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The River Swimmer: Novellas

by Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison is one of America’s most beloved and critically-acclaimed authors—on a par with American literary greats like Richard Ford, Anne Tyler, Robert Stone, Russell Banks, and Ann Beattie. His latest...


Favorite Holiday Stories: Celebrating the magic of the holidays

by Adams Media

Ready to get into the holiday spirit? The Everything® Family Christmas Series is the perfect Christmas gift to share with your family and friends!

Inside you'll find the perennial classic Christmas stories you...


A History of the Present Illness: Stories

by Louise Aronson

A History of the Present Illness takes readers into overlooked lives in the neighborhoods, hospitals, and nursing homes of San Francisco, offering a deeply humane and incisive portrait of health and illness...


There Are Jews in My House

by Lara Vapnyar

There Are Jews in My House is one of the most striking debuts of recent years. Tracing the lives and aspirations of Russians living in Moscow and Brooklyn, these poignant, sad and funny stories create a luminous...


Christmas Stories Rediscovered: Short Stories from The Century Magazine, 1891-1905

by Frank R. Stockton, Sarah Orne Jewett & Barbara Quarton

This collection of delightful Christmas stories from the pages of "The Century Illustrated Magazine" includes the works of such notable nineteenth-century authors as Sarah Orne Jewett, Jacob Riis, Frank R. Stockton,...


Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Kiriyama Prize for Fiction 2007, Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2006

by Haruki Murakami

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicles comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal...


Wasted In Love

by Allan Wilson

Shortlisted for the Scottish Mortgages Trust Scottish Book of The Year 2012. Nominated for the Anobii First Book Award. Set against a backdrop of menial employment, escape into alcohol and an unflinching belief...


Our Story Begins

Story Prize 2008

by Tobias Wolff

This collection of stories—twenty-one classics followed by ten potent new stories—displays Tobias Wolff's exquisite gifts over a quarter century.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The View from Castle Rock

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

Alice Munro mines her rich family background, melding it with her own experiences and the transforming power of her brilliant imagination, to create perhaps her...


Broccoli and Other Tales of Food and Love

by Lara Vapnyar

Each of Lara Vapnyar's six stories invites us into a world where food and love intersect, along with the overlapping pleasures and frustrations of Vapnyar's uniquely captivating characters. Meet Nina, a recent...


A Vow To Run

by Larry Rios

This is the story of an actual event that occurred with the U.S. Border Patrol and the Riverside Sheriff's department. It discloses the events that followed a failure to yield and ensuing high speed pursuit...


The Conjurer and Other Azorean Tales

by Darrell Kastin

Inspired by the beauty and magic of the Azorean archipelago, this collection transports readers from the natural to the supernatural


Pieces for the Left Hand

by J. Robert Lennon

Finally available in the United States, a singular story collection that Time Out declared “unsettlingly brilliant” Astudent’s suicide note is not what it seems. A high school football rivalry turns absurd—and...


Too Cold for Snow

by Jon Gower

In this zany new collection of stories, a paid assassin called Krink loads up on viper-spit to tackle some uber-thugs; the governor of a prison ship introduces his inmates to haute cuisine; and a farmer wakes...


Born on a Train

by John Mcmanus

Two years ago--at twenty-two--John McManus captivated writers and critics with his first story collection and became the youngest recipient of the Whiting Writers Award. Now McManus returns with a collection...


Disciple

by Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley’s talent knows no bounds. Disciple 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 to...


Merge

by Walter Mosley

Raleigh Redman loved Nicci Charbon until she left him heartbroken. Then he hit the lotto for twenty-four million dollars, quit his minimum wage job and set his sights on one goal: reading the entire collection...


This Cake Is for the Party

by Sarah Selecky

Shortlisted for the acclaimed 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, and the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize Best First Book Award, This Cake Is for the Party has received consistent...


River Street

by Jim Hearn

Jimmy is a junkie in trouble. He is also a man with a plan and a way with the pans. He knows how to keep everyone else happy, but not himself. Hearn cooks up a challenging but satisfying feast with a side serve...


Intimate Distance

by Katerina Cosgrove

Mara escapes Athens, but the fall-out of her love for two brothers, one the father of her child, follows her to Sydney. Cosgrove combines a portrait of strife-torn Greece with a tale of tortured love. This novella...