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The General Zapped an Angel

by Howard Fast Ecco (December 03, 2019)

An imaginative, strange, and boldly inventive collection of stories from a singular mind, with a new introduction by Mark Harris

In The General Zapped an Angel, featuring nine supremely entertaining fantasy...


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)

New York Times Bestseller!

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...


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...


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...


Immigrant City

by David Bezmozgis HarperCollins Publishers (March 12, 2019)

FINALIST FOR THE 2019 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

Award-winning author David Bezmozgis’s first story collection in more than a decade, hailed by the Toronto Star as “intelligent, funny, unfailingly sympathetic”...


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,...


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...


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...


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)

“[The] debut of a major writer . . . An extraordinary book in itself, full of some of the most exquisitely etched, psychologically complex, tender stories I’ve read. Owen’s work embodies the classic virtues,...


Baby, You're Gonna Be Mine

by Kevin WILSON Ecco (August 07, 2018)

“Hands down my favorite book of the year.” -- Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author of The Dutch House and Commonwealth 

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Family Fang comes...


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...


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...


Night Hawks

by Charles Johnson Scribner (May 01, 2018)

From National Book Award winner Charles Johnson, “the celebrated novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and essayist…comes a small treasure, one to be read and considered and reread” (The New York...


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...


Heads of the Colored People

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction 2018

by Nafissa Thompson-Spires Simon & Schuster (April 10, 2018)

*Winner of the PEN Open Book Award*

*Winner of the Whiting Award*

*Longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award and Aspen Words Literary Prize*

*Nominated for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize*

*Finalist for...


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,...


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...


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...


Watch With Me

by Wendell Berry Counterpoint (January 01, 2018)

In these newly reissued stories, Wendell Berry transports readers to Port William, Kentucky, the fictional community he’s lovingly created across multiple novels, stories, and poems

Never has Berry seemingly...


Make Way for Her

by Katie Cortese The University Press of Kentucky (December 08, 2017)

A girl afflicted with pyrokinesis tries to control her fire-starting long enough to go to a dance with a boy she likes. A woman trapped in a stalled marriage is excited by an alluring ex-con who enrolls in her...


Funeral Platter

by Greg Ames Arcade (October 24, 2017)

From the author of Buffalo Lockjaw comes a mordantly humorous collection of taut, off-the-wall, and heartbreaking short stories. A young girl aspiring to be a ventriloquist using a burnt log as a dummy; Franz...


The Relive Box and Other Stories

by T.C. Boyle Ecco (October 03, 2017)

While T.C. Boyle is known as one of our greatest American novelists, he is also an acknowledged master of the short story and is perhaps at his funniest, his most moving, and his most surprising in the short...


First Things First: Selected Stories

by Diane Schoemperlen Biblioasis (September 05, 2017)

"Schoemperlen's inventive language and narrative structures encourage readers to be free 'from the prison of everyday thinking.'"—The New York Times Book Review

First Things First gathers eighteen of the best...


What Can You Do?

by Cynthia Flood Biblioasis (August 22, 2017)

In these twelve stories that unfold over a few hours or a weekend or five decades, adults deceive themselves about their motives — greed, desire for control, jealousy, fear, ambition. With unflinching realism,...


The Mountain: Stories

by Paul Yoon Simon & Schuster (August 15, 2017)

In “a spectacular display of intelligence and feeling” (Publishers Weekly, starred review), Paul Yoon’s collection of short stories ranges throughout the world—from the Hudson Valley to the Russian Far...


The Graybar Hotel: Stories

by Curtis Dawkins Scribner (July 04, 2017)

In this “toughly courageous, unflinching, and unapologetic” (O, The Oprah Magazine) debut collection, Curtis Dawkins, an MFA graduate and convicted murderer serving life without parole, “takes us inside...


The Girl of the Lake

by Bill Roorbach Algonquin Books (June 27, 2017)

Nine richly varied, 

often funny, always moving stories that reveal 

the complex workings of the human heart. 

 

 

Bill Roorbach conjures vivid characters whose layered interior worlds feel at once familiar...


The Accomplished Guest

by Ann Beattie Scribner (June 13, 2017)

* A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book of the Year

A magnificent collection from award-winning author Ann Beattie—“profoundly intriguing and unsettling stories that abound in delectably witty and furious...


Continent

by Jim Crace Ecco (June 13, 2017)

Jim Crace’s imaginative first book, seven linked stories, now available in a deluxe paperback edition in Ecco’s The Art of the Story Series

“Makes us see our own world more clearly . . . brilliant, provocative...


The Discovery of Honey

by Terry Griggs Biblioasis (May 16, 2017)

The Discovery of Honey is a suite of short stories narrated by Hero, its hyper-precocious and nosily omniscient central character. Running wild even before she can walk, Hero goes on riotous road trips, dabbles...


Wicked Wonders

by Ellen Klages & Karen Joy Fowler Tachyon Publications (May 02, 2017)

The Scott O'Dell award-winning author of The Green Glass Sea returns with her second collection: a new decade of lyrical stories with vintage flair.

Inside of these critically-acclaimed tales are memorable characters...


Large Animals

by Jess Arndt Catapult (May 01, 2017)

  • In Large Animals, author Jess Arndt displays the most fresh, modern, and original voice to break on to the contemporary US literary scene in years.

  • Jess Arndt is a protégé of Maggie Nelson and Eileen Myles,...

  • I'd Die For You: And Other Lost Stories

    by F. Scott Fitzgerald & Anne Margaret Daniel Scribner (April 25, 2017)

    A collection of the last remaining unpublished and uncollected short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the iconic American writer of The Great Gatsby who is more widely read today than ever. “A treasure trove...


    Tender

    by Sofia Samatar Small Beer Press (April 17, 2017)

    The first collection of short fiction from a rising star whose stories have been anthologized in the first two volumes of the Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy series and nominated for many awards. Some...


    Last Day on Earth: Stories

    by Eric Puchner Scribner (February 21, 2017)

    From the award-winning author of Music Through the Floor and Model Home, a riveting and profoundly moving story collection by a writer “uncannily in tune with the heartbreak and absurdity of domestic life”...


    Direction of the Road

    by Ursula K. Le Guin Harper Perennial (February 14, 2017)

    The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her spare, elegant prose, rich characterization, and diverse...


    The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead

    by Chanelle Benz Ecco (January 17, 2017)

    *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...


    Foreign Soil

    by Maxine Beneba Clarke Simon & Schuster (January 03, 2017)

    “Clarke is the real deal…” —Dave Eggers, author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

    “A tremendous new voice; a writer of immense talent and depth.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    “Sterling…a...


    Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

    by Kathleen Collins Ecco (December 06, 2016)

    Now available in Ecco’s Art of the Story series: a never-before-published collection of stories from a brilliant yet little known African American artist and filmmaker—a contemporary of revered writers including...


    Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams

    by Sylvia Plath Harper Perennial (November 15, 2016)

    Renowned for her poetry, Sylvia Plath was also a brilliant writer of prose. This collection of short stories, essays, and diary excerpts highlights her fierce concentration on craft, the vitality of her intelligence,...


    After the Fireworks

    by Aldous Huxley & Gary Giddins Harper Perennial (October 04, 2016)

    "'After the Fireworks' is a major work and a turning point for Huxley, leading directly to Brave New World.” --Gary Giddins, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award 

    In After the Fireworks, three...


    Intimations

    by Alexandra Kleeman Harper (September 13, 2016)

    From the celebrated author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine,a thought-provoking, often unsettling story collection that consists, broadly, of narrative diagrams of the three main stages in a human life:...