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Literary Lapses

by Stephen Leacock

Formally trained as a political scientist and economist, Canadian humorist Stephen Leacock produced dozens of books of hilarious and satirical stories, essays, and vignettes in his spare time. The eclectic collection...

Questionable Practices: Stories

by Eileen Gunn

Trains that go to unexpected places. A steampunk quartet. Stories that shake the tree. Stories that question normal practices.


National Book Award for Fiction 2014, John Leonard Award 2014

by Phil Klay

Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction · Winner of the John Leonard First Book Prize · Selected as one of the best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review, Time, Newsweek, The Washington...

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

by B. J. Novak

B.J. Novak's One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories is an endlessly entertaining, surprisingly sensitive, and startlingly original debut that signals the arrival of a brilliant new voice in American fiction....

The Wily O'Reilly: Irish Country Stories

Irish Country #10

by Patrick Taylor

Long before Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly made most readers' acquaintance in Patrick Taylor's bestselling novel An Irish Country Doctor, he appeared in a series of humorous columns originally published in Stitches:...

The Monkey's Paw

by W. W. Jacobs

When the White family comes into the possession of a monkey’s paw that magically grant wishes, they do what many people would do—they wish for money. But every wish has a consequence, and the White family...

I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories

by William Gay

William Gay firmly established himself as "the big new name to include in the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) with his debut novel, The Long Home, and his critically acclaimed follow-up, Provinces...

Dirty Old Men (And Other Stories)

by Omar Tyree

The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Pecking Order offers a daring collection of erotic tales about the undeniable attraction older men have for younger women.

Omar Tyree is known by his...

Karma: A Penguin eSpecial from Riverhead HC

by Walter Mosley

When Walter Mosley published the first Leonid McGill novel, The Long Fall—the acclaimed New York Times bestseller that is now being developed as a series for HBO—it was clear that this new hero was a man...

Falling for the CEO

by Audra North

Falling for the CEO (A Stanton Family Novella) by Audra North

Finance genius Meredith Klaus prefers numbers to people, especially around the holidays. At least the large sum of money that's mysteriously vanished...

Disconnected: An eShort Story

by Jennifer Weiner

Shannon Will is nearing thirty and has already made six trips to rehab (not that anyone's counting). But this time, she swears, will be different. She'll clean up her act, go to meetings, find a sponsor, and...

Henryk Sienkiewicz: Three Stories

by Henryk Sienkiewicz & Peter J. Obst

This volume includes 3 new translations of stories by acclaimed Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz: "A Comedy of Errors," "The Authoresses," and "The Third One."

Translator Peter J. Obst is a lecturer at LaSalle...

How It Was for Me

by Andrew Sean Greer

In the title story of this collection, neighborhood boys crouch in a backyard toolshed, and conspire to prove their piano teachers to be witches. In "Cannibal Kings," a disillusioned young man accompanies a...

Freeze Warning

by Susan Krinard

As a nearly immortal Valkyrie, Mist is the guardian of the greatest of the Norse god's Treasures—Odin's spear Gungnir. But Mist believes all the gods are dead, and she's slowly settling into a normal life...

Selected Stories

by Ring Lardner & Jonathan Yardley

This collection brings together twenty-one of Lardner’s best pieces, including the six Jack Keefe stories that comprise You Know Me, Al, as well as such familiar favorites as “Alibi Ike,” “Some Like...

The Science of Herself

by Karen Joy Fowler

Widely respected in the so-called “mainstream” for her New York Times bestselling novels, Karen Joy Fowler is also a formidable, often controversial, and always exuberant presence in Science Fiction. Here...

Ajax Penumbra 1969

by Robin Sloan

From Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, the story of Mr. Penumbra's first trip to San Francisco—and of how he got entangled with the city's most unusual always-open enterprise…

It is...

Baring It All (Short Story): A Loveswept Historical Romance

by Megan Frampton

Megan Frampton turns up the heat on one bride-to-be and her oblivious bridegroom in this steamy and scandalous eBook original short story of Regency romance.


It is with great discretion that this columnist...

Going to Meet the Man: Stories

by James Baldwin

"There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by...

Holiday in Cambodia

by Laura Jean McKay

Shortlisted for the Glenda Adams Award for New Writing in the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Beyond the killing fields and the temples of Angkor is Cambodia: a country with a genocidal past and a wide,...