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Burning Bright: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2010

by Ron Rash

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Ron Rash is "a storyteller of the highest rank" (Jeffrey Lent) and has won comparisons to John Steinbeck, Cormac McCarthy, and Gabriel García Márquez. It...


Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever: Stories

by Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor's crystalline, spare, and oddly moving prose cuts to the quick. His characters are guided by misapprehensions that bring them to hilarious but often tragic impasses with reality: a high school...


New Market Tales

by Jayant Kripalani

Armed with a fistful of memories, Jayant Kripalani weaves nostalgia into these short stories about the inhabitants of New Market. A sprawling landscape that houses both enterprise and extraordinary people, New...


PICADOR SHOTS - 'Sonata'

by Jackie Kay

In June, 2006, Picador launch Picador Shots, a new series of pocket-sized books priced at £1. The Shots aim to promote the short story as well as the work of some Picador's greatest authors. They will be contemporarily...


Eve in Hollywood: A Penguin Special

by Amor Towles

The further adventures of Eve Ross, best friend of Katey Kontent in Rules of Civility, the New York Times bestselling novel by Amor Towles

 

Near the end of Amor Towles’s bestselling novel Rules of Civility...


Faith & Frenzy: Short Stories from Kashmir

by K L Chowdhury

Faith & Frenzy is a collection of short stories that brings to the reader the intimate details of forgotten Kashmiris of all hues, caught in the quagmire of terror and murky politics. Their stories have remained...


Long Lankin: Stories

by John Banville

A collection of short stories from the early years of Man Booker Prize-winning author John Banville’s career, Long Lankin explores the passionate emotions—fear, jealousy, desire—that course beneath the...


The Tongue's Blood Does Not Run Dry: Algerian Stories

by Assia Djebar & Tegan Raleigh

What happens when catastrophe becomes an everyday occurrence? Each of the seven stories in Assia Djebar’s The Tongue’s Blood Does Not Run Dry reaches into the void where normal and impossible realities coexist....


Booneville Retribution

by S. Furlong-Bolliger

Larry's a hardworking Vietnam vet who loves his country and is proud of his small town roots. He's lived the better part of his life in Booneville, where Old Glory flies proudly over town square, and the Fourth...


No Place Like Home: And Other Short Stories

by Angela Gascoigne

That scratching on the window, late at night when you're all alone in bed, is it really just the wind or a long dead spirit stopping by to say hello? Here we have a collection of twelve short stories in a variety...


Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing

by Lydia Peelle

With this first book of fiction, a gifted young writer brings together eight superbly crafted stories that peer deeply into the human heart, exploring lives derailed by the loss of a vital connection to the...


Sweethearts of the Rodeo

by Lydia Peelle

Two restless young girls in "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" live out their last summer of innocence, riding ponies recklessly and spying on their boss.


Kidding Season

by Lydia Peelle

In "Kidding Season", a young man named Charlie gets caught up living at a farm for a few months, an experience more important than he expected.


This is Not a Love Story

by Lydia Peelle

Set in a small town in rural Georgia, this poignant story unfolds a disappointing love affair between a 22-year old girl from the North and a man twice her age haunted by the ghosts of the South.


The Still Point

by Lydia Peelle

In "The Still Point", Lydia Peelle tells the story of a man stuck in the routine of life while traveling with a carnival.


Shadow on a Weary Land

by Lydia Peelle

The narrator of "Shadow on a Weary Land" imagines the many lives that have been lived over the years on Brown's Ridge—from the teeming wildlife that once roamed the land to Jesse and Frank James, who settled...


Mule Killers

by Lydia Peelle

"Mule Killers" evokes the end of an era and of a grandfather's dreams when he decides to replace animal power with tractors on his farm.


Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing

by Lydia Peelle

In "Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing", a young woman becomes fascinated with reptiles and finds a way to relate them to her life.


Phantom Pain

by Lydia Peelle

In "Phantom Pain," the Tennessee woods are a sliver of what they once were, where men now hunt with GPS and cell phones, and the rumor of a dangerous panther on the loose stirs up a small town.


Grandmother's Tale And Selected Stories

by R. K. Narayan

There is no better introduction to R.K. Narayan than this remarkable collection of stories celebrating work that spans five decades. Characters include a storyteller whose magical source of tales dries up, a...