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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...


The Water of Life

by Mary-Rose MacColl

It takes only a moment of distraction to end Jason's life, yet the consequences ripple across Brisbane for years. An arch and moving slice of life, by a critically acclaimed author. This novella originally appeared...


An End to Hope

by Ed Wright

The war has robbed Tomoko of her brothers and her betrothed, but her ultimate sacrifice is inspired by the enemy she encounters in the forest. Wright tells a tragic Japanese story of love and duty in World War...


Glad

by Lyndel Caffrey

Bird and Glad agree to marry on the first hot day of summer, but first they must survive the Melbourne winter of 1923. Caffrey poignantly recreates an era with rich and telling detail. This novella originally...


ODD - Short Stories and Poems

by Colin Williams

Writing a meaningful synopsis is the hardest part of the book. The stories and poems were generated by thoughts in my mind that, if ever they were going to arrive at some closure, needed to be consigned to paper....


Everything That Rises Must Converge

by Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory...


Bitch: One Tale from the Short Story Collection Switch Bitch (A Penguin Special)

by Roald Dahl

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella

by George Saunders & Joshua Ferris

One of the most influential works of modern American fiction is available for the first time as an eBook, featuring exclusive content not found in the print editions, including an additional short story and...


Bloodline: Five Stories

by Ernest J. Gaines

In these five stories, Gaines returns to the cane fields, sharecroppers' shacks, and decaying plantation houses of Louisiana, the terrain of his great novels A Gathering of Old Men and A Lesson Before Dying....


She Loves Me Not: New and Selected Stories

by Ron Hansen

From an author Praised by literary giants and critics alike, a stunning compendium of selected stories over three decades in the making.

Ron Hansen has long been celebrated as a master of both the novel and...