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  • The Lottery and Other Storiesby Shirley Jackson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    This is the definitive collection of Shirley Jackson's short stories, including 'The Lottery' - one of the most terrifying and iconic stories of the twentieth century, and an influence on writers such as Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. 'Shirley Jackson's stories are among the most terrifying ever written' Donna Tartt In these stories... more...

  • After the Carnageby Tara June Winch

    University of Queensland Press 2016; US$ 10.99

    Ten years after the much-acclaimed Swallow the Air, Tara June Winch returns with an extraordinary new collection of stories. A single mother resorts to extreme measures to protect her young son. A Namibian student undertakes a United Nations internship in the hope of a better future. A recently divorced man starts a running group with members of an... more...

  • Stories of Your Life and Othersby Ted Chiang

    Pan Macmillan 2014; US$ 8.68

    With his masterful first collection, multiple-award-winning author Ted Chiang deftly blends human emotion and scientific rationalism in eight remarkably diverse stories, all told in his trademark precise and evocative prose. From a soaring Babylonian tower that connects a flat Earth with the firmament above, to a world where angelic visitations... more...

  • Don't Try This at Homeby Angela Readman

    And Other Stories Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    A girl repeatedly chops her boyfriend in half but, while her "other half" multiplies, she is still not satisfied. Love transforms a mother working down the chippie " into Elvis. Clary"s father puts antlers on stuffed rabbits to make jackalopes, but when her mother walks out on them, Clary has to help her father if they are to survive. Beautiful, sharp... more...

  • The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 21.00

    Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter,... more...

  • The Isle of Youthby Laura van den Berg

    Daunt Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    The Isle of Youthjourneys through lives mired in secrecy and deception. From a newlywed marooned on honeymoon in Patagonia, to an abandoned tourist trailing a troupe of Parisian acrobats, to a woman who travels to Antarctica to unpick the secrets of her brother"s death, the characters in these mesmerizing stories are complicated, vulnerable, and ruthless... more...

  • Smoke and Mirrorsby Neil Gaiman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 5.99

    In the deft hands of Neil Gaiman, magic is no mere illusion . . . and anything is possible. In Smoke and Mirrors , Gaiman's imagination and supreme artistry transform a mundane world into a place of terrible wonders?where an old woman can purchase the Holy Grail at a thrift store, where assassins advertise their services in the Yellow Pages under... more...

  • The Chronicles of Pern: First Fallby Anne McCaffrey

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 7.99

    Let the queen of dragons herself take you back to the earliest days of Pernese history as Anne McCaffrey brings to life events that shaped one of the most popular worlds in all of science fiction, in this first-ever Pern short-story collection. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • The Complete Short Stories Of Ernest Hemingwayby Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2007; US$ 22.00

    THE ONLY COMPLETE COLLECTION BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR In this definitive collection of Ernest Hemingway's short stories, readers will delight in the author's most beloved classics such as "The Snows of Kilimanjaro," "Hills Like White Elephants," and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place," and will discover seven new tales published for the... more...

  • Muse and Reverieby Charles de Lint

    Tom Doherty Associates 2009; Not Available

    From the master of contemporary urban fantasy, a new collection of "Newford" stories. more...