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Acknowledgments: Winner of the CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

by Martin Edwards

Martin Edward's 'Acknowledgments' is the winning story of the Crime Writers' Association Margery Allingham Short Story Competition, 2014. Julia Jones, one of the founders and judges of the competition, called...


Numbers in the Dark

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

A posthumously published collection of short stories that span the breadth of Italo Calvino's career.


The Devil's Tub: Collected Stories

by Edward Hoagland

Edward Hoagland, best known for his essays, is also an extraordinary writer as fiction, as readers of his stories “The Final Fate of Alligators” and “Kwan's Coney Island” can attest. First published...


The Collected Stories of Frank Herbert

by Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert, the New York Times bestselling author of Dune, is one of the most celebrated and commercially successful science fiction writers of all time. But while best known for originating the character...


Return to Travers Corners: Stories

by Scott Waldie

Travers Corners, if visited by a dedicated urbanite, would be seen as nothing more than a windblown gas station of a town that would make the middle of nowhere look like Metropolis. It’s a town of 329 beloved...


Madame Butterfly

by John Luther Long

"Madame Butterfly" is a short story by American lawyer and writer John Luther Long. It is based on the recollections of Long's sister, Jennie Correll, who had been to Japan with her husband—a Methodist missionary....


A Wedding Song for Poorer People

by Alfred DePew

St. Louis, Leningrad, Santa Fe, Paris-no matter where these stories take us, we return to the inward experience of doubt, faith, love and unforeseen renewal. In the title story, we encounter a theater company...


Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014

by Alice Munro

From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion...


In the Heart of the Heart of the Country: And Other Stories

by William H. Gass & Joanna Scott

First published in 1968, In the Heart of the Heart of the Country established William Gass as one of America’s finest and boldest writers of fiction, and nearly fifty years later, the book still stands as...


See You in Paradise

by J. Robert Lennon

The first substantial collection of short fiction from “a writer with enough electricity to light up the country” (Ann Patchett)

“I guess the things that scare you are the things that are almost normal,”...


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

by Shelly Oria

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant...


Something Rich and Strange

by Ron Rash

From the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty-four of his finest short stories, collected in one volume

No one captures the complexities of Appalchia—a rugged, brutal landscape...


Ocean of Words: Stories

by Ha Jin

Winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award

The place is the chilly border between Russia and China. The time is the early 1970s when the two giants were poised on the brink of war. And the characters in this thrilling...


Going Home Again

by Howard Waldrop

The words "inimitable" and "unique" are bandied about too often in artistic circles, so much so that critics seem to have forgotten those words were invented to describe Howard Waldrop's fiction. Waldrop's...


There Once Lived a Mother Who Loved Her Children, Until They Moved Back In: Three Novellas About Family

by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya & Anna Summers

The masterly novellas that established Ludmilla Petrushevskaya as one of the greatest living Russian writers-including a new translation of the modern classic The Time Is Night

"Love them,­ they'll torture...


Black Eyes Of The Night

by R.c.cooper

Based on the English folk lore legend of the black eyed kids. Hi, my name is Ashley Johnson, I'm a fairly normal guy. If you have ever heard of the urban legend of the "black eyed kids" and thought it was all...


"In the Days of Serfdom" and Other Stories

by Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude & Aylmer Maude

"In the Days of Serfdom" and Other Stories presents in miniature themes developed in Tolstoy's longer works. All the stories are compelling reading, but because of their general unavailability, they have been...


The Vision

by Jonathan Lethem

An eBook short.

From Jonathan Lethem’s classic collection, Men and Cartoons, a haunting, playful story about dress-up, superheroes, Mafia, love and treachery.

“I first met the kid known as the Vision at second...


Spoiled Brats: Stories

by Simon Rich

Twenty years ago, Barney the Dinosaur told the nation's children they were special. We're still paying the price.

From "one of the funniest writers in America"* comes a collection of stories culled from the front...


Later the Same Day

by Grace Paley

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute...