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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,...


Lovely, Dark, Deep

by Joyce Carol Oates

From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of thirteen spellbinding stories that maps the eerie darkness within...


Literary Lapses

by Stephen Leacock

Formally trained as a political scientist and economist, Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock produced dozens of books of hilarious and satirical stories, essays, and vignettes in his spare time. The eclectic collection...


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.


Redeployment

National Book Award for Fiction 2014, John Leonard Award 2014

by Phil Klay

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction · Winner of the John Leonard First Book Prize · Selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book ReviewTimeNewsweekThe...


The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

by Patrick Taylor

Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most readers' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's bestselling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches:...


I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories

by William Gay

William Gay established himself as "the big new name to include in the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) with his debut novel, The Long Home, and his highly acclaimed follow-up, Provinces of Night. Like...


Dirty Old Men (And Other Stories)

by Omar Tyree

The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Pecking Order offers a daring collection of erotic tales about the undeniable attraction older men have for younger women.

Omar Tyree is known by his...


Death of a Poet

by Hunter S. Thompson

Previously published in the short story collected Screwjack from legendary “Gonzo” writer Hunter S Thompson, “Death of a Poet” chronicles a doomed rendezvous in a Green Bay trailer park. The Packers...


Mescalito

by Hunter S. Thompson

Capturing the essence of Hunter S. Thompson’s “Gonzo” style, short story Mescalito details his dark and miserably comic first mescaline drug trip. First published in Songs of the Doomed, Mescalito suggests...


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...


Henryk Sienkiewicz: Three Stories

by Henryk Sienkiewicz & Peter J. Obst

This volume includes 3 new translations of stories by acclaimed Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz: "A Comedy of Errors," "The Authoresses," and "The Third One."

Translator Peter J. Obst is a lecturer at LaSalle...


How It Was for Me

by Andrew Sean Greer

In the title story of this collection, neighborhood boys crouch in a backyard toolshed, and conspire to prove their piano teachers to be witches. In "Cannibal Kings," a disillusioned young man accompanies a...


Selected Stories

by Ring Lardner & Jonathan Yardley

This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like...


The Science of Herself

by Karen Joy Fowler

Widely respected in the so-called “mainstream” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here...


Ajax Penumbra 1969

by Robin Sloan

From Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, the story of Mr. Penumbra’s first trip to San Francisco—and of how he got entangled with the city’s most unusual always-open enterprise…...


Going to Meet the Man: Stories

by James Baldwin

"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by...


Holiday in Cambodia

by Laura Jean McKay

Shortlisted for the Glenda Adams Award for New Writing in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Beyond the killing fields and the temples of Angkor is Cambodia: a country with a genocidal past and a wide,...


A Rumpole Christmas: Stories

Rumpole of the Bailey #27

by John Mortimer

The first ever collection of Rumpole Christmas stories? just in time for the holidays

A Rumpole Christmas is a collection of five holiday stories?never before published in book form? depicting the Old Bailey...


North American Lake Monsters: Stories

by Nathan Ballingrud

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