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Carniepunk: Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea

by Seanan McGuire Pocket Star (December 15, 2014)

From New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire, a haunting urban fantasy short story in the Carniepunk anthology—for fans of all things circus, supernatural, and mysterious…

It’s been seventeen years...


The Deepest Poison

by Beth Cato Harper Voyager Impulse (April 28, 2015)

Octavia Leander, a young healer with incredible powers, has found her place among Miss Percival's medicians-in-training. Called to the frontlines of a never-ending war between Caskentia and the immoral Wasters,...


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...


Carniepunk: The Three Lives of Lydia

by Delilah S. Dawson Pocket Star (December 15, 2014)

Set in the enchanting land of Sang, a Blud series urban fantasy short story by the winner of Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Steampunk, Delilah S. Dawson, from the thrilling Carniepunk anthology....


Carniepunk: A Chance in Hell

by Jackie Kessler Pocket Star (December 15, 2014)

Jackie Kessler brings her “fluid prose and dark humor” (Kirkus Reviews) to the Carniepunk anthology with this very sexy urban fantasy short story you won’t want to miss.

The former succubus Jezebel has...


Carniepunk: Recession of the Divine

by Hillary Jacques Pocket Star (December 15, 2014)

Urban fantasy author Hillary Jacques spins a mesmerizing tale of investigation and gods for the Carniepunk anthology—a collection of darkly supernatural short stories you won’t be able to put down!

Olivia...


Carniepunk: Hell's Menagerie

by Kelly Gay Pocket Star (December 15, 2014)

A Charlie Madigan short story—from the series praised for “intricate world-building and richly complex characters” (Publishers Weekly)—as it first appeared in the Carniepunk urban fantasy anthology.


Painting the Corners

by Bob Weintraub Yucca (November 18, 2014)

"Imaginative baseball stories for long rain delays and hot stove league nights." —Darryl Brock, author of If I Never Get Back and Two in the Field

Bob Weintraub's marvelous collection of baseball stories goes...


Photoplay

by Hallie Ephron Witness Impulse (February 10, 2015)

Duane Foley thought shooting movie star Bunny Nichol's glamorous Hollywood party was going to be just another job. All the A-listers will be there, of course: Rock Hudson and Doris Day, not to mention Bunny...


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...


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,...


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...


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,...


Carniepunk: A Duet with Darkness

by Allison Pang Pocket Star (September 08, 2014)

Don’t miss this urban fantasy short story featuring Abby Sinclair in the spellbinding Carniepunk anthology collection, from bestselling author Allison Pang!

Having just quit Julliard, disillusioned fiddler...


Carniepunk: The Sweeter the Juice

by Mark Henry Pocket Star (September 08, 2014)

Author of the Amanda Feral series Mark Henry lends his brilliantly twisted imagination to the gripping Carniepunk anthology in this creepy zombie short story.

When the zombie apocalypse overtakes New York City,...


Carniepunk: The Demon Barker of Wheat Street

by Kevin Hearne Pocket Star (September 08, 2014)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hounded—“a superb urban fantasy debut” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—comes an Iron Druid Chronicles short story in the captivating Carniepunk anthology....


Carniepunk: The Cold Girl

by Rachel Caine Pocket Star (September 08, 2014)

From the mesmerizing Carniepunk anthology, a vampire short story from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine—the author who brought you the immensely popular Morganville Vampires series.

When Kiley...


Separate Kingdoms

by Valerie Laken HarperCollins (March 29, 2011)

“A work of daunting versatility and technical skill, the product of a writer absolutely at home in the language and working vigorously within both new and old forms.” —Michael Byers, author of Long for...


Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories of Work

by Richard Ford HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

Edited byRichard Ford and featuring stories by Russell Banks, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff,Jhumpa Lahiri, JohnCheever, and many others, Blue Collar,White Collar, No Collar is a profound and groundbreaking anthologyexploring...


Crunch & Des

by Philip Wylie & Karen Wylie Pryor Skyhorse (July 01, 2014)

Philip Wylie’s enthralling tales of saltwater fishing have been entertaining readers of the Saturday Evening Post since 1939. Captain Crunch Adams, skipper of the charter boat Poseidon , and his friend...


African Stories

by Doris Lessing Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

Long considered Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing’s best collection of short stories, African Stories—a central book in the work of a truly beloved writer—is now back in print. This beautiful collection...


Call to Arms

by Lu Xun Simon & Schuster (May 06, 2014)

Call to Arms is a collection of revolutionary Chinese writer Lu Xun’s most famous and most important short stories. Featuring “A Madman’s Diary,” a scathing attack of traditional Confucian civilization...


The Mother Who Stayed

by Laura Furman Free Press (February 01, 2011)

In nine strikingly perceptive stories set miles and decades apart, Laura Furman mines the intricate, elusive lives of mothers and daughters—and of women who long for someone to nurture. Meet Rachel, a young...


The Stories of the Lotus Sutra

by Gene Reeves & Rafe Martin Wisdom Publications (May 10, 2010)

Stories are ancient and wondrous tools with the mysterious power to transform lives. And the stories and parables of the Lotus Sutra-one of the world's great religious scriptures and most influential texts-are...


Divine Stories

by Andy Rotman Wisdom Publications (February 08, 2013)

Divine Stories is the inaugural volume in a landmark translation series devoted to making the wealth of classical Indian Buddhism accessible to modern readers. The stories here, among the first texts to be inscribed...


