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Season of the Macabre

by Damien Kelly & Patricia Terry

By Damien Kelly - winner of the Octocon 2011 Short Story competition (with "Intervention Paradox").

- A frightened child, turning to the only person who can save him.

- A prison full of vicious inmates, generously...


Crash Diet

by Jill McCorkle

Here, from the remarkable novelist who wrote Ferris Beach, Tending to Virginia, July 7th, and The Cheer Leader, is Jill McCorkle's first book of short fiction. These eleven sparkling, uninhibited stories address...


Creatures of Habit

by Jill McCorkle

Jill McCorkle's new collection of twelve short stories is peopled with characters brilliantly like us-flawed, clueless, endearing. These stories are also animaled with all manner of mammal, bird, fish, reptile-also...


Instant Love: Fiction

by Jami Attenberg

“We are all walking around this city with our hearts sadly swimming in our chests, like dying fish on the surface of a still pond. It’s enough to make you give up entirely.” —from Instant Love

But we...


Tooth and Claw: and Other Stories

by T.C. Boyle

Since his first collection of stories, Descent of Man, appeared in 1979, T.C. Boyle has become an acknowledged master of the form who has transformed the nature of short fiction in our time. Among the fourteen...


A Thousand Years of Good Prayers: Stories

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2006, Guardian First Book Award 2006, Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2005

by Yiyun Li

Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing...


Things that Fall from the Sky

by Kevin Brockmeier

Weaving together loss and anxiety with fantastic elements and literary sleight-of-hand, Kevin Brockmeier’s richly imagined Things That Fall from the Sky views the nagging realities of the world through a hopeful...


Sorry Please Thank You: Stories

by Charles Yu

The author of the widely praised debut novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories.

 

A big-box store employee...


The View from the Seventh Layer: Stories

by Kevin Brockmeier

Peering into the often unnoticed corners of life, Kevin Brockmeier has been consistently praised for the originality of his vision, the boundlessness of his imagination and the command of his craft. Once again,...


At the Villa of Reduced Circumstances: A Professor Dr Von Igelfeld Entertainment Novel (3)

Professor Dr von Igelfeld #3

by Alexander Mccall Smith & Iain Mcintosh

Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment - Book 3

The Professor Dr. von Igelfeld Entertainment series slyly skewers academia, chronicling the comic misadventures of the endearingly awkward Professor Dr. Moritz-Maria...


A Good Fall: Stories

by Ha Jin

In his first book of stories since The Bridegroom, National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America.

A lonely composer takes comfort...


Piranha to Scurfy: And Other Stories

by Ruth Rendell

Nine deliciously frightening and exquisitely crafted tales of psychological terror from Ruth Rendell.

A self-appointed critic reads books only to catch out their errors of fact and usage, which he points out...


The Selected Stories of Richard Bausch

by Richard Bausch

Richard Bausch is a master of the short story--and this selection brings together ten pieces which perfectly showcase his incisive wit, perception, and artistry. "He brings to life characters and situations...


Moral Disorder: and Other Stories

by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s latest brilliant collection of short stories follows the life of a single character, seen as a girl growing up the 1930s, a young woman in the 50s and 60s, and, in the present day, half of...


Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

by Matthew Kneale

A well-intentioned English family unwittingly becomes complicit in state violence while traveling through China. A ploddingly respectable London lawyer chances upon a stash of cocaine and realizes it offers...


The Train to Lo Wu

by Jess Row

The characters in Jess Row’s remarkable fiction inhabit “a city that can be like a mirage, hovering above the ground: skyscrapers built on mountainsides, islands swallowed in fog for days.” This is Hong...


The Lemon Table

by Julian Barnes

In his widely acclaimed new collection of stories, Julian Barnes addresses what is perhaps the most poignant aspect of the human condition: growing old.

The characters in The Lemon Table are facing the ends...


Arranged Marriage: Stories

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing...


Aerogrammes: and Other Stories

by Tania James

From the highly acclaimed author of Atlas of Unknowns ("Dazzling...One of the most exciting debut novels since Zadie Smith's White Teeth" --San Francisco Chronicle),a bravura collection of short stories set...


On the River Styx: And Other Stories

by Peter Matthiessen

Since the 1950s Peter Matthiessen has written fiction and nonfiction of elemental power and moral vision, including the acclaimed novels At Play in the Fields of the Lord and Far Tortuga and works of naturalism...