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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...


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.


Thank You for the Music

by Jane McCafferty

In 14 original stories, Jane McCafferty illuminates modern life weaving her love of music throughout the lives and stories of her characters. From two middle-aged strangers who meet in an empty baseball stadium...


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...


A Collection of Amazing Short Stories

by Paul Mitch

A Collection of Amazing Short Stories is the debut short story collection from author Paul Mitch. Featuring ten tales about everything from Nazi gold to an eccentric librarian, the cold war to a naval reunion...


Women in Bed: Nine Stories

by Jessica Keener

Jessica Keener’s extraordinary debut novel, Night Swim captivated readers with its eloquence, insight, and humanity. “This gripping first novel announces the arrival of a strong, distinct and fully evolved...


Wild Child: And Other Stories

by T. C. Boyle

"[A] rollicking collection of...good, old-fashioned, funny- suspenseful-head shaking stories." -The New York Times

There may be no one better than T.C. Boyle at engaging, shocking, and ultimately gratifying...


The Case of the Murderous Mermaid and Other Stories

by Andrew MacRae

"The Case of the Murderous Mermaid" - Did beautiful mermaid Miranda murder her employer? "The Case of the Villainous Vaudevillian" - Who killed Raymond Rice, dastardly star of The Perils of Polly Pure? "The...


The First Fifteen

by Gary Coles

Some of the stories in this collection are fables; most are anchored by adult fancies and foibles. The settings include travel and exploration, the world of art and the home. A few of the stories concern adoption,...


A Schoolboy's Diary and Other Stories

by Robert Walser, Damion Searls & Ben Lerner

A Schoolboy’s Diary brings together more than seventy of Robert Walser’s strange and wonderful stories, most never before available in English. Opening with a sequence from Walser’s first book, “Fritz...


Rise: Stories

by L. Annette Binder

Contemporary fairy tales where the strange and surreal exist on the fringes of everyday life.


Why the Devil Chose New England for His Work: Stories

by Jason Brown

“Everything Natalie said seemed, to herself, to have been said better by him. He was less fond of speaking, however, than he was of hitting people in the face, which seemed a more likely source of her love...