Short Stories

Battleborn
Winner of the 2012 Story Prize Recipient of the 2012 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Foundation Award A National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" fiction writer of 2012 Like the work of Cormac McCarthy,...

05.07.2014

Samuel Johnson Is Indignant
From one of our most imaginative and inventive writers, a crystalline collection of perfectly modulated, sometimes harrowing and often hilarious investigations into the multifaceted ways in which human beings perceive each other and themselves. A...

29.05.2016

The Peaceable Kingdom
The inhabitants of Prose's Peaceable Kingdom are getting the surprises of their lives: a young woman on her honeymoon suddenly realizes that her ecologist husband will have to save the world without her; a child on a class trip...

19.03.2015

A Calendar of Tales
This past February 4th, Neil Gaiman and Blackberry kicked off the joint #KeepMoving venture. For twelve hours, Gaiman released writing prompts through his Twitter account, themed for the twelve months of the year, with the intent of writing Calendar...

03.11.2014

Later, at the Bar
Barnes & Noble Review from Discover Great New WritersA collection of ten interwoven stories, Barry's debut tells the sad and funny tales of the forlorn denizens of Lucy's Tavern, a gathering place and watering hole for the...

11.09.2014

Primeiras Estórias
No puedo negar que es un buen libro, aunque no de mi total agrado. Creo que todo lo importante de estas historias gira en torno al lenguaje, luego todo recae en paisajes, temática y personajes. Es un libro complicado y me imagino que la tarea...

17.10.2015

Find the Bad Guy
Jeffrey Kent Eugenides is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer of Greek and Irish extraction.Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan, of Greek and Irish descent. He attended Grosse Pointe's private University...

31.07.2014

A Guide to Animal Behaviour
"A Guide to Animal Behaviour" is a stunning collection of stories by an author who is fast becoming one of the great, innovative story writers of his generation. Following on the heels of his widely acclaimed comic novel, "The South Will Rise at...

22.03.2014

Fiction On A Stick
I would give this anthology a 3.5, but my favorite stories were at least 4s. "Fiction on a Stick" gathers writers from various backgrounds who have some tie to Minnesota. I'd not read any of them. My favorite story probably was "Nobody's...

24.01.2015

The Collected Stories of Louis Auchincloss
My favorite story in this collection is "Gemlike Flame." Young Peter Westcott is abroad in Venice, rounding off his education on the Continent as young men and women did in those days, when he calls upon his older cousin Clarence "Clarry" McClintock...

25.06.2017

The Best British Short Stories 2011
Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover – or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or...

09.07.2018

I Am Lazarus
The psychological fallout of wartime, inescapable, just as it's happening. While blitz London has been eclipsed as far as understandings of the horror of world war two goes, this was written from still within its grasp, in a period that probably...

22.06.2016

Tenth of December
A new story collection, the first in six years, from one of our greatest living writers, MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and New Yorker contributor George Saunders.George Saunders is back with a deeply felt collection that takes his...

18.06.2013

Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus (Iris Wildthyme, #1)
What is there left to say about Iris Wildthyme –- transtemporal adventuress extraordinaire, metafictional explorer of texts and subtexts, double-decker-dwelling interstellar bag-lady, amnesia-prone political and sexual revolutionary, writer of...

07.06.2015

Um rio chamado Angústia (DN Contos Digitais, #5)
O título poderia ter-me afastado por não estar com paciência para dramas angustiantes, não fosse eu ter uma ideia do que poderia sair daqui pela pessoa que tem como autor.Um espécie de tratado...

01.09.2015

Fireside Magazine, Winter 2012
Issue Three opens with Elizabeth Bear’s "Form and Void," a story about a difficult friendship tested at the fringe of human exploration. Next is "Remaker, Remaker" by Lucas J.W. Johnson, a look at obsession through a steampunk lens and set in a...

17.03.2016

Making More Waves
Elaine H. Kim is an award winning writer, editor and professor in Asian American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.Kim is the co-founder and former president of the non-profit organization Asian Women United(AWU) of...

