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The Perfect Arrangement

by Katie Ganshert

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.

Meeting Nick was truly...


The Embroidered Shoes

by Can Xue, Ronald R. Janssen & Jian Zhang

Can Xue (pronounced "tsan shway") is considered by many to be the most spirited, fearless, radical fiction writer to come out of contemporary China. Even her name is marked by tenacity (it's a pen name referring...


When God Laughs and Other Stories

by Jack London

"The gods, the gods are stronger; time Falls down before them, all men's knees Bow, all men's prayers and sorrows climb Like incense toward them; yea, for these Are gods, Felise."


Love of Life, and Other Stories

by Jack London

“This out of all will remain— They have lived and have tossed: So much of the game will be gain, Though the gold of the dice has been lost.”


I Was a Revolutionary

by Andrew Malan Milward

Grounded in place, spanning the Civil War to the present day, the stories in I Was a Revolutionary capture the roil of history through the eyes of an unforgettable cast of characters: the visionaries and dreamers,...


Dubliners (Diversion Classics)

by James Joyce

In these brilliant and diverse short stories, Joyce explores daily life in Dublin during the turbulent era preceding Irish independence. In a country searching for its national identity, individuals strive to...


Fairy Dust

by Mingus Casey

A boy struggles to escape an orphanage where fantastic, surreal and evil things happen. Set in the 1950's, a fictional portrayal of Canada's involvement in the US MKULTRA mind control program, Project Paperclip,...


Fortune Smiles: Stories

by Adam Johnson

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his acclaimed novel about North Korea, The Orphan Master’s Son, Adam Johnson is one of America’s most provocative and powerful authors. Critics have compared him to Kurt...


Sea Lovers: Selected Stories

by Valerie Martin

From the bestselling author of Mary Reilly and the internationally acclaimed Property, a brilliant collection featuring Valerie Martin's finest short stories to date.

     For four decades Valerie Martin...


A Manual for Cleaning Women

by Lucia Berlin, Stephen Emerson & Lydia Davis

"I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed,...


By the Christmas Fire

by Samuel Mcchord Crothers

As I sit by my Christmas fire I now and then give it a poke with a bayonet. It is an old-fashioned British bayonet which has seen worse days. I picked it up in a little shop in Birmingham for two shillings....


The Undertaker's Dozen

by David Forrest

Terror can have such simple beginnings -- a child's letter

to Father Christmas...a pretty girl glimpsed in a London

street...a trip down the Brigton Road...a night spent in an

empty mansion for a bet.

And the...


The Foreign Legion

by Clarice Lispector & Giovanni Pontiero

"A radiant beauty of a writer."—The Los Angeles Times The Foreign Legion is a collection in two parts, gathering both stories and chronicles, and it offers wonderful evidence of Clarice Lispector's unique...


The Beat Goes On: The Complete Rebus Stories

by Ian Rankin

There is no detective like Ian Rankin's Detective Inspector John Rebus, a man The New Yorker calls "the ideal sleuth."

Brilliant, irascible and frequently frustrating to both his friends and his long-suffering...


The State We're In: Maine Stories

by Ann Beattie

A magnificent new collection of linked stories from a multiple prize-winning master of the short form. The State We’re In, Ann Beattie’s first collection of new stories in a decade, is about how we live...


Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright

by Tam Francis

Do you like scary stories with a little romance and a vintage twist? Welcome to Ghostoria. What happens when a WWII secretary is trapped in the office with a ghost and the only way out is to make an unwelcome...


The Road

by Jack London

There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom I once lied continuously, consistently, and shamelessly, for the matter of a couple of hours. I don't want to apologize to her. Far be it from me. But I do want...


Lost Face

by Jack London

It was the end. Subienkow had travelled a long trail of bitterness and horror, homing like a dove for the capitals of Europe, and here, farther away than ever, in Russian America, the trail ceased. He sat in...


How to Unfeel the Dead: New and Selected Fictions

by Lance Olsen

With fictions from four previous collections, as well as eight new fictions covering the past decade, Olsen has put together a fantastic overview of his lengthy and critically acclaimed history as an author....


Stars in Her Eyes

by Becky Lee Weyrich

In this dazzling, wildly inventive novella, two lovers transcend space and time, life and death, to find the greatest of romances are written in the stars.

Emily Larchmont is on a voyage back from England to...