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The Love of a Good Woman: Stories

Trillium Book Award 1999, Giller Prize 1998

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes--the vagaries of love, the passion that leads down unexpected paths, the chaos...


Babylon and Other Stories

by Alix Ohlin

In their various locales--from Montreal (where a prosthetic leg casts a furious spell on its beholders) to New Mexico (where a Soviet-era exchange student redefines home for his hosts)--the characters in Babylon...


How to Breathe Underwater

by Julie Orringer

Nine brave, wise, and spellbinding stories make up this award-winning debut. In "When She is Old and I Am Famous" a young woman confronts the inscrutable power of her cousin's beauty. In "Note to Sixth-Grade...


Country of Cold: Stories

by Kevin Patterson

Set in the beautiful, often uncompromising isolation of the central plains of North America, Kevin Patterson’s haunting stories explore the extent to which geography is destiny. In "Les is More" an overweight...


Second Chances: Stories of Hope, Redemption, and Forgiveness

by William Umansky

Celebrate the resilience of the human spirit through the stories of everydayspeople whose ordeals allowed them to experience first-hand the healing powersof second chances.sMeet Vanessa-a teenage runaway who...


The Maples Stories

by John Updike

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Collected together for the first time in hardcover, these eighteen classic stories from across John Updike’s career form a luminous chronicle of the life and times of one marriage...


Voodoo Heart

by Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder’s protagonists inhabit a playfully deranged fictional world in which a Wall Street trader can find himself armed with a speargun, guarding a Dumpster outside a pawnshop in Florida; or an employee...


In Strange Gardens and Other Stories

by Peter Stamm & Michael Hofmann

With the precision of a surgeon, Peter Stamm cuts to the heart of the fragile and revealing moments of everyday life.

They are bankers, students, mothers, or retirees. They live in New York City or somewhere...


Stories

by Doris Lessing

This major collection contains all of Doris Lessing’s short fiction, other than the stories set in Africa, from the beginning of her career until now. Set in London, Paris, the south of France, the English...


Calamity and Other Stories

by Daphne Kalotay

Twelve luminous stories alive with friendship and secrets introduce a remarkable writer. Daphne Kalotay’s characters confront regrets and unrealized hopes in tales tinged with gentle humor. A newly independent...


The Debba

by Avner Mandelman

Winner of the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel

In Middle East lore the Debba is a mythical Arab hyena that can turn into a man who lures Jewish children away from their families to teach them...


Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry: Stories

by Christine Sneed

From the author of Little Known Facts, a striking debut story collection, winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist.


She Loved Me Once, and Other Stories

by Lester Goran

Lester Goran's first book of short stories, Tales from the Irish Club, was chosen by the New York Times Book Review as a "Notable Book of the Year 1996." This second collection also centers around a group of...


Tales from the Irish Club: A Collection of Short Stories

by Lester Goran

Tales from the Irish Club contains 11 wry accounts of an enclave of Irish Americans in Pittsburgh during and after World War II. In this first collection of short stories by Lester Goran are the often comic,...


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

Sixteen �lovely, nuanced� (The New York Times) linked stories from a potent new voice-a doctor with an M.D. from Harvard and an M.F.A. in fiction.

A History of the Present Illness takes readers into overlooked...


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 Chronicle comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal...