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Almost Famous Women: Stories

by Megan Mayhew Bergman Scribner (January 06, 2015)

From a prizewinning, beloved young author, a provocative collection that explores the lives of colorful, intrepid women in history. "These stories linger in one's memory long after reading them" (Star Tribune...


In Western Counties

by Nickolas Butler Thomas Dunne Books (November 24, 2014)

From Nickolas Butler, author of the national bestseller SHOTGUN LOVESONGS, comes a moving story of a cop's last bid to right a wrong she may have helped create.

Aida doesn't recognize the young woman at first....


Darling?

by Heidi Jon Schmidt Picador (November 24, 2014)

A funny and observant story collection that captures the complexity of human relationships

In this smart and original story collection, Heidi Jon Schmidt paints her subjects with delicate care. What emerges are...


Love and Other Wounds

by Jordan Harper Ecco (July 07, 2015)

In the hard-edged tradition of Hubert Selby Jr., Daniel Woodrell, and Donald Ray Pollock, and with the fresh, complex humanity of Breaking Bad and Reservoir Dogs, a blistering debut collection that unsparingly...


See You in Paradise

by J. Robert Lennon Graywolf Press (November 03, 2014)

The first substantial collection of short fiction from "a writer with enough electricity to light up the country" (Ann Patchett)

"I guess the things that scare you are the things that are almost normal," observes...


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

by Shelly Oria Fsg Originals (November 03, 2014)

Enter the world of New York 1, Tel Aviv 0, where the characters are as intelligent and charming as they are lonely. A couple discovers the ability to stop time together; another couple lives with a constant...


Going Home Again

by Howard Waldrop St. Martin's Press (October 27, 2014)

The words "inimitable" and "unique" are bandied about too often in artistic circles, so much so that critics seem to have forgotten those words were invented to describe Howard Waldrop's fiction.

Waldrop's mastery...


Memory Wall

Story Prize 2010

by Anthony Doerr Scribner (July 13, 2010)

In the wise and beautiful second collection from the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning #1 New York Times bestselling author of All the Light We Cannot See, "Doerr writes about the big questions, the imponderables,...


Spoiled Brats: Stories

by Simon Rich Little, Brown and Company (October 14, 2014)

Twenty years ago, Barney the Dinosaur told the nation's children they were special. We're still paying the price.

From "one of the funniest writers in America"* comes a collection of stories culled from the front...


Girl With Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace Little, Brown and Company (September 23, 2014)

Remarkable, hilarious, and unsettling re-imaginations of reality by "a dynamic writer of extraordinary talent" (New York Times Book Review).

David Foster Wallace was one of America's most prodigiously talented...


I Was a Revolutionary

by Andrew Malan Milward Harper (August 18, 2015)

A richly textured, diverse collection of stories that illuminate the heartland and America itself, exploring questions of history, race, and identity.

Grounded in place, spanning the Civil War to the present...


Later the Same Day

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 06, 2014)

Grace Paley's stature among writers of short fiction was established by her first collection, The Little Disturbances of Man (1959), and reconfirmed with the publication of Enormous Changes at the Last Minute...


Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 06, 2014)

In Enormous Changes at the Last Minute, originally published in 1974, Grace Paley "makes the novel as a form seem virtually redundant" (Angela Carter, London Review of Books). Her stories here capture "the itch...


The Collected Stories

by Grace Paley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 06, 2014)

This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection--a finalist for the National Book Award--demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving...


The Brink

by Austin Bunn Harper Perennial (April 28, 2015)

A brilliant, inventive debut story collection in the vein of Kevin Wilson and Wells Tower.

Brimming with life and unforgettable voices, the stories in Austin Bunn’s dazzling collection explore the existential...


Something Rich and Strange

by Ron Rash Ecco (November 04, 2014)

From the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling award-winning author of Serena and The Cove, thirty of his finest short stories, collected in one volume.

No one captures the complexities of Appalachia—a rugged,...


