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A Vow To Run

Three Continents: Stories and Essays

by Chandan Sen

From the author: I find the small acts within my observation interesting enough to merit writing about. The little boy mending shoes by the roadside, the millionaire mill-owner who shows a rare form of kindness,...


Quite Contrary

by John Chabot

The unusual thing about the collection Quite Contrary is the range of subgenre. Although these are all crime stories, each is vastly different in its approach to the crime. One story, "A Step Above The Beasts,"...


A Lovesong for India: Tales from the East and West

by Ruth Jhabvala

In this expansive story collection, acclaimed writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala continues her lifelong meditation on East and West. Set in India, England, and New York City, A Lovesong for India reveals what unites...


By Blood We Live

by John Adams

From Dracula to Buffy the Vampire Slayer; from Castlevania to Tru Blood, the romance between popular culture and vampires hearkens back to humanity's darkest, deepest fears, flowing through our very blood,...


My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up

by Stephen Elliott

This blistering new collection from literary rising star Stephen Elliott demonstrates once again why his books have been praised as “graceful,” “soaring,” and “fearless.” As with all of Elliott’s...


Sentimental Exorcisms

by David Derry

'Derry specializes in the most delightfully self-unaware characters. These are delicious portrayals of delusion.' – Uptown

'Derry's cohort of misanthropic, sexually repressed anti-heroes possesses a spooky ability...


Dear Mr. President

by Gabe Hudson

Everybody’s Gulf War Syndrome is a little bit different. Or so believes Larry, who returns home from Desert Storm to find his hair gone and his bones rapidly disintegrating. Then there’s Lance Corporal James...


Something in My Eye: Stories

by Michael Lee & Francine Prose

Michael Jeffrey Lee writes like a redneck Samuel Beckett, sketching dystopias of life along the margins in contemporary New Orleans.


Drowned Boy: Stories

by Jerry Gabriel & Andrea Barrett

The 2008 Mary McCarthy Prize winner, selected by Andrea Barrett. A kind of contemporary Winesburg, Ohio.


To Assume a Pleasing Shape

by Joseph Salvatore

Exquisitely written, sexually charged debut short story collection by New York Times Book Review fiction reviewer.


Baby Geisha

by Trinie Dalton

Eye-popping stories that showcase an assured and exceptionally stylish talent.


Stephen Morris

by Nevil Shute

These two related novellas, Stephen Morris and Pilotage, were Nevil Shute’s first works of fiction and drew on his own youthful experiences. Both concern young men obsessed with the early world of aviation....


Honored Guest

by Joy Williams

With her singular brand of gorgeous dark humor, Joy Williams explores the various ways–comic, tragic, and unnerving—we seek to accommodate diminishment and loss. A masseuse breaks her rich client's wrist...


Because They Wanted to: Stories

by Mary Gaitskill

A Simon & Schuster eBook


On the Nature of Human Romantic Interaction

by Karl Iagnemma

Winner of the Paris Review Discovery Prize for best first fiction and anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2002, Karl Iagnemma has been recognized as a writer of rare talent. His literary terrain...


The Elephant Vanishes: Stories

by Haruki Murakami

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation that he brought to his internationally acclaimed novels A Wild Sheep Chase and Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, Haruki Murakami makes this...


Hostage Nation: Colombia's Guerrilla Army and the Failed War on Drugs

by Victoria Bruce, Karin Hayes & Jorge Enrique Botero

A blistering journalistic exposé: an account of government negligence, corporate malfeasance, familial struggle, drugs, politics, murder, and a daring rescue operation in the Colombian jungle.

On July 2, 2008,...


The Nobleman and Other Romances

by Isabelle de Charriere & Caroline Warman

The only available English translation of writings by an Enlightenment-era Dutch aristocrat, writer, composer-and woman.

Born Dutch, noble, and free-spirited, Isabelle de Charrière (also known as Belle de...


Tierra del Fuego

by Francisco Coloane & David Petreman

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