Short Stories (single Author)

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The Woman Lit by Fireflies

Jim Harrison

This collection of novellas by acclaimed writer Jim Harrison is a sweeping tribute to the nations heartland and the colorful, courageous people who inhabit it, looking for the incandescent beneath the ordinary.

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Published: Jun 2009

Local Girls

Alice Hoffman

The New York Times Book Review has noted, 'Alice Hoffman writes quite wonderfully about the magic in our lives,' and now she casts her spell over a Long Island neighborhood filled with dreamers and dreams. In a dazzling series of fami...

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Published: Aug 2009

You Know When the Men Are Gone

Siobhan Fallon

The debut of a major literary talent, Siobhan Fallon presents an unforgettable collection of interconnected short stories in the tradition of Tim O'Brien, Raymond Carver, and Jhumpa Lahiri.

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Published: Jan 2011

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, originally published in Colliers Magazine on May 27th, 1922. The story follows Benjamin's life from his birth in 1860. However he is no ordinary child, as ...

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Published: Nov 2016

A Good Man Is Hard to Find: And Other...

Flannery O'Connor

This is the collection that established Flannery O'Connor's reputation as a one of the American masters of the short story. This now classic book revealed Flannery O'Connor as one of the most original and provocative writers to emerge...

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Published: Dec 2010

The Mysterious Stranger and Other Sto...

Mark Twain

Mark Twain explores the darker side of humanity with his typical sardonic wit in this unique collection of mysterious and supernatural tales, highlighted by the classic novelette The Mysterious Stranger.

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Published: Feb 2009

A Bit on the Side: Stories

William Trevor

Although a fine novelist, Trevor is a superior short-story writer, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest living exponents of the form. He is on a different plane from his contemporaries....[Trevor] leads us into the recesses o...

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Published: Oct 2004

Santa Claus in Oz

L. Frank Baum

Here in one recording are both of L. Frank Baum's Santa Claus stories: The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, and A Kidnapped Santa Claus. In The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, Baum gives us a glimpse into the magical history th...

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Published: Nov 2012

Stay Awake: Stories

Dan Chaon

In these haunting, suspenseful stories, lost, fragile, searching characters wander between ordinary life and a psychological shadowland. They have experienced intense love or loss, grief or loneliness, displacement or disconnection - ...

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Published: Feb 2012

The Artist of Disappearance

Anita Desai

Award-winning, internationally acclaimed author Anita Desai ruminates on art and memory, illusion and disillusion, and the sharp divide between life's expectations and its realities in three perfectly etched novellas. Set in India in ...

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Published: Dec 2011

Gothic Tales

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle was the greatest genre writer Britain has ever produced. Throughout a long writing career, he drew on his own medical background, his travels, and his increasing interest in spiritualism and the occult to produce a ...

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Published: Oct 2018

Delicate Edible Birds: And Other Stor...

Lauren Groff

From Lauren Groff, author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling novel The Monsters of Templeton, comes Delicate Edible Birds, one of the most striking short fiction debuts in recent years.

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Published: Feb 2009


James Joyce

These vivid, tightly focused observations about the life of Dublin's poorer classes originally made publishers uneasy: the stories contain unconventional themes and coarse language, and they mention actual people and places. Today, ho...

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Published: May 2011

Boys and Girls Like You and Me: Stori...

Aryn Kyle

An extraordinarily appealing story collection about the heartbreaking and sublime moments of girlhood and womanhood from the award-winning, bestselling author of The God of Animals.

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Published: Apr 2010

The Piazza Tales

Herman Melville

Written in seclusion following the intense negative public reaction to the publication of his novel 'Pierre', The Piazza Tales is his accessible and entertaining collection of short stories concerning love, labor and loss. The collect...

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Published: Jun 2018

Everything That Rises Must Converge

Flannery O'Connor

Flannery O'Connor was working on Everything That Rises Must Converge at the time of her death. This collection is an exquisite legacy from a genius of the American short story, in which she scrutinizes territory familiar to her reader...

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Published: Oct 2010

Beautiful Days: Stories

Joyce Carol Oates

A new collection of stories by American master Joyce Carol Oates, mysterious and surreal, and perfectly pitched for the confusion of the current political landscape

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Published: Feb 2018

Small Plates: Short Fiction

Katherine Hall Page

In “The Body in the Dunes,” Faith’s vacation offers more excitement than she and her husband bargained for when a terrified woman knocks on their hotel room door looking to hide from her husband. In “The Proof is Always in the...

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Published: Jun 2014

I Am an Executioner: Love Stories

Rajesh Parameswaran

In the unforgettable opener, 'The Infamous Bengal Ming,' a misunderstood tiger's affection for his keeper goes horribly awry. In 'Demons,' a woman tries to celebrate Thanksgiving after the sudden death of her husband, even though his ...

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Published: Apr 2012

Fun with Problems: Stories

Robert Stone

In Fun with Problems, Robert Stone demonstrates once again that he is "one of our greatest living writers" (Los Angeles Times). The pieces in this new volume vary greatly in length-some are almost novellas, others no more th...

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Published: Feb 2010

Nothing with Strings: NPR's Beloved H...

Bailey White

The mundane and the miraculous stand side by side in these sketches and stories of Southern small-time life by the author of Quite a Year for Plums.

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Published: Nov 2008

Our Story Begins : New and Selected S...

Tobias Wolff

A collection of potent new stories that, along with twenty-one classics, displays Wolffs mastery over a quarter century.

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Published: Apr 2008
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