Short Stories (anthologies)

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My Mistress's Sparrow Is Dead: Great ...

Jeffrey Eugenides

When it comes to love, there are a million theories to explain it. But when it comes to love stories, things are simpler. A love story can never be about full possession. Love stories depend on disappointment, on unequal births and fe...

Published: Jan 2009

Snow Angels

Fern Michaels

Snow Angels' is written by Fern Michaels. The only way irresistibly handsome Olympic skier Max Jorgenson wants to spend Christmas is...alone. But when social worker Grace Landry stumbles into his log cabin during a snowstorm, an unexp...

Published: Nov 2009

The Collected Stories (FSG Classics)

Grace Paley

This reissue of Grace Paley's classic collection—a finalist for the National Book Award—demonstrates her rich use of language as well as her extraordinary insight into and compassion for her characters, moving from the hilarious t...

Published: Apr 2007

Soundtrack: Short Stories '90-'96

Jessica Abel

Soundtrack collects the best of Jessica Abel's self-published Artbabe series, one of the most exciting comic books to emerge in the late-1990s. Abel's stories intuitive ear for dialogue and characterization have made Artbabe a hit amo...

Published: Jul 2001

Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native A...

Craig Lesley

Short story collection written by Native American authors.

Published: Sep 1991

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life (Fiction)

Roald Dahl

Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life is a collection of seven hilariously creepy Roald Dahl stories published in various magazines and collections in the '40s and '50s, and gathered here for the first time. With the classic Dahl mixture of charm...

Published: Apr 1991

The Cat's Pajamas: Stories

Ray Bradbury

From the winner of the National Book Foundations' 2000 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters comes a 'sweet, funny . . . thought–provoking' (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) collection of short stories. As in his most ...

Published: Aug 2005

A Relative Stranger: Stories

Charles Baxter

Without question Charles Baxter, whose ravishing novel The Feast of Love was a National Book Award finalist, is one of our finest contemporary writers. These two books, set in the Michigan landscape that Baxter has made his own, displ...

Published: Sep 2001

Imagining America: Stories from the P...

Wesley Brown

The acclaimed multicultural fiction anthology, updated to include recent writers. Thirty-seven short stories from 1900 to the present, written by some of our best authors—African, Asian, European, Jewish, Middle Eastern, and Native ...

Published: Feb 2003

Italian Stories: A Dual-Language Book...

Robert A. Hall

Eleven great stories in original Italian with vivid, accurate English translations on facing pages, teaching and practice aids, Italian-English vocabulary, more. Chronologically arranged stories by Boccaccio, Machiavelli, d'Annunzio,...

Published: Jan 1990

Best European Fiction 2010

Aleksandar Hemon

The start of the most ambitious editorial project in Dalkey Archive's history. Historically, English-language readers have been great fans of European literature, and names like Franz Kafka, Gustave Flaubert, and Thomas Mann are so f...

Published: Jan 2010

Under African Skies: Modern African S...

Charles R. Larson

Spanning a wide geographical range, this collection features many of the now prominent first generation of African writers and draws attention to a new generation of writers. Powerful, intriguing and essentially non-Western, these sto...

Published: Aug 1998

Collected Stories of Carson McCullers...

Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers--novelist, dramatist, poet--was at the peak of her powers as a writer of short fiction. Here are nineteen stories that explore her signature themes: wounded adolescence, loneliness in marriage, and the tragicomedy of ...

Published: Sep 1998

Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbea...

Elizabeth Nunez

Stories from Blue Latitudes gathers the major and emerging women fiction writers from the Caribbean, including Dionne Brand, Michelle Cliff, Merle Collins, Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, Paule Marshall, and Pauline Melville. Simil...

Published: Nov 2005

The Little Disturbances of Man (Conte...

Grace Paley

This collection includes stories about men and women in the thick of life and the tumultuous relationships they share. Anything can, and does, happen to the loving couples, bickering couples, deserted wives and discarded husbands.

Published: Jan 1985


Norman Rush

In this magnificent collection of stories, Rush produces indelible portraits of Euro-American ex-patriates at loose ends in the black African republic of Botswana. The author's characters are unforgettable, while their predicaments ar...

