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Adventures in the Skin Trade

by Dylan Thomas

A story collection full of a fantastic and whimsical assortment of odd characters only Dylan Thomas could have conceived.

This collection of the poet Dylan Thomas's fiction––and what an extraordinary storyteller...


Marry Me

by Dan Rhodes

Offering a wry, sharp, and unfailingly honest look at marital life (and strife), in 79 (very) short stories. Rhodes's deft use of language spares no emotion and leaves no romantic stone unturned-husbands, wives,...


The Island of the Women and Other Stories

by George Mackay Brown

In these six stories George Mackay Brown leads us back along the sweep of Orkney's past and beyond even that to the remoteness of fable. He reveals the timelessness of the lived moment and the constants of island...


A Time to Keep

by George Mackay Brown

The second collection of stories published by George Mackay Brown, this volume includes 12 stories arising from both ancient and modern life on the island of Orkney.


The Garden

by Claire Lorrimer

A compelling short story from the bestselling Claire Lorrimer


The New Yorker Stories

by Ann Beattie

When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters’ drift...


Anton Chekhov's Selected Stories (Norton Critical Editions)

by Anton Chekhov & Cathy Popkin

Fifty-two stories spanning Chekhov’s career. Anton Chekhov’s Selected Stories contains a wide spectrum of classics and new favorites, including “Ward No. 6,” “The Lady with the Little Dog,” “Anna...


Palo Alto: Stories

by James Franco

Now a “provocative” and “impressive” (Variety) film from director Gia Coppola (Francis Ford Coppola’s granddaughter)—starring Emma Roberts, James Franco, Nat Wolff, and Val Kilmer—the fiction debut...


Burning Chrome

by William Gibson

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface...


No One Belongs Here More Than You: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2007

by Miranda July

“These delightful stories do that essential-but-rare story thing: they surprise. They skip past the quotidian, the merely real, to the essential, and do so with a spirit of tenderness and wonder that is wholly...


Maggie: A Girl of the Streets: and Other Tales of New York

by Stephen Crane & Larzer Ziff

"A powerful, severe, and harshly comic portrayal of Irish immigrant life in lower New York exactly a century ago."-Alfred Kazin. Maggie, a powerful exploration of the destructive forces that underlie urban society...


More Twisted: Collected Stories, Vol. II

by Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver has famously thrilled and chilled fans with tales of masterful villains and the brilliant minds who bring them to justice. Now the author of the Lincoln Rhyme series (The Cold Moon and The Bone...


Music Through the Floor: Stories

by Eric Puchner

With Music Through the Floor, Pushcart Prize winner and former Wallace Stegner Fellow Eric Puchner makes an extraordinary debut: a collection of nine unforgettable stories -- strikingly original, fiercely funny,...


Questionable Practices: Stories

by Eileen Gunn

Trains that go to unexpected places. A steampunk quartet. Stories that shake the tree. Stories that question normal practices.


The Varieties of Romantic Experience: Stories

by Robert Cohen

For years Robert Cohen has been praised by reviewers and readers alike for his masterful prose and his exuberant and penetrating comic vision. The New York Times has even called his writing redemptive -- so...


The Price of Doing Business

by D. B. Jackson

Ethan Kaille is a Thieftaker in Boston in the years leading up to the American Revolution. Having suffered losses and reversals in his life, he is neither naive nor without considerable personal resources. He...


Damned If I Do

by Percival Everett

An exceptional new collection of short stories by Percival Everett, author of the highly praised and wickedly funny novel Erasure

People are just naturally hopeful, a term my grandfather used to tell me was more...


Big Picture

by Percival Everett

Winner of the PEN/Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature

The characters in Big Picture, Percival Everett’s darkly comic collection of stories, are often driven to explosive, life-changing...


These Children Who Come at You with Knives, and Other Fairy Tales: Stories

by Jim Knipfel

From the irresistibly droll mind of Jim Knipfel comes These Children Who Come at You with Knives, and Other Fairy Tales, a series of twisted fables that echo with pinpoint acuity. A masterful storyteller whose...


Magic for Beginners: Stories

by Kelly Link

Perfect for readers of George Saunders, Karen Russell, Neil Gaiman, and Aimee Bender, Magic for Beginners is an exquisite, dreamlike dispatch from a virtuoso storyteller who can do seemingly anything. Kelly...