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The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

by Jean Stafford, Elisabeth Rodgers & Joyce Carol Oates Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

Winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this collection of thirty stories includes some of Jean Stafford's best short fiction from the period 1944 to 1968. Including such favorites as "In the Zoo," "Children...

The Moment of Tenderness

by Madeleine L’Engle, Caitlin Davies & Charlotte Jones Voiklis Grand Central Publishing (April 21, 2020)

From the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time comes a deeply personal, genre-bending short story collection that transcends generational divides and reminds readers that hope, above all, can transform suffering...

Hits and Misses

by Simon Rich Hachette Book Group (July 24, 2018)

A hilarious collection inspired by a former Saturday Night Live writer's real experiences in Hollywood, chronicling the absurdity of fame and the humanity of failure in a world dominated by social media influencers...

Aunt Sass

by P. L. Travers, Catherine Clarke & Victoria Coren Mitchell Hachette Books (October 20, 2015)

A collection of charming holiday tales, by the author of Mary Poppins - a timeless gift for all ages. Each of the stories in this book was written by P.L. Travers as a holiday gift, sent to her friends and family...

The Outlaw Album

by Daniel Woodrell, Leslie Bellair & Brian Troxe Hachette Book Group (October 01, 2011)

Twelve timeless Ozarkian tales of those on the fringes of society

Daniel Woodrell is able to lend uncanny logic to harsh, even criminal behavior in this wrenching collection of stories. Desperation--both material...

The Complete Stories of Evelyn Waugh

by Evelyn Waugh & Simon Prebble Hachette Book Group (December 11, 2012)

Evelyn Waugh's short fiction reveals in miniaturized perfection the elements that made him the greatest satirist of the twentieth century. The stories collected here range from delightfully barbed portraits...

Say You're One of Them

by Uwem Akpan, Dion Graham, Robin Miles & Kevin R. Free Hachette Book Group (November 01, 2009)

Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances.

A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban...

Girl with Curious Hair

by David Foster Wallace, Joshua Swanson & Robert Petkoff Hachette Book Group (January 01, 2011)

Until his death in 2008, David Foster Wallace was one of the most prodigiously talented and original young writers in America, and Girl with Curious Hair displays the full range of his gifts. From the eerily...


by Emma Donoghue, Khristine Hvam, James Langton & various narrators et al. Hachette Book Group (October 30, 2012)

The fascinating characters that roam across the pages of Emma Donoghue's stories have all gone astray: they are emigrants, runaways, drifters, lovers old and new. They are goldminers and counterfeiters, attorneys,...

Trouble in Mind

by Jeffery Deaver, Dennis Boutsikaris, Elijah Alexander & various narrators et al. Hachette Book Group (March 04, 2014)

The "grand master of the plot twist" (Booklist) is back with his third story collection. The stories include:

A Textbook Case, a Lincoln Rhyme story When a young woman is found brutally murdered in a parking...

Two Deserts

by Julie Brickman, Carol Monda, Hillary Huber & Holly Linneman et al. Julie Brickman (May 05, 2020)

Deserts of sand and deserts of the heart, Middle Eastern deserts and American deserts, the story collection Two Deserts follows the circles of two unforgettable women across cultures and deserts. The Arabian...

Injury Time

by Catherine Aird & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2020)

Sixteen short puzzlers from the inimitable Catherine Aird, author of the acclaimed C. D. Sloan Mysteries

A professional pickpocket and accomplished thief ignores his wife's warnings and embarks on an adventure...

A Registry of My Passage upon the Earth

by Daniel Mason & ensemble cast Little, Brown (May 05, 2020)

From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Winter Soldier and The Piano Tuner, a collection of interlaced tales of men and women as they face the mysteries and magic of the world

On a fateful flight,...

Adults and Other Children

by Miriam Cohen & Jane Oppenheimer Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2020)

Adults and Other Children follows four women as they navigate life from the confusion and innocence of childhood to the bizarre and darkly humorous complexities of adulthood.

Along the way, we meet a vindictive,...

Aesop's Fables

by Aesop, Will Stauff, V. S. Vernon Jones & G. K. Chesterton William J. Stauff (April 14, 2020)

Aesop's Fables refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop (620-560 BC), a slave and storyteller who lived in Ancient Greece. His fables are some of the most well known in the world and remain a popular...

Draw Straight

by Louis L’Amour & Traber Burns Blackstone Western (April 07, 2020)

This collection of six exciting Western stories from early in Louis L'Amour's career begins with "Fork Your Own Broncs," in which Mac Marcy, who had saved for seven years to run his own small cattle ranch, sees...

