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Black Tickets: Stories

by Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips's reputation-making debut collection paved the way for a new generation of writers. Raved about by reviewers and embraced by the likes of Raymond Carver, Frank Conroy, Annie Dillard, and...

Success Stories

by Russell Banks

In Sucess Stories, an exceptionally varied yet coherent collection, Russell Banks proves himself one of the most astute and forceful writers in America today. Queen for a Day, Success Story, and Adultery trace...

Worship of the Common Heart

by Patricia Henley

An impressive overview of a writer whose career is still climbing, Worship of the Common Heart allows us a rare opportunity to observe twenty years in the evolution of a writer of uncommon talent and heart....

Jackdaw & Other Stories

by M B Mencher

Someone once described the Novel as "the one bright book of Life". If that is so, we can describe short stories as Life's bright pages. "Jackdaw & Other Stories" are mainly about people, but their settings are...

What Boys Like: and Other Stories

by Amy Jones

What Boys Like brings together a motley assemblage of urban misfits and outsiders, and explores their love/hate relationships with their city and one another. Jones’s characters grapple with lust, love and...

Three Balconies: Stories and a Novella

by Bruce Friedman

Three Balconies brings together 17 new stories by the celebrated humorist, vintage Friedman all. In sumptuously simple language, the language of the street, the bar, the store, the office, Friedman gives us...

Dying Light

by Donald Hays

Uncompromising, often dark, and always insightful, 'Dying Light' explores the mysteries of duty, forgiveness, power, and love through a broad range of narrative voices. We meet a football coach who seeks to...

The Goldfish Dancer

by Patricia Robertson

These five stories and two novellas introduce us to characters whose obsessions occupy the borderlands between fantasy and reality.

Suitable Precautions

by Laura Boudreau

Funny and surreal "horror" stories about how we relate to one another and ourselves.

The End of the Ice Age

by Terence Young

The End of the Ice Age brings together twelve tales of hardscrabble characters circling in their lonely orbits.

Something About the Animal

by Cathy Stonehouse

A first collection of short fiction by the well-regarded writer and editor (need to change this!)

Where the God of Love Hangs Out: Fiction

by Amy Bloom

BONUS: This edition contains a Where the God of Love Hangs Out discussion guide.

Love, in its many forms and complexities, weaves through this collection by Amy Bloom, theNew York Times bestselling author of ...

Los Angeles Stories

by Ry Cooder

World-famous musician Ry Cooder publishes his first collection of stories, with a nod to Raymond Chandler and Nathanael West.

The Delicate Prey: And Other Stories

by Paul Bowles

Exemplary storles that reveal the blzarre, the dlsturblng, the perllous, and the wlse ln other clvlllzatlons -- from one of Amerlca's most lmportant wrlters of the twentleth century.

Fast Lanes

by Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips has always been a master of portraiture, both in her widely acclaimed novels and in her short fiction.  The stories in Fast Lanes demonstrated the breadth of her talent in a tour de force...

Just an Ordinary Day: The Uncollected Stories Of Shirley Jackson

by Shirley Jackson

The stories in this edition represent the great diversity of her work, from humor to her shocking explorations of the human psyche. The tales range, chronologically, from the writings of her college days and...

Hope And Other Stories

by Laura Hird

MAKE YOU CRY. FUCK OFF AND GET CANCER. I HOPE YOU DIE. Urban tales of despair and dysfunction are Laura Hird's trademark and she does not disappoint in Hope and Other Urban Tales. Set in the low-rent areas of...

The Fahrenheit Twins and Other Stories

by Michel Faber

Deft and lyrical, this paperback edition of Michel Faber's collection of stories is his first since his auspicious debut, Some Rain Must Fall. It has sealed his reputation as one of Britain's most daring and...

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.