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Sudden Traveler

by Sarah Hall Custom House (October 08, 2019)

“Sarah Hall is one of those rare writers whose short fiction has the same luminosity as her novels. But the short form allows her more room to probe and roam, to experiment with form, to sink her fingers into...


A Lush and Seething Hell

by John Hornor Jacobs & Chuck Wendig Harper Voyager (October 08, 2019)

The award-winning and critically-acclaimed master of horror returns with a pair of chilling tales—both never-before-published in print—that examine the violence and depravity of the human condition.

Bringing...


Night Train

by Thom Jones & Amy Bloom Little, Brown and Company (October 01, 2019)

A posthumous and definitive collection of new and selected stories by "virtuoso of the short story" (Esquire) and National Book Award finalist Thom Jones

This scorching collection from award-winning author Thom...


The End and Other Beginnings

by Veronica Roth Katherine Tegen Books (October 01, 2019)

Bestselling Divergent and Carve the Mark author Veronica Roth delivers a stunning collection of novella-length stories set in the future, illustrated with startling black-and-white artwork.

No world is like the...


Full Throttle

by Joe Hill William Morrow (October 01, 2019)

In this masterful collection of short fiction, Joe Hill dissects timeless human struggles in thirteen relentless tales of supernatural suspense, including “In The Tall Grass,” one of two stories co-written...


This Is Not America

by Jordi Punti Atria Books (July 30, 2019)

From the acclaimed, prize-winning Catalonian author of the novel Lost Luggage, a collection of nine masterful short stories about adulthood, heartbreak, and outsiders in search of their place in the world.

As...


The Toynbee Convector

by Ray Bradbury Simon & Schuster (July 30, 2019)

From “one of science fiction’s grand masters” (Library Journal), a new reissue of Ray Bradbury’s The Toynbee Convector: a collection of twenty-two stories, including the continuing saga of H.G. Well’s...


Maggie Brown & Others

by Peter Orner Little, Brown and Company (July 23, 2019)

National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and "master of his form" (New York Times) Peter Orner returns with a powerful new collection.

Maggie Brown & Others is a stunning and deeply moving array of shorter-than-short...


Growing Things and Other Stories

by Paul Tremblay William Morrow (July 02, 2019)

A chilling collection of psychological suspense and literary horror from the multiple award-winning author of the national bestseller The Cabin at the End of the World and A Head Full of Ghosts.

A masterful anthology...


Hue and Cry

by James Alan McPherson & Edward P. Jones Ecco (July 02, 2019)

The classic debut collection from Pulitzer Prize winner James Alan McPherson

Hue and Cry is the remarkably mature and agile debut story collection from James Alan McPherson, one of America’s most venerated...


Come Closer and Listen

by Charles Simic Ecco (July 02, 2019)

An insightful and haunting new collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Simic

Irreverent and sly, observant and keenly imagined, Come Closer and Listen is the latest work from one of our most beloved...


Tell Me Who We Were

by Kate McQuade William Morrow (July 02, 2019)

Infused with the keen insight of Joyce Carol Oates and haunting power of Kelly Link, a radiant collection of linked stories that explore the vulnerability, resilience, and hidden desires of women, following...


Melting Point

by Baret Magarian Salt (June 15, 2019)

Melting Point fuses prose and poetry, realism and literary inventiveness, in dealing with the absurdity of humanity. It’s fourteen stylistically diverse stories, flirt with irony, paradox and enigma.

The most...


The South Westerlies

by Jane Fraser Salt (June 15, 2019)

The South Westerlies is an attempt to know place (Gower) through the creation of a collection of short stories. Place is not a cosmetic backdrop, but an affecting agent in the lives of a wide cast of fictional...


Collected Fables

by James Thurber Harper Perennial Modern Classics (June 11, 2019)

Published to coincide with the 125th anniversary of James Thurber’s birth, this treasury combines, for the first time, Fables for Our Time and Further Fables for Our Time with Thurber’s unpublished preface...


Platte River

by Rick Bass Arcade (April 16, 2019)

Available again, an acclaimed collection from an American master that USA Today called “Powerful . . . lyrical, vivid, engaging.”

Originally published twenty-five years ago, Platte River is one of the early...


Sing to It

by Amy Hempel Scribner (March 26, 2019)

All the tawdry details I’m dying for are in these stories, but they’re given out like old sweaters—without shame, without guile. Amy Hempel is the writer who makes me feel most affiliated with other...


West of the Known

by Chanelle Benz Ecco (March 19, 2019)

*LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 PEN/ROBERT W. BINGHAM PRIZE FOR DEBUT FICTION*

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WILLIAM SAROYAN INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR WRITING*

Named a Best Book of 2017 by The San Francisco Chronicle

Named...


