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Heads of the Colored People

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires Atria / 37 INK (April 10, 2018)

Calling to mind the best works of Paul Beatty and Junot Díaz, this collection of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era.

A stunning...

Dictionary Stories

by Jez Burrows Harper Perennial (April 10, 2018)

"Dictionary Stories isn’t just a book for word nerds, but for anyone for whom language and story matter. Everybody will find themselves thoroughly in love with this book."  —Kory Stamper, editor for Merriam-Webster,...

Stream System

by Gerald Murnane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 03, 2018)

Stories from a mind-bending Australian master, “a genius on the level of Beckett” (Teju Cole)

Never before available to readers in this hemisphere, these stories—originally published from 1985 to 2012—offer...

American Histories

by John Edgar Wideman Scribner (March 20, 2018)

In this singular collection, John Edgar Wideman, the acclaimed author of Writing to Save a Life, blends the personal, historical, and political to invent complex, charged stories about love, death, struggle,...

Forbidden Fruit

by Joëlle Charbonneau HarperCollins (March 13, 2018)

See the secrets of Eden’s twisted legacy from a new perspective with this short story set in the world of bestselling author Joelle Charbonneau’s Dividing Eden.

Graylem was born to expect a life of thievery,...

The Mortal Immortal

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley & Michael Bishop Particle Books (February 27, 2018)

From the creator of Frankenstein comes the secrets of eternal youth, souls that exchange bodies, and ancient Romans newly thawed out of ice. This riveting collection contains all five of Mary Shelley’s compelling...

Lost Face

by Jack London Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The first anthology of short stories by Jack London, Lost Face tells seven stories about the Klondike gold rush. In “Lost Face,” the fur thief Subienkow faces gruesome torture and execution by a tribe of...

Short Fiction

by Algis Budrys Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Algis Budrys’ science fiction writing career is long and storied. This collection of seven of his early stories published in science fiction pulp magazines is a window into his imagination and style.

The Book of Wonder

by Lord Dunsany Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Book of Wonder is one of Lord Dunsany’s many collections of fantasy short stories. While many of his collections were illustrated, this particular one is different—the illustrations were completed first...

The Gods of Peg?na

by Lord Dunsany Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Gods of Peg?na, Lord Dunsany’s first published book, is a strange and wonderous creation. In it he creates the pantheon of gods who rule over the titular world. The prose alternates between being biblical,...

Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Originally published serially as a three-part story, Heart of Darkness is a short but thematically complex novel exploring colonialism, humanity, and what constitutes a savage society. Set in the Congo in Central...

Short Fiction

by Nikolai Gogol Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Nikolai Gogol spent most of his literary career writing short stories, drawing inspiration from his childhood in Ukraine and his adult life in St. Petersburg. His stories are filled with larger than life yet...

A Good Day for Seppuku

by Kate Braverman City Lights Publishers (February 13, 2018)

Braverman challenges mythological nuclear family roles in her memorable collection of new stories.

A Perfect Universe

by Scott O'Connor Gallery/Scout Press (February 13, 2018)

Scott O’Connor’s novels have been hailed as “astonishing” (Library Journal), and “so insistently stirring, you want to lean in close to catch every word” (The New York Times Book Review). Now, from...

The Right Intention

by Andrés Barba & Lisa Dillman Transit Books (February 09, 2018)

An aging gay man fixates on the age difference between him and his younger lover. A runner threatens to ruin his marriage training for a marathon. A high school girl starves herself in an attempt to disappear....

Beautiful Days

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (February 06, 2018)

A new collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, including the 2017 Pushcart Prize–winning “Undocumented Alien”

The diverse stories of Beautiful Days, Joyce Carol Oates...

