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The Unknown Errors of Our Lives: Stories

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

In nine poignant stories spiked with humor and intelligence, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni captures lives at crossroad moments–caught between past and present, home and abroad, tradition and fresh experience....

Delta Blues

by Carolyn Haines

This collection of short fiction captures both the art of the tale and the power of the blues, and is a nod at the human condition that often inspires musicians to write and sing the blues.

The Angel on the Roof: The Stories of Russell Banks

by Russell Banks

With The Angel on the Roof, Russell Banks offers readers an astonishing collection of thirty years of his short fiction, revised especially for this volume and highlighted by the inclusion of nine new stories...

The Meagre Tarmac

by Clark Blaise

An Indo-American Canterbury Tales, by a North American master of short fiction.

Hitting the Charts: Selected Stories

by Leon Rooke & John Metcalf

Hitting the Charts brings back into print stories that go as far back as 1980.

Cape Breton is the Thought-Control Centre of Canada

by Ray Smith & Ken Tolmie

First published in 1969, Ray Smith's Cape Breton is the Thought-Control Centre of Canada remains as refreshing, innovative and important today as it has in every previous incarnation. Sophisticated, playful,...

This New & Poisonous Air

by Adam McOmber

Written in the New Wave Fabulist tradition, these historically-grounded stories blend the fantastic and the macabre in astonishing, unforgettable ways.

Yesterday's People

by Goran Simic

These eight stories deal with ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, war and its aftershocks prominent among them.

Light Lifting

by Alexander MacLeod

A suite of dark, unflinching elegies for a working-class city and community driven to the brink.


by Rebecca Rosenblum

A collection of sixteen stories portraying the constricted and confused lives of the rootless twenty-somethings who inhabit them.


by Terry Griggs

The stories in Quickening crackle with energy -- they are eccentric, wildly inventive, whimsical and fantastic.


by Kathleen Winter

What are boys thinking? That's what the heartbroken and hilarious girls and women in these stories want to know.

Apricot Jam: And Other Stories

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. These groundbreaking stories— interconnected and juxtaposed using...

The Dirt Chronicles

by Kristyn Dunnion

Queer hustlers, anarcho-punks, teen runaways: welcome to The Dirt Chronicles.

Life Times: Stories

by Nadine Gordimer

"Superb...a series of masterly drawn glimpses into the storymaking art of one of Africa's great modern literary geniuses." -Alan Cheuse, NPR

A selection of short stories written to date by Nobel Laureate Nadine...

The Lies That Build A Marriage: Stories of the unsung, unsaid and uncelebrated in Singapore

by Suchen Christine Lim

With this collection of short stories, Lim delves beneath Singapore's prosperity and coded decorum to reveal genuine people facing difficult issues that are normally strictly taboo in Asia, such as the mother...

Candle in the Attic Window

by Stiles Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles

Gothic fiction is neither dead nor musty. Twenty-seven poems and stories bring fresh blood to the genre, while drawing from old tropes. Welcome to our little house of horrors, where a movie crew searches for...

Stealing Time: Stories

by Mary Grimm

Fourteen stories, many of which appeared in the New Yorker. In "Buying a Pumpkin," a father struggles with three children after his wife leaves him, in "Research, " college girls draw up a list of boys with...

City of Boys: Stories

by Beth Nugent

Set in New York City, middle America, the beaches of Florida and rural highways, suburban kitchens, and cross-country trains, the ten stories of City of Boys evoke a haunting landscape at once familiar and strange....

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...