stories

by Breton Dukes

Empty Bones is weightlifting, infidelity, drunk driving, facelifts and childbirth – it’s a family and their weekend reunion. It is Lisbon to Madrid on the night train and Auckland to Wellington on a motorbike....


Fall River and Other Uncollected Stories

by John Cheever, Franklin H. Dennis & George W. Hunt

The stories in this collection are ones that Cheever wrote in the 1930s and 1940s. There are 13 total, 11 of which are not available anywhere else, including the new Library of America edition. Interest in Cheever's...


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...