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The Great Frustration: Stories

by Seth Fried

Channeling Steven Millhauser by way of George Saunders, The Great Frustration is a sparkling debut, equal parts fable and wry satire. Seth Fried balances the dark—a town besieged, a yearly massacre, the harem...


You Are My Heart and Other Stories

by Jay Neugeboren

A vibrant collection of deeply intelligent stories from "one of our most honored writers of literary fiction."


American Blues

by Evan Guilford-Blake

The Blues are rooted in the American mind and soul. Each era has its own, and each is both the same and different, just like the people who know them, and play them, and live them. Here are five powerful stories...


A Careless Widow and Other Stories

by V.S. Pritchett

First published in 1989, here is England's leading man of letters-as old as the century-at the height of his powers, the incomparable V. S. Pritchett, whose brilliantly observed short stories have become classics...


Monday Lunch in Fairyland and Other Stories

by Angela Huth

This is a sparkling collection of short stories, dealing with love, loss and the tiny happenings that make up our everyday experience. Her most brilliant stories are about successful couples who own comfortable...


Another Kind of Cinderella and Other Stories

by Angela Huth

First published in 1996, this collection of stories tells of the ghost of a doomed romance haunting an Oxford undergraduate's idyllic summer affair; a tragedy of hopeless love and murderous frustration is played...


Bloodstock and Other Stories

by Margaret Irwin

First published in 1953, the first five stories in this collection are stories from Ireland, exploring the dark history of the country and the dogged optimism of its people.

The following four tales are of the...


Late Night on Watling Street

by Bill Naughton

In this collection of stories, Bill Naughton portrays a selection of characters, including truck drivers, Irish itinerants and lamp lighters, in his inimitable pithy style. While each tale can be enjoyed on...


No Love Lost

by Margery Allingham

Comprising of two short novellas, The Patient at Peacock’s Hall and Safer than Love, No Love Lost is a thrilling work of suspense.

In The Patient at Peacock’s Hall a young female doctor, struggling to save...


Rattling to Ramsey: Isle of Man Short Stories

by Judith C Davis

Humour, character and dogged determination shine out from the characters in this mixed medley of short fiction set on the Isle of Man. Romantic, thought provoking and moving, this collection is a must for all...


Climbing to Cregneash: Isle of Man Short Stories

by Judith C Davis

Humour, character and dogged determination shine out from the characters in this mixed medley of short fiction set on the Isle of Man. Romantic, thought provoking and moving, this collection is a must for all...


The Celestial Omnibus and Other Tales

by E.M. Forster

This compilation of short stories by one of the twentieth century's preeminent authors spotlights journal and magazine fiction from 1900 to 1911. These early tales exhibit the first traces of E. M. Forster's...


The Gurkha's Daughter

by Prajwal Parajuly

A number one bestseller in India and a shortlisted nomination for the Dylan Thomas Prize, The Gurkha's Daughter is a distinctive debut from a rising star in South Asian literature. This collection of stories...


Hotel of the Saints

by Ursula Hegi

The bestselling author of Stones from the River and The Vision of Emma Blau renews her reputation as an extraordinary writer of short stories in this major collection that balances her reader on the magical...


Love and Obstacles

by Aleksandar Hemon

From the celebrated author of the bestselling Lazarus Project "a dazzling collection of stories ... further cementing [Hemon's] position among the finest fiction writers working in English" (GQ).

The stories...


Still Life and Other Stories

by Junzo Shono & Wayne P. Lammers

"Shono conveys both intimacy and distance, tranquility and tension, as he explores the shifting relations between husband and wife, father and son, brother and sister." -Publishers Weekly

"These stories are so...


The Wedding of Zein

by Tayeb Salih, Denys Johnson-Davies & Hisham Matar

“The Wedding of Zein” unfolds in the same village on the upper Nile where Tayeb Salih’s tragic masterpiece Season of Migration to the North is set. Here, however, the story that emerges through the overlapping,...


Paris Stories

by Mavis Gallant & Michael Ondaatje

A NEW YORK REVIEW BOOKS ORIGINAL

Mavis Gallant is a contemporary legend, a frequent contributor to The New Yorkerfor close to fifty years who has, in the words of The New York Times, "radically reshaped the...


The Cost of Living: Early and Uncollected Stories

by Mavis Gallant & Jhumpa Lahiri

A New York Review Books Original

Mavis Gallant is renowned as one of the great short-story writers of our day. This new gathering of long-unavailable or previously uncollected work presents stories from 1951...


Arms Race: And Other Stories

by Nic Low

Data theft, internet memes, advertising, terrorism, indigenous sovereignty, drone warfare, opium addiction, syphilis, the moon landing, mining, oil slicks, climate change, giant octopuses: nothing is spared...