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Stolen Pleasures: Selected Stories of Gina Berriault

by Gina Berriault & Leonard Gardner

“Short stories and some short novels are close to poetry—with the fewest words they capture the essence of a situation, of a human being. It’s like trying to pin down the eternal moment.” —Gina Berriault...


I Know You Are But What Am I?

by Heather Birrell

'Birrell has a grand eye for the small detail that is the hallmark of a well-made story.' -- The Toronto Star

Kleptomaniacs, convicts, roof-walkers and homicidal hippies: populated as they are with lives both...


The Outlaw Album: Stories

by Daniel Woodrell

Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society, by a "stunningly original" (Associated Press) American master.

Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior...


A Stranger With a Bag

by Sylvia Townsend Warner

This, arguably Sylvia Townsend Warner’s most luminous collection of stories, was first published in 1966 and includes ‘A Love Match’, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as ‘a supreme example of her technique.’...


The Grandmothers

by Doris Lessing

In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys, a young...


Wives & Lovers

by Richard Bausch

Wives & Lovers is a collection of three short novels from the author whom the Boston Globe calls "one of the most expert and substantial of our writers."

Requisite Kindness -- published here for the first time...


Wild Nights!: New Stories

by Joyce Carol Oates

Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Samuel Clemens ("Mark Twain"), Henry James, Ernest Hemingway—Joyce Carol Oates evokes each of these American literary icons in her newest work of prose fiction, poignantly...


Jigs & Reels

by Joanne Harris

Each of the twenty-two tales in this enchanting collection is a surprise and a delight, melding the poignant and the possible with the outrageous, the magical, and, sometimes, the eerily haunting. Wolf men,...


More of This World or Maybe Another

by Barb Johnson

The lives of four unlikely friends intersect on the backstreets of New Orleans. Living amid poverty and violence, these fragile heroes of the American underclass redefine our notions of family, redemption, and...


Moment of Vengeance and Other Stories

by Elmore Leonard

Before he brilliantly traversed the gritty landscapes of underworld Detroit and Miami, the incomparable Elmore Leonard wrote breathtaking adventures set in America's nineteenth-century western frontier—elevating...


Blood Money and Other Stories

by Elmore Leonard

Before he brilliantly traversed the gritty landscapes of underworld Detroit and Miami, the incomparable Elmore Leonard wrote breathtaking adventures set in America's nineteenth-century western frontier—elevating...


High Lonesome

by Joyce Carol Oates

No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 gathers short fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and includes eleven...


If You Eat, You Never Die

by Tony Romano

In a neighborhood on Chicago's outskirts, Fabio and Lucia Comingo have built a new American life—and struggle to comprehend the influences that distract and change their restless young sons. Through this masterful...


Some Days You Get the Bear

by Lawrence Block

The bear is on the prowl in many different guises.  He may be the master thief stealing into Graceland, an intense young passenger experimenting in terror, or a psychiatrist haunted by his patient's nightmare. ...


The Prophet of Zongo Street

by Mohammed Naseehu Ali

A dazzling collection of stories, The Prophet of Zongo Street takes readers to a world that seamlessly blends African folklore and myths with modernity. Set primarily on Zongo Street, a fictitious community...


Great Short Works of Stephen Crane

by Stephen Crane

The collected short work of an American master, including The Red Badge of Courage and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets.

Stephen Crane died at the age of 28 in Germany. In his short life, he produced stories that...


Faithless

by Joyce Carol Oates

In this collection of twenty-one unforgettable stories, Joyce Carol Oates explores the mysterious private lives of men and women with vivid, unsparing precision and sympathy. By turns interlocutor and interpreter,...


Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You

by Laurie Lynn Drummond

This riveting debut collection of short fiction about women cops comes from the author's real–life experience as a Baton Rouge police officer. In an entirely fresh and unique voice, these stories reveal the...


Family Happiness

by Leo Tolstoy

A short story from the Classic Shorts collection: Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy


Yoga Hotel

by Maura Moynihan

In the 1970s, Maura Moynihan moved to New Delhi with her mother and father, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who at the time was U.S. ambassador to India. She wasfascinated by the country's contradictions: ancient religions...