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How It Was for Me

by Andrew Sean Greer

In the title story of this collection, neighborhood boys crouch in a backyard toolshed, and conspire to prove their piano teachers to be witches. In "Cannibal Kings," a disillusioned young man accompanies a...


Poachers

Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Short Story 1999

by Tom Franklin

In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. His lyric, deceptively simple prose...


Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories

by Sandra Cisneros

NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME

A collection of stories, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. The women in these stories offer tales of pure...


Gallatin Canyon

by Thomas Mcguane

The stories of Gallatin Canyon are rich in the wit, compassion, and matchless language for which Thomas McGuane is celebrated.

Place exerts the power of destiny in these tales: a boy makes a surprising discovery...


Unaccustomed Earth: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2008

by Jhumpa Lahiri

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds...


Chemistry and Other Stories

by Ron Rash

A Picador Paperback Original

From the pre-eminent chronicler of this forgotten territory, stories that range over one hundred years in the troubled, violent emergence of the New South.

In Ron Rash's stories, spanning...


Train Dreams

by Denis Johnson

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011

Denis Johnson's Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant...


When It Happens to You

by Molly Ringwald

When it happens to you, you will be surprised. That thing they say about how you knew all the time, but just weren't facing it? That might be the case, but nevertheless, there you will be.

Molly Ringwald mines...


St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

by Karen Russell

A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades....


The Whore's Child: Stories

by Richard Russo

To this irresistible debut collection of short stories, Richard Russo brings the same bittersweet wit, deep knowledge of human nature, and spellbinding narrative gifts that distinguish his best-selling novels....


Bad Behavior: Stories

by Mary Gaitskill

A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill’s debut collection, Bad Behavior—powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious...


Hot Water Music

by Charles Bukowski

Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes...


Voices in the Night: Stories

by Steven Millhauser

From the Pulitzer and Story Prize winner: sixteen new stories—provocative, funny, disturbing, enchanting—that delve into the secret lives and desires of ordinary people, alongside retellings of myths and...


Brief Interviews with Hideous Men: Stories

by David Foster Wallace

David Foster Wallace made an art of taking readers into places no other writer even gets near. The series of stories from which this exuberantly acclaimed book takes its title is a sequence of imagined interviews...


Honeydew: Stories

by Edith Pearlman

A new story collection from the author of Binocular Vision, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and finalist for the National Book Award.

Over the past several decades, Edith Pearlman has staked...


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 the acclaimed author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise, a dazzling new collection that explores the lives of unforgettable women in history.The fascinating characters in Megan Mayhew Bergman’s new stories...


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...


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...