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Short Stories 1895-1926

by Walter De La Mare

The publication of Short Stories 1895-1926 celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of Walter de la Mare's death. It is also the culmination of a major literary enterprise. For many people Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)...


The World and Other Places: Stories

by Jeanette Winterson

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson's delectable first novel, announced the arrival of 'a fresh voice with a mind behind it,' as Muriel Spark has written. 'She is a master of her material, a writer...


Collected Stories

by Carol Shields

With the profound maturity and exquisite eye for detail that never failed to capture readers of her prize-winning novels, Carol Shields dazzles with these remarkable stories. Generous, delightful, and acutely...


Stay Up With Me

by Tom Barbash

The stories in Tom Barbash's wondrous and evocative collection explore the myriad ways we try to connect with one another and with the sometimes cruel world around us. The newly single mother in "The Break"...


We'll Always Have Paris

by Ray Bradbury

Over the course of a storied literary career that has spanned more than half a century, Ray Bradbury has taken us to wonderful places: across vast oceans to foreign lands, onto summer porches of small-town America,...


A Permanent Member of the Family

by Russell Banks

A masterly collection of new stories from Russell Banks, acclaimed author of The Sweet Hereafter and Rule of the Bone, which maps the complex terrain of the modern American family

The New York Times lauds Russell...


Every Happy Family

by Crane Dede

Humorous and heartbreaking, wise and demented, Every Happy Family explores the colourful - and sometimes repurposed - fabric of the Wright family. The stories mark turning points in the lives of the individual...


Indian Fairy Tales

by Joseph Jacobs

The Bodhisatta was at one time born in the region of Himavanta as a white crane; now Brahmadatta was at that time reigning in Benares. Now it chanced that as a lion was eating meat a bone stuck in his throat....


The Golden Goose - With Numerous Drawings in Colour and Black-and-White

by L. Leslie Brooke

There was once a man who had three sons, the youngest of whom was called the Simpleton. He was laughed at and despised and neglected on all occasions. Now it happened one day that the eldest son wanted to go...


Stories of Birds

by Lenore E. Mulets

IN THE SNOW

It was a bright, wintry day. The frost jewels sparkled on the snow. The winds blew cutting cold from the north.

Phyllis, in her scarlet coat and cap, and long, warm leggings, waded in the deepest drifts...


The Kindness of Doctor Avicenna

by John Pearson

Moreton is the representative in Rome for a London insurance broker who deals at Lloyds of London.

Moreton�s troubles begin with the appearance of Dr. Avicenna. "Some instinct of self-preservation should have...


Three Men In a Boat - (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

by Jerome K. Jerome

Three invalids.—Sufferings of George and Harris.—A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies.—Useful prescriptions.—Cure for liver complaint in children.—We agree that we are overworked, and need...


Like a House on Fire

by Cate Kennedy

From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies,...


A Piece of Mine: Stories

by J. California Cooper

Back in print after more than five years, this is the extraordinary first short story collection by the author of Family.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Gun Boss of Tumbleweed

by L. Ron Hubbard

Mart Kincaid, a man in the Clint Eastwood mold, may be the fastest gun in the state, but his life is not his own.  It belongs to Gar Malone, a rancher driven by his thirst for power and more land. Now Gar wants...


Champavert: Immoral Tales

by Petrus Borel the Lycanthrope & Brian Stableford

Champavert was the archetypal collection of the French "contes cruels," and the book still remains among the cruellest of them all. It is also one of the greatest collections of short stories ever published;...


The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue

by Manuel Munoz

Manuel Munoz's dazzling collection is set in a Mexican-American neighborhood in central California-a place where misunderstandings and secrets shape people's lives. From a set of triplets with three distinct...


Slowly Downward

by Stanley Donwood

We'll leave it up to Mr Donwood to tell you about his excellent collection of 'Extremely Miserable Stories'. This is the first book I did, now republished in a new edition. This is rather an elegant publication,...


my mother was an upright piano

by Tania Hershman

A scintillating collection of 56 short stories by one of the genre's most daring exponents, whose economy of words cloaks her subtlety and power. Tania Hershman's work is powerful, spiky and off-beat but with...


Winning the Game and Other Stories

by Rubem Fonseca & Clifford E. Landers

With an unflinching, unsentimental eye and a soupçon of black humor, Fonseca chronicles the foibles, manias, and obsessions of the people of Brazil’s metropolises