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The Mango Man and Other Stories

by Georgina Prasad

This is a collection of stories with simple themes and characters in exotic locations. A man on a mission to find a long-lost ancestor on another continent; a young couple in love and their stressful family...


Between My Father and the King: New and Uncollected Stories

by Janet Frame

This brand new collection of 28 short stories spans the length of Frame’s career and contains some of the best she wrote. None of these stories have been published in a collection before, and more than half...


The Island

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories.

Two men arrive on an isolated island, having been told that the Queen of Heaven lives there. The locals send them to...


Promotion in the Highest

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories.

It is New Year's Eve in the year 2000. In the dead of night, a drunken man, Jacob Narracott, sees a strange procession...


The Water Bus

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories.

A middle-aged widow embarks on a water bus for an isolated getaway, but en route she meets a most extraordinary man...


In the Cool of the Evening

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories.

Major Rodney Grierson and his wife, Janet, pray for a miracle cure for their son's disabilities until, one day, a strange...


The Naughty Donkey

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories.

A boastful donkey refuses to behave or obey the orders of its masters. Having a mind of its own, it leaves whatever...


Star Over Bethlehem

by Agatha Christie

Previously published in the print anthology Star Over Bethlehem: Poems and Holiday Stories.

A retelling of the Christmas story like you've never heard it before.

Mary is alone in the stable with the baby Jesus...


Shall We Gather

by Alex Bledsoe

When one world brushes another, asking the right question can be magic…


Same Place, Same Things

by Tim Gautreaux

In this collection of stories, Tim Gautreaux chronicles the lives of "ordinary" people who face extraordinary circumstances and decisions: a farmer faced with the prospect of raising his infant granddaughter;...


The Orange Tree

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam

In the five novellas that comprise The Orange Tree, Carlos Fuentes continues the passionate and imaginative reconstruction of past and present history that has distinguished Terra Nostra and The Campaign. From...


Long Lost

by Linda Castillo

From Linda Castillo, the New York Times bestselling author of SWORN TO SILENCE and GONE MISSING, comes LONG LOST: a powerful and moving story about a troubled young woman and a decades old mystery set in the...


The Crystal Frontier

by Carlos Fuentes & Alfred MacAdam

The nine stories comprising The Crystal Frontier, a brilliant work of fiction from Carlos Fuentes, all concern people who in one way or another have had something to do with, or still are part of, the family...


Constancia and Other Stories for Virgins

by Carlos Fuentes

Renowned as a novelist of unsurpassed invention, Carlos Fuentes here presents his second collection of stories to appear in English. Where his first, Burnt Water, published in 1980, had as its underlying theme...


The Button Man and the Murder Tree

by Cherie Priest

George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shared-world universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. Now, in addition to overseeing the ongoing publication of new Wild Cards books (like 2011's Fort...


Burnt Water

by Carlos Fuentes & Margaret Sayers Peden

In Burnt Water by Carlos Fuentes, the rich and the poor, the noble and the brutish, and street kids and aesthetes find themselves portrayed in twelve short stories examining the life of Mexico City.


Roads Through Amelia: Faith in Amelia

by Joshua Calkins-Treworgy

In this third outing of the acclaimed horror short story series, the evil of the city of Amelia attempts to corrupt Father Michael Sternin. Will Father Sternin's faith be strong enough to withstand the evil...


A Faker's Dozen: Stories

by Melvin Jules Bukiet

The wicked exploits of an assortment of louts and losers occupy Melvin Jules Bukiet's profligate imagination in these delectable stories. The title of Melvin Jules Bukiet's latest collection hints at the deceitful...


A Guide to Being Born: Stories

by Ramona Ausubel

Reminiscent of Aimee Bender and Karen Russell—an enthralling collection that uses the world of the imagination to explore the heart of the human condition.

Major literary talent Ramona Ausubel, author of Sons...


When I Was Mortal

by Javier Marias

A dozen stories by Javier Marías, "the most subtle and gifted writer in contemporary Spanish literature" (The Boston Globe).

Victims of mistaken identity, sponging relatives, amateur sleuths, eavesdroppers,...