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War Girls

by Adele Geras, Melvin Burgess, Berlie Doherty & Mary Hooper et al.

As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the same again for those caught up in the conflict.

This collection of short stories explores...


Ivy Lane

by Cathy Bramley

Romance ripens at Ivy Lane . . .

Tilly Parker is feeling happier than she has done since her life completely changed nearly two years ago. As she flourishes under the summer sun, she throws herself into life...


Reginald in Russia: And Other Sketches

by Saki

Edwardian author Hector Hugh Munro wrote under the cryptic pseudonym Saki, producing a diverse and robust body of work. This collection includes a story that follows Reginald, a recurring character in Saki's...


A Ride Across Palestine

by Anthony Trollope

One of the most popular and prolific writers of fiction and non-fiction in Victorian England, beloved author Anthony Trollope completed nearly 50 book-length works during his lifetime. This gripping action-adventure...


The Piazza Tales

by Herman Melville

The critically acclaimed author of that behemoth of nineteenth-century fiction, Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an accomplished short story writer whom critics say did much to advance the form. The Piazza...


Seven Men

by Max Beerbohm

Seven Men is a collection of five stories by the English satirist Max Beerbohm. He studies, satirizes and eulogizes the fin de siecle - the decadent final decade of the 19th Century. His characters are writers:...


Tales of Hearsay

by Joseph Conrad

Although English was not his native tongue, Polish-born Joseph Conrad honed his language skills over his lifetime and would eventually become enshrined as one of the masters of English literature. As a sailor,...


Smith and the Pharaohs

by Henry Rider Haggard

Set sail for swashbuckling exploits with the author whose work inspired the creation of Indiana Jones. Fans of classic action fiction will love this collection of tales set in exotic locations around the globe,...


Monday or Tuesday: And Other Short Stories

by Virginia Woolf

Interested in diving into the works of brilliant modernist author Virginia Woolf, but don't know where to start? Try Monday or Tuesday, a collection of eight short stories originally published in 1921. Although...


Lady sarara

by Claudio Cordella

Lady Sarara by Claudio Cordella - Imperium Collection (English edition) In Ludosphere, Cephea meets a “Stone Angel”. Her fate has come to a turning point. The warrior must protect Sarara and the life she...


The Frangipani Hotel: Fiction

by Violet Kupersmith

An extraordinarily compelling debut—ghost stories that grapple with the legacy of the Vietnam War

 

A beautiful young woman appears fully dressed in an overflowing bathtub at the Frangipani Hotel in Hanoi....


Forty Stories

by Anton Chekhov & Robert Payne

If any writer can be said to have invented the modern short story, it is Anton Chekhov. It is not just that Chekhov democratized this art form; more than that, he changed the thrust of short fiction from relating...


Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis

Philosophical inquiry, examinations of language, and involuted domestic disputes are the focus of Lydia Davis’s inventive collection of short fiction, Almost No Memory. In each of these stories, Davis reveals...


Caught

by Deirdre Thurston

Caught is a collection of short stories, literary sketches and vignettes---each capturing a moment in the life of someone a lot like you. Each story delves into human themes: expectation, desire, hope, loss,...


The Face at the Window: Three Stories

by Louise Welsh

The three stories in this short collection from acclaimed author Louise Welsh all confront fear. In 'The Face at the Window' Fiona is convinced someone is breaking into her house, but the only evidence for the...


Nasty Stories

by Brian McNaughton

Twenty-Seven Nasty Stories from the Secret Master of Horror. Brian McNaughton's masterful Nasty Stories will shock, amaze and delight you. From twists upon medieval torture chambers to the weirdest Little Red...


Acts of God

by Ellen Gilchrist

The human race. You have to love it and wish it well and not preach or think you have any reason to think you are better than anyone else. Amen. Good-bye. Peace . . .

Master short story writer Ellen Gilchrist,...


SaltWater

by Lane Ashfeldt

SaltWater is a book of short fiction inspired by the sea, by award-winning fiction writer Lane Ashfeldt. The diverse stories gathered here include tales that unfold now or in the past, along rural or urban coasts,...


A Place I've Never Been: Stories

by David Leavitt

David Leavitt's second collection of stories further confirms a talent deep and wonderfully creative in its empathy. A Place I've Never Been explores family relationships, friendships, and romantic relationships,...


The Marble Quilt: Stories

by David Leavitt

David Leavitt displays his masterful range, his deep emotional intelligence and wit in these nine stories, a cosmopolitan selection set variously over the past century, from fin de si�cle London to early-60s...