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Young Skins: Stories

by Colin Barrett

Winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

Winner of the Guardian First Book Award

Winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature

A stunning introduction to a singular new voice in contemporary...


Angels and Exiles

by Yves Meynard

We dream of angels, black as space, and wish they could return from the future to warn us of the dark years ahead. We who have forgotten our origin, exiles in a land we may have shaped with our own hands; we...


Stranded

by Val McDermid

A superb collection of nineteen nail-biting, perfectly plotted short stories from internationally bestselling crime writer Val McDermid, the queen of the psychological thriller.


City Beasts: Fourteen Stories of Uninvited Wildlife

by Mark Kurlansky

All-new stories about the urban worlds where animals and humans fight, love, and find common ground, from the nationally bestselling author of Cod and Salt.

 

In these stories, Mark Kurlansky journeys to his...


Emperor of the Air

by Ethan Canin

EMPEROR OF THE AIR "explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle). Whether his characters...


White Man's Problems

by Kevin Morris

In nine stories that move between nouveau riche Los Angeles and the working class East Coast, Kevin Morris explores the vicissitudes of modern life. Whether looking for creative ways to let off steam after a...


The Alphabet of Birds

by SJ Naudé

If death comes to a loved one, can we grieve alone? When all around is in ruins, can we confine our lives to one beautiful room constructed out of art, or love, or family ties? And when the words we know prove...


Father Brother Keeper

by Nathan Poole & Edith Pearlman

Stories set in rural Georgia investigate small moments that illuminate life-altering struggles, from aging families to dog fighters.


The Devil is a Black Dog: Stories from the Middle East and Beyond

by Sandor Jaszberenyi & M. Henderson Ellis

In the nineteen extraordinary stories that comprise The Devil Is a Black Dog and Other Stories, writer and photojournalist Sándor Jászberényi shows us the human side of war and revolution in the contemporary...


The Five Dollar Smile: And Other Stories

by Shashi Tharoor

This touching and funny collection of stories showcases Tharoor’s daunting literary acumen, as well as the keen sensitivity that informs his ability to write profoundly and entertainingly on themes ranging...


The War of the Fatties and Other Stories from Aztec History

by Salvador Novo & Michael Alderson

In "The War of the Fatties," a campy, tongue-in-cheek retelling of an episode from the Mexican "Trojan War," naked fat women from Tlatelolco discombobulate Tenochtitlan's invading army by squirting them with...


The Strange Library

by Haruki Murakami & Ted Goossen

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.

 

Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find...


Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

by Lee Smith

 A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK 

“Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories—thank...


Subtly Worded

by Teffi, Robert Chandler & Anne Marie Jackson

A selection of the finest stories by this female Chekhov

Teffi's genius with the short form made her a literary star in pre-revolutionary Russia, beloved by Tsar Nicholas II and Vladimir Lenin alike. These stories,...


Darling?

by Heidi Jon Schmidt

A funny and observant story collection that captures the complexity of human relationships

In this smart and original story collection, Heidi Jon Schmidt paints her subjects with delicate care. What emerges...


Numbers in the Dark

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

A posthumously published collection of short stories that span the breadth of Italo Calvino's career.


Return to Travers Corners: Stories

by Scott Waldie

Travers Corners, if visited by a dedicated urbanite, would be seen as nothing more than a windblown gas station of a town that would make the middle of nowhere look like Metropolis. It’s a town of 329 beloved...


A Wedding Song for Poorer People

by Alfred DePew

St. Louis, Leningrad, Santa Fe, Paris-no matter where these stories take us, we return to the inward experience of doubt, faith, love and unforeseen renewal. In the title story, we encounter a theater company...


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," observes...


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...