We Are Taking Only What We Need

by Stephanie Powell Watts Ecco (February 06, 2018)

In these powerfully rendered, prizewinning stories, working-class African Americans across the South strive for meaning and search for direction in lives shaped by forces beyond their control

The ten stories...


by Louis Villalba Gades Books (February 01, 2018)

The thirteen short stories of this book—10 fiction and three non-fiction—put faces to the unsung heroes who leave their homelands in Latin America seeking a better life in the US. Some provide a glimpse...

Oral Literature in Africa

by Ruth Finnegan Open Book Publishers (January 30, 2018)

Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the...

Nowhere Else to Turn

by Matthew Helmke Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

There are things that happen in the world that are difficult and sometimes impossible to explain. At times, we are confronted with circumstances or situations over which we have no control. How we deal with...

The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

Short Stories by Texas Authors

by Texas Authors Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This is the first edition with 15 short stories with a wide range of genres, some from award-winning authors.

The Canterbury Tales

by Geoffrey Chaucer Project Gutenberg (January 30, 2018)

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary, sidebars, and readers notes to help the modern reader appreciate Chaucer's richly layered tales. Includes the General Prologue and Five Most...

With a Little Help

by Cory Doctorow CreateSpace (January 30, 2018)

With a Little Help is Doctorow's first serious experiment in self-publishing. He's published many novels, short story collections, books of essays and so on with traditional publishers, with great success, but...

Population of Loss

by Michael DiBaggio Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The Martian onslaught has crushed earth's mightiest empires and reduced the great achievements of civilization to poisoned rubble, but mankind still endures. From the ruins of England to the desolate American...

Future of Copyright 2.0 Anthology

by Various Authors Modern Poland Foundation (January 30, 2018)


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The Many Adventures of the Dread Pirate Roberts

by Shawn Michel De Montaigne Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

At the end of The Princess Bride, Westley says to Inigo, "You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts!" Here are the many adventures of the new captain of the Revenge! Read on!

More books by Shawn Michel de...

Points North

by Howard Frank Mosher St. Martin's Press (January 23, 2018)

The final book by one of America’s most treasured writers.

Upon his passing in January 2017, Howard Frank Mosher was recognized as one of America’s most acclaimed writers. His fiction set in the world of...

The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments

by Ann Quin & Jennifer Hodgson And Other Stories (January 18, 2018)

This new collection of rare and unpublished writing by the cult 1960s author Ann Quin explores the risks and seductions of going over the edge. The stories cut an alternative path across innovative twentieth-century...

Cross Purposes

by Celia Andrews Spiderwize (January 17, 2018)

Life as a journalist/vicar’s wife directly inspired the author’s first three books: Cinderella & the Three Wise Men, Accidents Waiting and Press Ganged. This time, in a series of short stories, the focus...


by Vesna Main Salt (January 15, 2018)

Variations and fugue on the theme of obsession

Vesna Main disturbs our self-image as educated, reasonable and ironic people who read modernist fiction. She disturbs us because we recognise ourselves in her obsessive...

Every Picture Inspires A Story

by H A Howe Victory (January 12, 2018)

Every Picture Inspires A Story is a collection of twenty-one short stories, all of which have been inspired by (but are not based on) a particular painting. From David Hockney’s Pool And Steps to Van Gogh’s Two...

Long Night of Storm

by Indra Bahadur Rai & Prawin Adhikari Speaking Tiger Books (January 10, 2018)

Over sixteen sparkling stories, Indra Bahadur Rai, the greatest contemporary writer in the Nepali language, skillfully narrates the individual lives and shared histories of a people.

A storm batters a hillside...

Doctor Benjamin Franklin's Dream America

by Damien Lincoln Ober Night Shade Books (January 02, 2018)

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

Island Secrets

by Alwin Blum Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. (January 01, 2018)

Beyond the Bali known from idyllic images of Hollywood movies and five-star resort holidays are the secret lives of men and women who flock to the island from around the world in search of new beginnings. Not...

