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The Adventure Megapack: 25 Classic Adventure Stories

by Robert E. Howard, Harold Lamb & J. Allan Dunn

Hours of great reading await, with adventure tales culled from the pulp magazines of the early 20th century by some of the most renowned pulp authors, including Robert E. Howard (creator of Conan the Barbarian),...


Honeydew: Stories

by Edith Pearlman

  • NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post
  • TOP TEN BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor

  • BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Wall Street Journal, NPR, Kirkus, Fresh Air (Maureen Corrigan),...

There's Something I Want You to Do: Stories

by Charles Baxter

From one of the great masters of the contemporary short story, here is an astonishing collection that showcases Charles Baxter’s unique ability to unveil the remarkable in the seemingly inconsequential moments...


Single, Carefree, Mellow: Stories

by Katherine Heiny

“Katherine Heiny's work does something magical: elevates the mundane so that it has the stakes of a mystery novel, gives women's interior lives the gravity they so richly deserve -- and makes you laugh along...


Almost Famous Women: Stories

by Megan Mayhew Bergman

From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star...


What Was Mine: & Other Stories

by Ann Beattie

A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable...


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...


Uncollected Stories of William Faulkner

by William Faulkner

This invaluable volume, which has been republished to commemorate the one-hundredth anniversary of Faulkner's birth, contains some of the greatest short fiction by a writer who defined the course of American...


Indelible Acts: Stories

by A. L. Kennedy

The love story (as well as the story of love lost, obsessed over, or longed for) gets a complete and thrilling renovation at the hands of the most virtuosic literary stylist to appear in the British Isles since...


Big Woods: The Hunting Stories

by William Faulkner

"The Bear, " "The Old People, " "A Bear Hunt, " "Race at Morning"--some of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner's most famous stories are collected in this volume--in which he observed, celebrated, and...


Collected Stories

National Book Award for Fiction 1951

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 form after poetry. And failing that, only then does he take...


Original Bliss

by A. L. Kennedy

"Kennedy is a world class writer."--The New York Times Book Review

A brilliant American debut from one of Scotland's most acclaimed writers, named by Granta as one of the Twenty Best Young British Novelists.

Emotionally...


Mortimer of the Maghreb

by Henry Shukman

In this psychologically complex and darkly humorous debut collection, awardwinning writer Henry Shukman introduces an unforgettable cast of characters, travelers whose certain paths around the world lead invariably...


Swim Back to Me

by Ann Packer

From Ann Packer, author of the New York Times best-selling novels The Dive from Clausen’s Pier and Songs Without Words, a collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable linked...


Send Me

by Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan’s first work of fiction is written with such authority, grace, and wisdom, it might be the capstone of a distinguished literary career.

In the Florida of NASA launches, ranch houses, and sudden...


Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

by Lee Smith

 A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK 

“Extremely powerful…Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories—thank...


In Western Counties

by Nickolas Butler

From Nickolas Butler, author of the national bestseller SHOTGUN LOVESONGS, comes a moving story of a cop's last bid to right a wrong she may have helped create.

Aida doesn't recognize the young woman at first....


Family Furnishings: Selected Stories, 1995-2014

by Alice Munro

From the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature—and one of our most beloved writers—a new selection of her peerless short fiction, gathered from the collections of the last two decades, a companion...


Darling?

by Heidi Jon Schmidt

A funny and observant story collection that captures the complexity of human relationships

In this smart and original story collection, Heidi Jon Schmidt paints her subjects with delicate care. What emerges are...


Hall of Small Mammals: Stories

by Thomas Pierce

A wild, inventive ride of a short story collection from a distinctive new American storyteller. The author of the forthcoming novel, The Afterlives.

The stories in Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals take...