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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...


Memory Wall: Stories

Story Prize 2010

by Anthony Doerr

In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables, the major metaphysical...


Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger

by Lee Smith

A celebrated novelist, Lee Smith is likewise recognized as a master of the short story and has been compared with such luminaries as Katherine Ann Porter, Eudora Welty, and Flannery O'Connor. Now she collects...


New Orleans, Mon Amour: Twenty Years of Writings from the City

by Andrei Codrescu

For two decades NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu has been living in and writing about his adopted city, where, as he puts it, the official language is dreams. How apt that a refugee born in Transylvania found...


Bloody Vampires

by Bobby Nayyar, Paul McDonald & HP Tinker

Thankfully there's more to vampires than soppy teenagers brooding in a forest. Rather we've injected a bit of bite into the genre by asking 10 authors to write their own vampire story. Their aim is to expand...


The Bus of Dreams

by Mary Morris

In these fifteen deftly crafted stories, Mary Morris takes us to a Greek village, Cape Canaveral, South America, New York City in the heat of August—and into the heads and hearts of characters coming to know...


Going Over

by Alan Franks

Three novellas of which the the first 'Going Over' won the National Novella Competition in 'New Writer Magazine'. A young man walks across the north of England and, remembering his relationship with his father,...


Fugues on a Funny Bone

by Jan Woolf

A collection of short stories about children in a referral unit, the book also charts the relationship between a young man and woman who meet, part and come together again in and woman in unusual circumstances....


Dark Duets: Musical Mayhem

by Michael McCarty & Bentley Little

Michael McCarty assembles his "dream team" horror band, drawing on the talents of collaborators P.D. Cacek, Michael Romkey, Charlee Jacob, Jeffrey Thomas, Mark McLaughlin, Cindy McCarty, Teri A. Jacobs, R.L....


Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

by Yasutaka Tsutsui

An irresistible mix of imagination, satire, and humor, these stories by acclaimed Japanese author Yasutaka Tsutsui imagine the consequences of a world where the fantastic and the mundane collide.

 

The opening...


The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes

by June Thomson

This collection of stories, allegedly written by Doctor Watson, includes the theft of the Vatican cameos, the arrest of Huret the Boulevard assassin, and the terrible death of Crosby the banker.


All the Stories of Muriel Spark

by Muriel Spark

Four brand new tales are now added to New Directions' original 1997 cloth edition of Open to the Public. This new and complete paperback edition now contains every one of her forty-one marvelous stories, catnip...


The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes

by June Thomson

This collection of stories, allegedly written by Doctor Watson, includes the tragic tale of Lord Deerswood's unwanted legacy, the account of the jealous contortionist, the affair of the beautiful housekeeper,...


Breaking Knees: Modern Arabic Short Stories from Syria

by Zakaria Tamer

The first of Zakaria Tamer's collections of stories to be published in English as a complete unit, "Breaking Knees" is a daring work of art that deals with taboo subjects like religion and sexuality in a frank...


Full Term

by J. I. M. Stewart

In 'Laon and Cythna' a legend emerges, along with a deathbed confession. This is a 'ghost' story in the best traditions. In 'Cucumber Sandwiches' a don examines a novelist's youthful indiscretion. 'The Men'...


Past, Present, & Future: Second Edition: Short Stories

by C. Ross Landrum

What would happen if there were a Nuclear Holocaust? Who or would be left to rule? There have been several sites much like "STONEHENGE" found worldwide; all with a circular pattern and an arch or two. What is...


The Confessions of Arsene Lupin

by Maurice Leblanc

French writer Maurice Leblanc was heavily influenced by Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. After devising several characters inspired by Holmes, Leblanc hit his stride with Arsene Lupin, a criminal...


Green Tea and Mr. Justice Harbottle

by Sheridan Le Fanu

Irish master of gothic horror Sherdian Le Fanu does it again with the two stories collected in this volume. Though both are distinct tales that will leave your spine tingling, they share a common theme: an ordinary...


The Angels of Mons

by Arthur Machen

Early in his career, Welsh author Arthur Machen got caught up in an unusual controversy when "The Bowmen," a fictional tale he published about supernatural beings coming to the aid of British soldiers during...