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North American Lake Monsters: Stories

by Nathan Ballingrud

Love has a terrible power over our our lives: it distorts, corrupts, drives, or redeems us.


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.”...


The Mysterious Stranger

by Mark Twain

In the last extended piece of fiction from beloved American fiction writer and humorist Mark Twain, Satan proudly surveys fin-de-siecle civilization and marvels at its hypocrisies. Twain was heavily invested...


Lodusky

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Born in England, Frances Hodgson Burnett emigrated to Knoxville, Tennessee with her family at the age of 16. Faced with financial hardship, she began to write fiction and non-fiction pieces as a means of making...


Strange News from Another Star

by Hermann Hesse

In 1919, the same year Demian was published, seven of these stories appeared as a book entitled Märchen--literally, Fairy Tales. For this first edition in English, we have followed the arrangement Hesse made...


Gallatin Canyon

by Thomas Mcguane

The stories of Gallatin Canyon are rich in the wit, compassion, and matchless language for which Thomas McGuane is celebrated.

Place exerts the power of destiny in these tales: a boy makes a surprising discovery...


The Thing Around Your Neck

by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie burst onto the literary scene with her remarkable debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, which critics hailed as “one of the best novels to come out of Africa in years” (Baltimore Sun), with...


Airman's Odyssey

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Three classic adventure stories, reminders of both the romance and the reality of the pioneer era of aviation: Night Flight; Wind, Sand and Stars; and Flight to Arras. Introduction by Richard Bach. Translated...


Unaccustomed Earth: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2008

by Jhumpa Lahiri

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds...


Bad Haircut

by Tom Perrotta

New York Times bestselling author Tom Perrotta’s first book is "more powerful than any coming-of-age novel" —The Washington Post

 Bad Haircut explores the themes that have fascinated Perrotta throughout...


A Minor Loss of Fidelity

by Christine Kearney

It's an hour by plane from Dili to Darwin. It may as well be a hundred years, as Kate discovers when her daughter comes down with Dengue fever. Kearney embraces the complexities of the mythic and contemporary...


Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club

PEN/Faulkner Award 2013

by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Sometimes the border is a mirror, sometimes an escape, and sometimes it’s just the bridge you cross to go home.


Train Dreams

by Denis Johnson

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year One of NPR’s 10 Best Novels of 2011

Denis Johnson’s Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative...


East of the West

by Miroslav Penkov

A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an Orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every...


A Twist in the Tale

by Jeffrey Archer

No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us...


The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard

by J. G. Ballard & Martin Amis

A collection of 98 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories, spanning five decades, venerates the remarkable imagination of J. G. Ballard. With a body of work unparalleled in twentieth-century literature, J....


The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes

by June Thomson

Scandal, intrigue and cunning crime. Delve into the world of the immortal Sherlock Holmes.

In Sherlock Holmes’s London, reputations are fragile and scandal can be ruinous. In order to protect the names of the...


The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud

by Julia Navarro & Andrew Hurley

The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is the explosive international bestseller that mixes fact and fiction to tell the riveting story of one of the world’s most controversial relics—the Holy Shroud of Turin—and...