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Servants of the Map: Stories

by Andrea Barrett

"Luminous....Each [story] is rich and independent and beautiful and should draw Barrett many new admirers."-Publishers Weekly, starred reviewRanging across two centuries, and from the western Himalaya to an...


Little Tales of Misogyny

by Patricia Highsmith

Long out of print, this Highsmith classic resurfaces with a vengeance.The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of this legendary, cultish short story collection. With...


Nothing That Meets the Eye: The Uncollected Stories of Patricia Highsmith

by Patricia Highsmith

"Highsmith is no more a practitioner of the murder mystery genre...than are Doestoevsky, Faulkner and Camus."—Joan Smith, Los Angeles Times The Patricia Highsmith renaissance continues with Nothing That Meets...


Hunger: A Novella and Stories

by Lan Samantha Chang

"Spare and haunting tales that ask ordinary questions about that extraordinary emotion: love."-Chicago TribuneThe novella and five stories that make up this collection reveal the lives of immigrant families...


The Rendezvous: And Other Stories

by Patrick O'brian

A collection of startlingly vivid short stories from Patrick O'Brian, author of the highly acclaimed Aubrey/Maturin series.Patrick O'Brian has emerged, in the opinion of many, as one of the greatest novelists...


Yellow: Stories

Asian American Literary Award 2002

by Don Lee

"Elegant and engrossing...[an] unusually complete portrait of contemporary Asian America."-Los Angeles Times..."A gem....Lee has captured this truth beautifully, wisely, and with winning economy."-Cleveland...


If You Liked School, You'll Love Work

by Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh, the author of Trainspotting, is up to his old tricks with his new work of transgressive short fiction.Irvine Welsh's first short-story collection since his debut work The Acid House presents five...


All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories

by Lee K. Abbott

The long-awaited new collection from Lee K. Abbott, "Cheever's true heir, our major American short story writer" (William Harrison).Here are stories about fathers and sons, stories about men and women, and stories...


An Hour in Paradise: Stories

by Joan Leegant

"Joan Leegant writes stories that last, stories that take root in the soul."-Bret Lott, author of JewelJoan Leegant's collection takes its title from the Yiddish proverb "Even an hour in Paradise is worthwhile."...


Letting Loose the Hounds: Stories

by Brady Udall

"Funny, unpredictable, and abounding with strange beauty . . . a fierce new voice of the American West."-OutsideExploding with an unsettling exuberance, Brady Udall’s stories traverse a geography of lost love,...


Don't Make Me Stop Now: Stories

by Michael Parker

These eleven arresting, comic, and moving stories by acclaimed writer Michael Parker testify to the driving force of love, the lengths to which we’ll go to claim it and pursue it, the delusions we’ll float...


Happiness Is a Chemical in the Brain: Stories

by Lucia Perillo

A stunning debut from an award-winning poet. Populating a small town in the Pacific Northwest, the characters in Lucia Perillo’s story collection all resist giving the world what it expects of them and are...


Willow Temple: New and Selected Stories

by Donald Hall

A contemplative selection of twelve short stories from the celebrated author Donald Hall, Willow Temple focuses on the effects of divorce, adultery, and neglect. Hall's stories are reminiscent of those of Alice...


The Curse of the Appropriate Man

by Lynn Freed

These fourteen short stories, written over the past ten years but never before collected, deal with the struggles between mothers and their wayward daughters, the often preposterous bonds that tie men and women...


The Hill of Evil Counsel

by Amos Oz

"Sensuous prose and indelible imagery." — New York Times Three stories in which history and imagination intertwine to re-create the world of Jerusalem during the last days of the British Mandate. Refugees...


Diamond Dust: Stories

by Anita Desai

Upon the recent publication of Fasting, Feasting, critics raved about Anita Desai: "Desai is more than smart; she's an undeniable genius" (Washington Post Book World). The Wall Street Journal called Fasting,...


The Royal Ghosts: Stories

by Samrat Upadhyay

With emotional precision and narrative subtlety, The Royal Ghosts features characters trying to reconcile their true desires with the forces at work in Nepali society. Against the backdrop of the violent Maoist...


A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga: Stories

by Julia Whitty

Bringing a unique perspective and a singular voice to contemporary fiction, A TORTOISE FOR THE QUEEN OF TONGA features lush, poignant stories about the natural world. Here are mammals, historical figures, everyday...


Third Class Superhero

by Charles Yu

Charles Yu experiments with form and genre to explore the stories we tell ourselves while navigating contemporary life. In "Third Class Superhero," a would- be good guy must come to terms with the darkness in...


Soulcatcher: And other stories

by Charles Johnson

Twelve stories about the African experience of slavery in America, by the National Book Award-winning novelist.

Nothing has had as profound an effect on American life as slavery. For blacks and whites alike,...