A Madman's Diary, and Other Stories

by Lu Xun & Richard Powers Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2019)

This is A Madman's Diary, and Other Stories by Lu Xun, a renowned writer of modern Chinese literature. Lu Xun was a novelist, editor, translator, literary critic, essayist, and poet who wrote both in Vernacular...

The Best of Richard Matheson

by Richard Matheson, Richard Powers, various narrators & Donald Corren et al. Blackstone Publishing (October 10, 2017)

The first career retrospective of terrifying stories by "one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century" (Ray Bradbury), as selected by award-winning author Victor LaValle

Among the greats of twentieth-century...

So We Can Glow

by Leesa Cross-Smith, Christine Lakin, Erin Bennett & Cassandra Morris et al. Grand Central Publishing (March 10, 2020)

A lush, glittering short story collection exploring female obsession and desire by an award-winning writer Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller." From Kentucky to the California desert, these forty-two...

Elsewhere, Home

by Leila Aboulela, Nathan Hinton, Shiromi Arserio & Michael David Axtell et al. Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

In her new collection of stories, award-winning New York Times Notable author Leila Aboulela offers us a rich tableau of life as an immigrant abroad, and the challenges of navigating assimilation and difference....

The Last Carousel

by Nelson Algren, Richard Ferrone, Richard Poe & Ramiz Monsef et al. Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

The fiction and reportage included in The Last Carousel, one of the final collections published during Nelson Algren's lifetime, was written on ships and in ports of call around the world, and includes accounts...

The Half Life

by Jennifer Weiner & Katie Finneran Simon & Schuster Audio (February 01, 2011)

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's short story, The Half Life, previously published in Redbook magazine is now available on audio.

From Redbook 's Red-Hot Read series, a short story by the...

Here's Your Hat What's Your Hurry

by Elizabeth Mccracken, Kate Reading & Johnny Heller HarperAudio (February 05, 2019)

The singular, enchanting debut story collection from Elizabeth McCracken, now back in print as part of Ecco's "Art of the Story" series, and with a new introduction from the author.

Called "astonishingly assured"...

Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom

by Sylvia Plath & Orlagh Cassidy HarperAudio (January 22, 2019)

This newly discovered story by literary legend Sylvia Plath stands on its own and is remarkable for its symbolic, allegorical approach to a young woman's rebellion against convention and forceful taking control...

Screen Tests

by Kate Zambreno & Mia Barron HarperAudio (July 23, 2019)

In Screen Tests, an astoundingly original and stylish collection, Zambreno has once again created new categories of writing, of vivid and surprising language and thought. In the first half, the narrator regales...

Notes from a Black Woman's Diary

by Kathleen Collins, Robin Miles, January LaVoy & Nina Collins et al. HarperAudio (February 05, 2019)


Vanity Fair * Vogue * The Huffington Post

A stunning multi-cast audio collection of fiction, diary entries, screenplays, and scripts by the brilliant African-American artist and...

Your Duck Is My Duck

by Deborah Eisenberg, Wallace Shawn, Julianne Moore & Josh Hamilton HarperAudio (September 25, 2018)

A much-anticipated collection of brilliantly observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form, performed by a remarkable cast: Deborah Eisenberg, Julianne Moore, Josh Hamilton, and...

Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls

by Alissa Nutting & Brittany Pressley HarperAudio (July 03, 2018)

In this darkly comic and surreal collection from celebrated author Alissa Nutting, misfit women scramble for agency in a series of uncanny circumstances.

Throughout these breathtakingly creative seventeen stories...

Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

by Kevin WILSON, Kirby Heyborne & Johanna Parker HarperAudio (August 07, 2018)

In Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine, Kevin Wilson's first story collection in nearly a decade, Wilson combines his signature quirkiness with his keen eye for emotional complexity to explore the fraught relationship...

We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories

by C. Robert Cargill, James Patrick Cronin & Vikas Adam HarperAudio (June 12, 2018)

From the critically acclaimed author of Sea of Rust and Queen of the Dark Things comes a hair-raising collection of short fiction that illuminates the strange, humorous, fantastical, and downright diabolical...

Beautiful Days

by Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen Graybill, Tavia Gilbert & Caitlin Kelly HarperAudio (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...

Blindman's Bluff

by Faye Kellerman & Mitchell Greenberg HarperAudio (August 11, 2009)

"A well-tangled web of intrigue and murder."

