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Short Fiction

by Nikolai Gogol Standard Ebooks (February 15, 2019)

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...


Rag

by Maryse Meijer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 12, 2019)

One of Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Tor.com's Books to Read in February

From the author of Heartbreaker, a disquieting collection tracing the destructive consequences of the desire for connection

A man, forgotten by the...


Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You

by Scotto Moore Tom Doherty Associates (February 05, 2019)

Your Favorite Band Cannot Save You is a story of music, obsession, violence, and madness by Scotto Moore

I was home alone on a Saturday night when I experienced the most beautiful piece of music I had ever heard...


Mary Ventura and The Ninth Kingdom

by Sylvia Plath Harper Perennial (January 22, 2019)

Never before published, 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...


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...


You Know You Want This

by Kristen Roupenian Gallery/Scout Press (January 15, 2019)

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2019 BY VOGUE, HUFFPOST, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, PUREWOW, REFINERY29, NYLON, MARIE CLAIRE, BUSTLE, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS!

From the author of...


How Long 'til Black Future Month?

by N. K. Jemisin Orbit (November 27, 2018)

Hugo award-winning and New York Times bestselling author N. K. Jemisin sharply examines modern society in her first short story collection.

N. K. Jemisin is one of the most powerful and acclaimed speculative...


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...


Help the Witch

by Tom Cox Unbound (October 18, 2018)

Inspired by our native landscapes, saturated by the shadows beneath trees and behind doors, listening to the run of water and half-heard voices, Tom Cox’s first collection of short stories is a series of evocative...


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...


Charm

by Joseph Epstein Lyons Press (October 01, 2018)

Joseph Epstein takes on that most enchanting (and, alas, increasingly rare) of human gifts, charm. “Almost everyone will recognize when he or she is in the presence of charm,” he writes. “Charm is magic...


Paprika

by Frank McGuinness Brandon (October 01, 2018)

The world of an operatic tenor violently collides with that of a homeless couple on the streets of New York.

A tactical heart-to-heart tells of a ghostly experience and the damaging love of a poet.

A young immigrant...


Grace, Tamar, and Laszlo the Beautiful

by Deborah Davies Parthian Books (October 01, 2018)

“Deborah Kay Davies has achieved something rare: a collection of stories wherein each story is complete in its own right (many were competition winners or radio broadcasts) but which also work together as...


Your Duck Is My Duck

by Deborah Eisenberg Ecco (September 25, 2018)

A much-anticipated collection of brilliantly observant short stories from one of the great American masters of the form.

At times raucously hilarious, at times charming and delightful, at times as solemn and...


His Last Bow

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (September 16, 2018)

His Last Bow: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes is the fourth collection of Sherlock Holmes stories published by Arthur Conan Doyle. It begins with a preface by Dr. John Watson, supposedly written in 1917,...


Underground: Tales for London

by Various The Borough Press (September 06, 2018)

Every line tells a different story …

A troubled young woman travels across London to end an abusive relationship. An agitated father gets lost in the city with an injured toddler. Two men – who unknowingly...


Death on the Edge

by Sara Paretsky Witness Impulse (September 04, 2018)

In this short story from New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky, acclaimed detective V.I. Warshawski must confront gun violence in her own Chicago hometown

Legendary sleuth V.I. Warshawski is no stranger...


The People's Republic of Everything

by Nick Mamatas & Jeffrey Ford Tachyon Publications (August 29, 2018)

“[Mamatas] is the People's Commissar of Awesome.”

—China Miéville, author of Embassytown

Welcome to the People's Republic of Everything—of course, you've been here for a long time already. Make yourself...


His Favorites

by Kate Walbert Scribner (August 14, 2018)

From the highly acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of A Short History of Women, a searing and timely novel about a teenaged girl, a charismatic teacher, and a dark, open secret.

They...


The Last Good Day

by Hannah Pearl Simon & Schuster UK (August 09, 2018)

A heart-warming and heartbreaking short story that celebrates life, love and the importance of friendship. WINNER of the Books and the City #heatseeker short story competition, in partnership with heat magazine....


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...


Crossroads Ranch novella

Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

by Kevin WILSON Ecco (August 07, 2018)

“Hands down my favorite book of the year.” -- Ann Patchett

“Wildfire Johnny” is the story of a man who discovers a magic razor that allows him to travel back in time. “Scroll Through the Weapons”...


The Awakening

by Kate Chopin Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Awakening charts Edna Pontellier’s journey of self-discovery. The time spent with a younger friend on a summer holiday on Grand Isle in Lousiana unlocks a feeling in her that she can’t close away again....


Tales of Space and Time

by H. G. Wells Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

Tales of Space and Time is a collection of science fiction short stories and novellas that explore accounts from the distant past to the distant future: from the first human to ride a horse who becomes the leader...


The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

by Arthur Conan Doyle Standard Ebooks (July 27, 2018)

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, originally published in 1894, by Arthur Conan Doyle.


Hits and Misses

by Simon Rich Little, Brown and Company (July 24, 2018)

A sharp new collection from the "hilarious" (Washington Post) humorist who draws comparisons to Douglas Adams (The New York Times), James Thurber, and P.G. Wodehouse (The Guardian).

Simon Rich, "one of the funniest...


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...


Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls

by Alissa Nutting Ecco (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...


Death’s Door: A gripping, free short story for crime thriller fans from the Sunday Times bestseller

by Paul Finch Avon (June 29, 2018)

A new short story from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Stalkers, with an exclusive first look at the newest book, Kiss of Death!

Obsession makes the heart grow fonder . . .

When a stalking case lands...


The Windmill Café: Autumn Leaves (The Windmill Café, Book 2)

by Poppy Blake HarperImpulse (June 22, 2018)

‘I relished every moment of this story … definitely not one to be missed’ Emma, Shaz’s Book Blog

Summer days drifting away…

As the last rays of summer sunshine fade away, Rosie Barnes swaps serving...


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...


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...


The Body

by Stephen King Scribner (June 05, 2018)

Set in the fictional town of Castle Rock, Maine

#1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King’s timeless novella “The Body”—originally published in his 1982 short story collection Different Seasons,...


The Overcoat and Other Stories

by Nikolai Gogol Digireads.com Publishing (June 01, 2018)

Nikolai Gogol, an early 19th century Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist, considered the father of modern Russian realism, created some of the most important works of Russian literature....


The Ice Migration

by Jacqueline Crooks Peepal Tree Press (May 31, 2018)

The stories in this collection move around in time and place, but linked by the experiences of the descendants of a Jamaican family of mixed Indian and African heritage. From Roaring River in rural Jamaica in...


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)

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...


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...


When God Laughs

by Jack London Standard Ebooks (April 20, 2018)

Released in 1911, When God Laughs, and Other Stories is the eleventh collection of short stories by Jack London. In contrast with most of his other work that had been released at the time, When God Laughs is...


A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens Standard Ebooks (April 15, 2018)

Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 and the first edition, published on 19th December, was so successful that it sold out in just six days. The publishers had to produce two further editions between...