Holding Pattern

by Jeffery Renard Allen Graywolf Press (September 15, 2014)

The world of Jeffery Renard Allen's stunning short-story collection is a place like no other. A recognizable city, certainly, but one in which a man might sprout wings or copper pennies might fall from the skies...


Breathe At Every Other Stroke

by Pamela Gullard Metropolitan Books (September 15, 2014)

Life is suspended for the characters in this striking debut collection. Frozen with loss, numbed by the drudgery of routine, stalked by ghosts, or scared by their own violence, they hunker down and wait--for...


My Sister's Hand in Mine

by Jane Bowles & Truman Capote Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 08, 2014)

Jane Bowles has for many years had an underground reputation as one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. The collection in My Sister's Hand in Mine of expertly crafted short fiction will fully...


Mr. Tall: A Novella and Stories

by Tony Earley Little, Brown and Company (August 26, 2014)

A Washington Post Top 50 Fiction Book for 2014

Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award finalist

In Mr.Tall, his first story collection in two decades, Tony Earley brings us seven rueful, bittersweet, riotous...


The Emerald Light in the Air

by Donald Antrim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 01, 2014)

Nothing is simple for the men and women in Donald Antrim's stories. As they do the things we all do--bum a cigarette at a party, stroll with a girlfriend down Madison Avenue, take a kid to the zoo--they're confronted...


The Dog

by Jack Livings Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 04, 2014)

"Jack Livings's stories of China are marvels of the imagination." --Paul Harding, author of Tinkers

Set in the shifting landscape of contemporary China, Jack Livings's The Dog explodes the country's cultural...


Liars in Love

by Richard Yates Picador (July 28, 2014)

Now available in eBook for the first time, Richard Yates's groundbreaking collection of short fiction.

The stories in Liars in Love are concerned with troubled relations and the elusive nature of truth. Whether...


Eleven Kinds of Loneliness

by Richard Yates Picador (July 28, 2014)

Now available in eBook for the first time, Richard Yates's groundbreaking collection of short fiction.

First published in 1962, a year after Revolutionary Road, this sublime collection of stories seems even more...


The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

by Richard Yates & Richard Russo Henry Holt and Co. (July 28, 2014)

A literary event of the highest order, The Collected Stories of Richard Yates brings together Yates's peerless short fiction in a single volume for the first time.

Richard Yates was acclaimed as one of the most...


Paper Lantern

by Stuart Dybek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 2014)

A new collection of short stories by a master of the form with a common focus on the turmoils of romantic love

Ready!

Aim!

On command the firing squad aims at the man backed against a full-length mirror. The mirror...


Everybody's Baby

by Lydia Netzer St. Martin's Press (June 02, 2014)

Jenna and Billy are in love. He's an app developer, a hyper-plugged-in citizen of the internet, with a big Scottish family and winning smile. She is a yoga teacher, tuned in to the vibes of the spiritual universe,...


Ecstatic Cahoots

by Stuart Dybek Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 02, 2014)

In this remarkable collection of bite-size stories, Stuart Dybek, one of our most prodigious writers, explores the human appetite for rapture and for trust. With fervent intensity and sly wit, he gives each...


Snow in May

by Kseniya Melnik Henry Holt and Co. (May 12, 2014)

A Minneapolis Star Tribune Best Book of 2014 o Recommended by The New Yorker, The New York Public Library, Alan Cheuse of NPR, Grantland o Shortlisted for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize o Longlisted...


American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 05, 2014)

A BRILLIANT NEW COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES FROM THE "CONSPICUOUSLY TALENTED" (TIME) RIVKA GALCHEN

Winner of the Danuta Gleed Literary Award

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book

Chosen as one of fifteen remarkable...


Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 07, 2014)

Lydia Davis's collection Almost No Memory is richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fables of the dark fantastic. With wittily restrained intensity,...


Can't and Won't

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 07, 2014)

A new collection of short stories from the woman Rick Moody has called "the best prose stylist in America"

Her stories may be literal one-liners: the entirety of "Bloomington" reads, "Now that I have been here...


Lovely, Dark, Deep

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (September 09, 2014)

From the legendary literary master, winner of the National Book Award and New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates, a collection of thirteen mesmerizing stories that maps the eerie darkness within...


