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Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work

by Richard Ford

This vital and compelling collection of stories about work, compiled by novelist and short-story writer Richard Ford, explores tales of how we Americans are employed; how we find work and leave it; how it excites,...


Bullfighting: Stories

by Roddy Doyle

"[No one] can match Doyle for the fluency with which he tacks back and forth between the hilarious and the heartbreaking." —The New York Times Book Review

Roddy Doyle has won acclaim for his wry wit, his uncanny...


You Are Free: Stories: Stories

by Danzy Senna

From the bestselling author of Caucasia, riveting, unexpected stories about identity under the influence of appearances, attachments, and longing.

Each of these eight remarkable stories by Danzy Senna tightrope-walks...


The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan: More Stories of China

by Wen Zhu & Julia Lovell

The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, infuriating communist factories, and the victims of China’s economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and...


Free Range

by Dorothy Richards

Described as an eclectic collection of relaxing, light-hearted and thoughtful fiction, non-fiction, poetry, personal reflections and memoir pieces, Free Range has taken a lifetime to write.


Sinking Violet and other Stories

by Jonathan Elsom

Twenty-five entertaining stories of domestic unease, comedic comeuppance, murderous intent, romantic yearnings and lost love. Set in London, Venice, Florence and Sydney, with witty illustrations by the author....


Long, Last, Happy: New and Collected Stories

by Barry Hannah

Barry Hannah's death on March 1 brought writers and readers out of the woodwork to mourn an irrevocable loss to American letters. Now, combining the best of the four story collections he published during his...


Death and The Flower

by Koji Suzuki

Death and the Flower is a collection of six short stories centered on the themes of family and peril. The title is derived from a Keith Jarrett album of the same name.


A Ball of Fire: Collected Stories

by John Montague

John Montague, best known as a poet, is also a gifted prose writer. A Ball of Fire collects all of his short stories, together with the erotic novella The Lost Notebook (which he hoped to have banned, but...


Further Joy

by John Brandon

In eleven expertly crafted stories, John Brandon gives us a stunning assortment of men and women at the edge of possibility—gamblers and psychics, wanderers and priests, all of them on the verge of finding...


The Case Of Miss Elliott

by Baroness Orczy

A young matron from a convalescent home is found dead in a quiet street. An earl's racehorse is the victim of attempted poisoning. A mystery bewilders police and diplomats across Europe. All of the twelve detective...


The Magic Casket

by R. Austin Freeman

On a misty November night in London, Dr Thorndyke comes across an abandoned handbag in an old church. From examining the contents an address is found and so begins a mysterious trail leading to the owner and...


The Man Who Wrote Detective Stories

by J.I.M. Stewart

An emissary from Scotland Yard visits Freddie Seston in Venice. Freddie is the supposed secret author, under a pseudonym, of a string of novels. Now, a murder has been committed using the same methodology as...


The Surprising Exp Of Mr Shuttlebury Cobb

by R. Austin Freeman

Charting a series of adventures set in many strange scenarios, Mr Shuttlebury Cobb is led through the dark and twisted streets of London where he meets a highly gifted stranger, enters secret chambers, and finds...


From A Surgeon's Diary

by R. Austin Freeman

These stories take the reader through a myriad cast of suspicious characters and scenarios. Meet the widow anxious to bury her husband before the autopsy. Meet the artist who's brushes are never used. Meet the...


Parlour Four

by J.I.M. Stewart

A boy is kind with unexpected consequences. A lover gives a ring to his girl, but doesn't appreciate its history and value. In Oxford, the Bodleian is mysteriously empty, whilst a don becomes a bestselling author....


How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales: and Other Stories

by Kate Bernheimer & Catherine Eyde

Elegantly simple fairy tales where nonsense is as commonplace as violence from a master of the form.


Losing Found Things

by Brett Garcia Rose

"We're all broken, and the scars we trade are all that remain of our fragile, once complex lives." Losing Found Things is the raw, unforgettable debut collection of fifteen short stories from award-winning writer...


Everything We Hoped for

by Pip Adam

An unusually strong first book, this collection of short stories depends on exquisitely crafted surfaces that conceal shocking emotional force. Three of the stories are obliquely connected and feature young...


The Annihilation of Fish and Other Stories: Caribbean Literature and Poetry

by Anthony C. Winkler

"Winkler's prose continues to exhibit his trademark grace and tact, yet it zeroes in on the intricacies of relationships and interactions among persons from different places and perspectives. Throughout the...