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Guilt: Stories

by Ferdinand Von Schirach & Carol Janeway

On a sweltering day in August, a small town drunkenly celebrates its six-hundredth anniversary with a funfair when an anonymous tip leads police to find a young woman brutally beaten, raped, and thrown under...


Monstress

by Lysley Tenorio

Monstress introduces a bold new writer who explores the clash and meld of disparate cultures. In the National Magazine Award-nominated title story, a has-been movie director and his reluctant leading lady travel...


Westsiders

by Tom Finn

"Well-crafted ... character-driven. An impressive book of short stories..." - Keith Collier, Newfoundland Quarterly. "...consistently controlled use of language, and the author's sense of dialogue is keen......


Poredevil's Beaver Tales

by Edward Louis Henry

A collection of 24 humorous mountain man tall stories narrated in a loose sort of verse in the voice of a tough, experienced, early-19th Century Rocky Mountain Fur Trapper. These stories are mainly addressed...


The Best Short Stories of O. Henry

by O. Henry, Bennett Cerf & Van H. Cartmell

The more than 600 stories written by O. Henry provided an embarrassment of riches for the compilers of this volume.  The final selection of the thirty-eight stories in this collection offers for the reader's...


Straw House: A Novella by Daniel Nayeri

by Daniel Nayeri

In this profoundly allegorical cutting-edge novella, a sizzling Western set on a farm filled with living toys, readers meet a young straw man who must lay his life on the line to defend his master's home, who...


River Teeth: Stories and Writings

by David James Duncan

In his passionate, luminous novels, David James Duncan has won the devotion of countless critics and readers, earning comparisons to Harper Lee, Tom Robbins, and J.D. Salinger, to name just a few. Now Duncan...


Cheyenne Madonna

by Eddie Chuculate

One stormy night in 1826, just north of Galveston Bay, Old Bull, a Cheyenne Indian who had just seen the ocean for the first time, found himself trying to outrace a hurricane. Lifted from his horse, spun around,...


Disappearing Ingenue

by Melissa Pritchard

This wildly imaginative collection presents the misadventures of unlikely heroine Eleanor Stoddard as she tries to lead an exemplary life but finds that things just keep going awry. In the summer after sixth...


Open Secrets: Stories

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In these eight tales, Munro evokes the devastating power of old love suddenly recollected. She tells of vanished schoolgirls and indentured frontier brides and...


The Moons of Jupiter

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In these piercingly lovely and endlessly surprising stories by one of the most acclaimed current practitioners of the art of fiction, many things happen: there...


The Beggar Maid: Stories of Flo and Rose

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In this series of interweaving stories, Munro recreates the evolving bond between two women in the course of almost forty years. One is Flo, practical, suspicious...


Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You: 13 Stories

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In the thirteen stories in her remarkable second collection, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward prose style, and masterful technique...


The Progress of Love

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

Alice Munro, who received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her latest collection of stories, The Love of a Good Woman, is widely acknowledged as a modern...


Dance of the Happy Shades: And Other Stories

by Alice Munro

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013

In these fifteen short stories--her eighth collection of short stories in a long and distinguished career--Alice Munro conjures ordinary lives with an extraordinary...


Good Bones and Simple Murders

by Margaret Atwood

In this collection of short works that defy easy  categorization, Margaret Atwood displays, in  condensed and crystallized form, the trademark wit and  viruosity of her best-selling novels, brilliant  stories,...


Selected Short Stories

by William Faulkner

William Faulkner was a master of the short story. Most of the pieces in this collection are drawn from the greatest period in his writing life, the fifteen or so years beginning in 1929, when he published The...


Winter's Tales

by Isak Dinesen

In Isak Dinesen's universe, the magical enchantment of the fairy tale and the moral resonance of myth coexist with an unflinching grasp of the most obscure human strengths and weaknesses. A despairing author...


You Think That's Bad

by Jim Shepard

Following Like You’d Understand, Anyway—awarded the Story Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award—Jim Shepard returns with an even more wildly diverse collection of astonishingly observant stories....


Pulse

by Julian Barnes

After the best-selling Arthur & George and Nothing to Be Frightened Of, Julian Barnes returns with fourteen stories about longing and loss, friendship and love, whose mysterious natures he examines with his...