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  • You Must Fight Themby Maceo Montoya

    University of New Mexico Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    In this collection we meet characters navigating the difficult situations that arise when different worlds collide. more...

  • How Winter Beganby Joy Castro

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 19.95

    Iréne gives the wealthy businessmen what they want, diving headfirst into the filthy river, thinking only of providing for her baby daughter, Marisa, as the men salivate over her soaked body emerging onto the bank. A young boy tries to befriend the reticent younger sister of the town?s cruelest bully, only to discover the family betrayal behind her... more...

  • Zig Zag Wandererby Madison Smartt Bell

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 9.99

    Stretching from New York to Haiti to Paris to London, this deeply affecting story collection by National Book Award finalist Madison Smartt Bell takes readers on a crooked tour of many different psychological landscapes The 18 stories in this masterful collection are informed by Madison Smartt Bell?s eye for revealing detail and empathy for his... more...

  • Mischiefby Fay Weldon

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 9.99

    Fay Weldon's inimitable voice has never gone short of praise. Now, here is Fay Weldon in her own words. Here in her own wors she introduces her pick of 21 favorite short stories from a 50 year career as one of Britain's foremost writers. Included as a bonus is a new novella, The Ted Dreams , a ghost story for the age of cyber culture, big pharma,... more...

  • The Shadows We Mistake for Loveby Tom Wayman

    D & M Publishers 2015; US$ 24.95

    Living in the shadow of the Selkirk Mountains in southeastern BC, the inhabitants of the Slocan Valley are tied together by magical and dramatic geography, but also by an intricate web of shared history, common needs and the deep and complex relationships that evolve in isolated locations, where everyone is visible and there is no anonymity. Tom Wayman?s... more...

  • The Suicide Clubby Toni Graham

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The people in these eight interlaced stories are “bound together by the worst sort of grief,” the kind that can devour you after someone close takes his or her own life. Wednesday evenings in Hope Springs, Oklahoma, offer the usual middle-American options: TV, rec league sports, eating out, and church. For Slater, Holly, and SueAnn, it... more...

  • Better Than Warby Siamak Vossoughi

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    The stories in Better Than War encompass narratives from a diverse set of Iranian immigrants, many searching for a balance between memories of their homeland and their new American culture. The everyday life of each character subtly reflects viewpoints that are simultaneously Iranian and American, of all ages and circumstances. These stories deal with... more...

  • Nightmare Townby Dashiell Hammett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.95 US$ 11.99

    Twenty long-unavailable stories by Dashiell Hammett, the author of The Maltese Falcon and the incomparable master of detective fiction. In the title story, a man on a bender enters a small town and ends up unraveling the dark mystery at its heart. A woman confronts the brutal truth about her husband in the chilling story "Ruffian's Wife." "His Brother's... more...

  • Fly Away Homeby Marina Warner

    Salt Publishing Limited 2015; Not Available

    A long-awaited new collection of Marina Warner?s short stories. Like her award-winning novels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, between openness and fear. more...

  • Debrisby Kevin Hardcastle

    Biblioasis 2015; US$ 15.95

    Reminiscent of Donald Ray Pollock?s Knockemstiff and Daniel Woodrell?s Winter?s Bone , Debris is a thrilling country-noir debut. more...