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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 new novel, The Middleman coming in August 2018.

Rachel has been researching underground...


We Are Where the Nightmares Go and Other Stories

by C. Robert Cargill Harper Voyager (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...


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...


Can't Catch Me

by Michael Cadnum Particle Books (May 08, 2018)

This collection of deftly rearranged myths and fairy tales, including six original stories, rekindles the excitement of adored childhood adventures. National Endowment for the Arts recipient Michael Cadnum creates...


A Lucky Man

by Jamel Brinkley Graywolf Press (May 01, 2018)

“This is the rare debut that introduces not a promising talent but a major writer, fully formed.” —Garth Greenwell

In the nine expansive, searching stories of A Lucky Man, fathers and sons attempt to salvage...


Sorority

by Genevieve Sly Crane Gallery/Scout Press (May 01, 2018)

Sisterhood is forever…whether you like it or not.

Prep meets Girls in White Dresses in Genevieve Sly Crane’s deliciously addictive, voyeuristic exploration of female friendship and coming of age that will...


Patchwork

by Bobbie Ann Mason & George Saunders The University Press of Kentucky (April 30, 2018)

Bobbie Ann Mason burst onto the American literary scene during a renaissance of short fiction that Raymond Carver called a "literary phenomenon." Anne Tyler hailed Mason as "a full-fledged master of the short...


When We Were Birds

by Maria Mutch Simon & Schuster (April 24, 2018)

From Governor General’s Literary Awards finalist Maria Mutch comes a startlingly inventive debut collection that recalls the works of Margaret Atwood, Kelly Link, Karen Russell, and Heather O’Neill.

Wolves...


Property

by Lionel Shriver Harper (April 24, 2018)

A striking new collection of ten short stories and two novellas that explores the idea of property in every meaning of the word, from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of the National Book Award...


Heads of the Colored People

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires Atria / 37 INK (April 10, 2018)

Calling to mind the best works of Paul Beatty and Junot Díaz, this collection of moving, timely, and darkly funny stories examines the concept of black identity in this so-called post-racial era.

A stunning...


Dictionary Stories

by Jez Burrows Harper Perennial (April 10, 2018)

"Dictionary Stories isn’t just a book for word nerds, but for anyone for whom language and story matter. Everybody will find themselves thoroughly in love with this book."  —Kory Stamper, editor for Merriam-Webster,...


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...


American Histories

by John Edgar Wideman Scribner (March 20, 2018)

In this singular collection, John Edgar Wideman, the acclaimed author of Writing to Save a Life, blends the personal, historical, and political to invent complex, charged stories about love, death, struggle,...


Forbidden Fruit

by Joëlle Charbonneau HarperCollins (March 13, 2018)

See the secrets of Eden’s twisted legacy from a new perspective with this short story set in the world of bestselling author Joelle Charbonneau’s Dividing Eden.

Graylem was born to expect a life of thievery,...


White Gods Black Demons

by Daniel Mandishona Weaver Press (March 07, 2018)

Irony and humour have always been used to counter frustration, despair and to expose double standards. In these ten sharply polished stories, Mandishona explores the dark comedy that lies just beneath the surface...


The Man Who Wore His Wife's Sarong

by Suchen Christine Lim Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. (March 01, 2018)

A mother finds out her son is gay; a daughter finds out her two mothers are lesbians; a niece stumbles upon the body of her dead uncle dressed in his wife’s sarong kebaya; and an old man’s nascent feelings...


The Mortal Immortal

by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley & Michael Bishop Particle Books (February 27, 2018)

From the creator of Frankenstein comes the secrets of eternal youth, souls that exchange bodies, and ancient Romans newly thawed out of ice. This riveting collection contains all five of Mary Shelley’s compelling...


The King in Yellow

by Robert W. Chambers Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The King in Yellow is a fascinating, almost two-faced work. The first half consists of five legendary weird tales, loosely tied together by a fictional play—the eponymous King in Yellow—that drives those...


The Duel

by Anton Chekhov Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Duel is one of Chekhov’s longest works, skirting the edge between novel and novella. Like many of Chekhov’s works, it was first published as a serial.

Laevsky is a womanizing drunkard, a slave to life’s...


Lost Face

by Jack London Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The first anthology of short stories by Jack London, Lost Face tells seven stories about the Klondike gold rush. In “Lost Face,” the fur thief Subienkow faces gruesome torture and execution by a tribe of...


Short Fiction

by Algis Budrys Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Algis Budrys’ science fiction writing career is long and storied. This collection of seven of his early stories published in science fiction pulp magazines is a window into his imagination and style.


The Book of Wonder

by Lord Dunsany Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Book of Wonder is one of Lord Dunsany’s many collections of fantasy short stories. While many of his collections were illustrated, this particular one is different—the illustrations were completed first...


The Gods of Peg?na

by Lord Dunsany Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

The Gods of Peg?na, Lord Dunsany’s first published book, is a strange and wonderous creation. In it he creates the pantheon of gods who rule over the titular world. The prose alternates between being biblical,...


Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Originally published serially as a three-part story, Heart of Darkness is a short but thematically complex novel exploring colonialism, humanity, and what constitutes a savage society. Set in the Congo in Central...


Short Fiction

by Nikolai Gogol Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Nikolai Gogol spent most of his literary career writing short stories, drawing inspiration from his childhood in Ukraine and his adult life in St. Petersburg. His stories are filled with larger than life yet...


A Good Day for Seppuku

by Kate Braverman City Lights Publishers (February 13, 2018)

Braverman challenges mythological nuclear family roles in her memorable collection of new stories.


A Perfect Universe

by Scott O'Connor Gallery/Scout Press (February 13, 2018)

Scott O’Connor’s novels have been hailed as “astonishing” (Library Journal), and “so insistently stirring, you want to lean in close to catch every word” (The New York Times Book Review). Now, from...


