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Hungry Hearts

by Anzia Yezierska & Blanche Gelfant

In stories that draw heavily on her own life, Anzia Yezierska portrays the immigrant's struggle to become a "real" American, in such stories as "Yekl," "Hunger," "The Fat of the Land," and "How I Found America."...


Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe

by Stuart Mclean

The heartwarming and award-winning humorist is back.

Another delightful collection from Stuart McLean, "a natural storyeller...in the modern line of Peter DeVries [and] Garrison Keillor" (Billy Collins).

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Available Light

by Phillip Gardner

Eighteen tragicomic short stories that explore love, tragedy, and loss. As he disassembles an infant's nursery, a father struggles for ways to tell his young daughter her brother is dead; a boy learns the truth...


Starting Over: Stories

by Elizabeth Spencer

Winner of 2013 Rea Award for short fiction

“A rare and true master” (Richard Ford), the celebrated author of The Light in the Piazza returns with these spellbinding stories. Since her remarkable debut in...


Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy

by Jean Webster & Elaine Showalter

One of the great novels of American girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development...


House of Dreams

by Michael Swanwick

The fourth in Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Michael Swanwick's "Mongolian Wizard" series of tales set in an alternate fin de siècle Europe shot through with magic, mystery, and intrigue.


Collage Volume II

by Jamie d'Antioc

If a collage is a collection of images, united to form an aesthetically pleasing whole; then this book is the verbal equivalent - a collection of its author's stories, observations and memories, gathered over...


Friedrich the Snow Man

by Lewis Shiner

If you gaze long enough into the holidays, the holidays will gaze back into you.


The Christmas Show

by Pat Cadigan

The Christmas Show, by Pat Cadigan, is the perfect Christmas story about a pair of sisters under a mysterious curse that forces them to travel around the US producing local theatrical productions. This Xmas,...


It Came with the House: Conversation Pieces

by Jeffrey Shaffer & Paul Hoffman

Featuring wildly imaginative stories told in calm prose—with twists and turns and a touch of pathos—this collection approaches reality from a variety of angles, so that the oddest people and situations seem...


You Know When the Men Are Gone

by Siobhan Fallon

"Gripping, straight-up, no-nonsense stories about American soldiers and their families . . . simple, tough, and true." -- The New York Times

"Fascinating." -- O, the Oprah Magazine

Through fiction of dazzling...


For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories

by Nathan Englander

One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.

In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man...


Meet Me in the Moon Room: Stories

by Ray Vukcevich

Fantastic, surreal short stories.


Stealing Cherries

by Marina Rubin

In a unique collection of poetic bite-sized stories, Marina Rubin embraces immigration, love, and city life with humor and passion


Flying Carpets

by Hedy Habra

Flying Carpets is a story collection in the grand tradition of Arab storytelling. In it, Habra masterfully waves her writing wand and takes us on a journey as we read about people and places far away and encounter...


In Corner B

by Es'kia Mphahlele & Peter N. Thuynsma

The quintessential story collection from "the most important black South African writer of the present age" (George Moore).

Originally published in 1967, In Corner B contains the core stories of the original...


Phoenix

by Poppy Summers

Alone in a remote Scottish lighthouse, author Dani Maxwell has one thing on her mind: getting her new book finished in blissful isolation. But she hasn't banked on the distracting qualities of her hot landlord......


Thirteen Steps in the Underworld

by Su-Yee Lin

Stories about mortals travelling into hell have been omnipresent in our literary canon for almost as long as weve had one, but young writer Su-Yee Lin has still managed to find modern resonance and new territory...


Selected Stories

by William Trevor

A marvelous collection from "the greatest living writer of short stories in the English language" (The New Yorker).

Four-time winner of the O. Henry Prize, three-time winner of the Whitbread Prize, and five-time...


Edible Stories: A Novel in Sixteen Parts

by Mark Kurlansky

All-new stories about the food we share, love, and fight over from the national bestselling author of Cod and Salt.

In these linked stories, Mark Kurlansky reveals the bond that can hold people together,...