Short Stories (single Author)

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Kinsey and Me: Stories

Sue Grafton

In 1982, Sue Grafton introduced Kinsey Millhone. Today, Kinsey is an icon of detective fiction and her creator is at the top of her form. This collection is both a look at Sue Grafton's own early life in the guise of the character K...

Published: Dec 2013

To Cut a Long Story Short

Jeffrey Archer

A dying man doesn't know which of his relations to leave his fortune to, only to find out who really cares about him. A chance overheard conversation changes the course of an entire man's life. A woman savors every word of a letter fr...

Published: Jun 2013

Unaccustomed Earth: Stories

Jhumpa Lahiri

From the internationally bestselling, Pulitzer Prize—winning author, a superbly crafted new work of fiction: eight stories that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand.  In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young m...

Published: Apr 2009

How To Be Lost

Amanda Eyre Ward

Fifteen years after their adored little sister, Ellie, disappeared, Caroline and Madeline still blame themselves, and their mother has become a depressed alcoholic who still dreams of finding her youngest. When she sees a photograph i...

Published: Aug 2005

Say You're One of Them (Oprah's Book ...

Uwem Akpan

Each story in this jubilantly acclaimed collection pays testament to the wisdom and resilience of children, even in the face of the most agonizing circumstances. A family living in a makeshift shanty in urban Kenya scurries to find gi...

Published: Sep 2009


Alice Munro

“Runaway” is the first story in this stunning collection, sure to be a runaway success. All of the eight stories here are new, published in book form for the first time. Two of the eight have never appeared anywhere, so th...

Published: Nov 2005

Drinking Coffee Elsewhere

Zz Packer

In a debut collection by an award-winning short story writer, a scout troop of African-American girls is confronted by a group of disabled white girls, a young man considers his allegiance to his father during the Million Man March in...

Published: Feb 2004

Sparring Partners: Novellas

John Grisham

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • John Grisham is the acknowledged master of the legal thriller. In his first collection of novellas, law is a common thread, but America’s favorite storyteller has several surprises in sto...

Published: Feb 2023

Victorian Ghost Stories

Jo-Anne Christensen

England's Victorian era is often termed the 'golden age of ghost stories.' This collection recounts tales of body-snatchers, vampires and strange reanimation experiments that comlement legends of sophisticated, terrifying ghosts. this...

Published: Mar 2004

Close Range : Wyoming Stories

Annie Proulx

With the very first sentence of the first story in this remarkable collection, Annie Proulx demonstrates what makes her great: images sharp as paper cuts conveyed in language so imaginative and compressed it's just this side of poetry...

Published: Feb 2000

Old School

Tobias Wolff

[OLD SCHOOL] is a fine offering, manly in spirit and style, less hangdog than the somewhat Carverian memoir. Throughout OLD SCHOOL, Wolff displays exceptional skill in capturing the small sights and sensations that evoke the whole rar...

Published: Sep 2004

Not the End of the World

Kate Atkinson

A B-list celebrity with a new baby on the way, Arthur's mother hires an enigmatic young nanny named Missy to care for her precocious and curious eight-year-old son, and together they embark on a humorous and fantastical odyssey throug...

Published: Oct 2004


Elizabeth Gilbert

Gilbert's spry stories roam from Wyoming to New York City, from Minnesota to Texas. Cowboys, strippers, magicians--her characters are 'everyday people exterior lives mask simple, if brave, hopes and dreams' (Detroit Free ...

Published: Oct 2007

Glory (Florida Civil War)

Heather Graham

When a Confederate platoon is unable to return to its Florida militia base, it camps down in an old, dilapidated plantation house. The men soon discover the presence of a young beautiful widow, considered a witch by the locals because...

Published: Feb 1999

Trouble in Mind: The Collected Storie...

Jeffery Deaver

Fiendish suspense. Shocking twists. Twelve diabolical tales.New York Times bestselling author and highly acclaimed storyteller Jeffery Deaver-the undisputed "grand master of the plot twist" (Booklist)-returns with a dazzling...

