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By Love Possessed: Stories

by Lorna Goodison

With this highly praised collection of short fiction, Lorna Goodison demonstrates why she may be one of literature's best-kept secrets. In the Pushcart Prize-winning title story, humble Dottie thinks her luck...


Getting a Life: Stories

by Helen Simpson

Hilarious, dark, and thoroughly entertaining, Getting a Life proves Helen Simpson to be one of the finest observers of women on the edge. Set in and around contemporary London, these nine stories explore both...


There Is No Other

by Jonathan Papernick

From the streets of modern Israel to the barrooms of Brooklyn to a suburban New England synagogue, the characters in these 10 stories search for love and acceptance in a world scarred by loss and loneliness....


How to Swallow a Pig

by Robert Priest

This collection of Robert Priest's short prose includes bizarre sexual parables, hilarious science fiction, fables, text-tangles, dirty stories, lush love letters, re-visionary fairy tales, predictions, strange...


The Temple of Air: Stories

by Patricia Ann Ann McNair

Finalist for the CWA Book Award: Traditional Fiction

Winner of the 2012 Devil’s Kitchen Prose Readers Award

Linking the lives and tales of a place and its people through tragedy and consequence, blind faith...


For Everyone Concerned: & Other Stories

by Damien Wilkins

Witty and acute, this daring collection of stories is a sharp-eyed look at modern relationships and the pressures and delights of everyday life. With control and humor, this ensemble of fables, satires,...


Relief

by Anna Taylor

Effortlessly blending dark humor with unnerving situations, this collection of stories addresses a variety of entertaining scenarios with warmth and subtlety. From a story about a little girl out of her depth...


Where Ya Been, Mate?

by Herb Wharton

Unforgettable characters emerge from this vintage Herb Wharton collection which ranges from city to bush, from tall tales to amusing parables. There’s Rainbow Jack the opal digger; Dr Roo, who when the dingbats...


In Flight: Two Novels of the Philippines

by Jose Dalisay

An emotional exploration of the Philippines, these novels illustrate the connection between a people and their beloved native land. The first novel, Killing Time in a Warm Place, is based in part on the author's...


The Train to Lo Wu

by Jess Row

The characters in Jess Row’s remarkable fiction inhabit “a city that can be like a mirage, hovering above the ground: skyscrapers built on mountainsides, islands swallowed in fog for days.” This is Hong...


Little Black Book of Stories

by A.S. Byatt

Like Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm, Isak Dinesen and Angela Carter, A. S. Byatt knows that fairy tales are for grownups. And in this ravishing collection she breathes new life into the form....


The Best of Joe R. Lansdale

by Joe R. R. Lansdale

By turns absurd, hilarious, and terrifying, this outrageous collection features the best writings of the high priest of Texan weirdness. Odd-ball detectives, malicious rocks, spectral prehistoric fish, and vampire...


Jesus in the Mist: Stories

by Paul Ruffin

Fourteen darkly comic and artfully crafted Deep South tales in the spirit of O'Connor


The Lemon Table

by Julian Barnes

In his widely acclaimed new collection of stories, Julian Barnes addresses what is perhaps the most poignant aspect of the human condition: growing old.

The characters in The Lemon Table are facing the ends...


Arranged Marriage: Stories

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Although Chitra Divakaruni's poetry has won praise and awards for many years, it is her "luminous, exquisitely crafted prose" (Ms.) that is quickly making her one of the brightest rising stars in the changing...


Stamping Ground

by Catherine Deveny & Gordon Thompson

Growing up Greek in Thornbury; erasing the memory of an ex-boyfriend in Westgarth; fear of kites at Edwardes Lake Park; a young girl escaping from Lalor in the 80s makes a surprise discovery in Reservoir......


Nancy Culpepper: Stories

by Bobbie Ann Mason

Kentucky native Nancy Culpepper boldly left home to attend school in Massachusetts, married a Yankee, and raised her son in the Northeast. “One day I was feeding chickens and listening to Hank Williams and...


The Five-Forty-Five to Cannes

by Tess Uriza Holthe

The 5:45 to Cannes. It links northern Italy with the French Riviera while running like a thread through lives that touch one another in unexpected and often secret ways: Chazz, the heir to a great fortune, suffers...


All the Voices Cry

by Alice Petersen

A native New Zealander's debut captures the perplexities and wonder of French-Canadian magic realism at its best--full of down-under merriment.


Schadenvale Road

by Chris Mansell

Schadenvale Road is a place that exists in all the secret hearts. In these stories, old women rebel, God is chained but breaks free, lovers accidentally kill each other, friends are saviours and the world is...