Watch With Me

by Wendell Berry Counterpoint (January 01, 2018)

In these newly reissued stories, Wendell Berry transports readers to Port William, Kentucky, the fictional community he’s lovingly created across multiple novels, stories, and poems

Never has Berry seemingly...

A Child at Heart

by Susan FitzGerald Ginninderra Press (December 15, 2017)

Susan Fitzgerald has told stories to herself from childhood and has written since she was a teenager. She has had her work published in Under the Rainbow, a collection of work by U3A writers, and in Tamba. Now...

A Tale or Two and a Few More

by Terry H. Watson Ramoan Press (December 13, 2017)

A veritable feast of short stories to tempt the palate of the discerning reader, A Tale or Two and a Few More is a captivating collection of tales about humanity in all its guises. Here we have tales of love,...

Make Way for Her

by Katie Cortese The University Press of Kentucky (December 08, 2017)

A girl afflicted with pyrokinesis tries to control her fire-starting long enough to go to a dance with a boy she likes. A woman trapped in a stalled marriage is excited by an alluring ex-con who enrolls in her...

The Vanishing Princess

by Jenny Diski Ecco (December 05, 2017)

The only story collection from the beloved Jenny Diski—darkly funny, subversive, sexy, and eccentric tales from one of the most original and intelligent voices of our time


“Mordant and talon-sharp.” —Dwight...

Stars in Our Eyes

by W M. Raebeck Hula Cat Press (December 02, 2017)

"Stars in Our Eyes" is a fresh and savory story collection. Fiction can't compare to this kind of truth—a grab-bag of irony and spice of life. You'll find yourself in Rome, Tribeca, Baja, Hollywood, jail,...


by Peter G. Tripodes Birchwood Press (November 27, 2017)

Festival in Therma is a moving collection of stories that attempts to find the past and try to make sense of it by renewing connections with the culture of the Aegean islands, to experience that which seems...

The Trail of the Silver Horseshoes

by Jiri Cernik Sunstone Press (November 15, 2017)

This collection of stories describes events or episodes in the life of a varied group of individuals during the most dramatic period of American history—the settlement of the American West. The reader will...


by Susan Sontag Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 14, 2017)

A collection of one of our most powerful intellectual’s short fiction

Debriefing collects all of Susan Sontag’s shorter fiction, a form she turned to intermittently throughout her writing life. The book ranges...

Corliss And Other Award-Winning Stories

by Heather Haven The Wives of Bath Press (November 13, 2017)

I've penned a few and selected my personal favorites, including a couple of flashes. All involve murder, suspense or the element of surprise. Some have pretty unlikely heroes, such as an English bulldog named...

Woman to Woman

by Madhulika LIDDLE Speaking Tiger Books (November 10, 2017)

A young girl finds herself looking on as her mother listens to the woes of the world, always offering a sympathetic ear and a shoulder to cry on—while harbouring a bitter secret few know of. A woman and her...

Wild West

by Elmer Kelton Tom Doherty Associates (November 07, 2017)

Compiled for the first time in book form, seven-time Spur Award-winning author Elmer Kelton's short story collection, Wild West.

From rodeos to rustlers, from ranch life to the outlaw trail, Elmer Kelton’s...

The Yellow Butterfly & Other Stories

by Ashley Capes Close-Up Books (November 06, 2017)

Leap into worlds like and unlike our own: a creepy restaurant stalks its customers, steampunk slaves find a new home in the Australian desert, storybook characters come alive to make deals with the Roman God...


by Helena Mulkerns 451 Editions (November 04, 2017)

Ferenji and other stories by Helena Mulkerns, is published by Doire Press, an award-winning literary publishing house in Galway, Ireland.  This debut from the author is a themed short fiction collection set...

Stories from El Barrio

by Piri Thomas Graymalkin Media (November 03, 2017)

In these eight stories Piri Thomas takes us with him into El Barrio—Puerto Rico in New York City—and recreates the scenes he knows so well from his own childhood. He leads us through streets teaming with...