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  • The Best American Humorous Short Storiesby Alexander Jessup

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 5.95

    The Best American Humorous Short Stories features tales from Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edgar Allan Poe, Mark Twain and many other well known writers. From the editor: This volume does not aim to contain all "the best American humorous short stories"; there are many other stories equally as good, I suppose, in much the same vein, scattered through... more...

  • The Things They Carriedby Tim O'Brien

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009; US$ 14.95

    A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling.    The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley,... more...

  • Portable Childhoodsby Ellen Klages; Neil Gaiman

    Tachyon Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    Portable Childhoods offers a tantalizing glimpse of what lies hidden just beyond the ordinary. Described by reviewers as timeless, delightful, chilling, and beautiful, this is short fiction at its best, emerging from a distinctive, powerful voice. The collection includes the Nebula Award–winning novelette “Basement Magic.? more...

  • Thumbprintby Joe Hill

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 3.99

    A short story from critically acclaimed, bestselling author Joe Hill about a young woman who returns home from a military tour in the Middle East . . . and her dark past follows closely behind. more...

  • Twittering from the Circus of the Deadby Joe Hill

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 3.99

    Come one, come all. The show's about to begin. Step right up for the Circus of the Dead: where YOU are the concessions. #CircusoftheDead more...

  • Redeploymentby Phil Klay

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    Winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction · Winner of the John Leonard First Book Prize · Selected as one of the best books of the year by  The New York Times Book Review ,  Time ,  Newsweek ,  The Washington Post Book World , Amazon, and more   Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,... more...

  • Bad Behaviorby Mary Gaitskill

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 14.99

    A trade paperback reissue of National Book Award finalist Mary Gaitskill?s debut collection, Bad Behavior?powerful stories about dislocation, longing, and desire which depict a disenchanted and rebellious urban fringe generation that is searching for human connection. ? Now a classic: Bad Behavior made critical waves when it first published, heralding... more...

  • My Sister's Hand in Mineby Jane Bowles; Truman Capote

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 18.99

    Introduction "In the Summer House" Plain Pleasures -Plain Pleasures -Everything Is Nice -A Guatemalan Idyll -Camp Cataract -A Day in the Open -A Quarreling Pair -A Stick of Green Candy "Other Sotries" -Andrew -Emmy Moore's Journal -Going to Massachusetts "From the Notebooks" -The Iron Table -Lila... more...

  • The Awakeningby Kate Chopin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 6.99

    The Awakening (1899) appears in this collection of short stories. Upon publication of the story Chopin's writing was highly praised, but the public was outraged by the content and only one edition was printed. The Awakening was rediscovered in the 1960s, when Chopin was praised for raising feminist questions. The story follows the personal discovery... more...

  • Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersenby Hans Christian Andersen

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99

    Danish author and poet Hans Christian Andersen is regarded as one of the most important figures in the genre of children's literature. With tales such as "The Ugly Duckling," "The Little Mermaid," "The Steadfast Tin Soldier," "The Snow Queen," "Thumbelina," and "The Little Match Girl,"... more...