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So Much for That Winter

by Dorthe Nors & Misha Hoekstra

Dorthe Nors follows up her acclaimed story collection Karate Chop with a pair of novellas that playfully chart the aftermath of two very twenty-first-century romances. In "Days," a woman in her late thirties...


The High Places

by Fiona McFarlane

What a terrible thing at a time like this: to own a house, and the trees around it. Janet sat rigid in her seat. The plane lifted from the city and her house fell away, consumed by the other houses. Janet worried...


The Bed Moved: Stories

by Rebecca Schiff

The audacious, savagely funny debut of a writer of razor-sharp wit and surprising tenderness: a collection of stories that gives us a fresh take on adolescence, death, sex; on being Jewish-ish; and on finding...


What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours

by Helen Oyeyemi

A VULTURE (NEW YORK MAGAZINE) BEST BOOK OF 2016 SO FAR

A TIME MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2016 SO FAR

ONE OF THE WASHINGTON POST’S 37 BOOKS WE’VE LOVED SO FAR IN 2016

ONE OF APPLE’S BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SO FAR ...


Prodigals

by Greg Jackson

"People are bullets, fired," the narrator declares in one of the desperate, eerie stories that make up Greg Jackson's Prodigals. He's fleeing New York, with a woman who may be his therapist, as a storm bears...


Eyes: Novellas and Stories

by William H. Gass

A dazzling new collection—two novellas and four short stories from one of the most revered writers of our time, author of seven books of fiction, among them The Tunnel (“An extraordinary achievement”—Michael...


The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories

by Anthony Marra

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art....


Daydreams of Angels

by Heather O'neill

Inventive, outlandish, and tender fairy tales from a bestselling author

The fantastic has always been at the edges of Heather O'Neill's work. In her bestselling novels Lullabies for Little Criminals and The Girl...


Upright Beasts

by Lincoln Michel

Twenty-one genre-bending stories of bestial transformation, accidental murder, erotically-challenged dictatorship, and other tales of darkness, absurdity, and confusion.


Half an Inch of Water

by Percival Everett

A new collection of stories set in the West from "one of the most gifted and versatile of contemporary writers" (NPR)

Percival Everett's long-awaited new collection of stories, his first since 2004's Damned If...


The Visiting Privilege: New and Collected Stories

by Joy Williams

The legendary writer’s first collection in more than ten years—and, finally, the definitive one. A literary event of the highest order.

Joy Williams has been celebrated as a master of the short story for...


Ball: Stories

by Tara Ison

Ball is the thrilling and emotionally provocative debut collection of short fiction by the acclaimed author of the novels Rockaway and A Child Out of Alcatraz and the essay collection Reeling through Life.

Ball...


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,...


The State We're In: Maine Stories

by Ann Beattie

“Ann Beattie at her most magnificent…Her first new collection in ten years...These tales explore the range of emotional states the author is famous for: longing, disaffection, ambivalence, love, regret....


The Things We Don't Do

by Andrés|Caistor, Nick Neuman & Lorenza Garcia

Mind-bending set of stories—the first of Neuman's in English—calls to mind the best of Julio Cortázar and Jorge Luis Borges.


Barbara the Slut and Other People

by Lauren Holmes

Named a Best Book of 2015 by NPR, Bustle, GawkerLit HubBook Riot, Pure Wow, and Publisher's Weekly

“Holmes trains a precise lens on the millennial generation’s mixed bag of manners, mores, and machinations…...


The Complete Stories

by Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson & Benjamin Moser

Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories, 85 in all, are an epiphany, among the important books of this—or any—year

The recent publication by New Directions of five Lispector novels revealed to legions of...


Love and Other Wounds

by Jordan Harper

In the hard-edged tradition of Hubert Selby Jr., Daniel Woodrell, and Donald Ray Pollock, and with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, a blistering debut collection that unsparingly...


Counternarratives

by John Keene

Now in paperback, a bewitching collection of stories and novellas that are “suspenseful, thought-provoking, mystical, and haunting” (Publishers Weekly) Ranging from the seventeenth century to the present,...