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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,...


The House at Belle Fontaine: Stories

by Lily Tuck

“Tuck is a genius”—Los Angeles Times

Winner of the National Book Award, Lily Tuck follows her critically-acclaimed novel I Married You For Happiness with an elegantly constructed story collection about lives...


The Era of Not Quite

by Douglas Watson

Debut collection by winner of the first annual BOA Short Fiction Prize. Quirky, funny stories by a singular new voice.


Escape to Africa

by Henri Diamant

Henri lived only a few short years in Europe before the family moved to the Belgian Congo, a country deep in the heart of Africa. These were the early 1900?s, at a time when the colonial era was in full swing,...


While Mortals Sleep: Unpublished Short Fiction

by Kurt Vonnegut

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Foreward by Dave Eggers

These previously unpublished, beautifully rendered works of fiction are a testament to Kurt Vonnegut’s unique blend of observation and imagination. Here are stories...


Horse, Flower, Bird

by Kate Bernheimer & Rikki Ducornet

Eight marvelous, melancholy new fairy tales for daring readers.


On the Yankee Station: Stories

by William Boyd

Wiliam Boyd, winner of the Whitbread and Somerset Maugham Awards, introduces unlikely heroes desperate to redeem their unsatisfying lives.

From California poolsides to the battlegrounds of Vietnam, here is a...


Murder in the Mews

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Murder in the Mews: Four Cases of Hercule Poirot.

A young woman commits suicide while her roommate is away for the weekend. However, the lead inspector is sufficiently...


The Peripatetic Coffin and Other Stories

by Ethan Rutherford

Alternately funny, menacing, and deeply empathetic, the wildly inventive stories in Ethan Rutherford's The Peripatetic Coffin mark the debut of a powerful new voice in contemporary fiction

Worried about waning...


Thrall

by Steven Shrewsbury, Matthew Perry & Louise Bohmer

Set in the mists of ancient times, Thrall tells the story of Gorias La Gaul, an aging warrior who has lived for centuries battling the monstrosities of legend and lore. It is an age when the Nephilum walk the...


A Suitcase Between Friends

by Douglas Hurd

Five hard-hitting short stories and a political essay inspired by Douglas Hurd�s visit to Sarajevo in 1992. All demonstrate preoccupations with the world tensions of the nineties, observed by Hurd's acute...


The Legend's Daughter

by David Kranes

These fast-paced stories set in contemporary Idaho explore intricate dynamics between fathers and sons, unlikely friends, people and place.


I Want To Show You More

by Jamie Quatro

“A brilliant new voice in American fiction has arrived. Bright, sharp, startling, utterly distinctive, passionate, and secretive, Quatro’s stories are missives from deep within the landscape of American womanhood....


The Ice at the Bottom of the World: Stories

by Mark Richard

In these ten stories, Mark Richard, winner of the 1990 PEN/Ernest Hemingway Foundation Award, emerges as the heir apparent to Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner.


Stories in an Almost Classical Mode

by Harold Brodkey

These 17 short stories represent the best of Brodkey's work over three decades.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


After the Plague: and Other Stories

by T.C. Boyle

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Fugue State

by Brian Evenson & Zak Sally

Nineteen chilling tales of the terror that lurks within.