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Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories

by Karen Russell

From the author of the New York Times best seller Swamplandia!—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—a magical new collection of stories that showcases Karen Russell’s gifts at their inimitable best.

A dejected...


The Sunnier Side and Other Stories

by Charles Jackson & Blake Bailey

A masterful collection of short stories exposing the seamy undercurrents of small-town American life from Charles Jackson, celebrated author of The Lost Weekend.

A selection of Jackson’s finest tales, The Sunnier...


Red Stilettos

by Ruth Joseph

This is an extraordinary collection of short stories written by the Welsh-Jewish author Ruth Joseph.


A Multitude of Sins

by Richard Ford

One of the most celebrated and unflinching chroniclers of modern life now explores, in this masterful collection of short stories, the grand theme of intimacy, love, and their failures.

With remarkable insight...


Don't Cry: Stories

by Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill returns with a luminous new collection of stories—her first in more than ten years. In “College Town l980,” young people adrift in Ann Arbor debate the meaning of personal strength at the...


Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

by David Eagleman

At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives—each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now. ...


Turbo's Very Life and Other Stories

by Carroll Dale Short

In the eighteen stories in this retrospective of his best short fiction, Dale Short shows why he is one of the best prose stylists of his generation and why he deserves a break-out success. Short's writing has...


Stabs at Happiness: 13 Stories

by Todd Grimson

Marking the first original publication by Todd Grimson in almost 20 years, the 13 stories compiled in this volume showcase the author’s fascinating fictional canvases, peopled by authentic and sympathetic...


Busted Scotch: Selected Stories

by James Kelman

This collection of 35 short stories-most of them being published in this country for the first time-has been selected and arranged by James Kelman himself from over two decades of his work.The stories of Busted...


The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark

by Muriel Spark

Eight spooky stories from the mistress of the unexpected.I aim to startle as well as please," Muriel Spark has said, and in these eight marvelous ghost stories she manages to do both to the highest degree. As...


In Ordinary Time: A Short Story Collection

by C. J. Ruff

In Ordinary Time is a collection of fourteen stories that mainly surround the Catholic faith and its people. Characters are real, flawed, yet sincere and honest. To say there is always a happy ending to each...


News from Heaven

by Jennifer Haigh

The bestselling author of Faith and The Condition returns with a collection of unforgettable short stories inspired by a Pennsylvania coal-mining town and the people who call it home.

When her iconic novel Baker...


The Safety of Objects: Stories

by A.M. Homes

The breakthrough story collection that established A. M. Homes as one of the most daring writers of her generation

 

Originally published in 1990 to wide critical acclaim, this extraordinary first collection...


These 13

by William Faulkner

A collection of thirteen short stories by William Faulkner.

“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding...


Close is Fine

by Eliot Treichel

Like an album of Polaroid snapshots, Close Is Fine is a finely wrought collection of stories that gives us a brief glimpse into the quirky and complex lives of the inhabitants of a rural Wisconsin town. At times...


Stories of Five Decades

by Hermann Hesse

This selection of twenty-three stories (twenty available in English for the first time) offers a spectrum of Hesse's writing from 1899 to 1948 that could be matched only by an edition of his poetry, since in...


Klingsor's Last Summer

by Hermann Hesse

This is the first English-language edition of Klingsor's Last Summer, which was originally published in 1920, a year after Demian and two years before Siddhartha. The book has three parts: a story called A Child's...


LIFE: Such As It Is

by Spring Wilde

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In a collection of short stories composed of laments, commentaries, musings and rants, Life: Such As It Is looks with unbridled elucidation at a variety of topics. It cogitates society's newly found...


The Atlas

by William Vollmann

Hailed by Newsday as "the most unconventional--and possibly the most exciting and imaginative--novelist at work today," William T. Vollmann has also established himself as an intrepid journalist willing to go...


In the House of Suddhoo and Other Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

In The House of Suddhoo and Other Stories

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My Own True Ghost Story

The Sending of Dana Da

In the House of Suddhoo

His Wedded Wife