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Almost Famous Women: Stories

by Megan Mayhew Bergman

From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star...


In Western Counties

by Nickolas Butler

From Nickolas Butler, author of the national bestseller SHOTGUN LOVESONGS, comes a moving story of a cop's last bid to right a wrong she may have helped create.

Aida doesn't recognize the young woman at first....


Darling?

by Heidi Jon Schmidt

A funny and observant story collection that captures the complexity of human relationships

In this smart and original story collection, Heidi Jon Schmidt paints her subjects with delicate care. What emerges are...


Love and Other Wounds

by Jordan Harper

In the hard-edged tradition of Hubert Selby Jr., Daniel Woodrell, and Donald Ray Pollock, and with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, a blistering debut collection that unsparingly...


See You in Paradise

by J. Robert Lennon

The first substantial collection of short fiction from "a writer with enough electricity to light up the country" (Ann Patchett)

"I guess the things that scare you are the things that are almost normal," observes...


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

by Shelly Oria

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant...


Going Home Again

by Howard Waldrop

The words "inimitable" and "unique" are bandied about too often in artistic circles, so much so that critics seem to have forgotten those words were invented to describe Howard Waldrop's fiction.

Waldrop's mastery...


Memory Wall

Story Prize 2010

by Anthony Doerr

In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables,...


I Was a Revolutionary

by Andrew Malan Milward

A richly textured, diverse collection of stories that illuminate the heartland and America itself, exploring questions of history, race, and identity.

Grounded in place, spanning the Civil War to the present...


Later the Same Day

by Grace Paley

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute...


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

by Grace Paley

In Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch...


The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley

This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters,...


Angel Maker

by Sara Maitland

Women's lives are at the center of this stunning collection of short stories by the writer The New Yorker says "provides unexpected delights....Questions and answers alike shine with intelligence and an almost...


The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher

by Hilary Mantel

The New York Times bestselling collection, from the Man Booker prize-winner for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, that has been called "scintillating" (New York Times Books Review), "breathtaking" (NPR), "exquisite"...


The Brink

by Austin Bunn

A brilliant, inventive debut story collection in the vein of Kevin Wilson and Wells Tower.

Brimming with life and unforgettable voices, the stories in Austin Bunn’s dazzling collection explore the existential...


Something Rich and Strange

by Ron Rash

From the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty of his finest short stories, collected in one volume.

No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged,...


Holding Pattern

by Jeffery Renard Allen

The world of Jeffery Renard Allen's stunning short-story collection is a place like no other. A recognizable city, certainly, but one in which a man might sprout wings or copper pennies might fall from the skies...


Breathe At Every Other Stroke

by Pamela Gullard

Life is suspended for the characters in this striking debut collection. Frozen with loss, numbed by the drudgery of routine, stalked by ghosts, or scared by their own violence, they hunker down and wait--for...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles & Truman Capote

Jane Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. The collection in My Sister's Hand in Mine of expertly crafted short fiction will fully...


The Emerald Light in the Air

by Donald Antrim

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do—bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo—they're...