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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...


Happy Families: Stories

by Carlos Fuentes & Edith Grossman

The internationally acclaimed author Carlos Fuentes, winner of the Cervantes Prize and the Latin Civilization Award, delivers a stunning work of fiction about family and love across an expanse of Mexican life,...


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...