The Right Intention

by Andrés Barba & Lisa Dillman Transit Books (February 09, 2018)

An aging gay man fixates on the age difference between him and his younger lover. A runner threatens to ruin his marriage training for a marathon. A high school girl starves herself in an attempt to disappear....


Beautiful Days

by Joyce Carol Oates Ecco (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...


We Are Taking Only What We Need

by Stephanie Powell Watts Ecco (February 06, 2018)

In these powerfully rendered, prizewinning stories, working-class African Americans across the South strive for meaning and search for direction in lives shaped by forces beyond their control

The ten stories...


UPROOTED AGAVE

by Louis Villalba Gades Books (February 01, 2018)

The thirteen short stories of this book—10 fiction and three non-fiction—put faces to the unsung heroes who leave their homelands in Latin America seeking a better life in the US. Some provide a glimpse...


Toast

by Charles Stross Cosmos Books (January 30, 2018)

Short story collection containing such gems as "Antibodies," "Bear Trap," "Extracts from the Club Diary," "A Colder War," "TOAST: A con report," "A Boy and His God," "Ship of Fools," "Dechlorinating the Moderator,"...


Mothers & Other Monsters

by Maureen F. McHugh Small Beer Press (January 30, 2018)

In her luminous, long-awaited debut collection, award-winning novelist Maureen F. McHugh wryly and delicately examines the impacts of social and technological shifts on families. Using beautiful, deceptively...


Future of Copyright Anthology

by Various Authors Modern Poland Foundation (January 30, 2018)

Table of Contents

  • Jesse Betteridge The Brick in Room 207
  • Reuben Binns History of Copyright 2012-Present
  • Eddie In Session
  • Mike Linksvayer Future of Copyright
  • Aymeric Mansoux Morphology of copyright tale
  • Alf Melin...

  • Oral Literature in Africa

    by Ruth Finnegan Open Book Publishers (January 30, 2018)

    Ruth Finnegan's Oral Literature in Africa was first published in 1970, and since then has been widely praised as one of the most important books in its field. Based on years of fieldwork, the study traces the...


    Nowhere Else to Turn

    by Matthew Helmke Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

    There are things that happen in the world that are difficult and sometimes impossible to explain. At times, we are confronted with circumstances or situations over which we have no control. How we deal with...


    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Short Stories by Texas Authors

    by Texas Authors Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

    This is the first edition with 15 short stories with a wide range of genres, some from award-winning authors.


    The Canterbury Tales

    by Geoffrey Chaucer Project Gutenberg (January 30, 2018)

    This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary, sidebars, and readers notes to help the modern reader appreciate Chaucer's richly layered tales. Includes the General Prologue and Five Most...


    With a Little Help

    by Cory Doctorow CreateSpace (January 30, 2018)

    With a Little Help is Doctorow's first serious experiment in self-publishing. He's published many novels, short story collections, books of essays and so on with traditional publishers, with great success, but...


    Population of Loss

    by Michael DiBaggio Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

    The Martian onslaught has crushed earth's mightiest empires and reduced the great achievements of civilization to poisoned rubble, but mankind still endures. From the ruins of England to the desolate American...


    Future of Copyright 2.0 Anthology

    by Various Authors Modern Poland Foundation (January 30, 2018)

    Contents:

    • A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS -TALLLAMA
    • LUCY’S IRREVOCABLE, COLOSSAL, TERRIBLE MISTAKE - CHRIS SAKKAS
    • PERFECT MEMORY - JACINTO DA?VILA
    • COPYRIGHTS IN CHOPIN'S FUTURE - KRZYSZTOF BLACHNICKI
    • WHAT IS...


    The Many Adventures of the Dread Pirate Roberts

    by Shawn Michel De Montaigne Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

    At the end of The Princess Bride, Westley says to Inigo, "You'd make a wonderful Dread Pirate Roberts!" Here are the many adventures of the new captain of the Revenge! Read on!

    More books by Shawn Michel de...


    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...


    The Unmapped Country: Stories and Fragments

    by Ann Quin & Jennifer Hodgson And Other Stories (January 18, 2018)

    This new collection of rare and unpublished writing by the cult 1960s author Ann Quin explores the risks and seductions of going over the edge. The stories cut an alternative path across innovative twentieth-century...


    Cross Purposes

    by Celia Andrews Spiderwize (January 17, 2018)

    Life as a journalist/vicar’s wife directly inspired the author’s first three books: Cinderella & the Three Wise Men, Accidents Waiting and Press Ganged. This time, in a series of short stories, the focus...


    Temptation

    by Vesna Main Salt (January 15, 2018)

    Variations and fugue on the theme of obsession

    Vesna Main disturbs our self-image as educated, reasonable and ironic people who read modernist fiction. She disturbs us because we recognise ourselves in her obsessive...


    Every Picture Inspires A Story

    by H A Howe Victory (January 12, 2018)

    Every Picture Inspires A Story is a collection of twenty-one short stories, all of which have been inspired by (but are not based on) a particular painting. From David Hockney’s Pool And Steps to Van Gogh’s Two...


    Beautiful Star and Other Stories

    by Andrew Swanston The Dome Press (January 11, 2018)

    History is brought alive by the people it affects, rather than those who created it. In Beautiful Star we meet Eilmer, a monk in 1010 with Icarus-like dreams; Charles I, hiding in 1651, and befriended by a small...


    Long Night of Storm

    by Indra Bahadur Rai & Prawin Adhikari Speaking Tiger Books (January 10, 2018)

    Over sixteen sparkling stories, Indra Bahadur Rai, the greatest contemporary writer in the Nepali language, skillfully narrates the individual lives and shared histories of a people.

    A storm batters a hillside...