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Stabs at Happiness: 13 Stories

by Todd Grimson

Marking the first original publication by Todd Grimson in almost 20 years, the 13 stories compiled in this volume showcase the author’s fascinating fictional canvases, peopled by authentic and sympathetic...


Busted Scotch: Selected Stories

by James Kelman

This collection of 35 short stories-most of them being published in this country for the first time-has been selected and arranged by James Kelman himself from over two decades of his work.The stories of Busted...


The Ghost Stories of Muriel Spark

by Muriel Spark

Eight spooky stories from the mistress of the unexpected.I aim to startle as well as please," Muriel Spark has said, and in these eight marvelous ghost stories she manages to do both to the highest degree. As...


In Ordinary Time: A Short Story Collection

by C. J. Ruff

In Ordinary Time is a collection of fourteen stories that mainly surround the Catholic faith and its people. Characters are real, flawed, yet sincere and honest. To say there is always a happy ending to each...


News from Heaven

by Jennifer Haigh

The bestselling author of Faith and The Condition returns with a collection of unforgettable short stories inspired by a Pennsylvania coal-mining town and the people who call it home.

When her iconic novel Baker...


The Safety of Objects: Stories

by A.M. Homes

The breakthrough story collection that established A. M. Homes as one of the most daring writers of her generation

 

Originally published in 1990 to wide critical acclaim, this extraordinary first collection...


These 13

by William Faulkner

A collection of thirteen short stories by William Faulkner.

“I’m a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can’t and then tries the short story which is the most demanding...


Stories of Five Decades

by Hermann Hesse

This selection of twenty-three stories (twenty available in English for the first time) offers a spectrum of Hesse's writing from 1899 to 1948 that could be matched only by an edition of his poetry, since in...


Klingsor's Last Summer

by Hermann Hesse

This is the first English-language edition of Klingsor's Last Summer, which was originally published in 1920, a year after Demian and two years before Siddhartha. The book has three parts: a story called A Child's...


LIFE: Such As It Is

by Spring Wilde

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In a collection of short stories composed of laments, commentaries, musings and rants, Life: Such As It Is looks with unbridled elucidation at a variety of topics. It cogitates society's newly found...


The Atlas

by William Vollmann

Hailed by Newsday as "the most unconventional--and possibly the most exciting and imaginative--novelist at work today," William T. Vollmann has also established himself as an intrepid journalist willing to go...


In the House of Suddhoo and Other Stories

by Rudyard Kipling

In The House of Suddhoo and Other Stories

Table Of Contents

My Own True Ghost Story

The Sending of Dana Da

In the House of Suddhoo

His Wedded Wife


A Lodging for the Night and Pavilion On the Links

by Robert Louis Stevenson

A Lodging For The Night And Pavilion on the Links by Robert Louis Stevenson


The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

by Oscar Wilde

The Canterville Ghost and Other Stories

Table Of Contents

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME

THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

THE SPHINX WITHOUT A SECRET

THE MODEL MILLIONAIRE

THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H.


Prince of the World: Stories

by Christopher Howard

In these six stories, Chris Howard reasserts his talent for evoking the gritty and the apocalyptic with poetic grace.

Intelligent People Speaking Reasonably follows two Iraq vets adrift in the civilian life...


Numbers in the Dark: And Other Stories

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

For the first time in paperback--a volume of thirty-seven diabolically inventive stories, fables, and "impossible interviews" from one of the great fantasists of the 20th century, displaying the full breadth...


The Last Girlfriend on Earth: And Other Love Stories

by Simon Rich

In "Center of the Universe," God struggles to balance the demands of his career with the needs of his long-term girlfriend. In "Magical Mr. Goat," a young girl's imaginary friend yearns to become "more than...


Tenth of December: Stories

Folio Prize 2014

by George Saunders

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment...


Selected Stories

by Robert Walser

In her preface to Robert Walser’s Selected Stories, Susan Sontag describes Walser as “a good-humored, sweet Beckett.” The more common comparison is to “a comic Kafka.” Both formulations effectively...


Dangerous Laughter

by Steven Millhauser

Thirteen darkly comic stories, Dangerous Laughter is a mesmerizing journey that stretches the boundaries of the ordinary world.

From the Trade Paperback edition.