--Entertainment Weekly

"Kellerman invariably rides high in the bestseller lists...Blindman's Bluff shows why."

--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

One of the popular couples in...

Hot Water Music

by Charles Bukowski & Christian Baskous HarperAudio (August 13, 2013)

With his characteristic raw and minimalist style, Charles Bukowski takes us on a walk through his side of town in Hot Water Music.  He gives us little vignettes of depravity and lasciviousness, bite sized pieces...

Something Rich and Strange

by Ron Rash & Christian Baskous HarperAudio (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,...

Trigger Warning

by Neil Gaiman HarperAudio (February 03, 2015)

Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile...

Nothing Gold Can Stay

by Ron Rash, Prentice Onayemi, Robert Petkoff & Alexander Cendese et al. HarperAudio (February 19, 2013)

From Ron Rash, PEN / Faulkner Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, comes a new collection of unforgettable stories set in Appalachia that focuses on the lives of those haunted by violence...

The Death Factory

by Greg Iles & David Ledoux HarperAudio (June 17, 2014)

Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes an e-original novella featuring former prosecutor...

Some Remarks

by Neal Stephenson & Jeff Cummings HarperAudio (August 07, 2012)

"Neal Stephenson has made a name for himself as a writer whose imagination knows no limits."


#1 New York Times bestselling author Neal Stephenson is, quite simply, one of the best and most respected writers...

Lovely, Dark, Deep

by Joyce Carol Oates, Jason Culp & Maggi-Meg Reed HarperAudio (September 09, 2014)

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

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...

Three Blind Mice and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie, David Suchet, Joan Hickson & Hugh Fraser et al. HarperAudio (August 21, 2012)

Agatha Christie demonstrates her unparalleled mastery with Three Blind Mice and Other Stories--a classic compendium of mystery and suspense, crime and detection, whose title novella served as the basis for ...

The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser & Christopher Lee HarperAudio (August 14, 2012)

Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories is a collection of eleven tantalizing tales of murder and other criminal pursuits--including the classic title story, the basis for the 1957 Oscar-nominated Billy...

The Under Dog and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie, David Suchet & Hugh Fraser HarperAudio (August 14, 2012)

A dead heiress on a train, a murdered recluse, a wealthy playboy slain at a costume ball are but a few of the unfortunate victims of confounding crimes committed in the pages of Agatha Christie's The Under...

The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie, David Suchet, Joan Hickson & Hugh Fraser et al. HarperAudio (September 04, 2012)

Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, and Christie's wildly unconventional investigator, Parker Pyne, all make appearances in The Regatta Mystery and Other Stories--a riveting collection of short stories featuring a...

The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie, Isla Blair, Hugh Fraser & Simon Vance HarperAudio (August 21, 2012)

Hercule Poirot is joined by the mysterious problem solver Harley Quin in the pages of The Harlequin Tea Set and Other Stories--a collection of ingenious short masterworks of mystery and suspense that showcase...

The Golden Ball and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser & Christopher Lee HarperAudio (August 14, 2012)

A sterling collection of short stories featuring Hercule Poirot and others, The Golden Ball and Other Stories is a riveting compendium of shocking secrets, dastardly crimes, and brilliant detection--a showcase...

Star Over Bethlehem and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie & Simon Vance HarperAudio (August 28, 2012)

With Star Over Bethlehem, the beloved Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie shines in a totally unexpected way, offering readers a wondrous collection of poems and holiday short stories.

A retelling of the Christmas...

Double Sin and Other Stories

by Agatha Christie, Anna Massey, Joan Hickson & Isla Blair et al. HarperAudio (August 21, 2012)

Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot both make appearances in Agatha Christie's Double Sin and Other Stories, a sterling collection of short mystery fiction that offers double the suspense, surprise, and fun.

In one...

When It Happens to You

by Molly Ringwald HarperAudio (August 14, 2012)

When it happens to you, you will be surprised. That thing they say about how you knew all the time, but just weren't facing it? That might be the case, but nevertheless, there you will be.

Molly Ringwald mines...

We Live in Water

by Jess Walter & Edoardo Ballerini HarperAudio (February 12, 2013)


From the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins, the first collection of short fiction from Jess Walter--a suite of diverse and searching...

The Mysterious Mr. Quin

by Agatha Christie & Hugh Fraser HarperAudio (July 03, 2012)

The inimitable Agatha Christie intrigues, surprises, and delights with The Mysterious Mr. Quin--a riveting collection of short stories centered around the enigmatic Harley Quin, whose unpredictable comings and...