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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...


Love, Technically

by Lynne Silver

Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he'd love to meet someone who's actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle...


Grade My Teacher

by Tom Perrotta

The public and private self-images of a high school math teacher uncomfortably collide when she has a coffee date with a student who has posted negative comments about her on grademyteacher.com

The story, set...


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...


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....


The Sand Eggs

by Bryony Doran

A woman is thrust into a foreign culture, a sister is excluded by widowhood, an older woman returns to a once familiar land. Bryony Doran’s short stories carry a note of seductive isolation.


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...


The Youngest One

by Nancy Springer

Jessie is tired of dealing with her drunk mother and life in a rough part of town, and when a creepy woman approaches her one morning and advises her to pay attention to Shakespeare's As You Like It in her English...


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,...


The Unused Prom Dress

by Earl Staggs

Police Officer Patti Johnson is torn between duty and lost love. The fugitive hiding in the ladies room of the Pizza Hut is the only man she ever loved. Has he come back to her and will all her dreams finally...


Jungle Love

by Jack Ewing

One night on an unnamed tropical island, a young single man and a young married woman slip away from their village into the jungle for a close encounter of the sexual kind. In surrendering to passion, they have...


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...