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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...


The Stories of Richard Bausch

by Richard Bausch

A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this collection celebrates the work of American artist Richard Bausch -- a writer the New York Times calls "a master of the short story." By turns tender, raw, heartbreaking,...


Byzantium

by Ben Stroud

Winner of the Bakeless Prize for Fiction, an imaginative debut that ranges from Havana to Berlin* A Kansas City Star Best Book of the Year * One of Publishers Weekly's "Best Summer Books"*

Ancient cities and...


Transparency: Stories

by Frances Hwang

With a deceptively simple yet graceful style, and in the tradition of Lara Vapnyar, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Gish Jen, Frances Hwang captures the thousand minor battles waged in the homes of immigrants--struggles...


The Weight of a Human Heart

by Ryan O'Neill

"You will be astounded by the hugeness of his heart, and by the breadth and depth of his vision. O'Neill is a writer of limitless imagination." Hector Tobar, author of The Barbarian Nurseries

Ranging from...


The Reasons I Won't Be Coming

by Elliot Perlman

The stories in this collection explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students, and murderers. They tell of corporate betrayals and lost opportunities, and of the obsessions, hopes,...


Burning Bright: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2010

by Ron Rash

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Ron Rash is "a storyteller of the highest rank" (Jeffrey Lent) and has won comparisons to John Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy, and Gabriel García Márquez. It...


Long Lankin: Stories

by John Banville

A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions—fear, jealousy, desire—that course beneath the...


Fishing the Sloe-Black River

by Colum Mccann

The short fiction of Colum McCann documents a dizzying cast of characters in exile, loss, love, and displacement. There is the worn boxing champion who steals clothes from a New Orleans laundromat, the rumored...


Everything in This Country Must

by Colum Mccann

In a daring tour de force, one of our writers takes on the most intractable of conflicts-the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

In his fourth book, Colum McCann, a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism,...