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FUBAR

by Kurt Vonnegut

 The waters of renewal sometimes course through the unlikeliest of settings. In the short story, “FUBAR,” we’re taken to a desolate building in a drab industrial complex, where a lonely office worker...


We Don't Know Why

by Nancy Springer

To a future girl, Mishell, who flies with the aid of anti-gravity wings, the death in a freak accident of a beloved older brother, Mykel, is hard to accept. Why had it happened? To Mykel, of all people? Why...


Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived

by Lily Tuck

In an elegant and penetrating first short-story collection, Limbo, and Other Places I Have Lived, Lily Tuck's characters travel to unknown, exotic places and, while there, find themselves deeply immersed in...


Fox 8: A Story

by George Saunders

From the author of the instant New York Times bestseller Tenth of December comes a darkly comic short story, a fable about the all too real impact that we humans have on the environment—now available for the...


The Most Mauve There Is

by Nancy Springer

Middle-schooler Avery Holsopple is already struggling with the fact that he's the shortest guy in school. To make matters worse, his older sister Valerie has insisted on having a Victorian-style wedding, which...


Wind on the Waves: Stories from the Oregon Coast

by Kim Stafford

Renowned, award-winning Oregon writer Kim Stafford brings celebrates the people, towns, wildlife, culture, and natural beauty of one of America's most rugged, beautiful, and enchanting coast lines in fifty-two...


Lost in the City

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1993

by Edward P. Jones

The nation's capital that serves as the setting for the stories in Edward P. Jones's prizewinning collection, Lost in the City, lies far from the city of historic monuments and national politicians. Jones takes...


The Complete Stories of Alan Marshall

by Alan Marshall

Sad stories, funny stories, warm stories, tragic stories - this collection is the very essence of the work of Australia's greatest storyteller.


Unacceptable Behaviour

by Penelope Rowe

A short story collection about families and the secrets they hold...


Coronado

by Dennis Lehane

Along with completely original material, this new collection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short fiction, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005...


The Stranger

by Anna Banks

The Syrena don't trust many humans. Rachel is one of them. The story of how Galen met her – and how they bonded -- is both exciting and heartbreaking.


Leaving Home

by Garrison Keillor

In the first collection of Lake Wobegon monologues, Keillor tells readers more about some of the people from Lake Wobegon Days and introduces some new faces.


Drastic

by Maud Casey

Meet the college graduate working in a whole body–donation clinic; a young woman obsessed with Benedictine monks; a middle-aged woman who becomes a stand-in talk-show guest; unlikely friends who meet in a...


Ether Frolics: Nine Steampunk Tales

by Paul Marlowe

A collection of nine steampunk stories drawn from the archives of the Etheric Explorers Club, a Victorian society dedicated to exploring the mysteries of the etheric realm... The visions of a Russian painter...


Karma and Other Stories

by Rishi Reddi

In this sparkling collection, award-winning writer Rishi Reddi weaves a multigenerational tapestry of interconnected lives, depicting members of an Indian American community struggling to balance the demands...


Things You Should Know

by A. M. Homes & A M. Homes

In this stunningly original collection, A. M. Homes writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. Homes's distinctive narrative illuminates our dreams and desires, our memories and losses,...


A Visit to the House on Terminal Hill

by Elizabeth Knox

Tom Teal and Albert Barnes are government employees tasked with visiting a hard-to-reach house and convincing its inhabitant, a member of the Zarene family that controls the whole valley, that a large dam project...


Porn & Revolution in the Peaceable Kingdom

by Micaela Morrissette, Micaela Morrisette & Morrisette Micaela

In a possible far future animals have taken over and democratized the world where humans once ruled. Tim, a lonely slime mold, is worried about his human pet Mimi and her recent animal urges. He only wants her...


A Lovely Leave & Over the Rainbow

by Victor J. Banis

Two great flash pieces from Victor J. Banis in one volume! A Lovely Leave: If love is ever-enduring, can it matter much if the face changes? The heart sees differently from the eyes. Over the Rainbow: Youthful...


Mother of the Groom

by Augusta Trobaugh

"A son is a son until he takes him a wife," the old adage says, and Winifred, unwilling to give up her precious son at all, goes to outrageous means for preventing his wedding. A new short story from the acclaimed...