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
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