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The Toys of Peace: And Other Papers

by Saki

Edwardian society was rife with hypocrisy and ridiculousness, and the writer who worked under the pen name Saki delighted in skewering these conventions. The collection The Toys of Peace, and Other Papers includes...


Dubliners: And Chamber Music

by James Joyce

Dubliners comprises fifteen short stories, which Joyce intended should accurately reflect the life of the Irish middle class. Each story centers around the moment of epiphany, when a character suddenly understands...


Can't and Won't

by Lydia Davis

A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called “the best prose stylist in America”

Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of “Bloomington” reads, “Now that I have...


In Persuasion Nation

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers,...


Bark: Stories

by Lorrie Moore

A new collection of stories by one of America’s most beloved and admired short-story writers, her first in fifteen years, since Birds of America (“Fluid, cracked, mordant, colloquial . . . Will stand by...


Redeployment

by Phil Klay

Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes...


Hearts In Atlantis

by Stephen King

Stephen King, whose first novel, Carrie, was published in 1974, the year before the last U.S. troops withdrew from Vietnam, is the first hugely popular writer of the TV generation. Images from that war -- and...


I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories

by William Gay

William Gay established himself as "the big new name to include in the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) with his debut novel, The Long Home, and his highly acclaimed follow-up, Provinces of Night. Like...


Dirty Old Men (and Other Stories)

by Omar Tyree

The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Pecking Order offers a daring collection of erotic tales about the undeniable attraction older men have for younger women.

Omar Tyree is known by his...


Death of a Poet

by Hunter S. Thompson

Previously published in the short story collected Screwjack from legendary “Gonzo” writer Hunter S Thompson, “Death of a Poet” chronicles a doomed rendezvous in a Green Bay trailer park. The Packers...


Mescalito

by Hunter S. Thompson

Capturing the essence of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Gonzo” style, short story Mescalito details his dark and miserably comic first mescaline drug trip. First published in Songs of the Doomed, Mescalito suggests...


Karma: A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead HC

by Walter Mosley

When Walter Mosley published the first Leonid McGill novel, The Long Fall-the acclaimed New York Times bestseller that is now being developed as a series for HBO-it was clear that this new hero was a man with...


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...


Selected Stories

by Ring Lardner & Jonathan Yardley

This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner's best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as "Alibi Ike," "Some Like Them Cold,"...


The Science of Herself

by Karen Joy Fowler

Widely respected in the so-called “mainstream” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here...


Holiday in Cambodia

by Laura Jean McKay

Shortlisted for the Glenda Adams Award for New Writing in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Beyond the killing fields and the temples of Angkor is Cambodia: a country with a genocidal past and a wide,...


A Rumpole Christmas: Stories

Rumpole of the Bailey #27

by John Mortimer

"Rumpole is one of the immortals of mystery fiction."

-San Francisco Chronicle

Of the late Sir John Mortimer's many beloved characters, it is widely agreed that Horace Rumpole was his greatest fictional creation....


Friendly Fire

by Alaa Al Aswany

Alaa Al Aswany has won resounding critical acclaim for his deft and moving portrayals of the lives of contemporary Egyptians who constantly examine their relationship with Egypt's history, religion, class, and...


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...


The Horror in the Museum

by H.P. Lovecraft

“H. P. Lovecraft has yet to be surpassed as the twentieth century’s greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale.”

–Stephen King

“Lovecraft’s fiction is one of the cornerstones of modern horror.”...