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St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

by Karen Russell

A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades....


Wild Stars Seeking Midnight Suns

by J. California Cooper

J. California Cooper’s irresistible collection of new stories explores the universal themes of romance, family, and the hopes that propel people’s dreams. In “As Time Goes By” a young woman singlemindedly...


The Whore's Child: Stories

by Richard Russo

To this irresistible debut collection of short stories, Richard Russo brings the same bittersweet wit, deep knowledge of human nature, and spellbinding narrative gifts that distinguish his best-selling novels....


The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

by Truman Capote & Reynolds Price

A landmark collection that brings together Truman Capote’s life’s work in the form he called his “great love,” The Complete Stories confirms Capote’s status as a master of the short story.

Ranging...


Susanna, an Erotic Adventure: Triptych 1

by Krissy Kneen

First in the Triptych collection: a trio of erotic novellas from the acclaimed author of Affection. Pursuing sexual adventure online, Susanna finds a soul mate among the anonymous onanists. But is it possible...


Fire in the Hole: Stories

by Elmore Leonard

In this superb short fiction collection, Elmore Leonard, “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review), once again illustrates how the line between the law and the lawbreakers...


Bad Behavior: Stories

by Mary Gaitskill

A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill’s debut collection, Bad Behavior—powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious...


Girls at War and Other Stories

by Chinua Achebe

Twelve stories by the internationally renowned novelist which recreate with energy and authenticity the major social and political issues that confront contemporary Africans on a daily basis.

From the Trade Paperback...


Selected Stories of Anton Chekov

by Anton Chekhov, Larissa Volokhonsky & Richard Pevear

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the highly acclaimed translators of War and Peace, Doctor Zhivago, and Anna Karenina, which was an Oprah Book Club pick and million-copy bestseller, bring their unmatched...


Stay Awake: Stories

by Dan Chaon

“Eerily beautiful . . . [Chaon] is the modern day John Cheever.”—Boston Sunday Globe

 

“Powerful and disturbing . . . The shocks in this collection are many.”—The Washington Post

 

These haunting,...


Selected Stories

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE 2013 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE

Spanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada, this magnificent collection brings together twenty-eight...


Pastoralia

by George Saunders

From the New York Times bestselling author of Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction.

Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders now surpasses...


I Just Hitched in from the Coast: The Ed McClanahan Reader

by Ed McClanahan

This rollicking collection—personally selected by the author (in collaboration with his editor Tom Marksbury)—gathers the best of Ed McClanahan’s work, making it a must-have for both long-time fans and newcomers...


Corrections to my Memoirs

by Michael Kun

From the author of The Locklear Letters comes Corrections to My Memoirs, a collection of humorous stories filled with offbeat characters who are slowly learning the truth about the world: that the difference...


Rather Shorts: Six Short Tales of Crime in a Small Texas Town

by Walt Shiel

A Fort Worth detective finds contentment as a small-town police chief.

Orin Cage left a 15-year career with the Fort Worth PD to become Chief of Police in the small North Texas town of Rather. Glad to have escaped...


Forever Rumpole: The Best of the Rumpole Stories

by John Mortimer

John Mortimer—novelist, playwright, memoirist, and the author of more than eighty Rumpole short stories—will never be forgotten. While still a practicing barrister, Mortimer took up the pen, and the rest...


Lucky Girls

by Nell Freudenberger

These five stories follow young women living far from home, coping with new and often unfamiliar rules, as they confront the compelling circumstances of adult love. The rich, unforgettable tales in this collection,...


Homeland and Other Stories

by Barbara Kingsolver

With the same wit and sensitivity that have come to characterize her highly praised and beloved novels Animal Dreams and The Bean Trees, Barbara Kingsolver gives us a rich and emotionally resonant collection...


Hot Water Music

by Charles Bukowski

Hot Water Music is a collection of short stories by Charles Bukowski, published in 1983. The collection deals largely with: drinking, women, gambling, and writing. It is an important collection that establishes...


The White People and Other Weird Stories

by Arthur Machen & S. Joshi

Machen's weird tales of the creepy and fantastic finally come to Penguin Classics. With an introduction from S.T. Joshi, editor of American Supernatural Tales, The White People and Other Weird Stories is the...