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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...


Waiting of Billy

by Martin Healy

Martin Healy was a young man when he died, but he wrote with a breadth of insight and sympathy that few writers ever achieve. The twelve stories gathered here represent the best work of his too-short career....


Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

by Peter Orner

"A ravishing collection, full of wisdom, grief, beauty, and especially surprise."--Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collectors

Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband...


Seven Books By Hans Christian Andersen

by Hans Christian Andersen

Seven books by fantasy short story writer Hans Christian Andersen, in one book:

Andersen's Fairy Tales

The Ice-Maiden; and Other Tales

O.T., a Danish Romance

Pictures of Sweden

Sand-Hills of Jutland

Stories From Hans...


Come Together, Fall Apart

by Cristina Henriquez

These eight short stories and novella travel from Panama's dusty city streets to its humid beaches to create an affecting portrait of a country in transition. They illustrate family bonds and generational conflicts,...


Yudl: And Other Stories

by Layle Silbert

Set in 1920s Chicago, the short novel Yudl follows its eponymous protagonist, a middle-aged editor at a left-leaning newspaper called The Yiddish Courier. Yudl and his wife have decided to become landlords,...


The Friend of Women and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

The Los Angeles Times has lauded Louis Auchincloss as "a novelist committed to examining the complicated layers of character, psychology, and society." In The Friend of Women, that dedication shines on every...


The Atonement and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

No one else writes about the moral life of America’s moneyed class with anything approaching Louis Auchincloss’s understanding, sympathy, irony, and humor. In this, his first book of short fiction since...


Narcissa and Other Fables

by Louis Auchincloss

With this collection of short stories, Louis Auchincloss will delight his already devoted followers and win many more into the ranks. The stories, which range from studies of family manipulation to the secrets...


The Anniversary and Other Stories

by Louis Auchincloss

Described as “one of the best writers alive” (Susan Cheever), his fiction often compared to that of Henry James and Edith Wharton, Louis Auchincloss brings his keen insight and warm understanding once again...


Galatea

by Madeline Miller

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected...


The City of Shattered Dreams

by Shailesh J. Khatri

A heart wrenching short story about a migrant coming into Mumbai to earn a living and what he goes through in that process. Shakti who is the protagonist of the story comes to Mumbai according to the wishes...


Transactions

by Ali Alizadeh

An electric collection of fiction from the Prime Minister’s Prize shortlisted author Transactions, the second work of prose fiction by Ali Alizadeh, presents a provocative and panoramic view of our contemporary...


13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection

by Writer's Digest Editors

Writer's DigestShort Short Story Competition

This exclusive collection contains the top twenty-five winning entries of the 13th Annual Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition, including the First-Place...


"Oh Threats of Hell and Hopes of Paradise"

by John Fee Gibson

A book of five short stories 1. "Oh threats of hell and hopes of paradise" 2. "One thing at least is certain, this life flies" 3. "One thing is certain and the rest is lies" 4. "The flower that once has blown...


The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy

by James Purdy & John Waters

Collected here for the first time are the complete short stories of “a singular American visionary” (New York Times). The publication of The Complete Short Stories of James Purdy is a literary event that...


The Harder Right: Stories of Conscience and Choice

by Arthur Dobrin

Is it ever right to reject a child?

What do you do when taking the life of an innocent person means saving several more?

When is it right to break a promise?

Can someone be too good?

If confronted with these situations,...


Among the Missing

by Dan Chaon

In this haunting, bracing new collection, Dan Chaon shares stories of men, women, and children who live far outside the American Dream, while wondering which decision, which path, or which accident brought them...


The Very Best of Barry N. Malzberg

by Barry N. Malzberg

For nearly half a century, Barry N. Malzberg has been stretching the boundaries of the science fiction and fantasy genres to tell truly entertaining tales. In a collection of fiction that Malzberg himself considers...


Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle

by Tom Hunt

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Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle is a book of short stories set in southeast Alaska on an archipelago about the size of Florida. There are not many people and most of them live...