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Bright Object of Desire

by Michele Adams

From the strange erotics of household appliances to the shock of a child’s first encounter with death, this collection explores the borderland between inner and outer realities, creating a sharply etched portrait...


Bear and His Daughter

by Robert Stone

The stories collected in Bear and His Daughter span nearly thirty years - 1969 to the present - and they explore, acutely and powerfully, the humanity that unites us. In "Miserere," a widowed librarian with...


Apocryphal Tales

by Karel Capek & Norma Comrada

The stories in this collection tackle great events and figures of history, myth, and literature in unexpected ways, questioning views on such basic concepts as justice, progress, wisdom, belief, and patriotism....


Selected Stories

by Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell & Eden Paul

Fantastic Night is the story of one transforming evening in the life of a rich and bored young man. He spends a day at the races and an evening in the seedy but thrilling company of the dregs of society. His...


The Beast God Forgot to Invent

by Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison is an American master. The Beast God Forgot to Invent offers stories of culture and wildness, of men and beasts and where they overlap. A wealthy man retired to the Michigan woods narrates the tale...


The Importance of a Piece of Paper: Stories

by Jimmy Santiago Baca

In his first foray into short fiction, award-winning poet and memoirist Jimmy Santiago Baca explores the territory where old-world traditions meet new-world ambitions, and characters try to make something of...


In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd

by Ana Menendez

Pushcart Prize winner Ana Menendez landed firmly in the literary landscape last year with the hardcover publication of In Cuba I Was a German Shepherd. Reviewers overwhelmingly agree that she is an important...


Airships

by Barry Hannah

Now considered a contemporary classic, Airships was honored by Esquire magazine with the Arnold Gingrich Short Fiction Award. The twenty stories in this collection are a fresh, exuberant celebration of the new...


Woodcuts of Women: Stories

by Dagoberto Gilb

Dagoberto Gilb is an acknowledged master of the short story, the winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, and a PEN/Faulkner finalist for his debut collection, The Magic of Blood, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship...


Yesterday's Weather: Stories

by Anne Enright

Man Booker winner Anne Enright’s story collection Yesterday’s Weather is a series of moving glimpses into the lives of ordinary men and women struggling with the bonds of love, family, and community in an...


Too Weird for Ziggy

by Sylvie Simmons

Sylvie Simmons has long been an acclaimed music journalist, interviewing and reporting on some of the most outsized personalities in rock. Her fiction debut, Too Weird for Ziggy, is a darkly comic, coruscatingly...


Let the Day Perish

by Christian Petersen

Petersen beautifully reins in the confusion of men - fathers, brothers, lovers - in search of memories long faded in the wash of fast-running streams and firelight.


Love Minus One & Other Stories

by Norma Harrs

Whetherwe are eavesdropping on the imaginative Saturdays of a Portuguese cleaning lady or living through a divorced woman's search for the elusive orgasm. Norma Harrs manages in this collection of short stories...


We Could Stay Here All Night

by Debbie Howlett

In this debut short story collection we return to the turbulent 1970s, revisiting the bittersweet wonder years of a precocious teen living in suburban Montreal.


Why Dogs Chase Cars: Tales of a Beleaguered Boyhood

by George Singleton

These fourteen funny stories tell the tale of a beleaguered boyhood down home where the dogs still run loose. As a boy growing up in the tiny backwater town of Forty-Five, South Carolina (where everybody is...


Sightseeing

by Rattawut Lapcharoensap

One of the most widely reviewed debuts of the year, Sightseeing is a masterful story collection by an award-winning young author. Set in contemporary Thailand, these are generous, radiant tales of family bonds,...


People Tell Me Things

by David Finkle

“Finkle is that rare writer who achieves great effects without seeming to try.” – Roger Ebert, film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times “Lovely writing, smart and insightful. David Finkle’s stories have a...


A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories

Pulitzer Prize for Fiction 1993

by Robert Olen Butler

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain is Robert Olen Butler’s Pulitzer Prize-winning collection of lyrical and poignant stories about the aftermath of the Vietnam War and its enduring...


The Woman Lit by Fireflies

by Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison has garnered critical acclaim for masterpieces such as Legends of the Fall, The Beast God Forgot to Invent, and, most recently, Returning to Earth. Now, The Woman Lit by Fireflies, one of his best-loved...


The Farmer's Daughter: Novellas

by Jim Harrison

The title novella of The Farmer's Daughter opens in the unforgettable voice of Sarah, a fifteen-year-old girl living a life of solitude in rural Montana, where she has recently moved with her father Frank and...