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Kai Lung Raises His Voice

by Ernest Bramah & William Charlton

A new collection of "Kai Lung" stories by Ernest Bramah, including four previously unpublished stories. Related by Kai Lung, an itinerant story-teller, these stories, set in an Ancient China that never was,...


Swim Back to Me

by Ann Packer

From Ann Packer, author of the New York Times best-selling novels The Dive from Clausen’s Pier and Songs Without Words, a collection of burnished, emotionally searing stories, framed by two unforgettable linked...


Ask for a Convertible: Stories

by Danit Brown

In these connected stories, Danit Brown introduces Osnat Greenberg: a slightly fatalistic, darkly funny, and utterly winning heroine who is struggling to find her place in the world.In the 1980s, Osnat moves...


Send Me

by Patrick Ryan

Patrick Ryan’s first work of fiction is written with such authority, grace, and wisdom, it might be the capstone of a distinguished literary career.

In the Florida of NASA launches, ranch houses, and sudden...


The Strange Library

by Haruki Murakami & Ted Goossen

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.

A lonely boy, a mysterious girl, and a tormented sheep man plot their...


Jack and the Devil's Purse

by Duncan Williamson

Devil stories are always fascinating, entertaining and disturbing. These twenty tales, re-told by one of Scotland’s master storytellers, are a fascinating insight into Traveller beliefs about evil, temptation...


A Wedding Song for Poorer People

by Alfred DePew

St. Louis, Leningrad, Santa Fe, Paris-no matter where these stories take us, we return to the inward experience of doubt, faith, love and unforeseen renewal. In the title story, we encounter a theater company...


The Washer of the Ford: Legendary Moralities and Barbaric Tales

by Fiona MacLeod

This satisfyingly diverse collection of ancient and medieval short stories and fables will please readers with an interest in folklore and mythology. Some have their roots in the Gaelic tradition, while others...


Vanitas: Polite Stories

by Vernon Lee

When viewed in light of the fact that "Vernon Lee" was actually a pseudonym for female writer Violet Paget, the engaging tales collected in Vanitas become all the more interesting. These stories cast light on...


The Purcell Papers

by Sheridan Le Fanu

The Purcell Papers is a comprehensive collection of Sheridan Le Fanu's early short stories, and they reflect his interest in Irish folklore, as well as his burgeoning fascination with the supernatural. Some...


Two Ghostly Mysteries: A Chapter in the History of a Tyrone Family and The Murdered Cousin

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Regarded by many as the unsurpassed master of the Victorian ghost story, Sheridan Le Fanu combines keen insight into the culture of his native Ireland with tried and true conventions of the genre. This volume...


Words for the Wise

by T. S. Arthur

American author Timothy Shaw Arthur gained widespread acclaim in the nineteenth century by penning a series of stories with strong moral themes. The collection Words for the Wise brings together a number of...


Eve and David

by Honore de Balzac & Ellen Marriage

The novel Eve and David is the third entry in Honore de Balzac's Lost Illusions trilogy, which in turn is part of his larger novel cycle, The Human Comedy. The story focuses on a pair of earnest, good-hearted...


Gobseck

by Honore de Balzac & Ellen Marriage

An extract from Honore de Balzac's sweeping novel cycle The Human Comedy, Gobseck is a novella that recounts the social ascendancy of young Anastasie de Restaud. Born into a wealthy family, Anastasie marries...


The Strong Arm: And Other Stories

by Robert Barr

Immerse yourself in this enthralling collection of short stories set in what is now Germany in the early Middle Ages. Damsels in distress, chivalrous knights, gloomy castles, and heated battlefield contests...


The Isles of Sunset

by Arthur Christopher Benson

Ironically, the tales of fantasy and the supernatural collected in the volume The Isles of Sunset, which would become some of Arthur Christopher Benson's best-known work, were probably never intended for publication....


All the Anxious Girls on Earth: Stories

by Zsuzsi Gartner

All the Anxious Girls on Earth marks the debut of a startingly original literary voice. Zsuzsi Gartner's exuberant prose gives voice to unforgettable characters who survive by their wits as they cope with indifferent...


Me and My Baby View the Eclipse

by Lee Smith

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

"Extremely powerful...Me and My Baby View the Eclipse is about striving and the secret nobility of people who live in a small-town American South. In these stories-thank heaven-not...


Painting the Corners: Off-Center Baseball Fiction

by Bob Weintraub

“Imaginative baseball stories for long rain delays and hot stove league nights.” —Darryl Brock, author of If I Never Get Back and Two in the Field

Bob Weintraub’s marvelous collection of baseball stories...


Numbers in the Dark

by Italo Calvino & Tim Parks

A posthumously published collection of short stories that span the breadth of Italo Calvino's career.