Published: Sep 1992

More Sweet Tea

Deborah Smith

Settle back into that comfortable chair and enjoy a second helping of poignant, humorous and nostalgic tales about how things used to be in the legendary South. From vindictive mules and small town marriage rituals that include a pig,...

Published: Apr 2005

Tales of Ordinary Madness

Charles Bukowski

With Bukowski, the votes are still coming in. There seems to be no middle ground-people seem either to love him or hate him. Tales of his own life and doings are as wild and weird as the very stories he writes. In a sense, Bukowski wa...

Published: Jan 2001

Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short ...

James Thomas

The eagerly anticipated anthology from the editors who coined the term 'Flash,' with stories by today's best fiction writers.After publication of the first Flash Fiction anthology over a decade ago, 'flash' became part of the creative...

Published: Aug 2006

Heart Songs and Other Stories

E. Annie Proulx

Before she wrote her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller The Shipping News, E. Annie Proulx was already producing some of the finest short fiction in the country. Here are her collected stories, including two new works never before anth...

Published: Mar 1995

Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories

James Thomas

How short can a story be and still truly be a story? This volume of 75 very short fictions, none more than 750 words in length, demonstrates that less can be more. Here are short pieces by masters such as Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwo...

Published: Jul 1992

Five Great German Short Stories (Dual...

Stanley Appelbaum

5 outstanding selections from noble tradition: Heinrich von Kleist's 'The Earthquake in Chile,' E. T. A. Hoffmann's 'The Sandman,' Arthur Schnitzler's 'Lieutenant Gustl,' Thomas Mann's 'Tristan,' and Franz Kafka's 'The Judgment.' For ...

Published: Jul 1993

The Watch: Stories

Rick Bass

These quirky, brilliant stories launched Rick Bass on his literary career. Set in the South and West, they pursue themes of friendship, loyalty, and freedom, of escape, where valiant holdouts refuse to grow up, or to grow old.

Published: Apr 1994

The Moral Compass: Stories for a Life...

William J. Bennett

More than two million readers have used The Book of Virtues, the nationwide #1 bestseller by William J. Bennett, to help their families learn the essential traits of good character.The Moral Compass, the inspiring and instructive comp...

Published: Jul 2008

Black American Short Stories (America...

John Henrik Clarke

The success of John Henrik Clarke's American Negro Short Stories, first published in 1966, affirmed the vitality and importance of black fiction. Now this expanded edition of that best-selling book, with a new title, offers the reader...

Published: Jan 1993

Separate Journeys: Short Stories by C...

Geeta Dharmarajan

This collection, which gathers fifteen stories by contemporary Indian women representing the varied languages and regions of their subcontinent, is now available to an American audience for the first time. Western readers have come to...

Published: Jan 2004

The Big Hunger

John Fante

Fante, who died in 1983, is receiving some belated recognition for novels like Ask the Dust and Wait Until Spring, Bandini. His biographer, Stephen Cooper, has unearthed 18 previously uncollected stories that Fante wrote over 27 years...

Published: Mar 2000

Where You Find It: Stories

Janice Galloway

"VALENTINE'S DAY MAKES ME EMBARRASSED," writes Janice Galloway in the opening lines of Where You Find It. The collection deals with love in its many guises -- the way relationships suddenly turn; how a look, a gesture, a word can heal...

Published: Sep 2007

Overcoat and Other Tales of Good and ...

Nikolai V. Gogal

With the publication of 'The Overcoat' in 1842, Nicolai Gogol (1809–1852) inaugurated a new chapter in Russian literature, in which the underdog and social misfit is treated not as a figure of fun or an object of charity, but as a h...

Published: Sep 1965

Sudden Fiction Latino: Short-Short St...

Ray Gonzales

For readers who love great short-short stories, this bountiful anthology is the best of Latin American and U.S. Latino writers. Following on the success of the Flash Fiction and Sudden Fiction series, Robert Shapard and James Thomas ...

Published: Mar 2010
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