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Leaving Home

by Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces. "Leaving Home is a book of exceptional charm . ....


Drastic

by Maud Casey

Meet the college graduate working in a whole body–donation clinic; a young woman obsessed with Benedictine monks; a middle-aged woman who becomes a stand-in talk-show guest; unlikely friends who meet in a...


Ether Frolics: Nine Steampunk Tales

by Paul Marlowe

A collection of nine steampunk stories drawn from the archives of the Etheric Explorers Club, a Victorian society dedicated to exploring the mysteries of the etheric realm... The visions of a Russian painter...


Karma and Other Stories

by Rishi Reddi

In this sparkling collection, award-winning writer Rishi Reddi weaves a multigenerational tapestry of interconnected lives, depicting members of an Indian American community struggling to balance the demands...


Things You Should Know

by A. M. Homes & A M. Homes

In this stunningly original collection, A. M. Homes writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. Homes's distinctive narrative illuminates our dreams and desires, our memories and losses,...


The Matisse Stories

by A.S. Byatt

These three stories celebrate the eye even as they reveal its unexpected proximity to the heart. For if each of A.S. Byatt's narratives is in some way inspired by a painting of Henri Matisse, each is also about...


The Stories of Vladimir Nabokov

by Vladimir Nabokov

From the writer who shocked and delighted the world with his novels Lolita, Pale Fire,

and Ada, or Ardor, and so many others, comes a magnificent collection of stories. Written between the 1920s and 1950s, these...


Back in the World: Stories

by Tobias Wolff

To American soldiers in Vietnam, "back in the world" meant America and safety. To Tobias Wolff's characters, Back in the World is where lives that have veered out of control just might become normal again. Unfortunately,...


Getting it in the Head

by Mike McCormack

This reissue of the author’s celebrated 1997 debut collection is augmented with an afterword by the author, who reflects on his success and his work since. Here we enter a world where the infatuation with...


The Destiny of Nathalie X

by William Boyd

This new collection of eleven stories by the author of The Blue Afternoon takes readers back in time from a contemporary Hollywood film shoot to World War I in Vienna, introducing an unforgettable cast of characters....


Murder on the Short List

by Peter Lovesey

This is "Peter Lovesey's Short List" of his best ever short stories, including the Crime Writers' Association's best short story of 2007, "Needle Match", and featuring some of his most popular detectives - Bertie,...


I Haven't Lost My Marbles...They Just All Rolled To One Side

by Gary R. Hoffman

Southern Weird is not just a title--it is a way of life taught through the generations. Southern Weird is about people who look at life just a little differently and Gary R. Hoffman brings them front and center...


We Are Not the Same Anymore

by Chris Somerville

We are Not the Same Anymore is a collection of short fiction about people trying to connect with each other and the difficulties of finding intimacy. These stories play out the small catastrophes of everyday...


The Praetor and Other Stories

by Aurel Stancu & Petru Iamandi

The thirty-two stories in this new collection reflect the differences between man's real self and the various masks he has to wear in a Romanian society that vacillates between nostalgia for its communist past...


I Got His Blood on Me

by Lawrence Patchett

The short stories in this collection follow characters that are plucked away from their normal lives to face wildly abnormal situations. An old coachman must face the death of his passenger; a missionary loses...


Monday Night Man

by Grant Buday

Monday Night Man is a back alley view of East Vancouver netherworlds. Horst Nunn, Ray Bunce, and Boyle Rupp are a trio of middle-aged, underemployed, intelligent "plungers" striving for redemption through humour...


City

by James Roy

In this companion short story collection to the highly successful and award-winning collection, Town, young people are linked in very different ways—through chance meetings, found objects, social connections,...


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...