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Young Woman in a Garden: Stories

by Delia Sherman

A long anticipated first collection of fabulous stories with ghosts, fairies, artists, and even a merman.


Prophecies, Libels & Dreams: Stories

by Ysabeau S. Wilce

Norton Award winner's debut collection of sparking and baroque stories of alternate California.


Spoiled Brats: Stories

by Simon Rich

Twenty years ago, Barney the Dinosaur told the nation's children they were special. We're still paying the price.

From "one of the funniest writers in America"* comes a collection of stories culled from the front...


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...


Justine, Joe and the Zen Garbageman

by Matthew Licht

Justine’s a famous poet. Joe’s a self-styled Private Investigator without a clue. The Garbageman has cleaned his mind through immersion in filth. What he has to offer his clients, and even his enemies, is...


Ladies in Low Places

by Mary Ann Henry

Set in the mythic, coastal lands of the South Carolina and Georgia Lowcountry, each story in this unforgettable collection captures the moments in women's lives when they must confront some aspect of their authentic...


Girl with Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace

Remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent" (New York Times Book Review).

David Foster Wallace was one of America's most prodigiously talented...


The Wish Dog: Haunting tales from Welsh women writers

by Penny Thomas & Stephanie Tillotson

Anthology of wholly original ghostly tales from new and established Welsh women writers


The Street and other stories

by Gerry Adams

One of the world's best-known political figures shares stories that reveal the humanity and indomitable spirit of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary events. The moving accounts of the fictional characters...


Lying Together

by Gaynor Arnold

Sparkling with sympathy, style and wit, this debut collection is populated with characters looking for new life. The two desperately optimistic lovers of the title story head out on the road in the first days...


The Palace of Illusions: Stories

by Kim Addonizio

In her new collection, gifted poet and novelist Kim Addonizio uses her literary powers to bring to life a variety of settings, all connected through the suggestion that things in the known world are not what...


Straightjacket Memories

by Michael West & Natasha Alterici

There is a fine line between love and madness, between insanity and pure evil. This is Michael West at his terrifying best! From heart-stopping horror to the strangest of fantasies - these are tales from the...


Later the Same Day

by Grace Paley

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute...


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

by Grace Paley

In this collection of short stories, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch...


The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley

This reissue of Grace Paley’s classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters,...


Angel Maker

by Sara Maitland

Women's lives are at the center of this stunning collection of short stories by the writer The New Yorker says "provides unexpected delights....Questions and answers alike shine with intelligence and an almost...


Walking Paris Streets with Eugene Atget: Inspired Stories About the Ragpicker, Lampshade Vendor, and Other Characters and Places of Old France

by Greg Bogaerts

Walking Paris Streets With Eugene Atget: Inspired Stories About the Ragpicker, Lampshade Vendor, and Other Characters and Places of Old France is a collection of sixteen stories inspired by photographs of early...


The Eight Curious Cases of Inspector Zhang

by Stephen Leather

Crimes are few and far between in the city-state of Singapore and the crimes that do occur are usually solved quickly and efficiently. But when there's a crime that has the police baffled, it's Inspector Zhang...


You'll Enjoy It When You Get There: The Stories of Elizabeth Taylor

by Elizabeth Taylor & Margaret Drabble

Elizabeth Taylor is finally beginning to gain the recognition due to her as one of the best English writers of the postwar period, prized and praised by Sarah Waters and Hilary Mantel, among others. Inheriting...