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Airman's Odyssey

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Three classic adventure stories, reminders of both the romance and the reality of the pioneer era of aviation: Night Flight; Wind, Sand and Stars; and Flight to Arras. Introduction by Richard Bach. Translated...


Unaccustomed Earth: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2008

by Jhumpa Lahiri

These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds...


Bad Haircut

by Tom Perrotta

New York Times bestselling author Tom Perrotta's first book is "more powerful than any coming-of-age novel" —The Washington Post

Bad Haircut explores the themes that have fascinated Perrotta throughout his...


The Ghosts of Christmas

by Paul Cornell

Which is harder: seeing your own future -- or truly knowing your past? A science fiction tale of Christmases past and yet to come.


A Minor Loss of Fidelity

by Christine Kearney

It's an hour by plane from Dili to Darwin. It may as well be a hundred years, as Kate discovers when her daughter comes down with Dengue fever. Kearney embraces the complexities of the mythic and contemporary...


Chemistry and Other Stories

by Ron Rash

Chemistry and Other Stories, A Picador Paperback Original

From the pre-eminent chronicler of this forgotten territory, stories that range over one hundred years in the troubled, violent emergence of the New South....


Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club

PEN/Faulkner Award 2013

by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Sometimes the border is a mirror, sometimes an escape, and sometimes it’s just the bridge you cross to go home.


Train Dreams

by Denis Johnson

A New York Times Notable Book for 2011

One of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year

One of NPR's 10 Best Novels of 2011

Denis Johnson's Train Dreams is an epic in miniature, one of his most evocative and poignant...


East of the West

by Miroslav Penkov

A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an Orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every...


The Obituary Rule

by Sandra Murphy

An older woman is not limited to church, the grocery or Senior Center if she wants to meet a man, she can also invoke The Obituary Rule. The Rule states that following the publication of an obituary, there is...


Climb to the Sky

by Suzanne Dracius, Jamie Davis & Edwin C., Jr. Hill

Climb to the Sky collects a novella and eight stories by one of the most celebrated and versatile French Caribbean writers, Suzanne Dracius. Set in the author's native Martinique and spanning the twentieth...


Thumbprint

by Joe Hill

A short story from critically acclaimed, bestselling author Joe Hill about a young woman who returns home from a military tour in the Middle East . . . and her dark past follows closely behind.


Tales from Two Pockets

by Karel Capek & Norma Comrada

Capek wrote 48 stories that deconstruct the mystery story by breaking one rule here, three rules there, and yet also make for wonderful reading. His unique approaches to the mysteries of justice and truth are...


The Complete Stories of J. G. Ballard

by J. G. Ballard & Martin Amis

A collection of 98 enthralling and pulse-quickening stories, spanning five decades, venerates the remarkable imagination of J. G. Ballard. With a body of work unparalleled in twentieth-century literature, J....


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin

A classic American novel on female sexuality. The Awakening is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot...


The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud

by Julia Navarro & Andrew Hurley

The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud is the explosive international bestseller that mixes fact and fiction to tell the riveting story of one of the world’s most controversial relics—the Holy Shroud of Turin—and...


When It Happens to You

by Molly Ringwald

Tales of love, loss, and betrayal are at the heart of When It Happens to You, the debut story collection from actress and author Molly Ringwald.

A Hollywood icon, Ringwald defined the teenage experience in the...


How We Are Hungry: Stories by Dave Eggers

by Dave Eggers

“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.”  —San Francisco Chronicle

Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and author...


Go Tell the Sun

by Wame Molefhe

WAME MOLEFHE's stories have a gentle, unassuming yet intimate and captivating feel to them. Set in Botswana, the stories trace the lives of characters whose paths cross and re-cross each others', some times...


St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

by Karen Russell

A San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year

In these ten glittering stories, debut author Karen Russell takes us to the ghostly and magical swamps of the Florida Everglades....