Published: Dec 2014

The Death Factory: A Penn Cage Novell...

Greg Iles

Death is the end, and if a man doesn't speak before it silences him, then his deepest secrets go with him.From #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Iles comes an e-original novella featuring former prosecutor Penn Cage, a story o...

Published: Jul 2014

The Convict and Other Stories

James Lee Burke

A fetching new edition of a collection of nine award-winning short stories by the best-selling author of the Dave Robicheaux detective novels, including Dixie City Jam, is set along the Gulf coasts of Louisiana and Texas. Reprin...

Published: Mar 2009

The Purple Swamp Hen and Other Storie...

Penelope Lively

A glimmering collection of new short fiction from the Booker Prize winner.“Lively writes with an astringent blend of sympathy and detachment, emotional wisdom and satiric wit.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times In such accla...

Published: May 2018

Things You Should Know: A Collection ...

A. M. Homes

Some of the stories in THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW--an archly didactic title considering the things in it that you've no real need to know--display the grotesque very much for its own sake. The extremity is disproportionate to any human me...

Published: Sep 2003

Don't Look Now: Selected Stories of D...

Daphne du Maurier

An NYRB OriginalA dead child appears in the alleyways of Venice; routine eye surgery reveals the beast within to a meek housewife; nature in revolt against man's abuse turns a harmless species into aforce that threatens humankind; a d...

Published: Oct 2008

Like Life

Lorrie Moore

A collection of short fiction explores the ever widening gulf between men and women and the paradoxical fear of and yearning for intimacy in characters whose lives are marked by disillusionment, misunderstandings, boredom, and lack of...

Published: Sep 2002

Four Blind Mice

James Patterson

Patterson's perennial hero Alex Cross wants to retire from the force, but he is drawn into a case involving an innocent man convicted by a military court for the murders of three women. The investigation is complicated by a series of ...

Published: Oct 2003


Jonathan Kellerman

Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor has helped psychologist Alex Delaware crack tough cases in the past. And in Jonathan Kellerman’s New York Times bestseller Billy Straight she took the lead in the desperate hunt for a te...

Published: Sep 2005

Gossip Girl

Cecily Von Ziegesar

When the beautiful Serena van der Woodsen returns to Spenford after mysteriously getting kicked out of boarding school, the gossip flies among the privileged coeds at the Upper East Side private high school. A first novel. Original.

Published: Oct 2003

This Is How You Lose Her

Junot Diaz

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz's first book, Drown, established him as a major new writer with "the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet" (Newsweek). His first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar...

Published: Sep 2013

Because They Wanted to: Stories

Mary Gaitskill

Reading a Mary Gaitskill short story is like getting into a no-holds-barred fight: mean, raw, and dangerous. She's fond of portraying characters who seem strangely comfortable living in emotional extremity. She never takes the safe ro...

Published: Feb 1998

Tell Tale: Stories

Jeffrey Archer

Gripping short stories from master storyteller and #1 New York Times bestseller Jeffrey Archer.Nearly a decade after his last volume of short stories was published, Jeffrey Archer returns with his eagerly-awaited, brand-new collection...

Published: Oct 2018

20th Century Ghosts

Joe Hill

Imogene is young, beautiful . . . and dead, waiting in the Rosebud Theater one afternoon in 1945. . . . Francis was human once, but now he's an eight-foot-tall locust, and everyone in Calliphora will tremble when they hear him sing...

Published: Sep 2008

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Love...

Alice Munro

A new collection of short fiction by the author of The Love of a Good Woman explores the complex mysteries of human relationships and emotions in stories about a housekeeper entering old-maidhood whose life is transformed by two teena...

Published: Oct 2002

Mary and O'Neil

Justin Cronin

Mary and O'Neil frequently marveled at how, of all the lives they might have led, they had somehow found this one together. When they met at the Philadelphia high school where they'd come to teach, each had suffered a profound loss th...

Published: Aug 2005
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