Red Girl Rat Boy

by Cynthia Flood Biblioasis (September 23, 2013)

A new collection from a noted feminist author and winner of the prestigious Journey Prize for short fiction.


The New Yorker Stories

by Ann Beattie Scribner (November 16, 2010)

When Ann Beattie began publishing short stories in The New Yorker in the mid-seventies, she emerged with a voice so original, and so uncannily precise and prescient in its assessment of her characters' drift...


Damned If I Do

by Percival Everett Graywolf Press (February 17, 2014)

Damned If I Do is an exceptional new collection of short stories by Percival Everett, author of the highly praised and wickedly funny novel Erasure

People are just naturally hopeful, a term my grandfather used...


Big Picture

by Percival Everett Graywolf Press (February 17, 2014)

Winner of the PEN/Oakland-Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature

The characters in Big Picture, Percival Everett's darkly comic collection of stories, are often driven to explosive, life-changing...


Praying Drunk

by Kyle Minor Sarabande Books (January 13, 2014)

Masterfully blended fiction and autobiography explores the lives of missionaries, drug addicts, and childhood bullies in Kentucky, Florida, and Haiti.


Man V. Nature

by Diane Cook Harper (October 07, 2014)

San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book of the Year

Boston Globe’s “Best Fiction of 2014”

Roxane Gay’s Top Ten Books of the Year     

An Amazon Best Short Story Collection of 2014

An iBook Best of 2014...


Flings

by Justin Taylor Harper (August 19, 2014)

The acclaimed author of Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever and The Gospel of Anarchy makes his hardcover debut with a piercing collection of short fiction that illuminates our struggle to find love, comfort,...


The Rise & Fall of the Scandamerican Domestic: Stories

by Christopher Merkner Coffee House Press (December 20, 2013)

Shirley Jackson for the contemporary Midwest, where the ties of family and community intersect darkly with suburban American life.


The Isle of Youth

by Laura van den Berg Fsg Originals (November 04, 2013)

Laura van den Berg's gorgeous new book, The Isle of Youth, explores the lives of women mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed caught in an inscrutable marriage, to private eyes working a baffling case...


How It Was for Me

by Andrew Sean Greer Picador (November 04, 2013)

In the title story of this collection, neighborhood boys crouch in a backyard toolshed, and conspire to prove their piano teachers to be witches. In "Cannibal Kings," a disillusioned young man accompanies a...


Horse of a Different Color: Stories

by Howard Waldrop Small Beer Press (October 21, 2013)

Literary mashup master Waldrop is back with new stories of pirates, hidden movie history, the Wolfman of Alcatraz, and more.


The Torturer's Wife

by Thomas Glave City Lights Publishers (September 08, 2013)

Profound portraits of the traumas of war, the ravages of homophobia, and the triumph of desire.


Thank You for the Music

by Jane McCafferty Harper Perennial (October 08, 2013)

This collection of short stories, linked by the theme of music, is a gorgeous follow-up to One Heart, award-winning writer Jane McCafferty’s critcially acclaimed debut novel

In 14 original stories, Jane McCafferty...


Dead Pig Collector

by Warren Ellis Fsg Originals (July 29, 2013)

From the wicked imagination of award-winning writer Warren Ellis comes DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, a love story with a classic Ellis twist. So while it might be a love story, it's also about killing people and disposing...


Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge

by Peter Orner Little, Brown and Company (August 06, 2013)

"A ravishing collection, full of wisdom, grief, beauty, and especially surprise."--Anthony Doerr, author of The Shell Collectors

Peter Orner zeroes in on the strange ways our memories define us: A woman's husband...


Galatea

by Madeline Miller Ecco (August 13, 2013)

In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected...


The Stories of Richard Bausch

by Richard Bausch HarperCollins e-books (November 23, 2010)

A 2004 PEN/Malamud Award winner, this collection celebrates the work of American artist Richard Bausch -- a writer the New York Times calls "a master of the short story." By turns tender, raw, heartbreaking,...