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The Bracelet: A Short Story

by Mary Jane Clark

Piper Donovan adores her brother. Her sister-in-law is another matter. Self-centered, greedy, and completely annoying, Zara is, inexplicably, the love of Robert’s life. Piper puts up with her to maintain peace...


The Western Megapack: 25 Classic Western Stories

by Johnston McCulley & Robert E. Howard

Hours of great reading await, with Western tales from some of the 19th and 20th century's most renowned authors, including Johnston McCulley (creator of Zorro), Robert E. Howard (famous for Conan the Barbarian),...


His Fathers' Advice

by Don Schecter

In high school, Sam Conner is a star quarterback and an artist. He dates a pretty cheerleader and seems to have it all. Behind the scenes of his school life, Sam lives in an unconventional family with two gay...


The First Book of Short Stories

by Lyn Funnell

A collection of easy reading short stories that cover a variety of situations, places and characters. Another Fine Mess, Dining Out, If Britain became the new Venice, My Best Friend Jake and more will keep you...


Three Famous Short Novels: Spotted Horses Old Man The Bear

by William Faulkner

“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” —William Faulkner

 

These short works offer three different approaches to Faulkner, each representative of his work...


Welcome to the Monkey House

by Kurt Vonnegut

Welcome to the Monkey House is a collection of Kurt Vonnegut’s shorter works. Originally printed in publications as diverse as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction and The Atlantic Monthly, these superb...


SUSSEX BORN AND BRED: Tales from the Coast

by Alex Askaroff

"An utterly charming read" Sussex Born and Bred is a series of short stories in which both England's history and her people are brought vividly to life by a man who has spent a lifetime observing both. As you...


The New Atlantis

by Sir Francis Bacon

The New Atlantis is Sir Francis Bacon's creation of an ideal land where its citizens uphold the common qualities of "generosity and enlightenment, dignity and splendor, piety and public spirit." This short 1627...


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes collects together eleven stories detailing the famous exploits and adventures of Baker Street's greatest detective. Arthur Conan Doyle's compilation was originally published in...


Love in Infant Monkeys: Stories

by Lydia Millet

Lions, Komodo dragons, dogs, monkeys, and pheasants — all have shared spotlights and tabloid headlines with celebrities such as Sharon Stone, Thomas Edison, and David Hasselhoff. Millet hilariously tweaks these...


Historical Miniatures

by August Strindberg

Swedish polymath August Strindberg delivers a fascinating volume in Historical Miniatures. Just as the title implies, these are short vignettes drawn from history and presented in narrative form. You'll learn...


Old Indian Days

by Charles A. Eastman

Charles Eastman, whose Sioux name was Ohiyesa (pronounced Oh hee' yay suh), was a Native American author, doctor and reformer who also helped to establish the Boy Scouts of America. Old Indian Days is a collection...


The Wire in the Butter

by Lance Zarimba

The scent of cotton candy, kettle corn, deep-fried cheese curds and pronto pups fill the air at the end of summer. The Minnesota State Fair has started and, slice by slice, a chunk of butter reveals a woman's...


The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

by H. G. Wells

The Country of the Blind and Other Stories brings together thirty-three of H. G. Wells' science fiction and fantasy short stories which were previously published separately in a variety of periodicals. The title...


Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

by Jacob Grimm

The legendary folklorists Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm are widely credited with preserving and documenting Europe's oral fairy tale tradition. On several extended trips collecting stories in and around Germany, the...


Snow in May

by Kseniya Melnik

A remote Siberian town with a darkly fascinating history teems with life in this luminous linked debut collection of short stories

Kseniya Melnik's Snow in May introduces a cast of characters bound by their relationship...


Between Here and Here (short story)

by Amy Bloom

A unique offer for fans of Amy Bloom, bestselling author of Away...sample just one piece from her stunning new collection of interconnected short stories. Available at this special price for a limited time only....


The Chronicles of Clovis

by Saki

Hector Hugh Munro was a prolific British writer who worked in a variety of literary genres. Under the pen name Saki, he produced a series of plays and tales, many of which center around a sophisticated bon vivant...


The Toys of Peace: And Other Papers

by Saki

Edwardian society was rife with hypocrisy and ridiculousness, and the writer who worked under the pen name Saki delighted in skewering these conventions. The collection The Toys of Peace, and Other Papers includes...


Dubliners: And Chamber Music

by James Joyce

Dubliners comprises fifteen short stories, which Joyce intended should accurately reflect the life of the Irish middle class. Each story centers around the moment of epiphany, when a character suddenly understands...