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Star Over Bethlehem

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories.

A retelling of the Christmas story like you've never heard it before.

Mary is alone in the stable with the baby Jesus...


Same Place, Same Things

by Tim Gautreaux

In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter;...


The Orange Tree

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam

In the five novellas that comprise The Orange Tree, Carlos Fuentes continues the passionate and imaginative reconstruction of past and present history that has distinguished Terra Nostra and The Campaign. From...


The Crystal Frontier

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam

The nine stories comprising this brilliant work of fiction from Carlos Fuentes all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family of one Leonardo Barroso,...


Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins

by Carlos Fuentes

Renowned as a novelist of unsurpassed invention, Carlos Fuentes here presents his second collection of stories to appear in English.  Where his first, Burnt Water, published in 1980, had as its underlying theme...


Burnt Water

by Carlos Fuentes & Margaret Sayers Peden

The rich and the poor, the noble and the brutish, and street kids and aesthetes find themselves portrayed in twelve short stories examining the life of Mexico City.


A Faker's Dozen: Stories

by Melvin Jules Bukiet

The wicked exploits of an assortment of louts and losers occupy Melvin Jules Bukiet's profligate imagination in these delectable stories.The title of Melvin Jules Bukiet's latest collection hints at the deceitful...


A Guide to Being Born: Stories

by Ramona Ausubel

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

Major new literary talent Ramona Ausubel combines...


Singing Waters

by Ann Bridge

Ann Bridge takes the little-known country of Albania for her background recreating the primitive grandeur of the country. The Albanian way of life demonstrates a noble standard of values that is rapidly disappearing...


When I Was Mortal

by Javier Marias

A dozen stories by Javier Marías, "the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature" (The Boston Globe).

Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers,...


The House at Belle Fontaine: Stories

by Lily Tuck

“Tuck is a genius”—Los Angeles Times

Winner of the National Book Award, Lily Tuck follows her critically-acclaimed novel I Married You For Happiness with an elegantly constructed story collection about lives...


The Era of Not Quite

by Douglas Watson

Debut collection by winner of the first annual BOA Short Fiction Prize. Quirky, funny stories by a singular new voice.


Escape to Africa

by Henri Diamant

Henri lived only a few short years in Europe before the family moved to the Belgian Congo, a country deep in the heart of Africa. These were the early 1900?s, at a time when the colonial era was in full swing,...


While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

by Kurt Vonnegut

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Foreward by Dave Eggers

These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories...


Horse, Flower, Bird

by Kate Bernheimer & Rikki Ducornet

Eight marvelous, melancholy new fairy tales for daring readers.


On the Yankee Station: Stories

by William Boyd

Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives.

From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a...


Murder in the Mews

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot.

A young woman commits suicide while her roommate is away for the weekend. However, the lead inspector is sufficiently...


The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

by Ethan Rutherford

Alternately funny, menacing, and deeply empathetic, the wildly inventive stories in Ethan Rutherford's The Peripatetic Coffin mark the debut of a powerful new voice in contemporary fiction

Worried about waning...


Thrall

by Steven Shrewsbury, Matthew Perry & Louise Bohmer

Set in the mists of ancient times, Thrall tells the story of Gorias La Gaul, an aging warrior who has lived for centuries battling the monstrosities of legend and lore. It is an age when the Nephilum walk the...


A Suitcase Between Friends

by Douglas Hurd

Five hard-hitting short stories and a political essay inspired by Douglas Hurd�s visit to Sarajevo in 1992. All demonstrate preoccupations with the world tensions of the nineties, observed by Hurd's acute...