18.07.2017

A Thief in the Village
I recommend this book for ya, 12 and older. Many of the stories portray angst and meanness I do not think would suit a younger set. I felt as if I was getting a glimpse of childhood and young adulthood in rural Jamaica in the first half of the 20th...

13.12.2015

Tell Me A Riddle
This collection of four stories, "I Stand Here Ironing," "Hey Sailor, what Ship?," "O Yes," and "Tell me a Riddle," had become an American classic.  Since the title novella won the O. Henry Award in 1961, the stories have been anthologized over a...

13.10.2013

Dead Girls
Infused with eroticism, poignancy, and insight that cuts to the bone, these stories lead us into a tipping world of emotional wagers, loss and discovery, power and impulse. A marriage is tested as a mother struggles to cope with the disappearance of...

15.01.2015

Like a House on Fire
From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane...

10.04.2018

Gifts Not Yet Given
From award-winning author Kergan Edwards-Stout comes Gifts Not Yet Given, a warm and nuanced collection of short stories in which dreams are realized, hope is found, memories are made, and life is treasured. Each is set around a holiday, from...

28.09.2014

Who Do You Love
In this acclaimed collection, Jean Thompson limns the lives of ordinary people -- a lonely social worker, a down-and-out junkie, a divorced cop on the night shift -- to extraordinary effect. With wisdom and sympathy and spare eloquence, she writes...

18.02.2016

This is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
This is a Native American themed short story. A lot of Alexie Sherman's writing is inspired by his life and if you read a little background about him you'll see the influence. I don't typically like this type of genre. I'm currently taking American...

02.02.2013

Referred Pain
Cut to the Chase:Referred Pain introduces us to an eclectic group of protagonists and situations; some are surreal and fable-like. “Twisted Tales” and “The Stone Master” have unnamed protagonists trying to shift their way through imagined and...

28.01.2016

Mysterious Cat Stories
Spanning the 13th century through today, this great collection of supernatural stories about cats captures this much beloved animal's charming, mysterious, and unpredictable nature. Contributors include Edgar Allan Poe, Cervantes, Bram Stoker,...

21.12.2017

The Ugliest House in the World
Born in Britain to Welsh and Chinese parents, Peter Ho Davies writes stories that not only reflect his multinational heritage but delight in their own odd juxtapositions. Moving fluidly from the present to the past, from Coventry to Kuala Lumpur,...

22.11.2014

A Day in the Life
A collection of powerful, entertaining and thought-provoking short stories by some of our finest contemporary writers: Kate Atkinson, Eleanor Bailey, Claire Calman, Mavis Cheek, Candida Clark, Rachel Cusk, Stella Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Esther Freud,...

21.02.2018

My Dad's a Punk
This superb collection of original stories by twelve contemporary male writersexplores the relationship between fathers and sons with thoughtfulness, comedy, and wisdom. There are stories about a boy who wants a different father and others with...

01.09.2017

Cafe Racer
The Sean Murphy ApprenticeshipAs a toddler, Orchid and her father barely escaped Japan during the Doolittle Raid of WWII. Years later, Orchid is still an outcast as she speeds her way into London's Cafe Racer motorcycle society. Defying both...

23.12.2015

Thank You For Your Sperm
A collection of 80 short and very short stories, which writer John Minichillo calls "short brilliant playful poetic blasts: a baby's first word is 'Hitler', the Greek God Mars donates his divine seed to a fertility clinic, a portal turns spiders...

20.01.2018

La Couronne De Plumes
Ce recueil réunit l'ensemble des nouvelles de Singer publiées chez Stock. Témoignages hauts en couleur d'un monde presque anéanti par la barbarie nazie, ces histoires évoquent la culture yiddish. Dans un mélange...

20.12.2014

Escapes
These prize winning stories confirm what readers of 'State Of Grace' and 'Taking Care' already suspected: that Joy Williams is a writer of unparalleled empathy and emotional candor, who can render the 'hopeless and uncomprehending love' between a...

17.04.2015

Other Voices, Other Vistas
"Taking us into the houses, streets, villages, cities - and hearts - of people around the globe, this exciting collection makes accessible a truly cross-cultural selection of important short fiction. Twenty-five contemporary stories from five...

