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Bombay Stories

by Saadat Hasan Manto

A collection of classic, yet shockingly contemporary, short stories set in the vibrant world of mid-century Bombay, from one of India’s greatest writers.

Arriving in 1930s Bombay, Saadat Hasan Manto discovered...


Stories of God

by Rainer maria Rilke

Rilke's haunting images focus on the difficulty of communion with the ineffable in an age of disbelief, solitude, and profound anxiety. Rainer Maria Rilke felt that the world and all its joys most truly belonged...


Eyehill

by Kelly Cooper

A remarkable debut collection, Kelly Cooper's Eyehill provides a multi-hued portrait of a small prairie town. Too small to support a high school or a drugstore, Eyehill is populated by men and women, who have...


The Porno Girl

by Merin Wexler

Brazen and sharp-witted, Merin Wexler’s linked stories bind mothers, daughters, and wives wrestling with a fear of intimacy in sexual and family relationships.

These are women and teenagers caught in the pivotal...


The News of the World: Stories

by Ron Carlson

These stories come at us from every direction. They are Ron Carlson's response to the eighties, the stories we will want by our sides as the decade ends. Whether it is a husband trying to bring his marriage...


Plan B for the Middle Class: Stories

by Ron Carlson

In The News of the World, Ron Carlson's celebrated last collection, it was widely noted that the news was good. Here, as everybody goes to Plan B, the news is stronger, edgy, and bittersweet. Here are men and...


The Heaven of Animals: Stories

by David James Poissant

In each of the stories in this remarkable debut, award-winning writer David James Poissant explores the tenuous bonds of family—fathers and sons, husbands and wives—as they are tested by the sometimes brutal...


The Walls of Delhi

by Uday Prakash & Jason Grunebaum

A street sweeper discovers a cache of black market money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an Untouchable races to reclaim his life that’s been stolen by an upper-caste identity...


Changing Planes: Stories

by Ursula K. Le Guin & Eric Beddow

The misery of waiting for a connecting flight at an airport (sitting for hours “on a blue plastic chair with metal tubes for legs bolted to the floor”) leads to the discovery of a way to visit other planes....


One Basket

by Edna Ferber

A rich, varied, and brilliant collection of some of the most-loved stories from one of America's favorite writers, chosen by the author herself, Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber.

At eighteen, Edna Ferber was...


Redeployment

by Phil Klay

Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes...


How Loveta Got Her Baby

by Nicholas Ruddock

Two young men and a girl go scavenging for fossils-but find something entirely different instead. A girl inherits a baby from the estate of her older sister. An apparently aimless young man turns out to have...


Bark: Stories

by Lorrie Moore

A new collection of stories by one of America’s most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America (“Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial . . . Will stand by...


Adventures in the Skin Trade

by Dylan Thomas

A story collection full of a fantastic and whimsical assortment of odd characters only Dylan Thomas could have conceived.

This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction––and what an extraordinary storyteller...


Other Worlds, Better Lives: Selected Long Fiction, 1989-2003

by Howard Waldrop

Seven novellas that cover ground the way that only Waldrop can featuring Wagner, Fats Waller, Picasso, Thomas Wolfe, and more.


Things Will Never Be the Same: A Howard Waldrop Reader: Selected Short Fiction 1980-2005

by Howard Waldrop

Sixteen of the best short stories from the one and only culture mashup genius brain of Howard Waldrop.


Out on Top - A Collection of Upbeat Short Stories

by Steve Morris

"We are long overdue a break. Out on Top is a bag of stories where wrongs are often put right. Instead of dwelling on what might have been, characters get their chances to rectify their regrets and tidy up their...


Damned If I Do

by Percival Everett

Damned If I Do is an exceptional new collection of short stories by Percival Everett, author of the highly praised and wickedly funny novel Erasure

People are just naturally hopeful, a term my grandfather used...


Big Picture

by Percival Everett

Winner of the PEN/Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature

The characters in Big Picture, Percival Everett’s darkly comic collection of stories, are often driven to explosive, life-changing...


The Island of the Women and Other Stories

by George Mackay Brown

In these six stories George Mackay Brown leads us back along the sweep of Orkney's past and beyond even that to the remoteness of fable. He reveals the timelessness of the lived moment and the constants of island...