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Oculus

by Sally Wen Mao Graywolf Press (January 15, 2019)

A brilliant second collection by Sally Wen Mao on the violence of the spectacle—starring the film legend Anna May Wong

In Oculus, Sally Wen Mao explores exile not just as a matter of distance and displacement...


Mothers

by Chris Power Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 15, 2019)

An “extraordinary” (The Sunday Times) debut of unnerving beauty, Chris Power’s short story collection Mothers evokes the magic and despair of the essential human longing for purpose.

Chris Power’s stories...


Hardly Children

by Laura Adamczyk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 20, 2018)

Named a Fall Pick by Boston Globe, ELLE, Library Journal and MyDomain

An eerie debut collection featuring missing parents, unrequited love, and other uncomfortable moments

A man hangs from the ceiling of an art...


Hard Ride

by Elmer Kelton Tom Doherty Associates (November 13, 2018)

Bandits, outlaws, romance, and adventure abound in Hard Ride, the second-ever collection of tales of the American West from renowned, seven-time Spur Award-winning author Elmer Kelton

Each of Elmer Kelton’s...


Evening in Paradise

by Lucia Berlin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 06, 2018)

"Berlin probably deserved a Pulitzer Prize." —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE. Named one of the Best Books of 2018 by The Boston Globe, Kirkus, and Lit Hub. Named...


Children of God

by Lars Petter Sveen Graywolf Press (October 16, 2018)

Daring and original stories set in New Testament times, from a rising young Norwegian author

Lars Petter Sveen’s Children of God recounts the lives of people on the margins of the New Testament; thieves, Roman...


Hardware River

by Alyson Hagy Graywolf Press (October 02, 2018)

Beautiful and heartbreaking stories by the author of Scribe and Boleto

In these deeply moving, memorable stories, Alyson Hagy explores the variable, often destructive, forces of love, hope, and despair, whose...


Madonna on Her Back

by Alyson Hagy Graywolf Press (October 02, 2018)

Accomplished stories of daring intention by the author of Scribe and Boleto

The twin standards of human love and human sexuality, separate but reflective of one another, and indissolubly linked, run like the...


Certain American States

by Catherine Lacey Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 07, 2018)

One of The Wall Street Journal's Best Short Story Collections of 2018. Named a Summer Read by Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Nylon, Bustle and Literary Hub. One of Financial Times and TLS's Best Books of 2018.

One...


If You See Me, Don't Say Hi

by Neel Patel Flatiron Books (July 10, 2018)

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice and an NPR Best Book of the Year

In eleven sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His...


Vandals

by Olen Steinhauer St. Martin's Press (June 12, 2018)

Meet Rachel Proulx, an FBI agent with a tough mission in a thrilling short story from Olen Steinhauer, leading up to his novel, The Middleman (August 2018).

Rachel has been researching underground leftwing movements...


Half Gods

by Akil Kumarasamy Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 05, 2018)

A startlingly beautiful debut, Half Gods brings together the exiled, the disappeared, the seekers. Following the fractured origins and destines of two brothers named after demigods from the ancient epic the...


A Lucky Man

by Jamel Brinkley Graywolf Press (May 01, 2018)

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION

In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage relationships with friends and family members and confront mistakes...


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...


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...


Debriefing

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...


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 Legend of the Golden Raven

by K. Ancrum Imprint (October 31, 2017)

K. Ancrum's The Legend of the Golden Raven novella, part fairy tale and part gritty reality, follows a boy as he descends into madness.

August and Jack weren’t meant to be friends. One is a misfit with a pyro...


The Hazel Wood: Chapter Sampler

by Melissa Albert Flatiron Books (October 31, 2017)

This excerpt from The Hazel Wood—Melissa Albert's fiercely stunning contemporary fantasy perfect for fans of The Magicians—contains the first six chapters.

Everyone is talking about The Hazel Wood!

“Thoroughly,...


A Selfie as Big as the Ritz

by Lara Williams Flatiron Books (October 31, 2017)

“Lara Williams makes a bold debut with this razor-sharp, magnificently humane story collection.” —Entertainment Weekly

She finds herself single, twenty-nine, partially-employed, and about a half a stone...


Fresh Complaint

by Jeffrey Eugenides Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 03, 2017)

The first collection of short fiction from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides

Jeffrey Eugenides’s bestselling novels have shown him to be an astute observer of the crises of adolescence, self-discovery,...


Her Body and Other Parties

John Leonard Award 2017

by Carmen Maria Machado Graywolf Press (October 03, 2017)

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction

“[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”—Roxane Gay

“In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales,...


Iraq + 100

by Hassan Blasim Tom Doherty Associates (September 12, 2017)

One of NPR's Best Books of 2017!

A groundbreaking anthology of science fiction from Iraq that will challenge your perception of what it means to be “The Other”

“History is a hostage, but it will bite through...


I Never Talk About It

by Véronique Côté & Steve Gagnon Baraka Books (August 29, 2017)

The local and the universal come together in these 37 short stories, brought into English by 37 different translators from all over the world. The result gives readers a flavour of the fresh new writing coming...


A Wasted Hour

by Jeffrey Archer St. Martin's Press (September 05, 2017)

A Wasted Hour is one of those remarkable short stories that you just know has to be true. Kelley, a Stanford College student and aspiring writer, always thumbs a lift back to campus, not only to save money,...


