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Darling?

by Heidi Jon Schmidt

In the spirit of Lorrie Moore, Julie Hecht, and Elizabeth McCracken: a funny and observant story collection that captures the complexity of human relationships

In this smart and original story collection, Heidi...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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.


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...


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...


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 & Truman Capote

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...


Ladies in Low Places

by Mary Ann Henry

Set in the mythic, coastal lands of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, each story in this unforgettable collection captures the moments in women's lives when they must confront some aspect of their authentic...


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...