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A Book of Great Worth

by Dave Margoshes

A series of linked short stories charts the journey of journalist and family man Harry Morgenstern.


The Day I Sat With Jesus

by Gloria Sawai

The Day I Sat On the Sun Deck is a funny, philosophical, sexy, sad and searching story that explores faith, the nature of belief, with the lightness of a meringue.


The Hour of Bad Decisions

by Russell Wangersky

Russell Wangersky's characters, caught in a variety of human circumstances, make some outstandingly bad decisions in this first short fiction collection by a prominent Canadian journalist.


Piranha to Scurfy: And Other Stories

by Ruth Rendell

Nine deliciously frightening and exquisitely crafted tales of psychological terror from Ruth Rendell.

A self-appointed critic reads books only to catch out their errors of fact and usage, which he points out...


Patricide

by Joyce Carol Oates

Roland Marks is a Nobel Prize winning novelist with a penchant for younger women and four marriages behind him. Lou-Lou Marks, his grown daughter, is a successful academic in her own right. But her real career...


The Selected Stories of Richard Bausch

by Richard Bausch

Richard Bausch is a master of the short story--and this selection brings together ten pieces which perfectly showcase his incisive wit, perception, and artistry. "He brings to life characters and situations...


The Southern Woman: Selected Fiction

by Elizabeth Spencer

Born in rural Carrollton, Mississippi, Elizabeth Spencer has been writing masterly stories and novellas about Southerners for more than half a century. The Southern Woman collects the best of Spencer’s shorter...


One More Year: Stories

by Sana Krasikov

One More Year is Sana Krasikov’s extraordinary debut collection, illuminating the lives of immigrants from across the terrain of a collapsed Soviet Empire. With novelistic scope, Krasikov captures the fates...


Sinister Shorts

by Perri O'Shaughnessy

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Nina Reilly thrillers brings her prodigious storytelling gifts to this first-ever collection of short crime fiction. From desperate housewives to hard-boiled...


The Woman Who

by Kelly Cherry

The seven stories in The Woman Who take a close and sharp look at the complex relationships between art and reality, between imagination and identity. They offer illuminating glimpses of that old and continuing...


Mary and O'Neil

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 2002

by Justin Cronin

Mary and O’Neil frequently marveled at how, of all the lives they might have led, they had somehow found this one together. When they met at the Philadelphia high school where they’d come to teach, each...


Sarajevo Marlboro

by Miljenko Jergovic & Stela Tomasevic

Miljenko Jergovic’s remarkable début collection of stories, Sarajevo Marlboro – winner of the Erich Maria Remarque Peace Prize – earned him wide acclaim throughout Europe. Croatian by birth, Jergovic...


The Reasonable Ogre: Tales for the Sick and Well

by Mike Barnes & Segbingway

By turns dark and uplifting, Mike Barnes' original fables explore the otherworldliness of relationships, family, madness and death.


The Best Short Stories of Mark Twain

by Mark Twain, Lawrence Berkove & Pete Hamill

This unique collection of Twain’s essential short stories and semiautobiographical narratives is a testament to the author’s vast imagination. Featuring popular tales such as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping...


Rumble, Young Man, Rumble

by Benjamin Cavell

In this widely acclaimed literary debut, Benjamin Cavell stalks the male ego, unleashing a ferocious volley of nine sharply written and deeply penetrating stories.

In Balls, Balls, Balls, we are introduced to...


I Think of You: Stories

by Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif, the bestselling author of The Map of Love, writes poignantly and beautifully about love, and about finding one’s place in the world. Achingly lyrical, resonant and richly woven, and with a spark...


The Complete Short Novels

by Anton Chekhov, Larissa Volokhonsky & Richard Pevear

(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

 

Aanton Chekhov, widely hailed as the supreme master of the short story, also wrote five works long enough to be called short novels–here brought together in one volume for the...


Moral Disorder: and Other Stories

by Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood’s latest brilliant collection of short stories follows the life of a single character, seen as a girl growing up the 1930s, a young woman in the 50s and 60s, and, in the present day, half of...


Signs and Wonders

by Alix Ohlin

These sixteen stories by the much-celebrated Alix Ohlin illuminate the connections between all of us—connections we choose to break, those broken for us, and those we find and make in spite of ourselves.


Small Crimes in an Age of Abundance

by Matthew Kneale

A well-intentioned English family unwittingly becomes complicit in state violence while traveling through China. A ploddingly respectable London lawyer chances upon a stash of cocaine and realizes it offers...