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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 a Fall Read by Buzzfeed, ELLE, TIME, Nylon, The Boston Globe, Vulture, Newsday,...


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...


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...


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)

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 of Granta’s Best Young American novelists, Catherine Lacey, the Whiting...


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...


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

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...


Heads of the Colored People

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

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction

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...


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...


The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar

by Maurice Leblanc Standard Ebooks (March 28, 2018)

Arsène Lupin, with his characteristic wit, plots over the course of nine short stories to steal many of France’s best antiques and artworks from under their owners’ noses. Only his classic opponent Detective...


Blind Spot

by Bascom Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Everyone supported the Martian program—until it struck home!


The Jameson Satellite

by Neil Ronald Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The mammoths of the ancient world have been wonderfully preserved in the ice of Siberia. The cold, only a few miles out in space, will be far more intense than in the polar regions and its power of preserving...


The Memory of Mars

by Raymond Fisher Jones Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

"As soon as I'm well we'll go to Mars for a vacation again," Alice would say. But now she was dead, and the surgeons said she was not even human. In his misery, Hastings knew two things: he loved his wife; but...


The First One

by Herbert D. Kastle Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

The first man to return from beyond the Great Frontier may be welcomed ... but will it be as a curiosity, rather than as a hero...?


John Jones's Dollar

by Harry Stephen Keeler Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there isn't enough wheat in the world to fill...


The Rat Racket

by David Henry Keller Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

With Dr. Keller's genius for hitting at vital spots every time, he now gives us a brand new idea and an ingenious solution. We hope no racketeers read this story. They might, as a result, cause the police some...


The Plague

by Teddy Keller Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Suppose a strictly one hundred per cent American plague showed up.... One that attacked only people within the political borders of the United States!


Security

by Ernest M. Kenyon Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

If you let a man learn, and study, and work--and clamp a lid on so that nothing he takes into his mind can be let out--one way or another he'll blow a safety valve!