14.05.2013

Interfictions
I enjoyed the tales in this anthology. I was especially impressed by the final story, Catherynne M. Valente's "A Dirge for Prester John" (in which the shipwrecked title character really does meet the creatures so fancifully described back in 1165...

27.05.2018

What I Didn't See
In her moving and elegant new collection, New York Times bestseller Karen Joy Fowler writes about John Wilkes Booth's younger brother, a one-winged man, a California cult, and a pair of twins, and she digs into our past, present, and future...

17.07.2017

The Last Slice of Rainbow and Other Stories
My edition of this book (found with a pile of other Aiken books at the op shop - whoopee!) is illustrated by Margaret Walty, who has a very different style from Jan Pieńkowski whose work often adorns Aiken's short stories. The cover is not that...

24.08.2013

Transgressions
Forge Books is proud to present an amazing collection of novellas, compiled by New York Times bestselling author Ed McBain. Transgressions is a quintessential classic of never-before-published tales from today's very best novelists. Faeturing:...

16.07.2018

Livability
A collection of rich, powerfully human stories from the author of The Half-Life and the movies Old Joy (“one of the finest American films of the year”—New York Times) and Wendy and Lucy.A...

19.05.2013

Plow the Bones
With an artist’s eye for language and form, Douglas F. Warrick sculpts surreal topiary landscapes of dream worlds made coherent. Dip into a story that is self-aware and wishes it were different than what it must be recounting a secret held by a...

25.06.2018

Nine Princesses
Nine Renaissance maidens overcome obstacles to happiness and love in this book of short tales. (76,600 words)Reviewer comments:"Nine Princesses: Tales of Love and Romance is an unexpected pleasure. In a world where we are bludgeoned with...

30.05.2013

Death is Coming to Town
It’s not your ordinary holiday season. In fact, you may never think of Christmas the same way again when you read these four murderous holiday tales."He’s Making a List." Marcie loves everything about Christmas, and she’s planning a very...

30.11.2016

Kekasih Sam Po Bo
Faisal Tehrani melalui Kekasih Sam Po Bo menggunakan latar sejarah kebudayaan Islam yang merentas sempadan geografi, iaitu kesan kunjungan laksamana Cheng Ho yang beragama Islam yang dikenali sebagai tiga permata kerana tiga pelayarannya yang...

13.09.2017

Levitation
For my money, Cynthia Ozick is the greatest American writer of the last 50 years whose name isn't Toni Morrison, but somewhat frustratingly none of her story collections are perfect--they all contain an example or two of her awesome originality and...

12.01.2018

Difficulties of a Bridegroom
Edward James Hughes was an English poet and children's writer, known as Ted Hughes. His most characteristic verse is without sentimentality, emphasizing the cunning and savagery of animal life in harsh, sometimes disjunctive lines.The...

10.06.2015

The White Umbrella
The White Umbrella is a book about a Chinese-American family that is narrated by a twelve year old girl who feels embarrassed about her mom. The narrator has a little sister named Mona who isn't afraid to tell the truth. The mom neglects her kids as...

30.06.2015

The Lute and the Scars
Written between 1980 and 1986, the six stories that constitute The Lute and the Scars (as well as an untitled piece by the author, included here as “A and B”) were transcribed from the manuscripts left by Danilo Kiš following his death...

18.10.2017

Someone Like You
Paperback. Pub Date :2012-09-13 Language: English Publisher: Michael Joseph Penguin Audiobooks presents a brand new recording of Someone Like You. Roald Dahls first collection of his world famous dark and sinister adult stories. brought to life by...

05.09.2013

Happy Stories about Well-Adjusted People
Ollmann has been called the best writer of short stories working in comics today. Featuring a lengthy introduction, this is the definative collection of those stories. Although the term "graphic novel" has become widely accepted in the publishing...

04.11.2013

New Stories from the South 1995
The authors in the 1995 volume of NEW STORIES include R. Sebastian Bennett, Wendy Brenner, James Lee Burke, Robert Olen Butler, Ken Craven, Tim Gautreaux, Ellen Gilchrist, Scott Gould, Barry Hannah, MMM Hayes, Hillary Hebert, Jesse Lee Kercheval,...

