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Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing

by Lydia Peelle

With this first book of fiction, a gifted young writer brings together eight superbly crafted stories that peer deeply into the human heart, exploring lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the...


Grandmother's Tale And Selected Stories

by R. K. Narayan

There is no better introduction to R.K. Narayan than this remarkable collection of stories celebrating work that spans five decades. Characters include a storyteller whose magical source of tales dries up, a...


All Aunt Hagar's Children

by Edward P. Jones

In fourteen sweeping and sublime stories, five of which have been published in The New Yorker, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Known World shows that his grasp of the human condition...


Fishing the Sloe-Black River

by Colum Mccann

The short fiction of Colum McCann documents a dizzying cast of characters in exile, loss, love, and displacement. There is the worn boxing champion who steals clothes from a New Orleans laundromat, the rumored...


Everything in This Country Must

by Colum Mccann

In a daring tour de force, one of our writers takes on the most intractable of conflicts-the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

In his fourth book, Colum McCann, a writer of fierce originality and haunting lyricism,...


Don't Kiss Me

by Lindsay Hunter

An explosive story collection from a bold, blistering new voice

With broken language, deep vernacular, unexpectedly fierce empathy, and a pace that’ll break your granny’s neck, Lindsay Hunter lures, cajoles,...


All We Want is Everything

by Andrew F. Sullivan

All We Want is Everything, Andrew F. Sullivan's exceptional debut collection of short stories, finds the misused and forgotten, the places in between, the borderlands on the edge of town where dead fields alternate...


American Decameron

by Mark Dunn

From the award-winning and highly acclaimed author of 'Ella Minnow Pea' comes Mark Dunn's most ambitious novel to date. 'American Decameron' tells 100 stories spanning 100 years. A girl in Galveston is born...


Demetrio Pianelli (Emilio De Marchi)

by Luca Nava

“The day after Demetrio took up his customary life. Only one fact was unusual: along the way to his office a dog was following him. It was Thursday. As the dog nuzzled up closer, he warned him: ‘Go away,...


The Complete Collected Short Stories of Louis L'Amour: Volumes 1-7

by Louis L'Amour

For the first time, the entire body of Louis L’Amour’s short fiction is now available together in this historic eBook bundle. Gathering more than two hundred short stories originally anthologized across...


I Am No One You Know: And Other Stories

by Joyce Carol Oates

I Am No One You Know contains nineteen startling stories that bear witness to the remarkably varied lives of Americans of our time. In "Fire," a troubled young wife discovers a rare, radiant happiness in an...


Brief Encounters with Che Guevara

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2007

by Ben Fountain

The well-intentioned protagonists of Brief Encounters with Che Guevara are caught -- to both disastrous and hilarious effect -- in the maelstrom of political and social upheaval surrounding them. In "Near-Extinct...


Bobcat and Other Stories

by Rebecca Lee

Rebecca Lee, one of our most gifted and original short story writers, guides readers into a range of landscapes, both foreign and domestic, crafting stories as rich as novels. A student plagiarizes a paper and...


A Texas Jubilee: Thirteen Stories from the Lone Star State

by James Ward Lee

Set primarily during the early 1940s, A Texas Jubilee is a collection of short stories about life in fictional Bodark Springs, Texas. Through these stories, author Jim Lee paints a humorous picture of the politics,...


Confessions of a Falling Woman

by Debra Dean

A surprised Southern matriarch is confronted by her family at an intervention. . . . A life-altering break-in triggers insomniac introspection in a desperate actor. . . . Streetwise New York City neighbors let...


Anteaters Don't Dream and Other Stories

by Louise Hawes & Jeffrey C. Stewart

In Anteaters Don't Dream and Other Stories, Louise Hawes deftly portrays lovers at the end of their patience, marriages on the verge of decline, children reeling from abuse, and parents devastated by loss.

But...


Mr. Lincoln's Wars

by Adam Braver

In this highly ambitious collection, Adam Braver explores Abraham Lincoln's inner life and personal turmoils -- while also reflecting on the indelible impact Lincoln had on the nation during the last year of...


Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived

by Lily Tuck

In an elegant and penetrating first short-story collection, Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived, Lily Tuck's characters travel to unknown, exotic places and, while there, find themselves deeply immersed in...


Thumbnails

by Gregory Norminton

In these forty-eight very short stories or “micrograms”, Gregory Norminton once again experiments with form, using his stylish and witty prose to examine the nooks and crannies of our distracted lives. Taken...


Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories

by Sandra Cisneros

NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FOR THE FIRST TIME

A collection of stories, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border. The women in these stories offer tales of pure...