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The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin

by Ursula K. Le Guin

A collection of short stories by the legendary and iconic Ursula K. Le Guin—selected by the author, and combined in one volume for the first time.

The Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K....

The Wild Cherry Tree

by H.E. Bates

First published in 1968, The Wild Cherry Tree is a late collection of ten tales including comic vignettes, a humorous celebration of the sensual life, and several explorations of love, loneliness, and problematic...

Stolen Postcards

by Jan Ackerson

Stolen Postcards has a cast of three hundred and sixty-six characters (maybe a few more)—a new one for each day of the year. But unlike a sprawling epic that covers years or decades in the lives of its characters,...

…Preceded by Chaos

by M. Wheeler

…Preceded by Chaos is an illustrated short story. The protagonist, Mitchell Weaver, is a young Emergency Medicine doctor. Mitchell has entered a high stress, distinguished profession with the burden of a variety...

Swift to Chase

by Laird Barron

Introduction by Paul Tremblay

Publishers Weekly top ten list for most anticipated horror/Scifi Fall 2016 releases.

Laird Barron’s fourth collection gathers a dozen stories set against the backdrops of the...

The Four Beauties

by H.E. Bates

First published in 1968, The Four Beauties is Bates's last collection of novellas offering a mixture of comedy, adventure, a semi-autobiographical piece and an exploration of a dark love triangle.

'The Simple...

Public Library and Other Stories

by Ali Smith

Why are books so very powerful? What do the books we’ve read over our lives—our own personal libraries—make of us? What does the unraveling of our tradition of public libraries, so hard-won but now in...

All That Man Is

by David Szalay

* Finalist for the 2016 Man Booker Prize *

* Winner of the 2016 Paris Review Plimpton Prize for Fiction *

A magnificent and ambitiously conceived portrait of contemporary life, by a genius of realism

Nine men....

After the Fireworks

by Aldous Huxley & Gary Giddins

From one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century, Aldous Huxley, comes his great novella, set in Rome, about a writer’s affair with a mysterious young fan—now back in print for the first time in...

Vampire in Love

by Enrique Vila-Matas & Margaret Jull Costa

“Arguably Spain’s most significant contemporary literary figure” (Joanna Kavenna, The New Yorker) Gathered for the first time in English, and spanning his entire career, Vampire in Love offers a selection...

Can You Keep a Secret?

by Mary Monroe

In this page-turning prequel to her thrilling Lonely Heart, Deadly Heart series, New York Times bestselling author Mary Monroe introduces Lola Poole and Joan Proctor, fast friends getting a crash course in love,...

The Prom at the End of the World

by Anabel Graff

The prom is a matter of life or death for every high school girl. Especially if it corresponds to the last day of life – on Earth. In Jenny's small town the Apocalypse hasn't sparked panic: mothers and daughters...

The Well of San Hipólito

by Miguel Ferrando & James Peel

There is a country without hope, with a dry ground and a population without a future. But there is also an underground river, that could save it and that fascinates little Valentín since the day he spied the...

Theory and Practice of Pears

by Viola Bellini & Priscilla De Angelis

“First of all, how to pick a pear.” Do you know how many ways there are to pick a pear? There is a girl who has picked pears, one month a year, ten hours a day, between the ages of thirteen to eighteen,...

Him, Me, Muhammad Ali

by Randa Jarrar

With acerbic wit and tenderness, these often otherworldly stories capture the lives of Arab women across myriad geographies and circumstances.

Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories

by Robert Walser, Tom Whalen & Nicole Kongeter

Girlfriends, Ghosts, and Other Stories brings together eighty-one brief texts spanning Robert Walser’s career, from pieces conceived amid his early triumphs to later works written at a psychiatric clinic...


by Alexandra Kleeman

From the celebrated author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine,a thought-provoking, often unsettling story collection that consists, broadly, of narrative diagrams of the three main stages in a human life:...

The Case of Lady Sannox: Medical Mysteries and Other Adventures

by Arthur Conan Doyle & Jerry Pinto

‘Excision of the wound, then?’

‘That is it. If it be on the finger, take the finger off. So said my father always. But think of where this wound is, and that it is my wife. It is dreadful!’…


The Yellow Meads of Asphodel

by H.E. Bates

Published posthumously in 1976, these stories include some familiar characters and scenarios, as well as an uncharacteristic vignette portraying urban hooligans.

The title story, 'The Yellow Meads of Asphodel',...

Orsinian Tales

by Ursula K. Le Guin

in a career spanning half a century, Ursula K. Le Guin has produced a body of work that testifies to her abiding faith in the power and art of words. She is perhaps best known for imagining future intergalactic worlds...