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The Hemingway Kittens and Other Feline Fancies and Fantasies

by A. R. Morlan

Here are eight wonderful stories and two evocative poems for cat-people of all ages, including "The Hemingway Kittens," "Cat in the Box," "...And Mongo Was His Name-O," "The Cat Tracker Lady of Asad Alley,"...


The Deportees: and Other Stories

by Roddy Doyle

Roddy Doyle has earned a devoted following amongst those who appreciate his sly humor, acute ear for dialogue, and deeply human portraits of contemporary Ireland. The Deportees is Doyle's first-ever collection...


Luminous

by Alice Tawhai

This is a complex, bittersweet collection of short stories. Her tales combine characters and occurrences that are at once cripplingly dark and yet also tinged with a quiet beauty and optimism and she deftly...


Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa

by Tina Makereti

"Vulnerable gods and goddesses; Children born with unusual gifts; The protection offered by Mountains; Birds with bad timing." Once Upon a Time in Aotearoa explores a world where mythological characters and...


Ancestry

by Albert Wendt

Albert Wendt’s new collection of short stories explores the nature of family, tradition and culture through the eyes of those seemingly caught between the realities of modern contemporary life and the ancestral...


Trafalgar

by Angélica Gorodischer & Amalia Gladheart

When Trafalgar's in town his friends know that even though the coffee might be terrible, the stories will be great.


Errantry: Strange Stories

by Elizabeth Hand

Hand's award winning stories begin in the shimmery, dusty corners of upstate New York and move into even stranger settings.


The Pomegranate Lady and Her Sons: Selected Stories

by Goli Taraghi & Sara Khalili

“Carries the flavor of the old world, its underlying ferocity leavened by a lyrical mysticism. . . . Her prose is transcendent.”—Washington Post Rich in characters both whimsical and deeply poignant, humorous...


The Torturer's Wife

by Thomas Glave

Profound portraits of the traumas of war, the ravages of homophobia, and the triumph of desire.


Ghost Dancing

by Anna Linzer

A linked collection of Native American-themed stories, set in the Pacific Northwest and Oklahoma, by a gifted new author

Story by graceful story, Ghost Dancing reveals the evolving worlds of Jimmy One Rock, his...


Dark Lies the Island

by Kevin Barry

An award-winning collection from the author of City of Bohane, which was hailed by Pete Hamill as "full of marvels" (The New York Times Book Review)

* Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award * Winner...


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…...


Amor and Psycho: Stories

by Carolyn Cooke

From the author of Daughters of the Revolution and The Bostons (winner of the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for fiction) come eleven stories about sex and death, violence and desire, love and madness, set in a...


This Is Paradise: Stories

by Kristiana Kahakauwila

Elegant, brutal, and profoundthis magnificent debut captures the grit and glory of modern Hawai'i with breathtaking force and accuracy.

 

In a stunning collection that announces the arrival of an incredible...


The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013

by Laura Furman

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2013 gathers twenty of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands published in literary magazines. The winning stories take place in such far-flung locales as a gorgeous...


The the Isle of South Kamui and Other Stories

by Kyotaro Nishimura & Ginny Tapley Takemori

A young Tokyoite doctor accepts a post on a remote island south of Okinawa. When a highly contagious fatal disease breaks out, he has to choose between saving himself or saving others. [NP] A hormone-ridden...


The Road To The City: Two Novellas

by Natalia Ginzburg

Each of the two novellas is narrated by a young woman who is in some way betrayed by, or the betrayer of, romantic love.


A Man Jumps Out of an Airplane

by Barry Yourgrau

The book that put Barry Yourgrau on the literary map, A Man Jumps Out of an Airplaneis a circus of surreal, impish beauty, and a headstand of everyday reality. Ever dreamed of strolling through a Dalí print?...


The Gold of the Sunbeams: And Other Stories

by Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay

Diagnosed as severely autistic at the age of three, Tito, nearly nonverbal, was brought up by his loving moth-er Soma, who taught him to read English and challenged him to write his own stories. The initial...


Help Wanted: Female

by Sara Pritchard

Make-believe Martians, talking dogs, and loony secretaries - a parade of hilarious and poignant characters tumble through these linked stories.