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Tales

by Edgar Allan Allan Poe

Tales, by Edgar Allan Poe, is a collection of twenty-five stories from the literary father of the mysterious and the macabre. These individual pieces, which include 'The Fall of the House of Usher'. And 'Silence:...


Things that Fall from the Sky

by Kevin Brockmeier

Weaving together loss and anxiety with fantastic elements and literary sleight-of-hand, Kevin Brockmeier’s richly imagined Things That Fall from the Sky views the nagging realities of the world through a hopeful...


Video: Stories

by Meera Nair

The ten exquisitely crafted stories in Video introduce a gifted new writer whose straight-forward, elegant prose and bewitching storytelling talent combine in brilliant miniatures of contemporary Indian life....


Sorry Please Thank You: Stories

by Charles Yu

The author of the widely praised debut novel How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe returns with a hilarious, heartbreaking, and utterly original collection of short stories.

 

A big-box store employee...


The Darts of Cupid: Stories

by Edith Templeton

When Edith Templeton’s stories began appearing in The New Yorker in the late 1950s, she quickly became a favorite of the magazine’s discerning readers. Her finely honed writing, honestly drawn heroines,...


The First Paper Girl in Red Oak, Iowa: Stories

by Elizabeth Stuckey-French

With the stories in her first collection, Elizabeth Stuckey-French establishes herself as a smart new voice in American fiction and stakes her claim to a territory somewhere on the edge of stability, where normal...


A Song for Nettie Johnson

Governor General's Award for Fiction 2002

by Gloria Sawai

In her stunning, Governor-General's-Award-winning debut collection of short stories, Gloria Sawai examines the heartbreaking lives of people on the margins.


The Early Stories: 1953-1975

PEN/Faulkner Award 2004

by John Updike

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

 

A harvest and not a winnowing, this volume collects 103 stories, almost all of the short fiction that John Updike wrote between 1953 and 1975. “How rarely it...


Sister Crazy

by Emma Richler

The sprawling Weiss family--as recalled by Jemima, the middle child in Emma Richler’s amazing debut--live an almost idyllic existence. The feeling among the siblings is so palpable that we cannot help but...


Strange People, Scary People

by Tally Harbour

Strange People, Scary People, is a collection of fourteen tales of terror and horror: the two aspects for which strange and scary people are famous. In its bowels, you will read of a strange, witch-like woman...


Animal Crackers

by Hannah Tinti

With bravura storytelling, daring imagination, and fierce narrative control, this dazzling debut introduces that rare writer who finds humanity in our most unconventional behavior, and the humor beneath our...


Flights of Love: Stories

by Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink brings to these seven superbly crafted stories the same sleek concision and moral acuity that made The Reader an international bestseller. His characters–men with importunate appetites and...


Dead Certain

by Mariah Stewart

From New York Times bestselling author Mariah Stewart comes a novel of sexy romantic suspense for fans of Nora Roberts, Catherine Coulter, and Karen Robards.

Three devious prisoners vow murderous revenge. Now...


The View from the Seventh Layer: Stories

by Kevin Brockmeier

Peering into the often unnoticed corners of life, Kevin Brockmeier has been consistently praised for the originality of his vision, the boundlessness of his imagination and the command of his craft. Once again,...


The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories

by Steve Almond

Steve Almond, the man whose candy jones fueled the bestseller Candyfreak, returns with a collection of stories that both seals his reputation as a master of the modern form and risks getting him arrested. The...


Great Dream of Heaven: Stories

by Sam Shepard

In eighteen stories unlike any in our contemporary literature, Sam Shepard explores the vast and rugged American West with the same parched intensity that has made him “the great playwright of his generation”...


God Lives in St. Petersburg: Short Stories

by Tom Bissell

Young Americans abroad in Central Asia find themselves pushed to their limits in these acclaimed, prize-winning stories by one of our most exciting and talented new authors. Combining bleak humor, ironic insight,...


Mafeking Road

by Herman Charles Charles Bosman

These slyly simple stories of the unforgiving South African Transvaal reveal a little-described (and rarely romanticized) world of Afrikaner life in the late 19th Century. Like our own Mark Twain, Herman Charles...


Cradle Book

by Craig Morgan Morgan Teicher

Haunting and beautiful fables of lonely birds, groaning cows, nurturing wolves, and sad little boys.


What I Didn't See: Stories

by Karen Fowler

Stories that slip up behind you and break your heart before you know it.