By the Silver Water of Lake Champlain

by Joe Hill William Morrow Paperbacks (April 29, 2014)

Little Gail London and her friend Joel Quarrel are out on a cold and lonely morning at the end of summer, when they make the find of the century: a dead plesiosaur, the size of a two-ton truck, washed up on...


The Heaven of Animals

by David James Poissant Simon & Schuster (March 11, 2014)

Named one of Amazon’s Best Short Story Collections of 2014

One of Atlanta Journal Constitution’s 9 Best Books of 2014

Best Short Story Collection of the Year, Tweed's Magazine

Winner of GLCA New Writers...


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...


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...


These Children Who Come at You with Knives, and Other Fairy Tales

by Jim Knipfel Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

From the irresistibly droll mind of Jim Knipfel comes These Children Who Come at You with Knives, and Other Fairy Tales, a series of twisted fables that echo with pinpoint acuity. A masterful storyteller whose...


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...


The Turning: Stories

by Tim Winton Scribner (October 10, 2006)

Set on a coastal stretch of Western Australia, Tim Winton's stunning collection of connected stories is about turnings of all kinds -- changes of heart, slow awakenings, nasty surprises and accidents, sudden...


The Dog of the Marriage

by Amy Hempel Scribner (June 15, 2010)

Amy Hempel's compassion, intensity, and illuminating observations have made her one of the most distinctive and admired modern writers. In three stunning books of stories, she has established a voice as unique...


Easy for You

by Shannan Rouss Simon & Schuster (March 23, 2010)

In this debut collection, Shannan Rouss delivers ten sharply etched stories set against the endless freeways and twinkling lights of Los Angeles. Each one provides a momentary glimpse into the lives of the inhabitants...


The Apple's Bruise

by Lisa Glatt Simon & Schuster (May 31, 2005)

From the bestselling author of A Girl Becomes a Comma Like That, a moving, disturbing, and utterly original collection of stories that examine a universe where memory and fact collide, and the imagination fills...


The Monkey's Paw

by W. W. Jacobs HarperPerennial Classics (January 21, 2014)

When the White family comes into the possession of a monkey’s paw that magically grant wishes, they do what many people would do—they wish for money. But every wish has a consequence, and the White family...


Strangers in the Night

by Linda Howard Pocket Books (November 27, 2001)

Feel the thrill of unexpected passion between strangers in the night…in this New York Times bestselling story collection from Linda Howard.

Lake of Dreams

Thea Marlow had encountered her soul mate in the depths...


I Hate To See That Evening Sun Go Down: Collected Stories

by William Gay Free Press (September 24, 2002)

William Gay firmly established himself as "the big new name to include in the storied annals of Southern Lit" (Esquire) with his debut novel, The Long Home, and his critically acclaimed follow-up, Provinces...


Tumble Home

by Amy Hempel Scribner (June 18, 2008)

Critically acclaimed master of the short story Amy Hempel’s Tumble Home is narrated by people with skewed visions of home. Not exactly crazy, they become obsessed and irrational as their inner logic leads...


Littleman

by Tish Cohen HarperCollins Publishers (January 14, 2014)

In “Littleman” by Tish Cohen, the eponymous Littleman, having completed his daily errands on a snowy Sunday afternoon in Toronto, is prevented from returning to his attic apartment by a particularly menacing...


Madame De Treymes, And Three Novellas

by Wharton Scribner (June 30, 2008)

In addition to Edith Wharton’s Madame de Treymes, this eBook set includes three novellas: The Touchstone, Sanctuary, and Bunner Sisters—short works that are as rich in social satire as they are cunningly...


Dirty Old Men (And Other Stories)

by Omar Tyree Strebor Books (October 06, 2009)

The New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Pecking Order offers a daring collection of erotic tales about the undeniable attraction older men have for younger women.

Omar Tyree is known by his...


Soft Thunder

by Adam Wilson Harper Perennial (January 28, 2014)

An excerpt from Adam Wilson's debut short story collection, What's Important Is Feeling, which humorously pinpoints our most desperate moments of longing—sexual and otherwise. "Soft Thunder" is a short story...


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,...


In the Convent of Little Flowers

by Indu Sundaresan Atria Books (December 16, 2008)

Now in paperback, internationally bestselling author Indu Sundaresan presents a poignant collection of contemporary short stories about the challenges and consequences faced by women in Indian life today.

Like...


Just After Sunset: Stories

by Stephen King Scribner (November 11, 2008)

A stunning collection from international bestseller Stephen King that displays his phenomenally broad readership (stories published in The New Yorker, Playboy, and McSweeney’s and including the 25,000 word...


Wolverton Station

by Joe Hill William Morrow Impulse (January 07, 2014)

From the New York Times bestselling author of NOS4A2 and Horns, and the award-winning story collection 20th Century Ghosts, comes this e-short story.

Saunders made his fortune as a hatchet man for hire and has...


Home For Christmas

by Scott Young HarperCollins Publishers (December 10, 2013)

In this entertaining collection of short stories author Scott Young demonstrates his characteristic wit and warmth as he presents amusing and heartfelt tales about Christmas. The diverse cast of characters in...


The Scatter Here Is Too Great

by Bilal Tanweer Harper (August 05, 2014)

A vivid and intricate novel-in-stories, The Scatter Here Is Too Great explores the complicated lives of ordinary people whose fates unexpectedly converge after a deadly bomb blast at the Karachi train station:...