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Peep Show

by Nathan Englander

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

Allen Fein— née Ari Feinberg—is on his way to Port Authority when he hears it: “Girls,” the hawker says. “Three-hundred-and-sixty-degree all-around...

Coming, Aphrodite

by Willa Cather

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

Don Hedger had lived for four years on the top floor of an old house on the south side of Washington Square, New York, and nobody had ever disturbed him. But...

The Peculiar State

by Patricio Pron & Kathleen Heil

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Original Selection

Hamburg: home of a lapsed writer and his statistician girlfriend. He is part of the 41 percent of the German population that hasn’t read a single...

Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread

by Chuck Palahniuk

Stories you'll never forget—just try—from literature's favorite transgressive author

Representing work that spans several years, Make Something Up is a compilation of 21 stories and one novella (some previously...

Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?

by Raymond Carver

With this, his first collection of stories, Raymond Carver breathed new life into the American short story. Carver shows us the humor and tragedy that dwell in the hearts of ordinary people; his stories are...

Where I'm Calling From: Selected Stories

by Raymond Carver

A major collection of Carver's short stories, including seven new stories written shortly before the author's death in 1988.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

by Raymond Carver

Featured in the Academy Award-winning (Best Picture) film Birdman starring Michael Keaton

In his second collection of stories, as in his first, Carver's characters are peripheral people—people without education,...

Short Cuts

by Raymond Carver & Robert Altman

A movie tie-in edition to the brilliant new film by Robert Altman, based on these nine stories by Carver, "one of the great short story writers of our time--of any time" (Philadelphia Inquirer).


by Raymond Carver

"A dozen stories that overflow with the danger, excitement, mystery and possibility of life...Carver is a writer of astonishing compassion and honesty...his eye set only on describing and revealing the world...

Call If You Need Me: The Uncollected Fiction and Other Prose

by Raymond Carver


A literary event: Raymond Carver's complete uncollected fiction and nonfiction, including the recently discovered "last" stories, found a decade after Carver's death and published...

The Colonel's Wife

by Andre Dubus

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


The colonel had served in two wars with the Marines, without being injured. Then, at home, he breaks both legs falling off a horse, and learns that his knees...

Today I'm Yours

by Mary Gaitskill

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


It was the first autumn of the Iraq War, when Ella saw Dani again. “Today I’m Yours” is a story of seduction and layered memory, a love affair fifteen...

Homage to Hemingway

by Julian Barnes

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending and one of Britain’s greatest writers, a twist on the workshop story and defense of...

Dreaming in Polish

by Aimee Bender

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


The old man and the old woman always dreamed the same dreams. Everyone in Celia’s town knows the couple, married sixty years, with wrinkled skin down to...

Complete Short Stories of Wilkie Collins

by Wilkie Collins

This carefully crafted ebook: “Complete Short Stories of Wilkie Collins” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist,...

Big Volodya and Little Volodya

by Anton Chekhov

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection


Sophia Lvovna loves Little Volodya, but she is married to Big Volodya. A classic Chekhov story of love, anguish, and revelation.

Anton Chekhov is widely...

The Acid House

by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh's scintillating, disturbing, and altogether outrageous collection of stories—the basis for the 1998 cult movie directed by Paul McGuigan. He is called "the Scottish Celine of the 1990s" (Guardian...

The Other Week

by Joy Williams

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection

Francine and Freddie live in a little house on the edge of the desert, with not enough money, too many snakes, no coffee, and a very strange gardener named...

Blavatsky's Nightmare Tales

by H. P. Blavatsky

"It was a dark, chilly night in September, 1884. A heavy gloom had descended over the streets of A——, a small town on the Rhine, and was hanging like a black funeral-pall over the dull factory burgh. The...

Victorian Short Stories

by James, Gaskell, Hardy & Moore et al.

"Mr and Mrs Openshaw came from Manchester to settle in London. He had been, what is called in Lancashire, a salesman for a large manufacturing firm, who were extending their business, and opening a warehouse...