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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...


A Mountain Woman

by Elia Wilkinson Peattie

Elia Wilkinson Peattie was a prolific fiction writer who detailed her experiences as a woman in the West in dozens of essays, short stories, and novels. In "A Mountain Woman," Peattie gives us the entertaining...


The Adventures of Gerard

by Arthur Conan Doyle

In a follow-up to the previously published volume The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard, Arthur Conan Doyle presents more of the recollections of the fictional retired French brigadier. Equal parts humor writing...


Amy Foster

by Joseph Conrad

In the nineteenth century, mass immigration changed the face of the world. Although we like to think of this cross-cultural pollination as being a positive trend in human history, the truth of the matter is...


Some Love, Some Pain, Sometime: Stories

by J. California Cooper

Whether through her stories or her legendary readings, J. California Cooper has an uncanny ability to reach out to readers like an old and dear friend.  Her characters are plain-spoken and direct: simple people...


The Enchanted Wanderer: and Other Stories

by Nikolai Leskov, Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky

Written over the course of Leskov’s career, each story in The Enchanted Wanderer elucidates the very essence of the human condition; themes of love, despair, loneliness, and revenge are explored against the...


Crime

by Ferdinand Von Schirach & Carol Janeway

From Ferdinand von Schirach, one of Germany’s most prominent defense attorneys, comes a jolting debut collection of short stories that daringly brings to light the motivations stirring within the criminal...


Gryphon: New and Selected Stories

by Charles Baxter

Ever since the publication of The Harmony of the World in 1984, Charles Baxter has slowly gained a reputation as one of America’s finest short-story writers. Each subsequent collection—Through the Safety...


The Yellow Wallpaper

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

This early work by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was originally published in 1899. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA in 1860, Gilman was the great niece of Henry Ward Beecher and Sister to Harriet Beecher Stowe....


Damage Control

by Amber Dermont

"Dermont’s short story collection, which follows her debut novel (The Starboard Sea, 2012), demonstrates the author’s versatility and sardonic humor…Dermont delivers strong prose and intriguing characters...


Fools: Stories

by Joan Silber

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD. “Emotionally, it’s astounding. ‘Linked’ doesn’t begin to describe the complex web Silber has woven. . . . Beautiful, intricate and wise.”—New York Times...