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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...


The Model Millionaire

by Oscar Wilde

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...


The Happy Failure

by Herman Melville

"Melville at his best invariably wrote from a sort of dream self, so that events which he relates as actual fact have indeed a far deeper reference to his own soul, his own inner life." - D.H. Lawrence.

Here...


The Bohemian Girl

by Willa Cather

A short story from the Classic Shorts collection: The Bohemian Girl by Willa Cather


An Experiment in Misery

by Stephen Crane

Though best known for The Red Badge of Courage, his classic novel of men at war, in his tragically brief life and career Stephen Crane produced a wealth of stories—among them "The Monster," "The Upturned Face,"...


Someone to Watch Over Me: Stories

by Richard Bausch

Richard Bausch is a master of the intimate moment, of the ways we seek to make lasting connections to one another and to the world. Gew writers evoke the complexities of love as subtly, and few capture the poignancy...


Love Begins in Winter

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2009

by Simon Van Booy

On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories...


The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 19

British Fantasy Awards for Best Anthology 2009

by Stephen Jones

Here is the latest edition of the world's premier annual showcase of horror and dark fantasy fiction.

It features some of the very best short stories and novellas by today's masters of the macabre -- including...


World Famous Love Acts: Stories

by Brian Leung

Winner of the 2002 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, selected by Chris Offutt.


Everyone but You

Nothing Like an Ocean

by Jim Tomlinson

The eleven stories in Nothing Like An Ocean confirm the promise of Jim Tomlinson's award-winning debut, Things Kept, Things Left Behind. Set in and around the fictional town of Spivey, Kentucky, the stories...


Amok and other Stories

by Stefan Zweig & Anthea Bell

A doctor in the Dutch East Indies torn between his medical duty to help and his own mixed emotions; a middle-aged maidservant whose devotion to her master leads her to commit a terrible act; a hotel waiter whose...


Love in a Bottle

by Antal Szerb & Len Rix

Hungarian Antal Szerb is best known in the West as the author of three extraordinary novels, most notably Journey by Moonlight (1937), and a highly entertaining study of the Ancient Regime in France, The Queen's...


Field Notes: The Grace Note of the Canyon Wren

by Barry Lopez

In this new collection of twelve stories, one of our most admired writers evokes the longing we feel for beauty in our relationships with one another, with the past. with nature. In these stories, we find men...


Light Action in the Caribbean: Stories

by Barry Lopez

Moving from fable and historical fiction to contemporary realism, this book of stories from Barry Lopez is erotic and wise, full of irresistible characters doing things they shouldn't do for reasons that are...


Shiloh and Other Stories

Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award 1983

by Bobbie Ann Mason

"These stories will last," said Raymond Carver of Shiloh and Other Stories when it was first published, and almost two decades later this stunning fiction debut and winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award has become...


Rart Eikkatheit's three worlds

by Win Lyovarin

Soldier, pimp or artist? 

What is Rart’s real nature? 

Is history repeating itself?

By the most inventive and versatile of Thai short story writers, 

a tale of social upheavals and human ambiguities 

that...


Gold Boy, Emerald Girl: Stories

by Yiyun Li

In these spellbinding stories, Yiyun Li, a Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award winner, a MacArthur Fellow, and one of The New Yorker’s top 20 fiction writers under 40, gives us exquisite stories in which politics...


Blueprints for Building Better Girls: Fiction

by Elissa Schappell

Elissa Schappell’s Use Me introduced us to a writer of extraordinary talent, whose “sharp, beautiful, and off-kilter debut” (Jennifer Egan) garnered critical acclaim and captivated readers. In Blueprints...