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Praying Drunk

by Kyle Minor

Masterfully blended fiction and autobiography explores the lives of missionaries, drug addicts, and childhood bullies in Kentucky, Florida, and Haiti.

The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq

by Hassan Blasim & Jonathan Wright

A blistering debut that does for the Iraqi perspective on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan what Phil Klay’s Redeployment does for the American perspective

The first major literary work about the Iraq War from...

Barracks Bad Boys: Authentic Accounts of Sex in the Armed Forces

by Alex Buchman

Unmistakably original, utterly heartfelt, stranger than fiction, hotter than any off-the-rack gay fantasy!

Building on the success of his extraordinary debut—the critically acclaimed, #1 “men’s interest”...

Traffics and Discoveries

by Rudyard Kipling

From "The Captive": The guard-boat lay across the mouth of the bathing-pool, her crew idly spanking the water with the flat of their oars. A red-coated militia-man, rifle in hand, sat at the bows, and a petty...

Winesburg, Ohio: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Sherwood Anderson

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time

"Here [is] a new order of short story," said H.L. Mencken when Winesburg, Ohio was published in 1919.  "It is so vivid, so full of insight,...

Man V. Nature

by Diane Cook

A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories that illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, and the veneer of civilization over our darkest urges.

Told with perfect rhythm...

Jack the Bastard and Other Stories

by Micah Nathan

From the best-selling author of the novels Gods of Aberdeen and Losing Graceland comes this new collection of short fiction. The characters in these nine stories share a common thread as they come to terms with...

The Turning

by Tim Winton

Set on a coastal stretch of Western Australia, Tim Winton's stunning collection of connected stories is about turnings of all kinds -- changes of heart, slow awakenings, nasty surprises and accidents, sudden...

Short Stories and Bedtime Fairy Tales

by Fabrizio Trainito

This is a collection of short, sweet tales frequently having happy endings and a moral. What a great opportunity to get together with your family in the evenings and take your children to bed, together discovering...

Flying to America: 45 More Stories

by Donald Barthelme

Donald Barthelme was one of the most influential and inventive writers of the 20th century. In this volume of unpublished and previously uncollected stories, he transforms the absurd and strange into the real...

Death in Venice & A Man and His Dog: A Dual-Language Book

by Thomas Mann & Stanley Appelbaum

An author's infatuation with a handsome youth has fatal consequences in Death in Venice. A Man and His Dog is a charming essay about Mann's canine companion. Excellent English translations by Appelbaum.

Cheri (Dual-Language)

by Colette & Stanley Appelbaum

Superb story of a love affair between Lea, a still-beautiful 49-year-old ex-courtesan, and Cheri, a handsome but selfish young man 30 years her junior, is widely considered the author's best work.

Mad Maudlin

by Marie Brennan

For to see mad Tom o'Bedlam, ten thousand miles she's traveled.

Karate Chop

by Dorthe Nors & Martin Aitken

The first book in English by an acclaimed Danish writer: "beautiful, faceted, haunting stories . . . [from] a rising star" (Junot Díaz)

Karate Chop, Dorthe Nors's acclaimed story collection, is the debut book...

The Bridge of Snow

by Marie Rutkoski

In Arin's childhood, before the war, there was still time to tell stories.

Twelve Days of Christmas Past

by Susanna Fraser, Rebecca Thomas & Emily Larkin

Twelve Days of Christmas Past by Rebecca Thomas, Emily Larkin and Susanna Fraser

The Countess's Groom by Emily Larkin

Rose, the Countess Malmstoke, is trapped in a marriage from hell. Escape seems impossible-until...

Ekaterina and the Firebird

by Abra Staffin-Wiebe

"Ekaterina and the Firebird" is a new short story by Abra Staffin-Wiebe.

The Country of the Blind: And Other Science-Fiction Stories

by H. G. Wells & Martin Gardner

Entertaining tales from the foremost science-fiction writer of the early 20th century include the title tale, "The Star," "The New Accelerator," "The Remarkable Case of Davidson's Eyes," "Under the Knife," and...

Fantastic Fables

by Ambrose Bierce

With his characteristic blend of sarcasm and satire, "the American Swift" presents 245 fables that rival Aesop and La Fontaine in their mordant wit and keen insights into human nature.

Best Short Stories: A Dual-Language Book

by Franz Kafka

Five great stories in original German with new, literal English translations on facing pages: "The Metamorphosis," "The Judgment," "In the Penal Colony," "A Country Doctor" and "A Report to an Academy."