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Seven Gothic Tales

by Isak Dinesen

Originally published in 1934, Seven Gothic Tales, the first book by "one of the finest and most singular artists of our time" (The Atlantic), is a modern classic. Here are seven exquisite tales combining the...


Distortions

by Ann Beattie

Haunting and disturbingly powerful, these stories established Ann Beattie as the most celebrated new voice in American fiction and an absolute master of the short-story form. Beattie captures perfectly the profound...


Last Tales

by Isak Dinesen

Last Tales is a collection of twelve of the last tales that Isak Dinesen wrote before her death in 1962. They include seven tales from Albondocani, a projected novel that was never completed; "The Caryatids,"...


Kiddieland and other misfortunes

by Tim Chapman

In his first short story collection Tim Chapman explores behaviors that are at once familiar and bizarre, while introducing us to an odd assemblage of characters. A reformed hit man has to kill to save the love...


A Select Party

by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at...


The Country Ahead of Us, The Country Behind

by David Guterson

Like his novel, Snow Falling On Cedars, for which he received the PEN/Faulkner Award, Guterson's beautifully observed and emotionally piercing short stories are set largely in the Pacific Northwest. In these...


The Outer Harbour

by Wayde Compton

In his debut story collection, poet Wayde Compton explores concepts of place and identity through the lens of speculative fiction.


Mother of Sorrows

by Richard Mccann

With the breadth and cumulative force of a novel, Mother of Sorrows presents ten interwoven stories of an American family starting out in the post—World War II suburbs of Washington, D.C., a world of identical...


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume T

by Thornton Wilder

The second and concluding volume of Thornton Wilder's short plays.


The Collected Short Plays of Thornton Wilder, Volume O

by Thornton Wilder & John Guare

Volume One of the collected short plays by one of the greatest American playwrights of the Twentieth Century.


Almost Famous Women: Stories

by Megan Mayhew Bergman

From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. “These stories linger in one’s memory long after reading them” (Star...


What Was Mine: & Other Stories

by Ann Beattie

A collection of short fiction, twelve works in all, including two never-before-published novellas. Here are disconnected marriages and uneasy reunions, nostalgic reminiscences and sudden epiphanies--a remarkable...


Burning House

by Ann Beattie

The now-classic, utterly unique voice of Ann Beattie is so dry it throws off sparks, her eye endowed with the emotional equivalent of X-ray vision. Her characters are young men and women discovering what it...


All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories

by E.L. Doctorow

From a master of modern American letters comes an enthralling collection of brilliant short fiction about people who, as E. L. Doctorow notes in his Preface, are somehow “distinct from their surroundings—people...


Mona and Other Tales

by Reinaldo Arenas & Dolores M. Koch

Mona and Other Tales covers Reinaldo Arenas's entire career: his recently rediscovered debut (which got him a job at the Biblioteca Nacional in Havana), stories written in a political prison, and some of his...


Kick in the Head: Stories

by Steven Rinehart

   In stories that are as diverting as they are disconcerting, Steven Rinehart plumbs the psyche of that most perplexing beast: the American male. Set against a stark Midwestern landscape dotted with trailers,...


Indelible Acts: Stories

by A. L. Kennedy

The love story (as well as the story of love lost, obsessed over, or longed for) gets a complete and thrilling renovation at the hands of the most virtuosic literary stylist to appear in the British Isles since...


Big Woods: The Hunting Stories

by William Faulkner

"The Bear, " "The Old People, " "A Bear Hunt, " "Race at Morning"--some of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner's most famous stories are collected in this volume--in which he observed, celebrated, and...


A Cozy Country Christmas Anthology

by Christine Arness

The Memory Tree At Christmas, a young mother mourning the loss of their possessions in a fire learns from her children an invaluable lesson on how to start again. The Most Important Ingredient Anita is grieving...


Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard

by Isak Dinesen

In the classic "Babette's Feast," a mysterious Frenchwoman prepares a sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace. In "The Immortal Story,"...