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Wolverton Station

by Joe Hill

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns, and the award-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts, comes this e-short story.

Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has...


The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories

by Christopher Merkner

Shirley Jackson for the contemporary Midwest, where the ties of family and community intersect darkly with suburban American life.


Fire Year

by Jason K. Friedman & Salvatore Scribona

Gay and Jewish men struggle to navigate conservative communities in Georgia and the Deep South.


Spiritual Stories from India

by Chaman Lal

This classic collection of Indian fables and spiritual stories offers an intimate and joyful glimpse at the deep, mythical tradition of India.

India is the Home of Fables, which are usually associated western...


I've Been Thinking About You, Sister

by Witi Ihimaera

A wry, touching short story from one of New Zealand's best-loved writers.When Uncle Rangiora visits his sister and dances with her in the garden, she knows she has to visit the place where he died, and where...


Elvis Has Left the Building

by Charity Tahmaseb

Second generation Elvis impersonator, Elliot, is content with his small-town circuit and regular gigs at the Holiday Inn, until he attracts a fan who has never heard of the King. But stepping free of the shadow...


Duluthians

by Trevor Scott

Duluthians is a collection of short fiction that illustrates the folks who call Northern Minnesota their home. Here you will find stories of transplants who have found themselves reluctantly placed in the wild...


The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a...


House of Lavender Dreams

by Megan Hussey

Laira, a quirky Florida store owner, seeks the perfect doll for her July Fourth display. Fireworks ignite when 'living doll' Roman comes magically to life--introducing Laira to love and untold pleasures in the...


A Vocation and a Voice: Stories

by Kate Chopin & Emily Toth

Published for the first time as Chopin intended, this is a collection of her most innovative stories, including "The Story of an Hour," "An Egyptian Cigarette," and "The Kiss."

For more than seventy years, Penguin...


Home for Christmas

by Scott Young

In this entertaining collection of short stories author Scott Young demonstrates his characteristic wit and warmth as he presents amusing and heartfelt tales about Christmas. The diverse cast of characters in...


The Scatter Here Is Too Great

by Bilal Tanweer

A vivid and intricate novel-in-stories, The Scatter Here Is Too Great explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station:...


Trash

by Dorothy Allison

Trash, Allison's landmark collection, laid the groundwork for her critically acclaimed Bastard Out of Carolina, the National Book Award finalist that was hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "simply stunning...a...


Collage Volume I

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...


About Time: 12 Short Stories

by Jack Finney

About Time offers a delightful return to the world of time travel and light comedy that distinguished Jack Finney's all-time classic Time and Again. The protagonists of these twelve stories are well-meaning...


Rashomon and Seventeen Other Stories: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

by Ryunosuke Akutagawa & Haruki Murakami

One of Penguin Classics' most popular translations—now also in our elegant black spine dress

Ryünosuke Akutagawa is one of Japan's foremost stylists—a modernist master whose short stories are marked by highly...


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...


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...