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The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue

by Manuel Munoz

Manuel Munoz's dazzling collection is set in a Mexican-American neighborhood in central California-a place where misunderstandings and secrets shape people's lives. From a set of triplets with three distinct...


Slowly Downward

by Stanley Donwood

We'll leave it up to Mr Donwood to tell you about his excellent collection of 'Extremely Miserable Stories'. This is the first book I did, now republished in a new edition. This is rather an elegant publication,...


my mother was an upright piano

by Tania Hershman

A scintillating collection of 56 short stories by one of the genre's most daring exponents, whose economy of words cloaks her subtlety and power. Tania Hershman's work is powerful, spiky and off-beat but with...


Winning the Game and Other Stories

by Rubem Fonseca & Clifford E. Landers

With an unflinching, unsentimental eye and a soupçon of black humor, Fonseca chronicles the foibles, manias, and obsessions of the people of Brazil’s metropolises


Heavy Water: and Other Stories

by Martin Amis

"Martin Amis is a stone-solid genius...a dazzling star of wit and insight." --The Wall Street Journal

In this wickedly delightful collection of stories, Martin Amis once again demonstrates why he is a modern...


The Language of Elk: Stories

by Benjamin Percy

RED MOON author Benjamin Percy's widely praised debut story collection, originally published by a university press, is now available for the first time as an ebook.

This debut collection of stories, The Language...


I Sweep the Sun Off Rooftops

by Hanan Al-Shaykh

Since the U.S. publication of Women of Sand and Myrrh--which has now sold more than 35,000 copies and was selected as one of the Fifty Best Books of 1992 by Publishers Weekly--Hanan al-Shaykh has attracted an...


The Invisible City: A New York Sketchbook

by Pete Hamill

In this collection of thirty-four sketches, the author captures the extraordinary range of people, experiences, places and feelings that is New York City -- the city behind the glamorous facade of Manhattan,...


Sightings: Stories

by B.J. Hollars

B. J. Hollars's debut short story collection offers ten thematically linked tales, all of which are out to subvert conventional notions of the midwestern coming-of-age story. The stories feature an assemblage...


Ana Thema: Short stories and poems

by Alan Howard

Short stories and poems on the themes of love and death; loosely connected to the Flight of Birds novel and its successors in the Danse Macabre series of Gothic ghost stories. Includes haiku-like fragments on...


Stepping Stone / Love Machine

by Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley’s talent knows no bounds. Stepping Stone and Love Machine are but two of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life’s cosmic questions....


Stepping Stone

by Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley’s talent knows no bounds. Stepping Stone is one of six fragments in the Crosstown to Oblivion short novels in which Mosley entertainingly explores life’s cosmic questions. From life’s meaning...


Another Perfect Catastrophe

by Brad Barkley

In the spirit of Tobias Wolff and Richard Ford, these ten chilling, deeply felt stories from acclaimed author Brad Barkley explore the complexity of male friendships and marital relationships.

Among the stories...


A Mountain Woman

by Elia Wilkinson Peattie

Elia Wilkinson Peattie was a prolific fiction writer who detailed her experiences as a woman in the West in dozens of essays, short stories, and novels. In "A Mountain Woman," Peattie gives us the entertaining...


The Adventures of Gerard

by Arthur Conan Doyle

In a follow-up to the previously published volume The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Arthur Conan Doyle presents more of the recollections of the fictional retired French brigadier. Equal parts humor writing...


The Last Dollar

by Maryann Miller

A feel-good holiday short story that can be enjoyed year round. There is something especially magical about the Holiday Season. Find out how the magic touches Kate and her family in this story of giving and...


Amy Foster

by Joseph Conrad

In the nineteenth century, mass immigration changed the face of the world. Although we like to think of this cross-cultural pollination as being a positive trend in human history, the truth of the matter is...


SAHM I Am

by Maryann Miller

A humorous short story about a woman and a computer. Can the two co-habitate in peace? Technology may be on the verge of having sophisticated home computers that run an entire household, but have the scientists...


The Visitor

by Maryann Miller

A retelling of the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears in modern day. A camping trip becomes most interesting when a stranger shows up and the Cantrell family has to find out who has been sneaking into their...


Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories

by J. California Cooper

Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend.  Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people...