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Fabulous Small Jews

by Joseph Epstein

In Fabulous Small Jews, the best-selling author Joseph Epstein has produced eighteen charming, magical, and finely detailed stories. They are populated by lawyers, professors, scrap-iron dealers, dry cleaners,...


The Development

by John Barth

“I find myself inclined to set down for whomever, before my memory goes kaput altogether, some account of our little community, in particular of what Margie and I consider to have been its most interesting...


The Love Song of A. Jerome Minkoff: And Other Stories

by Joseph Epstein

A collection of short stories in the manner of FABULOUS SMALL JEWS.


Insomnia

by Aamer Hussein

On the shores of Lake Como a man and a woman talk about longing and belongingl; a translator finds himself drawn into the personal and political turmoil of the poet he translates; a woman's quiet world is eroded...


The Ballad of the Sad Cafe

by Carson McCullers

A classic work that has charmed generations of readers, this collection assembles Carson McCullers’s best stories, including her beloved novella “The Ballad of the Sad Café.” A haunting tale of a human...


Cairo Stories

by Anne-Marie Drosso

Egypt is the setting for this collection, but the stories are universal –whether it’s the girl whose mother no longer recognises her, a young man who uses the changing political climate to avenge his despotic...


Dream Stuff: Stories

by David Malouf

Here are nine haunting stories from the award-winning author of Remembering Babylon, in which history and geography, as well as the past and the present, combine and often collide, illuminating the landscape...


Unto Death: Crusade and Late Love

by Amos Oz & Nicholas de Lange

“Brilliant and insistent . . . The prose is sharp as a cameo, simple yet compelling, smoky, precise, lustrous, eerie.” — Boston Sunday Globe

Here Amos Oz captures the atmosphere of hatred in which Jews...


Bang Crunch

by Neil Smith

In Neil Smith’s nine stories, average people find themselves in decidedly unusual situations, as the mundane and the fantastic collide. A woman mourning the loss of her husband finds solace in talking to his...


Poinciana

by Chiesa Irwin

Synopsis: Poinciana is a collection of short stories by Chiesa Irwin. The stories are written in the ROMAN À CLEF style and flow on from her first book, Blue Sky Dark Heart. About the Author: CHIESA IRWIN,...


In the Driver's Seat

by Helen Simpson

A dark, dazzling, surprisingly funny new collection of stories (“Masterly” —Adam Mars Jones, The Observer; “A virtuoso performance” —Jane Shilling, The Sunday Telegraph) about single women and wives...


The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits: Stories

by Emma Donoghue

In these seventeen robust tales Emma Donoghue vividly brings to life the strangely exhilerating sideshows of humanity lost to traditional history over the last seven hundred years. The obscure records she stumbled...


Drowning in Gruel

by George Singleton

Acclaimed short-story master George Singleton follows the lives and schemes of the citizens of fictitious Gruel, South Carolina, in search of glory, seclusion, money, revenge, and a meaningful existence. In...


Some Rain Must Fall: And Other Stories

Saltire Award for Scottish First Book of the Year 1999

by Michel Faber

Michel Faber's short stories are markedly diverse-the voice of each is so distinct that the book reads like an anthology of different writers. But Faber's radically inventive style fastens all fifteen stories...


The Wide Net and Other Stories

by Eudora Welty

These eight stories reveal the singular imaginative power of one of America's most admired writers. Set in the Old Natchez Trace region, the stories dip in and out of history and range from virgin wilderness...


Bright Object of Desire

by Michele Adams

From the strange erotics of household appliances to the shock of a child’s first encounter with death, this collection explores the borderland between inner and outer realities, creating a sharply etched portrait...


Bear and His Daughter

by Robert Stone

The stories collected in Bear and His Daughter span nearly thirty years - 1969 to the present - and they explore, acutely and powerfully, the humanity that unites us. In "Miserere," a widowed librarian with...


Apocryphal Tales

by Karel Capek & Norma Comrada

The stories in this collection tackle great events and figures of history, myth, and literature in unexpected ways, questioning views on such basic concepts as justice, progress, wisdom, belief, and patriotism....


Selected Stories

by Stefan Zweig, Anthea Bell & Eden Paul

Fantastic Night is the story of one transforming evening in the life of a rich and bored young man. He spends a day at the races and an evening in the seedy but thrilling company of the dregs of society. His...


The Beast God Forgot to Invent

by Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison is an American master. The Beast God Forgot to Invent offers stories of culture and wildness, of men and beasts and where they overlap. A wealthy man retired to the Michigan woods narrates the tale...