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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...


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 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)

Named a Summer Read by Vanity Fair, The Guardian, Nylon, Bustle and Literary Hub

One of Granta’s Best Young American novelists, Catherine Lacey, the Whiting Award-winning author of The Answers, showcases her...


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.


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

A Best Book of Summer (Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Book Riot, The Millions, Bookish)

In eleven sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives...


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 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

2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction #1

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...


Heads of the Colored People

2018 National Book Awards Longlist for Fiction #6

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...


Just So Stories

by Rudyard Kipling Standard Ebooks (March 29, 2018)

The stories, first published in 1902, are pourquoi stories, fantastic accounts of how various phenomena came about. A forerunner of these stories is "How Fear Came" in The Second Jungle Book (1895), in which...


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 Wife – Part Four: Till Death Do Us Part (The Wife series)

by Ml Roberts HarperImpulse (March 02, 2018)

If you can’t stop watching Doctor Foster and The Affair, you won’t be able to put down this chilling new four-part series.

Michael and Ellie are that couple.

The ones who have it all.

Success, charm, trust…but...


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 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 Lady of the Barge

by W. W. Jacobs Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

W. W. Jacobs was a prolific writer of short stories. His topics were typically humorous and nautical in nature, but they weren’t exclusively so. This anthology includes some of his most famous short stories,...


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...


This Is Not the End

by Caleb Hildenbrandt Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A couple decide to divorce themselves from mainstream culture in an attempt to find food and life for later years, a family watches home movies when all else has been taken, the mentally ill are guided by the...


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,"...