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Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

by Margaret Atwood

A collection of highly imaginative short pieces that speak to our times with deadly accuracy. Vintage Atwood creativity, intelligence, and humor: think Alias Grace.

Margaret Atwood turns to short fiction for...


Holding Pattern

by Jeffery Renard Allen

The world of Jeffery Renard Allen’s stunning short-story collection is a place like no other. A recognizable city, certainly, but one in which a man might sprout wings or copper pennies might fall from the...


Breathe At Every Other Stroke

by Pamela Gullard

Life is suspended for the characters in this striking debut collection. Frozen with loss, numbed by the drudgery of routine, stalked by ghosts, or scared by their own violence, they hunker down and wait--for...


Sandokan: A Novel

by Nanni Balestrini & Antony Shugaar

I'm never coming back to my home town.

A major Italian author’s tale of growing up with Italy’s most brutal criminal enterprise, the Camorra.

This striking novella is based on first-hand research of the...


The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014

by Laura Furman

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2014 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories roam the world, from Nigeria to Venice, from...


The Next New World

by Bob Shacochis

“If we are in the golden age of the short story, Bob Shacochis is one of the writers who got us here.” —Providence Journal

The haunting stories in The Next New World have a directness, an immediacy, a funny,...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles

Janes Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. This collection of expertly crafted short fiction will fully acquaint all students...


After the People Lights Have Gone Off

by Stephen Graham Jones

A collection of literary horror stories that are unique, mesmerizing, and based on our everyday worries and fears.


Inchoate: (Short Stories Volume I)

by Lazlo Ferran

Three short stories AND read the first chapter of both the science fiction book Iron I: Too Bright the Sun, and the occult thriller Ordo Lupus and the Temple Gate for Free. Vampire: Beneficence There was a short...


The Brazilian cat / Il gatto brasiliano

by Arthur Conan Doyle

The short story "The Brazilian cat" by Arthur Conan Doyle bilingual English/Italian, with pictures. In the pdf format, original and translation are side by side. / Il racconto "The Brazilian cat" di Arthur Conan...


Carniepunk: A Duet with Darkness

by Allison Pang

Don’t miss this urban fantasy short story featuring Abby Sinclair in the spellbinding Carniepunk anthology collection, from bestselling author Allison Pang!

Having just quit Julliard, disillusioned fiddler...


Carniepunk: The Sweeter the Juice

by Mark Henry

Author of the Amanda Feral series Mark Henry lends his brilliantly twisted imagination to the gripping Carniepunk anthology in this creepy zombie short story.

When the zombie apocalypse overtakes New York City,...


Carniepunk: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

by Kevin Hearne

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hounded—“a superb urban fantasy debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—comes an Iron Druid Chronicles short story in the captivating Carniepunk anthology....


Carniepunk: The Cold Girl

by Rachel Caine

From the mesmerizing Carniepunk anthology, a vampire short story from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine—the author who brought you the immensely popular Morganville Vampires series.

When Kiley...


Seedlings

by Cora Buhlert

Once Ethan Summerton was the heir to a lordship, and a whole planet besides. But all that was taken from him, when his father decided to side with the Galactic Rebellion against the Fifth Human Empire and was...


To Skin a Cat

by Thomas Mcguane

Thomas McGuane's first short story collection; 13 stories of great range, verve and humor.


The Emerald Light in the Air

by Donald Antrim

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim’s stories. As they do the things we all do—bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo—they’re...


All the Stories of Muriel Spark

by Muriel Spark

Four brand new tales are now added to New Directions' original 1997 cloth edition of Open to the Public. This new and complete paperback edition now contains every one of her forty-one marvelous stories, catnip...


Once in Europa

by John Berger

A collection of interwoven stories, this is a portrait of two worlds - a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future-driven culture that will invade it - at their moment...


The Bus of Dreams

by Mary Morris

In these fifteen deftly crafted stories, Mary Morris takes us to a Greek village, Cape Canaveral, South America, New York City in the heat of August—and into the heads and hearts of characters coming to know...