06.08.2015

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology Volume 5
In the interest of full disclosure, the winning author, John Arnold, is one of my dearest darling friends. So far I have only read his story and I'm rating the collection solely on this for time being - I plan on dipping into the rest of the...

07.04.2013

Salsa Nocturna
A 300 year-old story collector enlists the help of the computer hacker next door to save her dying sister. A half-resurrected cleanup man for Death’s sprawling bureaucracy faces a phantom pachyderm, doll-collecting sorceresses and his own ghoulish...

07.05.2016

Miggles
We were eight, including the driver. We had not spoken during the passage of the last six miles, since the jolting of the heavy vehicle over the roughening road had spoiled the Judge's last poetical quotation. The tall man beside the Judge was...

28.02.2018

The Map of the System of Human Knowledge
The Map of the System of Human Knowledge is a short encyclopedia, full of entries that waver between fiction and memoir, poetry and prose, realism and irrealism.Construction workers build Indiana’s first official mountain. The entrails of...

21.10.2016

Stories for a Winter's Night
Maurice Kenny, Mohawk, was born in Watertown, NY.Maurice's work has been published in almost 100 journals, including special issues, especially on Native American writing.In 2000, Maurice received the Elder Recognition Award from the...

19.12.2014

The Fierce and Beautiful World
This collection of Platonov's short fiction brings together seven works drawn from the whole of his career. It includes the harrowing novella Dzahn ("Soul"), in which a young man returns to his Asian birthplace to find his people...

06.11.2017

French Quarter Fiction
As One of the World's most legendary and unique places, for three centuries the French Quarter of New Orleans has been home and muse to countless artists. Anchored in this setting, 37 short stories are collected here for the first time. These works...

14.04.2015

As rosas de Atacama
Um dia, no campo de concentração de Bergen Belsen, na Alemanha, Luis Sepúlveda encontrou gravada numa pedra uma frase de autor anónimo que dizia: «Eu estive aqui e ninguém contará a minha história.» Essa frase...

26.01.2016

Like Life
In Like Life's eight exquisite stories, Lorrie Moore's characters stumble through their daily existence. These men and women, unsettled and adrift and often frightened, can't quite understand how they arrived at their present...

17.11.2017

Lucky Girls
Award-winning US writer Nell Freudenberger's stunning debut collection A collection of five stories, Lucky Girls is set in India and southern Asia. The characters -- rootless, often en route to someplace else -- find themselves variously attracted...

25.03.2013

El porqué de las cosas
En este libro, la capacidad de síntesis de Quim Monzó llega a su máxima pureza: sus relatos, aparentemente simples y esquemáticos, son una enérgica exhibición de maestría, y se complementan para formar un todo que...

18.03.2013

Bright Shards of Someplace Else
Named as one of NPR's 2014 Great ReadsA 2015 Michigan Notable BookIn the eleven kaleidoscopic stories that make up Bright Shards of Someplace Else, Monica McFawn traces the combustive, hilarious, and profound effects that occur...

26.02.2015

Sweet Nothing
Set on the dark side of Los Angeles, the masterful new collection from an award-winning and highly praised "natural-born storyteller" (Ron Rash). In these gripping and intense stories, Richard Lange returns to the form that...

17.05.2017

The Writer and the Witch
The title doesn't lie: This is a story about a young writer and an old witch who meet on a lonely road that winds towards the New Capital. Actually, they meet there twice. The first time, there's a curse involved. The second time--you'll have to...

12.02.2017

This Is Where It Gets Interesting
This is a creative and detailed dissection of the banal, down-to-earth masses taken to an often fantastic world marked by irony, unseemliness, and dark humor while revealing unadulterated honesty.I highly recommend Things to Do, especially...

02.09.2013

American Stories
First, a bit of background cribbed from my review of Kafu's Sumidagawa , The River Sumida:http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...Nagai Kafu...

