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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories

by Nathan Englander

One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.

In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man...


Selected Stories

by William Trevor

Selected as one of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year.

Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Award, and five-time nominee for the Booker Prize, William...


The People on Privilege Hill

by Jane Gardam

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2011

by Danielle Evans

Introducing a new star of her generation, an electric debut story collection about mixed-race and African-American teenagers, women, and men struggling to find a place in their families and communities.

When...


The Isle of Youth

by Laura van den Berg

Laura van den Berg’s gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling...


Horse of a Different Color: Stories

by Howard Waldrop

Literary mashup master Waldrop is back with new stories of pirates, hidden movie history, the Wolfman of Alcatraz, and more.


Greasy Lake and Other Stories

by T.C. Boyle

Mythic and realistic, farcical and tragic, The Washington Post Book World says these masterful stories mark T. Coraghessan Boyle's development from "a prodigy's audacity to something that packs even more of...


The Cosmological Eye

by Henry Miller

This collection, first published by New Directions in 1939, contains a number of Henry Miller's most important shorter prose writings. They are taken from the Paris books Black Spring (1936) and Max and the...


T.C. Boyle Stories II: The Collected Stories of T. Coraghessan Boyle, Volume II

by T.C. Boyle

A second volume of short fiction-featuring fourteen uncollected stories-from the bestselling author and master of the form

Few authors write with such sheer love of story and language as T.C. Boyle, and that...


The Torturer's Wife

by Thomas Glave

Profound portraits of the traumas of war, the ravages of homophobia, and the triumph of desire.


Dark Lies the Island

by Kevin Barry

An award-winning collection from the author of City of Bohane, which was hailed by Pete Hamill as “full of marvels” (The New York Times Book Review)

* Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award...


Thank You for the Music

by Jane McCafferty

In 14 original stories, Jane McCafferty illuminates modern life weaving her love of music throughout the lives and stories of her characters. From two middle-aged strangers who meet in an empty baseball stadium...


Evil Eye: Four Novellas of Love Gone Wrong

by Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most prominent writers of her generation, and she is fearless when exploring the most disturbing corners of human nature. In Evil Eye, Oates offers four chilling tales of love...


The Color Master: Stories

by Aimee Bender

The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories.

Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known...


After Rain: Stories

by William Trevor

? Chosen by the editors of The New York Times Book Review as one of the eight best books of 1996, and by the Boston Globe as one of the six best books of fiction of 1996 ? Appeared on several bestseller lists,...


Not a Star and Otherwise Pandemonium: Stories A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead Books

by Nick Hornby

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Hypothetical Girl

by Elizabeth Cohen

Love meets technology with a dash of quirk in this collection of highly original short stories

 

An aspiring actress meets an Icelandic Yak farmer on a matchmaking Web site. An online forum for cancer support...


Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

by Peter Orner

"A ravishing collection, full of wisdom, grief, beauty, and especially surprise."--Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collectors

Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband...


Galatea

by Madeline Miller

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected...


Miracle and Other Christmas Stories

by Connie Willis

The winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards, Connie Willis capture the timeless essence of generosity and goodwill in this magical collection if Christmas stories.  These eight tales-two of which have never...