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The Empty Family: Stories

by Colm Toibin

Colm Tóibín’s exquisitely written new stories, set in present-day Ireland, 1970s Spain and nineteenthcentury England, are about people linked by love, loneliness and desire. Tóibín is a master at portraying...


Nothing with Strings: NPR's Beloved Holiday Stories

by Bailey White

For more than a decade, Bailey White has delivered a story each Thanksgiving to National Public Radio's All Things Considered listeners. Long awaited by her many fans, Nothing with Strings is the entire collection...


The Mother Garden: Stories

by Robin Romm

Robin Romm's arresting and resonant stories take on the fundamental themes of the human condition: mortality, loyalty, and love. In fresh and irreverent prose, Romm captures the mo-ments before and after loss,...


Too Much Happiness

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize.

With clarity and ease, Alice Munro...


A Faraway Smell of Lemon (Short Story)

by Rachel Joyce

Rachel Joyce, internationally bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry and Perfect, delivers an unforgettable Christmas story of moving on from lost love, now available exclusively as an e-short....


Local Girls

by Alice Hoffman

From the New York Times best-selling author of The DovekeepersAlice Hoffman is at her haunting, thought-provoking best with these interconnected stories about a Long Island family, the Samuelsons, and...


Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!

by Jonathan Goldstein

A hilarious re-imagining of the heroes of the Old Testament for a modern world-and the neurotic, demanding reader.

In the beginning...there was humor.

Sure, it's the foundation for much of Western morality and...


Wolverton Station

by Joe Hill

Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has come to England to do what he does best: chop down the little guys to clear the way for a global firm. But his train north just made an unexpected...


The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories

by Christopher Merkner

Shirley Jackson for the contemporary Midwest, where the ties of family and community intersect darkly with suburban American life.


Fire Year

by Jason K. Friedman & Salvatore Scribona

Gay and Jewish men struggle to navigate conservative communities in Georgia and the Deep South.


Autobiography of a Corpse

by Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Joanne Turnbull & Adam Thirlwell

An NYRB Classics Original

The stakes are wildly high in Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky’s fantastic and blackly comic philosophical fables, which abound in nested narratives and wild paradoxes. This new collection...


Spiritual Stories from India

by Chaman Lal

"India is the home of fables," says Mr. Lal in his preface to the book. "When God made the world, He gave many virtues to different nations. To India He gave wisdom as a special gift....The Stories presented...


Tales from a Mountain Cave: Stories from Japan S Northeast

by Hisashi Inoue & Angus Turvill

The sound of a trumpet across a Japanese mountain valley leads a young man to befriend a mysterious stranger. During repeated visits to the cave where the stranger has set up home, the young man learns about...


Bacacay

by Witold Gombrowicz & Bill Johnston

A balloonist finds himself set upon by erotic lepers…a passenger on a ship notices a human eye on the deck…a group of aristocrats enjoy a vegetarian dish made from human flesh…a virginal young girl gnaws...


I've Been Thinking About You, Sister

by Witi Ihimaera

A wry, touching short story from one of New Zealand's best-loved writers.When Uncle Rangiora visits his sister and dances with her in the garden, she knows she has to visit the place where he died, and where...


The Salt Smugglers

by Gérard de Nerval & Richard Sieburth

First published as a feuilleton in a left-wing newspaper in 1850, The Salt Smugglers provides a political satire of the waning days of France’s short-lived Second Republic. With nods to Diderot and Sterne,...


Elvis Has Left the Building

by Charity Tahmaseb

Second generation Elvis impersonator, Elliot, is content with his small-town circuit and regular gigs at the Holiday Inn, until he attracts a fan who has never heard of the King. But stepping free of the shadow...


Duluthians

by Trevor Scott

Duluthians is a collection of short fiction that illustrates the folks who call Northern Minnesota their home. Here you will find stories of transplants who have found themselves reluctantly placed in the wild...


Beyond the Rift

by Peter Watts

Skillfully combining complex science with finely executed prose, these edgy, award-winning tales explore the always-shifting border between the known and the alien.

The beauty and peril of technology and the...


The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a...