23.08.2016

Eight Stories
This is one of the best, if not the best short story collection I’ve ever read. Dylan Thomas is so skilled at setting the scene in a way that is vivid, poetic, and awe inspiring. Both my amazement and my envy of his literary abilities increased with...

04.04.2017

Briefs
BRIEFS is a groundbreaking new collection of “microstories” from celebrated author John Edgar Wideman, previous winner of both the Rea and O. Henry awards saluting mastery of the short story form. Here he has assembled a masterful collage that...

31.08.2016

41 Stories (Signet Classics
These stories present a fanciful impression of the wonders of language and craft. Without losing the artist's keen awareness of humanity's nuances, for me, these works ultimately led me to ponder the essence of irony and to question why the reader...

12.04.2013

Whose World Is This?
Montgomery's characters blow drugs and boys, advise friends who are dying of AIDS about pennies in penny loafers, write letters to Caroline Kennedy, and fall in love with movie stars. Some lose themselves to ambivalence while contemplating...

25.06.2018

Murder to Music
A country-and-western singer slips out of the spotlight in Charlotte Hinger's "The Family Rose"...A temperamental diva takes center stage in Agatha Christie's "Swan Song"...A Wagner fan becomes a murder suspect in Michael Underwood's "Death at the...

27.11.2012

The Pale Ape and Other Pulses
Sewn signatures, printed on 130gsm acid-free paper, and bound by Bath Press in red wibalin cloth stamped in gold, with silk ribbon marker and head and tailbands. Introduction by Brian Stableford. 300 copies. A contemporary of Oscar...

22.07.2017

Kara İstanbul
"İstanbul, Batı'yla Doğu'nun sözcüğüm tam anlamıyla buluştuğu yer, bir kavuşma noktası, bir kavşak. Aynı zamanda coğrafyanın yamanmaz biçimde...

13.01.2013

Heaven All Day
The lives of a lonely factory worker and an abandoned robot become intertwined as the man struggles to complete his life''s work - a mysterious contraption that he must keep secret from the outside world. Winner of the 2011 Gene Day Award for...

12.11.2012

The Best American Mystery Stories 2009
I don't care much for the short story. A master's program in writing will do that to you. Every group has at least five earnest twits trying to be the next Raymond Carver and get their dreary present-tense tale of post-modern angst published in The...

20.02.2016

Giambattista Basile's the Tale of Tales, or Entertainment for Little Ones
The Tale of Tales, made up of forty-nine fairy tales within a fiftieth frame story, contains the earliest versions of celebrated stories like Rapunzel, All-Fur, Hansel and Gretel, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, Sleeping Beauty, and...

15.09.2013

Don't Kiss Me
An explosive story collection from a bold, blistering new voiceWith broken language, deep vernacular, unexpectedly fierce empathy, and a pace that’ll break your granny’s neck, Lindsay Hunter lures, cajoles, and wrenches...

11.07.2013

Beasts and Super-Beasts
Saki (1870 -1916), was the pen name of the British author Hector Hugh Munro, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture. The name Saki is often thought to be a reference to the cupbearer in the Rubaiyat of Omar...

15.12.2017

Suicidios ejemplares
En el prólogo de esta singularísima colección de suicidios imaginarios se nos habla de unos grafitis misteriosos que hace unos años aparecieron en la ciudad nueva de Fez, en Marruecos: «Se descubrió que los trazaba un...

26.11.2016

The Watch
In this extraordinary fiction debut, Rick Bass establishes himself in the first rank of American writers. Rooted in the creative traditions of the South, his stories introduce us to men who belong— in spirit if not always in fact— to the American...

31.05.2016

Hotel of the Saints
The bestselling author of Stones from the River and The Vision of Emma Blau renews her reputation as an extraordinary writer of short stories in this major collection that balances her reader on the magical border of laughter and...

11.02.2015

Great Dream of Heaven
In eighteen stories unlike any in our contemporary literature, Sam Shepard explores the vast and rugged American West with the same parched intensity that has made him “the great playwright of his generation” (The New York Times).A...

