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This Is How You Lose Her

by Junot Diaz

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz’s first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with “the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet” (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief...


In Persuasion Nation

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers,...


Karma: A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead HC

by Walter Mosley

When Walter Mosley published the first Leonid McGill novel, The Long Fall—the acclaimed New York Times bestseller that is now being developed as a series for HBO—it was clear that this new hero was a man...


Pastoralia

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses...


Hall of Small Mammals: Stories

by Thomas Pierce

A wild, inventive ride of a short story collection from a distinctive new American storyteller.

The stories in Thomas Pierce’s Hall of Small Mammals take place at the confluence of the commonplace and the cosmic,...


Love and Obstacles

by Aleksandar Hemon

From the celebrated author of the bestselling Lazarus Project "a dazzling collection of stories ... further cementing [Hemon's] position among the finest fiction writers working in English" (GQ).

The stories...


You Are Free: Stories: Stories

by Danzy Senna

From the bestselling author of Caucasia, riveting, unexpected stories about identity under the influence of appearances, attachments, and longing.

Each of these eight remarkable stories by Danzy Senna tightrope-walks...


Both Ways is the Only Way I Want It

by Maile Meloy

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2009, award-winning writer Maile Meloy's return to short stories explores complex lives in an austere landscape with the clear-sightedness that first endeared her to...


Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!

by Jonathan Goldstein

A hilarious re-imagining of the heroes of the Old Testament for a modern world-and the neurotic, demanding reader.

In the beginning...there was humor.

Sure, it's the foundation for much of Western morality and...


The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a...


Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe

by Stuart Mclean

The heartwarming and award-winning humorist is back.

Another delightful collection from Stuart McLean, "a natural storyeller...in the modern line of Peter DeVries [and] Garrison Keillor" (Billy Collins).

...


Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts

by Mark Kurlansky

All-new stories about the food we share, love, and fight over from the national bestselling author of Cod and Salt.

In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together,...


Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self

PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize 2011

by Danielle Evans

Introducing a new star of her generation, an electric debut story collection about mixed-race and African-American teenagers, women, and men struggling to find a place in their families and communities.

When...


Pilgrims

by Elizabeth Gilbert

The debut by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love; a PEN/Hemingway Award finalist and New York Times Notable Book

Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living...


The Surf Guru

by Doug Dorst

A book of brilliant, adventurous stories from the award-winning Doug Dorst.

With the publication of his debut novel, Alive in Necropolis, Doug Dorst was widely celebrated as one of the most creative, original...


Not a Star and Otherwise Pandemonium: Stories A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead Books

by Nick Hornby

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.


Come Together, Fall Apart

by Cristina Henriquez

These eight short stories and novella travel from Panama's dusty city streets to its humid beaches to create an affecting portrait of a country in transition. They illustrate family bonds and generational conflicts,...


The Reasons I Won't Be Coming

by Elliot Perlman

The stories in this collection explore the complex worlds of lovers, poets, lawyers, immigrants, students, and murderers. They tell of corporate betrayals and lost opportunities, and of the obsessions, hopes,...


A Guide to Being Born: Stories

by Ramona Ausubel

Reminiscent of Aimee Bender and Karen Russell—an enthralling collection that uses the world of the imagination to explore the heart of the human condition.

Major literary talent Ramona Ausubel, author of Sons...


The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories

by Manuel Gonzales

In the tradition of George Saunders and Aimee Bender, an exuberantly imagined debut that chronicles an ordinary world marked by unusual phenomena.

The eighteen stories of Manuel Gonzales’s exhilarating first...