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Relics of General Chasse

by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope (1815-1882) was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. He wrote penetrating novels on political, social, and gender issues and conflicts of...


Because I Could

by David B. Silva

Lee and his Grampa Myles share a rare and deadly secret. Most of the time, they're able to control it. But once, when Grampa was younger, it got away from him. Ever since that day, something has been eating...


The Bavarian Krisp Caper

by Kaye George

Mandy adores Bavarian Krisp donuts. A nice day at Boston Common with her niece, Ella, turns ugly when her quest for the goodies takes her down a dark path. Out of work and out of donuts. What lengths will she...


Skulls & Bones: El Ingles Goes Missing Enhanced Edition

by Jay Malinowski

Loosely based on author Jay Malinowski’s family’s historical roots in Europe and on the east coast of Canada, Skulls & Bones takes the reader on a voyage through the eyes of the seafaring soul searcher,...


The Other Language

by Francesca Marciano

Hailed by The New York Times as “a natural-born storyteller,” the acclaimed author of Rules of the Wild gives us nine incandescently smart stories, funny, elegant, and poignant by turns, that explore the...


The Dreams

by Naguib Mahfouz & Raymond Stock

In his final years, Egyptian Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz distilled his storyteller's art to its most essential level. Written with the compression and power of dreams, these poetic vignettes, originally collected...


The Walls of Delhi

by Uday Prakash & Jason Grunebaum

A street sweeper discovers a cache of black market money and escapes to see the Taj Mahal with his underage mistress; an Untouchable races to reclaim his life that’s been stolen by an upper-caste identity...


Reason for Leaving: Job Stories

by John Manderino

On a job application, there's that tricky question: reason for leaving? John Manderino's answers are collected here in this hilarious novel tracing the history of a guy trying to grow up job by job. Delivery...


Where Europe Begins: Stories

by Yoko Tawada

Where Europe Begins presents a collection of startling new stories by Japanese writer Yoko Tawada. Moving through landscapes of fairy tales, family history, strange words and letters, dreams, and every-day reality,...


Paper Lantern

by Stuart Dybek

A new collection of short stories by a master of the form with a common focus on the turmoils of romantic love

Ready!

Aim!

On command the firing squad aims at the man backed against a full-length mirror. The mirror...


Everybody's Baby

by Lydia Netzer

Jenna and Billy are in love.  He's an app developer, a hyper-plugged-in citizen of the internet, with a big Scottish family and winning smile.  She is a yoga teacher, tuned in to the vibes of the spiritual...


Ecstatic Cahoots

by Stuart Dybek

In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each...


Bombs Away!

by Paul Di Filippo

"Wage science empowerment, not war" became the motto of the USA military in a more enlightened future. From prolific, genre-breaking writer Paul Di Filippo's Wikiworld, this short story is one of a set of mind-bending...


Skulls & Bones: Lost & Found in the Duty Free

by Jay Malinowski

Loosely based on author Jay Malinowski’s family’s historical roots in Europe and on the east coast of Canada, Skulls & Bones takes the reader on a voyage through the eyes of the seafaring soul searcher,...


Tales from the Jazz Age

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) is a collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three separate parts, according to subject matter, it includes one of his better-known short stories,...


And Then...Darkness

by Matthew Labo

Door to door census taking has it's ups and downs on any day. There's no way to know what lies behind each front door. On one afternoon, things take a particularly strange and hazardous turn for one census worker....


The Loquat Eyes: More Tall Tales from Cotton County, Texas

by Ardath Mayhar

Wry narrator Solomon Peat presents 17 tall tales of Cotton County, Texas, including "The Day of the Boomers," "Fierce as a Banty Hen," "The Ring-Tailed Sidewinder," "The Skunk Works," "The Crooked-Tail Cow,"...


The Sleuth of St. James's Square

by Melville Davisson Post

Slightly connected detective stories which are developed in a rather unusual way. The solutions are logical and less miraculous than those of Sherlock Holmes. Will not have the popular appeal of many other mystery...


Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries

by Melville Davisson Post

Uncle Abner is a sturdy mountaineer who helps to solve the mysteries tragedies and crimes which occur in the Virginia mountains where he lives. There are eighteen short stories which have appeared in magazines...


The Boy Scouts Book of Stories

by Morgan Robertson & Franklin Mathiews

So much of my time is given to reading boys' books that, when I read books for grown-ups, now and again I find myself saying, -What a bully story for boys to read - Latterly, I have been putting down the titles...