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Amy Foster

by Joseph Conrad

In the nineteenth century, mass immigration changed the face of the world. Although we like to think of this cross-cultural pollination as being a positive trend in human history, the truth of the matter is...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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 The Ask...


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...


Middle Men: Stories

by Jim Gavin

A powerful, funny, and wise debut from a writer Esquire praises as “the second coming of Denis Johnson.”

In this widely acclaimed story collection, Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California,...


At the Bottom of the River

by Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories

Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively...


Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Ron Rash

From Ron Rash, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence...


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...


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....


News from Heaven

by Jennifer Haigh

In News from Heaven, Jennifer Haigh—bestselling author of Faith and The Condition—returns to the territory of her acclaimed novel Baker Towers with a collection of short stories set in and around the fictionalized...


Unusual Uses for Olive Oil

Professor Dr von Igelfeld #4

by Alexander Mccall Smith

Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he...


Without a Hero

by T.C. Boyle

T.C. Boyle was first feted as a master of the short story for his critically acclaimed Greasy Lake. With these stories applauded by People magazine as "wickedly comical," he displays once again a virtuosity...


The Love of a Good Woman: Stories

Trillium Book Award 1999, Giller Prize 1998, National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction 1998

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes--the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos...


The Maples Stories

by John Updike

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Collected together for the first time in hardcover, these eighteen classic stories from across John Updike’s career form a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage...


Stories

by Doris Lessing

This major collection contains all of Doris Lessing’s short fiction, other than the stories set in Africa, from the beginning of her career until now. Set in London, Paris, the south of France, the English...


Calamity and Other Stories

by Daphne Kalotay

Twelve luminous stories alive with friendship and secrets introduce a remarkable writer. Daphne Kalotay’s characters confront regrets and unrealized hopes in tales tinged with gentle humor. A newly independent...