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Hollywood and Venal

by Nat Segaloff BearManor Media (September 30, 2020)

"Strip away the phony tinsel of Hollywood and you find the real tinsel underneath." -- Oscar Levant

Sometimes fiction is the best way to tell the truth. In this, his first collection of short stories, Nat Segaloff...


Unrestricted Access

by James Rollins, Scott Aiello, Scott Brick & Christian Baskous et al. HarperAudio (September 29, 2020)

Experience the exciting breadth of #1 New York Times bestselling author James Rollins's wild imagination and adventurous spirit in this anthology of his short masterworks, including a new full-length novella...


Inventing the Abbotts

by Sue Miller & Allyson Ryan HarperAudio (August 25, 2020)

"Compelling.... What Miller offers...is a distinctive sensibility--a candid exploration of the frail and gritty truths about trying to love without harm or reprisal."--Boston Globe

In this riveting collection...


Last One Out Shut Off the Lights

by Stephanie Soileau, Christian Drerup & Rick Frederick Little, Brown & Company (August 25, 2020)

"A lightning bolt of a literary debut." ---Adam Johnson, Pulitzer Prize winner

"Enchanting and so neatly planed they feel made by time, these stories mark the debut of a writer to watch." ---John Freeman, Literary...


Short Stories - Volume Two

by H. G. Wells, Helen Lloyd, Liam Gerrard & James A. Gillies et al. Spoken Realms (August 18, 2020)

Raconteurs Audio and Spoken Realms team up once again to bring this second collection of short stories by H. G. Wells to audio. Written between 1894 and 1902, this anthology of thirteen stories delves into botany,...


Uncle Tom's Children

by Richard Wright & Adam Lazarre-White Caedmon (August 11, 2020)

"A formidable and lasting contribution to American literature." --Chicago Tribune

"A great American writer." --New York Times Book Review

Set in the American Deep South, each of the powerful novellas collected...


An Arsène Lupin Casebook

by Maurice Leblanc, Gabrielle de Cuir, John Lee & Stefan Rudnicki et al. Blackstone Publishing (July 28, 2020)

Discover the many faces of Arsène Lupin as you've never seen them before in this original compilation from Skyboat Media and Blackstone Publishing.

Arsène Lupin boldly makes a name for himself in "Madame Imbert's...


Monstress

by Lysley Tenorio, Reuben Uy & Chelsea Javier HarperAudio (July 07, 2020)

A luminous collection of heartbreaking, startling, and gloriously unique stories set amongst the Filipino communities of California and the Philippines--now with a new preface by the author 

Monstress stands...


The Beadworkers

by Beth Piatote, Fantasia Painter, Christian Nagler & various narrators et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 30, 2020)

Beth Piatote's luminous debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the inventive and unforgettable pattern of Native American...


Love & Other Crimes

by Sara Paretsky & Susan Ericksen HarperAudio (June 30, 2020)

"Sara Paretsky is a genius." --LEE CHILD

From New York Times bestselling author Sara Paretsky, a collection of thrilling crime and detective short stories, many featuring legendary detective V.I. Warshawski--including...


About Time

by Jack Finney, James Anderson Foster, Jonathan Davis & Steven Jay Cohen et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 09, 2020)

About Time offers a delightful return to the world of time travel and light comedy that distinguished Jack Finney's all-time classic Time and Again. The protagonists of these twelve stories are well-meaning...


Lois the Witch, and Other Gothic Tales

by Elizabeth Gaskell, Gabrielle de Cuir, Justine Eyre & Stefan Rudnicki et al. Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

In this original collection from Skyboat Media and Blackstone Publishing, Elizabeth Gaskell showcases the height of gothic fiction's ability to delight in the otherworldly and to dig deep into what truly haunts...


55 Slightly Sinister Stories

by Racha Mourtada, Lynn Atme, Liza Seneca & Christian Baskous Andrews McMeel Publishing (June 02, 2020)

55 stories. 55 words each. No more. No less. Enjoy this collection of flash fiction with a sinister twist.

Size does matter in these delightfully tiny tales populated with narcoleptic drivers, bickering backers,...


The Collected Stories of Jean Stafford

by Jean Stafford, Elisabeth Rodgers & Joyce Carol Oates Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

Winner of the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, this collection of thirty stories includes some of Jean Stafford's best short fiction from the period 1944 to 1968. Including such favorites as "In the Zoo," "Children...


The Wharton Gothics

by Edith Wharton & Gabrielle de Cuir Blackstone Publishing (May 12, 2020)

An original compilation of eight of Edith Wharton's gothic stories

A ghostly presence in "The Lady's Maid's Bell" desires revenge against a tyrannical husband. In "Mr. Jones," Lady Jane Lynke inherits an estate...


Cigarette Boy and Other Stories

by Rebecca Cantrell & Christopher James Mayer Spoken Realms (May 12, 2020)

In her first-ever solo anthology, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Cantrell demonstrates her award-winning skill with four wonderful stories--including the prequel to her Hannah Vogel series where Ernst...


Sorry For Your Trouble

by Richard Ford & Stephen Mendel HarperAudio (May 12, 2020)

A landmark new collection of stories from Richard Ford that showcases his brilliance, sensitivity, and trademark wit and candor!

In Sorry for Your Trouble, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling...


