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Stories of Birds

by Lenore E. Mulets

IN THE SNOW

It was a bright, wintry day. The frost jewels sparkled on the snow. The winds blew cutting cold from the north.

Phyllis, in her scarlet coat and cap, and long, warm leggings, waded in the deepest drifts...


The Kindness of Doctor Avicenna

by John Pearson

Moreton is the representative in Rome for a London insurance broker who deals at Lloyds of London.

Moreton�s troubles begin with the appearance of Dr. Avicenna. "Some instinct of self-preservation should have...


Three Men In a Boat - (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

by Jerome K. Jerome

Three invalids.—Sufferings of George and Harris.—A victim to one hundred and seven fatal maladies.—Useful prescriptions.—Cure for liver complaint in children.—We agree that we are overworked, and need...


Like a House on Fire

by Cate Kennedy

From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies,...


A Piece of Mine: Stories

by J. California Cooper

Back in print after more than five years, this is the extraordinary first short story collection by the author of Family.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Gun Boss of Tumbleweed

by L. Ron Hubbard

Mart Kincaid, a man in the Clint Eastwood mold, may be the fastest gun in the state, but his life is not his own.  It belongs to Gar Malone, a rancher driven by his thirst for power and more land. Now Gar wants...


Champavert: Immoral Tales

by Petrus Borel the Lycanthrope & Brian Stableford

Champavert was the archetypal collection of the French "contes cruels," and the book still remains among the cruellest of them all. It is also one of the greatest collections of short stories ever published;...


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...