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Mademoiselle Fifi

by Guy de Maupassant

This early work by Guy de Maupassant was originally published in the 1880's. Guy de Maupassant was born in 1850 at the Château de Miromesnil, near Dieppe, France. He came from a prosperous family, but when...

Walk the Blue Fields: Stories

by Claire Keegan

Claire Keegan’s brilliant debut collection, Antarctica, was a Los Angeles Times Book of the Year, and earned her resounding accolades on both sides of the Atlantic. Now she has delivered her next, much-anticipated...


by Claire Keegan

Compassionate, witty, and unsettling, Antarctica is the debut collection of one of Ireland's most exciting and versatile new talents. Claire Keegan, winner of several prestigious awards including the William...

Toss the Bouquet

by Ruth Logan Herne, Amy Matayo & Janice Thompson

They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

All Dressed Up in Love...

Moving Parts

by Lana Pesch

Darkly off-kilter stories about the moving parts to being human.

Wilful Misunderstandings

by Richard Foreman

A unique concept frames Richard Foreman’s ‘Wilful Misunderstandings’, a collection of short stories from Lepus Books.  In each of these thirty-four tales the author takes a word, phrase or saying, twisting...

The Bizarre Half-Life of John Fortune

by James Gideon

John Fortune is a street kid made good. Thanks to a genius for maths and physics, he carves out a successful career in interstellar engineering. But there's something not quite right about John. Something not...

Lives In Smoke

by Enrica Aragona & Luca Ducceschi

Lives in Smoke unfolds like a long story, hard and subtle at the same time, a jigsaw thriller that was able to earn 6th place for the 2013 Best Thriller Award, City of Cattolica.

Enrica Aragona - previously published...

Water: New Short Story Fiction from Africa: An Anthology from Short Story Day Africa

by Rachel Zadok & Nick Mulgrew

Short Story Day Africa has assembled the best short stories from their annual competition; this year's theme is Water.

Last Days of the Dog-Men: Stories

by Brad Watson

"His people and dogs—those wonderful dogs!—come alive with honest, thrumming energy." —The New York Times Book Review Winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the Academy of Arts and Letters...

Tales of Yosemite

by Jonathan Williams

“The Condor Suit” tells the story of Tim whose life-long dreams of flying prompts him to move to a small town in the foothills of the Sierra to pursue his quest: building a bird suit and flying into the...

Listen & Other Stories

by Liam Callanan

The stories in Listen demand readers do just that, as the book crosses the country—and decades—to uncover secrets characters never thought they’d share

No hay tres sin dos

by Alejandra Díaz-Ortiz

Alejandra Díaz-Ortiz's new book, No hay tres sin dos, is a marvelous collection of short stories and prose poetry that captures those moments of love and loss with exquisite economy, honesty and skill. Fromthe...

The Flying Goat

by H.E. Bates

The Flying Goat (Jonathan Cape, 1939) features sixteen diverse stories from slapstick sketches to portraits of marital tension; one Uncle Silas tale; and three that hark back to Bates's boyhood roots.

'A Funny...

The Beauty of the Dead and Other Stories

by H.E. Bates

The Beauty of the Dead (Jonathan Cape, 1940) featuring fifteen stories, was released to critical acclaim. Pamela Hansford Johnson wrote in John O'London's Weekly that "all have that delicate luminosity by which...

Love beneath the Napalm

by James D. Redwood

Love beneath the Napalm is James D. Redwood's collection of deeply affecting stories about the enduring effects of colonialism and the Vietnamese War over the course of a century on the Vietnamese and the American...

The Incurables

by Mark Brazaitis

In his latest collection of literary fiction, Mark Brazaitis evokes with sympathy, insight, and humor the lives of characters in a small Ohio town. The ten short stories of The Incurables limn the mental landscape...

What I Found Out About Her: Stories of Dreaming Americans

by Peter LaSalle

What I Found Out About Her: Stories of Dreaming Americans, winner of the 2014 Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction, reaffirms Peter LaSalle's reputation as one of the most startlingly original writers working...

By Reef and Palm

by Louis Becke

George Lewis Becke (or Louis Becke; 18 June 1855 – 18 February 1913) was an Australian Pacific trader, short-story writer and novelist. This is a fine collection of stories. Most of the stories are about white...

Short Stories

by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

Just when, where, and by whom story-telling was begun no one can say. From the first use of speech, no doubt, our ancestors have told stories of war, love, mysteries, and the miraculous performances of lower...