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The Watcher and Other Stories

by Italo Calvino

The three long stories in this volume show the range and virtuosity of Italy’s most imaginative writer. “Like Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez, Italo Calvino dreams perfect dreams for us”...


Happiness, Like Water

by Chinelo Okparanta

A moving debut story collection centered on Nigerian women, as they build lives out of longing and hope, faith and doubt, the struggle to stay and the mandate to leave, and the burden and strength of love....


When the Nines Roll Over: And Other Stories

by David Benioff

In When the Nines Roll Over, David Benioff (The 25th Hour, City of Thieves) uses humor and rich characterizations to explore the sometimes thrilling, sometimes pathetic emotional lives of a diverse set of characters. ...


YOU HAVE THE WRONG MAN: Stories

by Maria Flook

Maria Flook’s novels have garnered the higher praise from writers and critics alike. The New York Times called her first novel “jolting,” her writing “ethereal, spare, and erotic.” Novelist E. Annie...


The Color Master: Stories

by Aimee Bender

The bestselling author of The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake returns with a wondrous collection of dreamy, strange, and magical stories.

Truly beloved by readers and critics alike, Aimee Bender has become known...


RAWHIDE KNOT&OTH STORIES

by Conrad Richter

The powerful story-telling voice that has carried so many readers back into the world of the American frontier is heard again in these eight tales of pioneers and pioneer days by the author of The Sea of Grass...


Cartesian Sonata: And Other Novellas

by William H. Gass

From the award-winning author of The Tunnel and Finding a Form--four interrelated novellas that explore Mind, Matter, and God. In the first novella, Gass redefines Descartes' philosophy. God is a writer in a...


Brief Encounters with the Enemy: Fiction

by Said Sayrafiezadeh

The first short story collection from a writer who calls to mind such luminaries as Denis Johnson, George Saunders, and Nathan Englander

FINALIST FOR THE PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST...


Escape Velocity

by Charles Portis

Though Charles Portis is best known for his fiction writing, he is also a prolific essayist, travel writer, and newspaper reporter. Collected here in Escape Velocity, edited by Jay Jennings, is his "miscellany"...


The Red Pony

by John Steinbeck & John Seelye

Written at a time of profound anxiety caused by the illness of his mother, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck draws on his memories of childhood in these stories about a boy who embodies both the rebellious spirit...


The New York Stories

by John O'Hara & Steven Goldleaf

Collected for the first time, the New York stories of John O'Hara, "among the greatest short story writers in English, or in any other language" (Brendan Gill, Here at The New Yorker)

Collected for the first...


Nine Inches

by Tom Perrotta

Nine Inches, Tom Perrotta’s first true collection, features ten stories—some sharp and funny, some mordant and surprising, and a few intense and disturbing.   Whether he’s dropping into the lives of...


Death of Lysanda: Two Novellas

by Yitzhak Orpaz, Richard Flint & David Zaraf

This volume collects two macabre novellas by one of Israel’s greatest authors: The Death of Lysanda, which tells the story of a taxidermist heading steadily into insanity, and Ants, about an invasion of household...


After Rain: Stories

by William Trevor

? Chosen by the editors of The New York Times Book Review as one of the eight best books of 1996, and by the Boston Globe as one of the six best books of fiction of 1996? Appeared on several bestseller lists,...


The Early Ayn Rand: Revised Edition: A Selection From Her Unpublished Fiction

by Ayn Rand

This remarkable, newly revised collection of Ayn Rand's early fiction—including her previously unpublished short story The Night King—ranges from beginner's exercises to excerpts from early versions of We...


Tales of the Night

by Peter Høeg

These eight stories are linked by a date and a motif.  All of them have to do with love.  Love and its conditions on the night of March 19, 1929. In his second book and his only collection of stories, Peter...


Not a Star and Otherwise Pandemonium: Stories A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead Books

by Nick Hornby

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Eight Pieces on Prostitution

by Dorothy Johnston

"The stories in Eight Pieces on Prostitution span the whole of my writing life and include my first published story, 'The Man Who Liked to Come with the News', which Frank Moorhouse chose for his 1983 anthology,...


The Hypothetical Girl

by Elizabeth Cohen

Love meets technology with a dash of quirk in this collection of highly original short stories

 

An aspiring actress meets an Icelandic Yak farmer on a matchmaking Web site. An online forum for cancer support...


Sheepshit on the Brain

by Ken Prato

"SHEEPSHIT ON THE BRAIN" is a light-hearted volume describing the lifestyle of a sheep-shearer plying his trade on the outback shearing stations of Australia. The main theme throughout the book is the spirit...