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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

"Love them,­ they'll torture you; don't love them, ­they'll leave you anyway."

After her work was...


Knife Fight and Other Struggles

by David Nickle

A young man at loose ends finds he cannot look away from his new lover's alien gaze. A young woman out of time seeks her old lover in the cold spaces between the stars. The fleeing worshippers of an ancient...


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...


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...


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

by Grace Paley

In this collection of short stories, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch...


The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley

This reissue of Grace Paley’s classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters,...


Angel Maker

by Sara Maitland

Women's lives are at the center of this stunning collection of short stories by the writer The New Yorker says "provides unexpected delights....Questions and answers alike shine with intelligence and an almost...


Man V. Nature

by Diane Cook

A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories that illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, and the veneer of civilization over our darkest urges.

Told with perfect rhythm...


He-Men, Bag Men & Nymphos [Color Edition]: Classic Men's Adventure Stories

by Walter Kaylin, Robert Deis & Wyatt Doyle

"Walter Kaylin, come back!" - Mario Puzo, author of THE GODFATHER "He looked like a divinity student, always buttoned up. Then the stories would come in. They were special ... seamless and outrageous and wonderful....


The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

by Hilary Mantel

The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called "scintillating" (New York Times Books Review), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite"...


Mr. Bones: Twenty Stories

by Paul Theroux

A dark and bitingly humorous collection of short stories from the "brilliantly evocative" Paul Theroux (Time)


Young Woman in a Garden: Stories

by Delia Sherman

A long anticipated first collection of fabulous stories with ghosts, fairies, artists, and even a merman.


Prophecies, Libels & Dreams: Stories

by Ysabeau S. Wilce

Norton Award winner's debut collection of sparking and baroque stories of alternate California.


Arresting God in Kathmandu

by Samrat Upadhyay

From the first Nepali author writing in English to be published in the West, Arresting God in Kathmandu brilliantly explores the nature of desire and spirituality in a changing society. With the assurance and...


Girl with Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

Remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent" (New York Times Book Review).

David Foster Wallace was one of America's most prodigiously talented...


Alive

by Ha Jin

An eBook short.

From one of our most celebrated contemporary writers, winner of the National Book Award and PEN/Faulkner Award: Ha Jin’s staggering story “Alive,” from the collection The Bridegroom.

Tong...


You'll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor

by Elizabeth Taylor & Margaret Drabble

Elizabeth Taylor is finally beginning to gain the recognition due to her as one of the best English writers of the postwar period, prized and praised by Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, among others. Inheriting...