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SAHM I Am

by Maryann Miller

A humorous short story about a woman and a computer. Can the two co-habitate in peace? Technology may be on the verge of having sophisticated home computers that run an entire household, but have the scientists...


The Visitor

by Maryann Miller

A retelling of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears in modern day. A camping trip becomes most interesting when a stranger shows up and the Cantrell family has to find out who has been sneaking into their...


Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories

by J. California Cooper

Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend.  Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people...


The Enchanted Wanderer: and Other Stories

by Nikolai Leskov, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

Written over the course of Leskov’s career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the...


Crime

by Ferdinand Von Schirach & Carol Janeway

From Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany’s most prominent defense attorneys, comes a jolting debut collection of short stories that daringly brings to light the motivations stirring within the criminal...


The Crack

by Emma Tennant

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A crack has opened in the Thames!

Hampstead uplifted high in the sky!

Watch the turmoil spread. See the loony psychoanalysts lead their demented flock around...


Gryphon: New and Selected Stories

by Charles Baxter

Ever since the publication of The Harmony of the World in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly gained a reputation as one of America’s finest short-story writers. Each subsequent collection—Through the Safety...


The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This early work by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was originally published in 1899. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA in 1860, Gilman was the great niece of Henry Ward Beecher and Sister to Harriet Beecher Stowe....


Damage Control

by Amber Dermont

"Dermont’s short story collection, which follows her debut novel (The Starboard Sea, 2012), demonstrates the author’s versatility and sardonic humor…Dermont delivers strong prose and intriguing characters...


Fools: Stories

by Joan Silber

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD. “Emotionally, it’s astounding. ‘Linked’ doesn’t begin to describe the complex web Silber has woven. . . . Beautiful, intricate and wise.”—New York Times...


Talking to the Dead

by Sylvia Watanabe

By an 0. Henry Award-winning young writer, these interrelated stories paint a moving, many-faceted portrait of a Hawaiian village, where ancient traditions and modern values meet in a magical mix of the marvelous...


Married Love

by Tessa Hadley

Married Love is a masterful collection of short fiction from one of today’s most accomplished storytellers. These tales showcase the qualities for which Tessa Hadley has long been praised: her humor, warmth,...


The Cloaca

by Andrew Hood

This book will remind you why you love reading. The stories included in Andrew Hood's sophomore collection are messy, beautiful, gross, funny, personal. The Cloaca is a train-wreck of awesomeness. It's your...


Mundo Cruel: Stories

by Luis Negron & Suzanne Jill Levine

Luis Negrón’s debut collection reveals the intimate world of a small community in Puerto Rico joined together by its transgressive sexuality. The writing straddles the shifting line between pure, unadorned...


Ship Fever: Stories

National Book Award for Fiction 1996

by Andrea Barrett

1996 National Book Award Winner for Fiction.The elegant short fictions gathered hereabout the love of science and the science of love are often set against the backdrop of the nineteenth century. Interweaving...


What Can't Be Changed Shouldn't Be Mourned

by W.D. Valgardson & Donald Richie

What Can't Be Changed Shouldn't Be Mourned


Silicon Tales

by Ella Price

This book is the 'always there' book for your bedside table. It's ideal to dip into as a late night distraction from your day's stresses, or to break the monotony of a morning commute. And it's likely to spark...


Old Man: And Other Colonel Weatherford Stories

by Gordon Grand & William J. Hayes

These warm and humorous stories are ideal for fireside reading for young and old.


Sam the Cat: and Other Stories

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2002

by Matthew Klam

The New Yorker magazine named Matt Klam one of the twenty best young writers in America, and the seven stories that comprise Sam the Cat are all the proof we need.

Knowing, perceptive, and wickedly funny, Matt...


The Forty Fathom Bank and Other Stories

by Les Galloway & Jerome Gold

Called "stunning and suspenseful" (Andrea Barrett, Outside), and "exquisitely detailed" (Alan Cheuse, NPR), The Forty Fathom Bank is a gripping novella of adventure and desperation in the tradition of The Treasure...