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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,...


How to Pronounce Knife

by Souvankham Thammavongsa Little, Brown and Company (April 20, 2020)

Named one of The New York Times' "7 New Books to Watch Out for in April," this revelatory debut story collection from O. Henry Award winner Souvankham Thammavongsa honors characters struggling to find their...


So We Can Glow

by Leesa Cross-Smith Grand Central Publishing (March 09, 2020)

A lush, glittering short story collection exploring female obsession and desire by an award-winning author Roxane Gay calls "a consummate storyteller."

From Kentucky to the California desert, these forty-two...


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...


Why Visit America

by Matthew Baker Henry Holt and Co. (August 03, 2020)

Equal parts speculative and satirical, the stories in Why Visit America form an exegesis of our current political predicament, while offering an eloquent plea for connection and hope.

The citizens of Plainfield,...


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...


I Hold a Wolf by the Ears

by Laura van den Berg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 27, 2020)

"As enchanting as fairy tales, as mysterious as dreams, these exquisitely composed fictions are as urgent and original as any being written today." --Sigrid Nunez, author of The Friend, winner of the 2018 National...


Dangerous Men

by Michael Katakis Scribner Uk (July 09, 2020)

An old cowboy stares into the eyes of his dead wife and remembers a time before he knew her; a photojournalist and his terminally ill wife enjoy one last night together under the hunter’s moon; a family wait...


F*ckface

by Leah Hampton Henry Holt and Co. (July 13, 2020)

F*ckface is a brassy, bighearted debut collection of twelve short stories about rurality, corpses, honeybee collapse, and illicit sex in post-coal Appalachia.

The twelve stories in this knockout collection--some...


Cool for America

by Andrew Martin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 06, 2020)

Expanding the world of his classic-in-the-making debut novel Early Work, Andrew Martin's Cool for America is a hilarious collection of overlapping stories that explores the dark zone between artistic ambition...


Fraternity

by Benjamin Nugent Farrar, Straus and Giroux (July 06, 2020)

Voiced by an off-kilter chorus of the young and desperate to belong, Benjamin Nugent's provocative collection pries the fraternity door off its hinges, daring us to peer inside with amusement, horror, and also...


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...


Lockdown Liaisons: Book 3

by Shobhaa De S&S India (June 13, 2020)

As the world is shaken by a virus, Shobhaa De – a writer who understands the human heart and how it beats – felt the need to document not just what she is going through personally but what the entire world...


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...


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,...


Lockdown Liaisons Book 1

by Shobhaa De S&S India (May 30, 2020)

As the world is shaken by a virus, Shobhaa De – a writer who understands the human heart and how it beats – felt the need to document not just what she is going through personally but what the entire world...


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 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...


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 Gnome Stories

by Ander Monson Graywolf Press (February 03, 2020)

An unsettling, wildly imaginative collection of stories

The Gnome Stories focuses on characters who are loners in the truest sense; who are in the process of recovering from mental, physical, or emotional trauma;...


Universal Love

by Alexander Weinstein Henry Holt and Co. (January 20, 2020)

A hypnotic collection of speculative fiction about compassion, love, and human resilience in the technological hyper-age, from Alexander Weinstein, author of Children of the New World.

Universal Love welcomes...


A Fanatic Heart

by Edna O'Brien Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 30, 2020)

In these selections from twenty years of her best short fiction, Edna O'Brien's A Fanatic Heart pulls the reader into a woman's experience.

Her stories portray a young Irish girl's view of obsessive love and...


The Dominant Animal

by Kathryn Scanlan Mcd x Fsg Originals (April 06, 2020)

A collection of innovative and ambitious short stories from a visionary young literary artist

In The Dominant Animal--Kathryn Scanlan's adventurous, unsettling debut collection--compression is key. Sentences...


You Will Never Be Forgotten

by Mary South Fsg Originals (March 09, 2020)

In this provocative, bitingly funny debut collection, people attempt to use technology to escape their uncontrollable feelings of grief or rage or despair, only to reveal their most flawed and human selves

An...


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...


The Camel's Back

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

Stories about the cup and the lip and the bad penny and the new broom rarely have anything, to do with cups or lips or pennies or brooms. This story Is the exception. It has to do with a material, visible and...


Head and Shoulders

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A young, prospective intellectual, completely absorbed in his studies, is shown another side of life by an actress, leading everything to turn on its head.


Bernice Bobs Her Hair

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A wealthy girl visits her cousin for a month, and lets her turn her into a society girl.


"O Russet Witch!"

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

Shocking in a clever, poignant way, this story is about a pitiful young guy who falls in love from afar with a beautiful, wealthy, young and vivacious girl with russet red hair. A seemingly chance run-in with...


The Offshore Pirate

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A woman on a trip to Florida falls in love with the captain of the pirates who capture her. This is the first story that develops Fitzgerald's recurrent plot idea of a heroine won by her lover's performance...


The Popular Girl

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A society girl is enchanted to meet a very rich and eligible young man. No sooner do they meet than her father dies unexpectedly, leaving her impoverished. Too ashamed to admit her situation, she instead invents...


Myra Meets His Family

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A woman wants to find a wealthy man to marry finds a lot more than she bargains for when she enters the abode of Knowleton Whitney, who, in turn, finds a lot more than he bargained for.


Dalyrimple Goes Wrong

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A privileged, selfish young man decides that good and evil aren't any standard to him, and that cutting corners is the way to succeed.


The Débutante

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

"Oh, yes, coming out is such a farce nowadays, you know. One really plays around so much before one is seventeen, that it’s positively anticlimax."


Winter Dreams

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

The son of the owner of the second-best grocery store in a small Minnesota town, finds himself enacting a series of impetuous deeds inspired by his so-called ‘winter dreams’, which drive him to desire material...


The Cut-Glass Bowl

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

This story tracks the lives of a married couple in New York, through various difficult and tragic events involving a cut glass bowl they received as a wedding gift.


The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A teenager from a small Mississippi River town is sent to a private boarding school near Boston, surrounded by wealthy classmates, but has a secret that would amaze them all.


The Ice Palace

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A young southern woman is bored with her unchanging environment, and--much to her friends’ chagrin--gets engaged to a northern man. After disregarding their concerns, she travels north during the winter to...


May Day

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

Utilizing the May Day Riots of 1919 as historical backdrop, and the themes of lost youth and wealth as well as two distinct yet interrelated plots, this story contrasts the lower-class fighting for their causes,...


The Lees of Happiness

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

A newlywed young woman and her short story-writing husband begin married life in a home of their own. When tragedy strikes, a friend comes to their aid.


Start's F. Scott Fitzgerald Super Pack

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 28, 2020)

F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of America’s greatest writers. No other writer is more closely associated with the roaring twenties and all of its excesses. Collected here in this omnibus edition are two novels...


Benediction

by F. Scott Fitzgerald Start Publishing Llc (April 28, 2020)

A young girl, on her way to a tryst with her lover, stops to meet her much older brother, who is in a seminary and about to become a priest.


Attack of the 50 Foot Indian

by Stephen Graham Jones Gallery / Saga Press (April 13, 2020)

Sharp, searing, with a masterful use of language, Attack of the 50 Foot Indian is a brilliant satire of the portrayal of American Indians from breakout author Stephen Graham Jones.

A Tale of Two Moons.

Every government...


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...


Cane

by Jean Toomer Clydesdale (January 14, 2020)

“Cane . . . exerted a powerful influence over the Harlem Renaissance”—The New York Times

Cane is a collection of short stories, poems, and dramas, written by Harlem Renaissance author Jean Toomer in 1923....