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A Descent Into the Maelstrom

by Edgar Allan Poe

This early work by Edgar Allan Poe was originally published in 1845. Born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1809, Poe became an orphan at a very early age. After being taken in by a couple in Richmond, he spent a...


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.


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...


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...