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Things Withered

by Susie Moloney

The first story collection from this award-winning author. A middle-aged realtor tries to get ahead any way she can. A bad girl pays for cheating with a married man. A wife with a dark past lives in fear of...


Hard Ground: Woods Cop Stories

by Joseph Heywood

Hard Ground is a treasure chest of stories for lovers of the outdoors, fans of smart crime fiction, and, of course, the legions of Joseph Heywood fans. Featuring the game-warden colleagues of Woods Cop star...


Phone Calls from the Dead

by Wendy Brenner

A bodybuilder is charged with superhuman energy and an ability to make lightbulbs explode. A grieving father tries to communicate with his dead son via a tape recorder. A high school girl claims to have her...


A Russian Doll & Other Stories

by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Suzanne Jill Levine

This collection of traditional and experimental stories by Argentinian novelist Bioy Casares ( The Adventures of a Photographer in La Plata ) offers sophisticated, seamless prose, as well as magical realism...


Kahani: Short Stories by Pakistani Women

by Aamer Hussein

Pakistan’s finest women writers – Jamila Hashmi, Mumtaz Shirin, and Fahmida Riaz, amongst others – introduce us to the compelling cadences of a rich literary culture. A naive peasant is left with a white...


Make It, Take It

by Rus Bradburd

Witty and insightful, this isn’t the college basketball we hear about on TV. And Bradburd knows what he’s talking about.


Grind

by Mark Maynard

The gritty realism of Hemingway joins the irreverence of Edward Abbey in the resilient characters of these linked short stories.


Katha: Short Stories by Indian Women

by Urvashi Butalia

Women’s stories in India have been handed down from generation to generation, enriched and embroidered along the way. Political change and the arrival of print culture meant that storytelling was pushed into...


Gorilla, My Love

by Toni Cade Bambara

In these fifteen superb stories, written in a style at once ineffable and immediately recognizable, Toni Cade Bambara gives us compelling portraits of a wide range of unforgettable characters, from sassy children...


Between My Father and the King: New and Uncollected Stories

by Janet Frame

This brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame’s career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and more than half...


Star Over Bethlehem

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories.

A retelling of the Christmas story like you've never heard it before.

Mary is alone in the stable with the baby Jesus...


Same Place, Same Things

by Tim Gautreaux

In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter;...


The Orange Tree

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam

In the five novellas that comprise The Orange Tree, Carlos Fuentes continues the passionate and imaginative reconstruction of past and present history that has distinguished Terra Nostra and The Campaign. From...


The Crystal Frontier

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam

The nine stories comprising The Crystal Frontier, a brilliant work of fiction from Carlos Fuentes, all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family...


Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins

by Carlos Fuentes

Renowned as a novelist of unsurpassed invention, Carlos Fuentes here presents his second collection of stories to appear in English.  Where his first, Burnt Water, published in 1980, had as its underlying theme...


Burnt Water

by Carlos Fuentes & Margaret Sayers Peden

In Burnt Water by Carlos Fuentes, the rich and the poor, the noble and the brutish, and street kids and aesthetes find themselves portrayed in twelve short stories examining the life of Mexico City.


A Faker's Dozen: Stories

by Melvin Jules Bukiet

The wicked exploits of an assortment of louts and losers occupy Melvin Jules Bukiet's profligate imagination in these delectable stories.The title of Melvin Jules Bukiet's latest collection hints at the deceitful...


A Guide to Being Born: Stories

by Ramona Ausubel

Reminiscent of Aimee Bender and Karen Russell—an enthralling new collection that uses the world of the imagination to explore the heart of the human condition.

Major new literary talent Ramona Ausubel combines...


Singing Waters

by Ann Bridge

Ann Bridge takes the little-known country of Albania for her background recreating the primitive grandeur of the country. The Albanian way of life demonstrates a noble standard of values that is rapidly disappearing...


When I Was Mortal

by Javier Marias

A dozen stories by Javier Marías, "the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature" (The Boston Globe).

Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers,...