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When It Happens to You

by Molly Ringwald

When it happens to you, you will be surprised. That thing they say about how you knew all the time, but just weren't facing it? That might be the case, but nevertheless, there you will be.

Molly Ringwald mines...


How We Are Hungry: Stories by Dave Eggers

by Dave Eggers

“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.”  —San Francisco Chronicle

Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author...


Go Tell the Sun

by Wame Molefhe

Set in Botswana, the stories trace the lives of characters whose paths cross and re-cross each others', some times in and through love, at other times through tragedy.


The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes

by June Thomson

Murder, deception and the long shadow of Moriarty. All in a day’s work for the great Sherlock Holmes.

The unpublished manuscripts of Dr John Watson, concealed for years in the depths of a Charing Cross bank...


St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

by Karen Russell

A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades....


Forbidden Ritual

by Saskia Walker

High-powered executive Imogen prides herself on being an independent woman who doesn't need a man. She only yields when she's with Giles, a younger colleague who shares her taste for domination and submission....


Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns

by J. California Cooper

J. California Cooper’s irresistible collection of new stories explores the universal themes of romance, family, and the hopes that propel people’s dreams. In “As Time Goes By” a young woman singlemindedly...


The Whore's Child: Stories

by Richard Russo

To this irresistible debut collection of short stories, Richard Russo brings the same bittersweet wit, deep knowledge of human nature, and spellbinding narrative gifts that distinguish his best-selling novels....


The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

by Truman Capote & Reynolds Price

A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story.

Ranging...


Fire in the Hole: Stories

by Elmore Leonard

In this superb short fiction collection, Elmore Leonard, “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review), once again illustrates how the line between the law and the lawbreakers...


Amsterdam Stories

by Nescio, Damion Searls & Joseph O'Neill

No one has written more feelingly and more beautifully than Nescio about the madness and sadness, courage and vulnerability of youth: its big plans and vague longings, not to mention the binges, crashes, and...


Bad Behavior: Stories

by Mary Gaitskill

A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill’s debut collection, Bad Behavior—powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious...


Girls at War and Other Stories

by Chinua Achebe

Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis.

From the Trade Paperback...


Selected Stories of Anton Chekov

by Anton Chekhov, Larissa Volokhonsky & Richard Pevear

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched...


Stay Awake: Stories

by Dan Chaon

“Eerily beautiful . . . [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever.”—Boston Sunday Globe

 

“Powerful and disturbing . . . The shocks in this collection are many.”—The Washington Post

 

These haunting,...


Selected Stories

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE 2013 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight...


I Just Hitched in from the Coast: The Ed McClanahan Reader

by Ed McClanahan

This rollicking collection—personally selected by the author (in collaboration with his editor Tom Marksbury)—gathers the best of Ed McClanahan’s work, making it a must-have for both long-time fans and newcomers...


Corrections to my Memoirs

by Michael Kun

From the author of The Locklear Letters comes Corrections to My Memoirs, a collection of humorous stories filled with offbeat characters who are slowly learning the truth about the world: that the difference...


Rather Shorts: Six Short Tales of Crime in a Small Texas Town

by Walt Shiel

A Fort Worth detective finds contentment as a small-town police chief.

Orin Cage left a 15-year career with the Fort Worth PD to become Chief of Police in the small North Texas town of Rather. Glad to have escaped...


Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories

by John Mortimer

John Mortimer—novelist, playwright, memoirist, and the author of more than eighty Rumpole short stories—will never be forgotten. While still a practicing barrister, Mortimer took up the pen, and the rest...