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Day Out of Days: Stories

by Sam Shepard

From one of our most admired writers: a collection of stories set mainly in the fertile imaginative landscape of the American West, written with the terse lyricism, cinematic detail, and wry humor that have...


Dangerous Liaisons in The Kitchen, Cornelia Lee Johnson's menu

by Cornelia Lee Johnson

6 courses, 6 recipes developed through 6 short stories. (from: TODAY I'M COOKING, First Course) "Perfect. I really think that's OK," said Paolo looking at the set table. He had already turned the CD player on,...


A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism: Fables from a Mouse, a Parrot, a Bear, a Cat, a Mole, a Pig, a Dog, and a Raven

by Slavenka Drakulic

A wry, cutting deconstruction of the Communist empire by one of Eastern Europe's exceptional authors.

Called "a perceptive and amusing social critic, with a wonderful eye for detail" by The Washington Post...


Between Friends

by Amos Oz & Sondra Silverston

A provocative new story collection from the internationally celebrated author of A Tale of Love and Darkness


The Means of Escape

by Penelope Fitzgerald

With the death of Penelope Fitzgerald this year, the literary world lost one of its finest, most original, and most beloved authors. Fitzgerald began her writing career at age sixty and wrote eight remarkable...


Coming, Aphrodite!

by Willa Cather

Best known for the distinctive portraits of the people and land of the American West in her prairie novels, Willa Cather is one of the greatest American writers of this century. The fourteen short stories in...


Hungry Hearts

by Anzia Yezierska & Blanche Gelfant

In stories that draw heavily on her own life, Anzia Yezierska portrays the immigrant's struggle to become a "real" American, in such stories as "Yekl," "Hunger," "The Fat of the Land," and "How I Found America."...


Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe

by Stuart Mclean

The heartwarming and award-winning humorist is back.

Another delightful collection from Stuart McLean, "a natural storyeller...in the modern line of Peter DeVries [and] Garrison Keillor" (Billy Collins).

...


Available Light

by Phillip Gardner

Eighteen tragicomic short stories that explore love, tragedy, and loss. As he disassembles an infant's nursery, a father struggles for ways to tell his young daughter her brother is dead; a boy learns the truth...


Starting Over: Stories

by Elizabeth Spencer

Winner of 2013 Rea Award for short fiction

One of the masters of American short fiction—author of The Light in the Piazza—returns with a new collection of stories. On the release of her first novel in 1948,...


Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

by Jean Webster & Elaine Showalter

One of the great novels of American girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development...


House of Dreams

by Michael Swanwick

The fourth in Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Michael Swanwick's "Mongolian Wizard" series of tales set in an alternate fin de siècle Europe shot through with magic, mystery, and intrigue.

At the publisher's request,...


Collage Volume II

by Jamie d'Antioc

If a collage is a collection of images, united to form an aesthetically pleasing whole; then this book is the verbal equivalent - a collection of its author's stories, observations and memories, gathered over...


Friedrich the Snow Man

by Lewis Shiner

If you gaze long enough into the holidays, the holidays will gaze back into you.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


The Christmas Show

by Pat Cadigan

The Christmas Show, by Pat Cadigan, is the perfect Christmas story about a pair of sisters under a mysterious curse that forces them to travel around the US producing local theatrical productions. This Xmas,...


It Came with the House: Conversation Pieces

by Jeffrey Shaffer & Paul Hoffman

Featuring wildly imaginative stories told in calm prose—with twists and turns and a touch of pathos—this collection approaches reality from a variety of angles, so that the oddest people and situations seem...


You Know When the Men Are Gone

by Siobhan Fallon

Through fiction of dazzling skill and astonishing emotional force, Siobhan Fallon welcomes readers into the American army base at Fort Hood, Texas, where U.S. soldiers prepare to fight, and where their families...


For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories

by Nathan Englander

One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.

In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man...


Meet Me in the Moon Room: Stories

by Ray Vukcevich

Fantastic, surreal short stories.


Stealing Cherries

by Marina Rubin

In a unique collection of poetic bite-sized stories, Marina Rubin embraces immigration, love, and city life with humor and passion