The Dark Dark

by Samantha hunt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 18, 2017)

A Best Book of the Year: NPR, Vogue, The Huffington Post, The Chicago Review of Books, The National Post, Electric Literature, Kirkus

“Wields such a subtle and alien power . . . Wonderfully spooky.” —Jia...


Knots

by Gunnhild Øyehaug & Kari Dickson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 11, 2017)

A mesmerizing collection of playfully surreal stories from one of Norway’s most celebrated writers

First published in Norway in 2004, Knots is Gunnhild Øyehaug’s radical collection of short stories that...


Fligth to Kidney

by Franck Thilliez, Noire sœur & Maud Hénache Ska Éditions (May 01, 2017)

What's left to sell when poverty took it all? Your body, whole or by bits…

As she was unwrapping a brand new pair of Jimmy Choos, while all he had unwrapped this last two to three years were the pills he couldn't...


Fen

by Daisy Johnson Graywolf Press (May 02, 2017)

A singular debut that “marks the emergence of a great, stomping, wall-knocking talent” (Kevin Barry)

Daisy Johnson’s Fen, set in the fenlands of England, transmutes the flat, uncanny landscape into a rich,...


Children Are Bored on Sundays

by Jean Stafford Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2017)

"Probably the best young prose writer in the U.S.," as Time oncecalled her, Jean Stafford made a selection of her favorite among the stories she published in The New Yorker and elsewhere since 1944. Children...


The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

by Jean Stafford & Joyce Carol Oates Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2017)

These Pulitzer Prize-winning stories represent the major short works of fiction by one of the most distinctively American stylists of her day. Jean Stafford communicates the small details of loneliness and connection,...


Wait Till You See Me Dance

by Deb Olin Unferth Graywolf Press (March 21, 2017)

“Deb Olin Unferth’s stories are so smart, fast, full of heart, and distinctive in voice—each an intense little thought-system going out earnestly in search of strange new truths. What an important and...


Swimmer Among the Stars

by Kanishk Tharoor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 14, 2017)

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Guardian and NPR

“A writer who is gifted not just with extraordinary talent but also with a subtle, original, and probing mind.” —Amitav Ghosh

In one of the singularly...


Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman by Stefan Zweig (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 11, 2016)

In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you!

Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman tells the story of an elderly lady, Mrs C., who is reminded of her past when another...


The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (February 25, 2016)

In this clear and detailed reading guide, we’ve done all the hard work for you!

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka is a modernist short story which tells of a mundane employee who wakes up one morning to discover...


An Irish Country Cookbook

by Patrick Taylor Tom Doherty Associates (February 07, 2017)

From New York Times, USA Today, and Globe and Mail bestselling author Patrick Taylor comes ten new short stories in the popular An Irish Country series paired with more than 140 delicious Irish family recipes...


Object Lessons

by The Paris Review Picador (October 02, 2012)

A New York Magazine Best Book of the Year

A Huffington Post Best Book of the Year

Twenty contemporary authors introduce twenty sterling examples of the short story from the pages of The Paris Review.

What does...


Volt

by Alan Heathcock Graywolf Press (March 01, 2011)

A blistering collection of stories from an exhilarating new voice

One man kills another after neither will move his pickup truck from the road. A female sheriff in a flooded town attempts to cover up a murder....


New York 1, Tel Aviv 0

by Shelly Oria Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 04, 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...


The Collected Stories of Richard Yates

by Richard Yates & Richard Russo Henry Holt and Co. (July 29, 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...


East of the West

by Miroslav Penkov Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 21, 2011)

A grandson tries to buy the corpse of Lenin on eBay for his Communist grandfather. A failed wunderkind steals a golden cross from an Orthodox church. A boy meets his cousin (the love of his life) once every...


The Weight of a Human Heart

by Ryan O'Neill St. Martin's Press (July 16, 2013)

"You will be astounded by the hugeness of his heart, and by the breadth and depth of his vision. O'Neill is a writer of limitless imagination." Hector Tobar, author of The Barbarian Nurseries

Ranging from...


Dogs of Truth

by Kit Reed Tom Doherty Associates (September 01, 2005)

The Dogs of Truth contains 17 new or previously uncollected short stories. Included are "High Rise High," about a student revolt at the ultimate "secure" high school; "Focus Group," where a star-struck fan dictates...


Falling for the CEO

by Audra North Entangled Publishing, LLC (November 25, 2013)

Finance genius Meredith Klaus prefers numbers to people, especially around the holidays. At least the large sum of money that’s mysteriously vanished from the company accounts will distract her from the ghosts...


The Civilized World

by Susi Wyss Henry Holt and Co. (March 29, 2011)

A glorious literary debut set in Africa about five unforgettable women—two of them haunted by a shared tragedy—whose lives intersect in unexpected and sometimes explosive ways

When Adjoa leaves Ghana to...


American Innovations

by Rivka Galchen Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 06, 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...


Venus Drive

by Sam Lipsyte Picador (March 02, 2010)

An intense, mordantly funny collection of short fiction from the author of Home Land and The Ask.

A man with an "old soul" finds himself at a Times Square peep show, looking for more than just a little action....


Stories and Prose Poems

by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn & Michael Glenny Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 14, 2015)

A new edition of the Russian Nobelist's collection of novellas, short stories, and prose poems

Stories and Prose Poems contains twenty-two works of widely varied style and character from the Nobel Prize winner...


Slow Homecoming

by Peter Handke & Ralph Manheim Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 01, 1985)

In this haunting suite of three fictions, Handke cements his reputation as one of the most talented writers of the Twentieth Century.


Almost No Memory

by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 08, 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,...