Immigrant City

by David Bezmozgis HarperCollins Publishers (March 12, 2019)

David Bezmozgis, the writer who brought us the “pointed, emotionally resonant tales” (The Globe and Mail) of Natasha and Other Stories, brings us a new collection, his first in more than a decade.

In the...


Rutting Season

by Mandeliene Smith Scribner (February 12, 2019)

An intimate, sparkling collection of stories by a debut writer about girls behaving badly and families on the brink of collapse.

In these lucid, sharply observant stories, Mandeliene Smith traces the lives of...


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...


You Know You Want This

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

“What’s special about ‘Cat Person,’ and the rest of the stories in You Know You Want This, is the author’s expert control of language, character, story—her ability to write stories that feel told,...


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...


Arbitrary and Unnecessary

by Daniel Piper Unbound Digital (November 01, 2018)

He’s been doing this for a while now and promoters keep asking if he has any merch to sell, so here - at long last - is the debut collection from writer, comedian and national poetry slam champion (almost...


Odessa Stories

by Isaac Babel & Boris Dralyuk Pushkin Press (November 01, 2018)

A new mass-market edition of the acclaimed stories of violence, crime and sex

’One of those “where have you been all my life?” books’

Nick Lezard, Guardian

In the city of Odessa, the lawless streets hide...


De Rightest Place

by Barbara Jenkins Peepal Tree Press (October 30, 2018)

Like a Trinidadian Cheers, a rich cast of characters come together to restore a dilapidated bar on a Caribbean island. In this brilliantly comic novel, Barbara Jenkins hears, like Sam Selvon, the melancholy...


Death Register

by Dwight Thompson Peepal Tree Press (October 30, 2018)

Set during the politically turbulent times of 90s Jamaica, Death Register is a challenging and moving coming of age story. It uncovers the extreme nature of Jamaican homophobia and explores its devastating effects...


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...


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...


Down Along the Piney

by John Mort University of Notre Dame Press (September 30, 2018)

Down Along the Piney is John Mort’s fourth short-story collection and winner of the Richard Sullivan Prize in Short Fiction. With settings in Florida, California, Mexico, Chicago, the Texas Panhandle, and,...


The Angel of the Odd

by Edgar Allan Poe Open BookShelf (September 29, 2018)

The story follows an unnamed narrator who reads a story about a man who died after accidentally sucking a needle down his throat. He rages at the gullibility of humanity for believing such a hoax. He vows to...


Flappers and Philosophers

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

The first short story collection by F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Flappers and Philosophers” was originally published in 1920. The eight stories of the collection are set in the era for which the author is best...


To Build a Fire and Other Stories

by Jack London Digireads.com Publishing (September 27, 2018)

Born into poverty in San Francisco in 1876, Jack London is one of the most well-known and beloved of all American authors, as well as one of the first Americans to become world famous and wealthy from his literary...


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...


Underground: Tales for London

by & 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 Becker Wives & Other Stories

by Mary Lavin New Island Books (August 31, 2018)

Comprised of four short stories – ‘The Becker Wives’, ‘The Joy Ride’, ‘A Happy Death’ and ‘Magenta’ – this collection is one of Lavin’s most celebrated. Together, these stories capture...


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...


Everyday People

by Jennifer Baker Atria Books (August 28, 2018)

“A delight and highly recommended.” —Booklist

“Showcases the truth and fullness of people of color.” —Book Riot

In the tradition of Best American Short Stories comes Everyday People: The Color of...


Other People's Love Affairs

by D. Wystan Owen Algonquin Books (August 21, 2018)

“Owen writes exquisite stories that lodge somewhere in my chest and keep detonating—loudly, devastatingly—again and again.”—Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

In the ten luminous stories...


Tales from the Old Karoo

by Guy Butler Jonathan Ball (August 15, 2018)

“Griet approached the house via the kitchen and poured the potion into a glass, put it on a tray, and brought it into the hall. She offered it to the doctor with her characteristic little Victorian curtsy....


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”...


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...


Shylock Must Die

by Clive Sinclair Halban (July 05, 2018)

Since his first public appearance in the late 1590s, Shylock has been synonymous with antisemitism. Many of his bon mots remain common currency among Jew-haters; among them "3000 ducats" and the immortal "pound...


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...


Everyone Wants to Be Ambassador to France

by Bryan Hurt Red Hen Press (June 26, 2018)

• First edition won the Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction, but the press shut down the season the book was first released, killing any chance of substantial sales • Endorsements from famous short...


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...