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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...


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,...


Sourland: Stories

by Joyce Carol Oates HarperCollins e-books (September 14, 2010)

Oates is a fearless writer.”

Los Angeles Times

 

“Oates is a master of the dark tale—stories of the hunted and the hunter, of violence, trauma, and deep psychic wounds.”

Booklist (starred review)...


What He's Poised to Do: Stories

by Ben Greenman HarperCollins e-books (June 15, 2010)

“Ben Greenman seems incapable of writing anything dry or familiar or expected. He is one of the most versatile, consistently surprising writers at work today.” —Dave Eggers

A diverse and moving collection...


The Secret Lives of People in Love: Stories

by Simon Van Booy HarperCollins e-books (February 23, 2010)

“Breathtaking. . .chillingly beautiful, like postcards from Eden. . .Van Booy’s stories are somehow like paintings the characters walk out of, and keep walking.” -Los Angeles Times

In his critically-acclaimed...


Noise

by Peter Wild HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

For more than twenty-five years, the antimelodic “noise” of Sonic Youth has assaulted us, exhilarated us, inspired us. Why?

Katherine Dunn says it's because they operate in the foggy world between the real...


Burning Bright: Stories

Frank O'Connor Short Story Award 2010

by Ron Rash HarperCollins e-books (March 09, 2010)

“A gorgeous, brutal writer.”

—Richard Price, New York Times bestselling author of Lush Life and Clockers

 

In Burning Bright, Pen/Faulkner finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Serena, Ron Rash,...


High Lonesome

by Joyce Carol Oates HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

No other writer can match the impressive oeuvre of Joyce Carol Oates. High Lonesome: New and Selected Stories 1966-2006 gathers short fiction from the acclaimed author's seminal collections and includes eleven...


If You Eat, You Never Die

by Tony Romano HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In a neighborhood on Chicago's outskirts, Fabio and Lucia Comingo have built a new American life—and struggle to comprehend the influences that distract and change their restless young sons. Through this masterful...


The Prophet of Zongo Street

by Mohammed Naseehu Ali HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

A dazzling collection of stories, The Prophet of Zongo Street takes readers to a world that seamlessly blends African folklore and myths with modernity. Set primarily on Zongo Street, a fictitious community...


History on a Personal Note

by Binnie Kirshenbaum HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

From New York City to the former East Germany, from rural Virginia to affluent suburbia, the characters in these short stories grapple with love, loss, greed, perversion, and other awful truths as they try to...


Jigs & Reels

by Joanne Harris HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Each of the twenty-two tales in this enchanting collection is a surprise and a delight, melding the poignant and the possible with the outrageous, the magical, and, sometimes, the eerily haunting. Wolf men,...


Everything Here Is the Best Thing Ever: Stories

by Justin Taylor HarperCollins e-books (February 09, 2010)

Justin Taylor's crystalline, spare, and oddly moving prose cuts to the quick. His characters are guided by misapprehensions that bring them to hilarious but often tragic impasses with reality: a high school...


An Upright Man

by Holly Goddard Jones HarperCollins e-books (September 01, 2009)

In Girl Trouble, acclaimed writer Holly Goddard Jones examines small-town Southerners aching to be good, even as they live in doubt about what goodness is.

A high school basketball coach learns that his star...


Sweethearts of the Rodeo

by Lydia Peelle HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

Two restless young girls in "Sweethearts of the Rodeo" live out their last summer of innocence, riding ponies recklessly and spying on their boss.


The Still Point

by Lydia Peelle HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

In "The Still Point", Lydia Peelle tells the story of a man stuck in the routine of life while traveling with a carnival.


Shadow on a Weary Land

by Lydia Peelle HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

The narrator of "Shadow on a Weary Land" imagines the many lives that have been lived over the years on Brown's Ridge—from the teeming wildlife that once roamed the land to Jesse and Frank James, who settled...


Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing

by Lydia Peelle HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

In "Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing", a young woman becomes fascinated with reptiles and finds a way to relate them to her life.


Mule Killers

by Lydia Peelle HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

"Mule Killers" evokes the end of an era and of a grandfather's dreams when he decides to replace animal power with tractors on his farm.


Phantom Pain

by Lydia Peelle HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

In "Phantom Pain," the Tennessee woods are a sliver of what they once were, where men now hunt with GPS and cell phones, and the rumor of a dangerous panther on the loose stirs up a small town.


Kidding Season

by Lydia Peelle HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

In "Kidding Season", a young man named Charlie gets caught up living at a farm for a few months, an experience more important than he expected.


More of This World or Maybe Another

by Barb Johnson HarperCollins e-books (October 20, 2009)

More of This World or Maybe Another is a collection of award-winning short fiction about four outsiders whose unruly lives intersect on the back streets of New Orleans from writer Barb Johnson. Funny and haunting...


Ash Gray Proclamation

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Fifteen Worst Russian Gay Porn Web Sites

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Noll Dynasty

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


One Night in 1979 I Did Too Much Coke and Couldn't Sleep

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Worst (1960-1971)

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


Three Boys Who Thought Experimental Fiction Was For Pussies

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


Brian aka "Bear"

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


Oliver Twink

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Anal-Retentive Line Editor

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Guro Artists

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


Knife/Tape/Rope

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Brainiacs

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Hostage Drama

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


Santa Claus vs. Johnny Crawford

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


Graduate Seminar

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Boy on the Far Left

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


Ugly Man

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


Jerk

by Dennis Cooper HarperCollins e-books (May 26, 2009)

“[A] brilliant, triumphantly lurid writer as well as a supremely talented, elegant stylist whose prose is smart and nervy. He might also be the last literary outlaw in mainstream American fiction.” —Bret...


The Missing Statues

by Simon Van Booy HarperCollins e-books (May 12, 2009)

On the verge of giving up—anchored to dreams that never came true and to people who have long since disappeared from their lives—Van Booy's characters walk the streets of these stark and beautiful stories...


Family Happiness

by Leo Tolstoy HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

A short story from the Classic Shorts collection: Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy


The Remarkable Rocket

by Oscar Wilde HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...


The Devoted Friend

by Oscar Wilde HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...


The Selfish Giant

by Oscar Wilde HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...


The Nightingale and the Rose

by Oscar Wilde HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...


The Happy Prince

by Oscar Wilde HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...


The Star-Child

by Oscar Wilde HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...


The Fisherman and his Soul

by Oscar Wilde HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...


The Birthday of the Infanta

by Oscar Wilde HarperCollins e-books (April 28, 2009)

Playwright, poet, essayist, flamboyant man-about-town, Oscar Wilde pack an astonishing amount of work, genius, and controversy into two short decades, producing masterworks in every literary genre. This selection...