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Cross Channel

by Julian Barnes

In his first collection of short stories, Barnes explores the narrow body of water containing the vast sea of prejudice and misapprehension which lies between England and France with acuity humor, and compassion....


Come Along with Me: Classic Short Stories and an Unfinished Novel

by Shirley Jackson & Laura Miller

A haunting and psychologically driven collection from Shirley Jackson that includes her best-known story "The Lottery"

 

At last, Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" enters Penguin Classics, sixty-five years...


The Melancholy of Anatomy: Stories

by Shelley Jackson

Amusing, touching, and unsettling, The Melancholy of Anatomy is that most wonderful of fictions, one that makes us see the world in an entirely new light.

Here is the body turned inside out, its members set free,...


Boss, Jaybird And Me: Anthology Of Short Stories

by Jimmy Reed

Approximately 700 pages long, this book contains over 200 of the author's best-received short stories. In paperback, it now retails in book stores for $19.95. The preface material contains a foreword by the...


The Fun Parts

by Sam Lipsyte

A hilarious collection of stories from the writer The New York Times called “the novelist of his generation”

Returning to the form in which he began, Sam Lipsyte, author of the New York Times bestseller...


A Dandelion on the Roof & Other Stories

by Georgina Scillio

Children at play in post-war Malta, a psychiatrist has a revealing dream, a woman sends her boss an email she could regret, and Peppi Attard's entire collection of birds mysteriously dies on the day of President...


All Windows Open

by Hariklia Heristanidis

All windows open... Chrissie Triantafillou is your average Greek girl growing up in Melbourne in the 1980s. Dark hair, art student, bit of a princess. Other distinguishing features: she has no sense of smell,...


The Lama's Lover and Other Stories

by Uli Schmetzer

In this collection of ten short stories we meet a range of extraordinary individuals. Each carries their own cross in societies marred by religious, political and social injustices. The protagonists are often...


If the River Was Whiskey: Stories

by T.C. Boyle

In sixteen stories, T.C. Boyle tears through the walls of contemporary society to reveal a world at once comic and tragic, droll and horrific. Boyle introduces us to a death-defying stuntman who rides across...


The Dream Cycle of H. P. Lovecraft: Dreams of Terror and Death

by H.P. Lovecraft

"[Lovecraft's] dream fantasy works are as terrifying and haunting as his tales of horror and the macabre. A master craftsman, Lovecraft brings compelling visions of nightmarish fear, invisible worlds and the...


Mermaids on the Moon

by Elizabeth Stuckey-French

When thirty-five-year-old France’s father calls to say that her mother, Grendy, has run off, France suspects foul play and heads south to investigate. Recently reunited with fellow former “mermaids” from...


Our Former Lives in Art: Stories

by Jennifer S. Davis

Set against the backdrop of the Deep South, these nine haunting stories explore big themes–authenticity, the relinquishing of childhood, the acceptance of dreams lost–in a way that ultimately affirms the...


Middle Men: Stories

by Jim Gavin

In this widely acclaimed story collection, Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California, in which a number of down-on-their-luck men, from young dreamers to old vets, make valiant forays...


American Falls: The Collected Short Stories

by Barry Gifford

American Falls is the first major collection of short stories from Barry Gifford, master of the dark side of the American reality. These stories range widely in style and period, from the 1950s to the present,...


The Solitude of Compassion

by Jean Giono, Edward Ford & Henry Miller

The Solitude of Compassion, a collection of short stories never before available in English, won popular acclaim when it was originally published in France in 1932. It tells of small-town life in Provence, drawing...


Do the Blind Dream?: New Novellas and Stories

by Barry Gifford

Do the Blind Dream? shows Gifford at the height of his powers, navigating with ease the new, more fragmented imaginative landscape of morning-after America. Gifford seems to have anticipated themes that suddenly...


Talking to the Enemy: Stories

by Avner Mandelman

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has shaped the consciousness of a generation, but never before has it been brought to life in such vivid and telling prose. Part Tim O’Brien and part Bernard Malamud, Avner...


The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room: A Barry Gifford Reader

by Barry Gifford, Thomas A. Mccarthy & Andrei Codrescu

"Everything I have to say about race and religion and politics is in the novels," declares Barry Gifford. The Rooster Trapped in the Reptile Room gathers generous portions of all thirteen novels and novellas,...


Valery The Great

by Elaine McCluskey

Valery the Great is a crackling, electric collection of dark humour that follows the bizarre and beautiful lives of its protagonists. Sometimes sweet and gentle, sometimes sharply sarcastic, the unique narrative...


The Devil You Know

by Jenn Farrell

The Devil You Know is the follow-up volume to Farrell's critically acclaimed debut collection, Sugar Bush & Other Stories. These stories deal with sex, love, work, birth, and death in alternately moving, shocking,...