Two Deserts

by Julie Brickman, Carol Monda, Hillary Huber & Holly Linneman et al. Julie Brickman (May 05, 2020)

Deserts of sand and deserts of the heart, Middle Eastern deserts and American deserts, the story collection Two Deserts follows the circles of two unforgettable women across cultures and deserts. The Arabian...


Injury Time

by Catherine Aird & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2020)

Sixteen short puzzlers from the inimitable Catherine Aird, author of the acclaimed C. D. Sloan Mysteries

A professional pickpocket and accomplished thief ignores his wife's warnings and embarks on an adventure...


A Registry of My Passage upon the Earth

by Daniel Mason & ensemble cast Little, Brown (May 05, 2020)

From the bestselling, award-winning author of The Winter Soldier and The Piano Tuner, a collection of interlaced tales of men and women as they face the mysteries and magic of the world

On a fateful flight,...


The Boatman and Other Stories

by Billy O'Callaghan, Gary Furlong & Jan Cramer HarperAudio (April 28, 2020)

"I know of no writer on either side of the Atlantic who is better at exploring the human spirit under assault than Billy O'Callaghan."--Robert Olen Butler

The prizewinning Irish short-story writer and author...


The Moment of Tenderness

by Madeleine L’Engle, Caitlin Davies & Charlotte Jones Voiklis Grand Central Publishing (April 21, 2020)

From the beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time comes a deeply personal, genre-bending short story collection that transcends generational divides and reminds readers that hope, above all, can transform suffering...


How to Pronounce Knife

by Souvankham Thammavongsa, James Tang & Kulap Vilaysack Little, Brown & Company (April 21, 2020)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE

“As the daughter of refugees, I’m able to finally see myself in stories.” —Angela So, Electric Literature

?Named one of the best books of the month by ...


Adults and Other Children

by Miriam Cohen & Jane Oppenheimer Blackstone Publishing (April 14, 2020)

Adults and Other Children follows four women as they navigate life from the confusion and innocence of childhood to the bizarre and darkly humorous complexities of adulthood.

Along the way, we meet a vindictive,...


Aesop's Fables

by Aesop, Will Stauff, V. S. Vernon Jones & G. K. Chesterton William J. Stauff (April 14, 2020)

Aesop's Fables refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop (620-560 BC), a slave and storyteller who lived in Ancient Greece. His fables are some of the most well known in the world and remain a popular...


Draw Straight

by Louis L’Amour & Traber Burns Blackstone Western (April 07, 2020)

This collection of six exciting Western stories from early in Louis L'Amour's career begins with "Fork Your Own Broncs," in which Mac Marcy, who had saved for seven years to run his own small cattle ranch, sees...


So We Can Glow

by Leesa Cross-Smith, Christine Lakin, Erin Bennett & Cassandra Morris et al. Grand Central Publishing (March 10, 2020)

A lush, glittering short story collection exploring female obsession and desire by an award-winning writer Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller." From Kentucky to the California desert, these forty-two...


Elsewhere, Home

by Leila Aboulela, Nathan Hinton, Shiromi Arserio & Michael David Axtell et al. Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

In her new collection of stories, award-winning New York Times Notable author Leila Aboulela offers us a rich tableau of life as an immigrant abroad, and the challenges of navigating assimilation and difference....


The Last Carousel

by Nelson Algren, Richard Ferrone, Richard Poe & Ramiz Monsef et al. Blackstone Publishing (February 25, 2020)

The fiction and reportage included in The Last Carousel, one of the final collections published during Nelson Algren's lifetime, was written on ships and in ports of call around the world, and includes accounts...


The Hidden Girl and Other Stories

by Ken Liu, Michael Kramer, Cindy Kay & Ramón de Ocampo et al. Simon & Schuster Audio (February 25, 2020)

From award-winning author Ken Liu comes his much anticipated second volume of short stories.

Ken Liu is one of the most lauded short story writers of our time. This collection includes a selection of his science...


The Neon Wilderness

by Nelson Algren, Richard Ferrone, Richard Poe & Ramiz Monsef Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

As rock and roll novelist Tom Carson writes in his introduction, "The Neon Wilderness is the pivotal book of Nelson Algren's career--the one which bid a subdued but determined farewell to everything that had...


Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories

Widdershins

by Oliver Onions, Gabrielle de Cuir, Paul Boehmer & Rosalyn Landor et al. Blackstone Publishing (January 21, 2020)

At first blush, Widdershins is a conventional haunted house story involving an unsuccessful writer, who moves into an empty house in hope that isolation will help his failing creativity. His sensitivity and...


Fabulous

by Lucy Hughes-Hallett & John Hopkins HarperAudio (January 14, 2020)

From the author of the "sophisticated and erudite" Peculiar Ground (Boston Globe), comes a collection of classic, witty fables, elegantly updated for our modern times.

It's in the nature of myth to be infinitely...


A Sportsman's Notebook

by Ivan Turgenev & Steven Marvel HarperAudio (January 07, 2020)

Twenty-five beautifully written stories, penned in exile, evocatively depicting life on a manor in feudal Russia and examining the conflicts between serfs and landlords

A Sportsman's Notebook, Ivan Turgenev's...


Metropolitan Stories

by Christine Coulson & Jill Eikenberry Blackstone Publishing (January 07, 2020)

From a writer who worked at the Metropolitan Museum for more than twenty-five years, an enchanting novel that shows us the Met that the public doesn't see

Hidden behind the Picassos and Vermeers, the Temple of...