13.10.2016

The Emo Bunny That Should
Emo the Bunny preferred gloomy days, walks over a cliff and misery of any sort. One day while hiding from sunlight, he saw something unusual. Normally he'd take a nap and try to forget about it, but this time he took an interest only to discover a...

22.09.2015

Lizzie Leigh
Like Mary Barton, "Lizzie Leigh" is the story of a fallen woman. Although the title character is marginalized for most of the narrative, appearing only by way of other characters mentioning her and by the allusions to her as "the mother/the shadow,"...

20.11.2014

A Country Doctor
Written during the winter of 1916-17 when Kafka was living in one of the tiny houses on Golden Lane (formerly Alchimistengasse) at Prague Castle, and published in spring 1920 by Kurt Wolff Verlag, the 14 short fictions comprising this volume are...

01.11.2013

Other Fires
This book has short stories from various Latin authors. This is the book who introduced me to 'the most prolific female serial killer in history and is remembered as the "Blood Countess"' (from Wiki), Elizabeth Bathory or Báthory,...

13.10.2014

Ancestors and Others
I enjoyed this book of short stories in a way that was quite different from the way I’ve enjoyed other stories recently. I am troubled by my present inability to find phrase that describes the fundamental differences. Some differences,...

06.01.2016

Now It Can Be Told
Domashita has a proven nack for writing beautiful characters. Never air-brushed perfection, but real people seen through the eyes of people who adore them. These characters; Ginger and Wallace, shine.The characters have energy, their story...

09.08.2016

False Pretense
SHORT STORYLiv's friend loved to flirt, to dance, to be a girl; until three years ago, when a night out almost got her killed. After a long and difficult recovery, she returned, ready to forget and reclaim her life. But life will never let...

08.02.2018

Thugbook
A Digital Short19,000 wordsBlaine Stevens and his friend Jones team up to build a new kind of social network. Thugbook arms citizens with cameras and gives them the power to take back the streets. At first only the brave dare...

07.11.2012

Maggie Does Meribel (Girls On Tour BOOK 3)
The third instalment in this hilarious, romantic and unputdownable five-part series. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Kelk's I Heart... novels. Maggie can't wait for her first ever skiing holiday. New Year's Eve in the French Alps with her boyfriend Leo...

03.01.2014

Crimes and Misdemeanors
For fifty years Signet books has published the finest writers the world has known, and "Crimes and Misdemeanors" brings together some of today's most acclaimed authors in this all-new original anthology. This rich and varied short story collection...

24.12.2017

You Are Not the One
In this debut collection of eight compulsively readable stories, Vestal McIntyre combines honesty and compassion with hilarious dialogue—bringing together the comic milieu of David Sedaris with the spot-on perceptions of Adam Haslett's You Are Not a...

29.08.2014

Sector Thirteen
Short stories about Cain fighting the Tyranid genestealers. This is typical Cain story: Relaxing in some nice place -> suddenly get a frontline mission from the Colonel -> he refused politely.. because he thought the mission is too...

24.06.2017

War by Candlelight
Something is happening. Wars, both national and internal, are being waged in jungles, across borders, in the streets of Lima, in the intimacy of New York apartments. War by Candlelight is an exquisite collection of stories that carry the...

06.02.2015

Collected Stories
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Franz Kafka’s imagination so far outstripped the forms and conventions of the literary tradition he inherited that he was forced to turn that tradition inside out in order to tell his splendid, mysterious tales....

31.07.2016

The Rain Is a Lie
In Arras, space and time aren't ideas, they are tangible substances woven together by beautiful girls into the very fabric of reality. The looms that create Arras are as controlled as the Spinsters who work them, ensuring a near idyllic world for...

08.11.2013

Small Plates
Agatha Award winner Katherine Hall Page presents a book of short stories featuring her famed heroine Faith Fairchild.For years, Katherine Hall Page has delighted readers with her Faith Fairchild series, each book like a delicious, satisfying...

17.10.2015

100 Doors to Madness
This is a big book. 100 stories are packed into this one and I am surprised at how amazing they were. There might have been one or two that didn't grab me, but they are short and still worth a read. Normally I do a breakdown of my favorite...

07.03.2014