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Dear Life: Stories

Trillium Book Award 2013

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE© IN LITERATURE 2013

New York Times Notable Book

Washington Post Notable Work of Fiction

A Best Book of the Year: The Atlantic, NPR, San Francisco ChronicleVogue, AV Club...


A Stranger in This World: Stories

by Kevin Canty

In the tradition of the works of Raymond Carver and Richard Ford, this fiction debut shines with verbal brilliance. Disturbing yet compellingly readable, the stories in this collection explore the gap between...


Dogs of Truth

by Kit Reed

The Dogs of Truth contains 17 new or previously uncollected short stories. Included are "High Rise High," about a student revolt at the ultimate "secure" high school; "Focus Group," where a star-struck fan dictates...


The Dark

by Ellen Datlow

Ghosts are among us. On the other side of death, the spirits of departed souls have been part of human myths and beliefs as long as anyone can recall. Some of the most powerful and affecting images in fiction...


The Book of Mischief

by Steve Stern

“In the 25 years since [Stern] published his first book, younger Jewish writers have run with a similar shtick . . . But Stern was there first.” —The Toronto Globe and Mail

The Book of Mischief triumphantly...


There Are Little Kingdoms

by Kevin Barry

From the author of City of Bohane and Dark Lies the Island, a debut collection that “could easily have been titled ‘These Are Little Masterpieces’” (The Irish Times)

This award-winning story collection...


How to Escape from a Leper Colony

by Tiphanie Yanique

An enthralling debut collection from a singular Caribbean voice

For a leper, many things are impossible, and many other things are easily done. Babalao Chuck said he could fly to the other side of the island...


Four New Messages

by Joshua Cohen

A quartet of audacious fictions that capture the pathos and absurdity of life in the age of the internet *A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice*One of Flavorwire's "50 Books That Define the Past...


What the Emperor Cannot Do: Tales and Legends of the Orient

by Vlas Doroshevich, Rowen Glie & Ronald Landau

Rediscovery of a brilliant writer from the early 20th century banned under Soviets. These anti-establishment tales are universal and timeless.


No Animals We Could Name

by Ted Sanders

No Animals We Could Name by Ted Sanders The winner of the Bakeless Prize for Fiction, a bold debut collection  The animals (human or otherwise) in Ted Sanders's inventive, wistful stories are oddly familiar,...


Get Down

by Asali Solomon

Asali Solomon's characters are vivid misfits--a heathen at Jesus camp, a scheming prep-school student, a middle-aged mom pining for her salsa-dancing salad days, a scheming twentysomething virgin, a college...


Assorted Fire Events

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 2000

by David Means & Donald Antrim

Upon its publication, Assorted Fire Events won a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and received tremendous critical praise. Ranging across America, taking...


Suddenly, a Knock on the Door

by Etgar Keret, Miriam Shlesinger, Nathan Englander & Sondra Silverston

Bringing up a child, lying to the boss, placing an order in a fast-food restaurant: in Etgar Keret’s new collection, daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning. In his most playful and most...


The Lion Sleeps Tonight

by Rian Malan

Since its original publication twenty years ago Rian Malan’s classic work of narrative nonfiction My Traitor’s Heart has earned its author comparisons to masters of literary nonfiction like Michael Herr...


Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories

by Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie’s stature as a writer of stories, poems, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed stories from the last two decades have established...


The Quantity Theory of Insanity

by Will Self

What is there is only a limited amount of sanity in the world and the real reason people go mad is because somebody has to? What if a mysterious tribe in the Amazon rainforest turn out to be the most boring...


What Becomes

by A. L. Kennedy

Twice selected for Granta’s list of Best Young British Novelists, winner of the 2007 Costa Book Award for her acclaimed novel Day (“Day is a novel of extraordinary complexity”—The New York Review of...


Elijah Visible

by Thane Rosenbaum

With the publication of Elijah Visible, Thane Rosenbaum emerged as a fresh and important new voice on the American literary scene, a young writer in the great Jewish storytelling tradition of Isaac Bashevis...


Jenny and the Jaws of Life

by Jincy Willett & David Sedaris

In these wonderfully funny and poignant stories, Willett's eccentric, complex characters think and do the unconventional. Soft, euphonic women gradually grow old; weak, unhappy men confront love and their own...


Venus Drive

by Sam Lipsyte

An intense, mordantly funny collection of short fiction from the author of Home Land and The Ask.

A man with an "old soul" finds himself at a Times Square peep show, looking for more than just a little action....