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The Love of a Good Woman: Stories

Trillium Book Award 1999, Giller Prize 1998

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes--the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos...


Going Away Shoes

by Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle, a master of the short story whose work has been compared to that of Alice Munro and Lorrie Moore, is a writer whose characters insist on our immediate and total attention. Here, in her first collection...


Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall

by Kazuo Ishiguro

From the award-winning author of Remains of the Day comes an inspired sequence of stories, which is as affecting as it is beautiful.

 

With the clarity and precision that have become his trademarks, Kazuo Ishiguro...


News from the New American Diaspora: and Other Tales of Exile

by Jay Neugeboren

Prize-winning novelist Jay Neugeboren's third collection of short stories focuses on Jews in various states of exile and expatriation-strangers in strange lands, far from home. These dozen tales, by an author...


Friendly Fire

by Alaa Al Aswany

Alaa Al Aswany has won resounding critical acclaim for his deft and moving portrayals of the lives of contemporary Egyptians who constantly examine their relationship with Egypt's history, religion, class, and...


Arranged Marriage: Stories

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing...


In the Valley of the Kings: Stories

by Terrence Holt

“This is the secret book at the heart of American letters. Holt is one of the finest American writers alive.”—Junot Díaz In the Valley of the Kings marks the extraordinary debut of Terrence Holt, who...


Upheaval

by Chris Holbrook

In 1995, Chris Holbrook burst onto the southern literary scene with Hell and Ohio: Stories of Southern Appalachia, stories that Robert Morgan described as "elegies for land and lives disappearing under mudslides...


The Southern Cross

by Skip Horack

The sixteen short stories featured in Skip Horack’s prize-winning debut collection paint a richly textured vision of the American South. Set in the Gulf Coast over the course of a year torn halfway by the...


Christmas Stories Rediscovered: Short Stories from The Century Magazine, 1891-1905

by Frank R. Stockton, Sarah Orne Jewett & Barbara Quarton

This collection of delightful Christmas stories from the pages of "The Century Illustrated Magazine" includes the works of such notable nineteenth-century authors as Sarah Orne Jewett, Jacob Riis, Frank R. Stockton,...


The Maples Stories

by John Updike

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Collected together for the first time in hardcover, these eighteen classic stories from across John Updike’s career form a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage...


By Blood We Live

by John Adams

From Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer; from Castlevania to Tru Blood, the romance between popular culture and vampires hearkens back to humanity's darkest, deepest fears, flowing through our very blood,...


Selected Stories of Anton Chekov

by Anton Chekhov, Larissa Volokhonsky & Richard Pevear

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched...


Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing

by Lydia Peelle

With this first book of fiction, a gifted young writer brings together eight superbly crafted stories that peer deeply into the human heart, exploring lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the...


Police!!!

by Robert W. Chambers

In this thoroughly entertaining story collection, the renowned Dr. Percy travels the world searching for unique animal specimens -- and keeps an eye on attractive examples of the fairer sex, as well. Will his...


A Son of the Gods, and A Horseman in the Sky

by Ambrose Bierce

Today, Ambrose Bierce is best remembered for his blazingly satirical take on politics and society in general, which was probably best encapsulated in The Devil's Dictionary. However, Bierce paid his literary...


A Young Man in a Hurry: And Other Short Stories

by Robert W. Chambers

Renowned author Robert W. Chambers dabbled in virtually every literary style under the sun, garnering acclaim from top writers and critics along the way. The story collection A Young Man in a Hurry brings together...


The Salt Smugglers

by Gérard de Nerval & Richard Sieburth

First published as a feuilleton in a left-wing newspaper in 1850, The Salt Smugglers provides a political satire of the waning days of France’s short-lived Second Republic. With nods to Diderot and Sterne,...


Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It

by Maile Meloy

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2009, award-winning writer Maile Meloy's return to short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to...


The Short Novels of John Steinbeck: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by John Steinbeck

The six most highly-acclaimed short works of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist

Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck's most widely read...