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The Adventures of Gerard

by Arthur Conan Doyle

In a follow-up to the previously published volume The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Arthur Conan Doyle presents more of the recollections of the fictional retired French brigadier. Equal parts humor writing...


No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2007

by Miranda July

“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly...


Varieties of Disturbance

by Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis has been called “one of the quiet giants in the world of American fiction” (Los Angeles Times), “an American virtuoso of the short story form” (Salon), an innovator who attempts “to remake...


Jump and Other Stories

by Nadine Gordimer

Fifteen thematically and geographically wide-ranging stories from the Nobel Prize Winner, with settings ranging from suburban London to Mozambique.


Later, at the Bar: A Novel in Stories

by Rebecca Barry

Lucy's Tavern is the best kind of small-town bar. It has a good jukebox, a bartender with a generous pour, and it's always open, even in terrible weather. In the raw and beautiful country that makes up Rebecca...


The Tent

by Margaret Atwood

A delightfully pointed m?lange of fictional pieces from one of the world’s most acclaimed and incisive authors, The Tent is a sparkling addition to Margaret Atwood’s always masterful work.Here Atwood pushes...


Touchy Subjects: Stories

by Emma Donoghue

The twenty stories are about some of today's touchiest subjects. Donoghue delves into private dilemmas and contemporary controversies of all kinds, from religion to money, social lies to family secrets, sexual...


Mandarins: Stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa

by Ryunosuke Akutagawa & Charles DeWolf

Prefiguring the vital modernist voices of the Western literary canon, Akutagawa writes with a trenchant psychological precision that exposes the shifting traditions and ironies of early twentieth-century Japan...


Yes, Yes, Cherries: Stories

by Mary Otis

Exploring the idea that truth lies in life’s extremes, Mary Otis’s elegantly crafted debut collection combines the hilarious with the tragic. These partially linked stories follow the strange and comic adventures...


Chemistry and Other Stories

by Ron Rash

A Picador Paperback Original From the pre-eminent chronicler of this forgotten territory, stories that range over one hundred years in the troubled, violent emergence of the New South.

 

In Ron Rash's stories,...


A Ride Across Palestine

by Anthony Trollope

One of the most popular and prolific writers of fiction and non-fiction in Victorian England, beloved author Anthony Trollope completed nearly 50 book-length works during his lifetime. This gripping action-adventure...


Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

by Hans Christian Andersen

Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as one of the most important figures in the genre of children's literature. With tales such as "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The Steadfast...


Doctor Marigold

by Charles Dickens

Craving some feel-good fiction? Curl up with "Doctor Marigold," a heartwarming tale from the pen of beloved author Charles Dickens. The story follows the tragedies and triumphs of a street vendor who loses a...


A World is Born

by Leigh Douglass Brackett

Renowned science fiction writer Leigh Douglass Brackett broke new ground as a pioneering female author in the traditionally male-dominated genre. In addition to producing a large number of hard-boiled detective...


A Thin Ghost and Others

by M. R. James

Are you the type who loves nothing more than curling up with a book of ghost stories? If so, be sure to add A Thin Ghost and Others to your must-read list. A gem from the golden age of Gothic horror, these spine-tingling...


What is Man? and Other Essays

by Mark Twain

Although Mark Twain is revered as a master of American fiction, he was also known in his time for possessing a remarkable facility with the essay form. This collection of surprisingly insightful non-fiction...


Come Together, Fall Apart

by Cristina Henriquez

These eight short stories and novella travel from Panama's dusty city streets to its humid beaches to create an affecting portrait of a country in transition. They illustrate family bonds and generational conflicts,...


Skids

by Cathleen With

Powerful and moving stories that give voice to kids on the street.


Portable Childhoods

by Ellen Klages & Neil Gaiman

Portable Childhoods offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging...


Untold Stories

PEN/Ackerley Prize 2005

by Alan Bennett

"[Bennett] does what only the best writers can do--make us look at ourselves in a way we've never done before." --Michael Palin

Untold Stories brings together some of the finest and funniest writing by one of...