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  • Disappearing Ingenueby Melissa Pritchard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 12.00

    This wildly imaginative collection presents the misadventures of unlikely heroine Eleanor Stoddard as she tries to lead an exemplary life but finds that things just keep going awry. In the summer after sixth grade, she dreams of being as courageous as Anne Frank. As a teenager, her sudden devotion to Catholicism coincides with her crush on a nun.... more...

  • Men Seeking Womenby Po Bronson; Richard Dooling; Eric Garcia; Paul Hond; Gary Krist

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    Men Seeking Women: Love and Sex On-line is an exciting and original collection of new short fiction by men about men seeking women, and women seeking men in the digital age. The Internet revolution has altered the look of the traditional relationship. Through e-mail correspondence, chat room chats, and message board postings, the manner in which... more...

  • The Question of Brunoby Aleksandar Hemon

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.95

    In this stylistically adventurous, brilliantly funny tour de force-the most highly acclaimed debut since Nathan Englander's-Aleksander Hemon writes of love and war, Sarajevo and America, with a skill and imagination that are breathtaking. A love affair is experienced in the blink of an eye as the Archduke Ferdinand watches his wife succumb to an assassin's... more...

  • Show-Me Murderby C. J. Winters

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2004; US$ 5.50

    Missouri, the Show-Me State ...where The Psychic Circle, a for-profit collection of not-very-talented psychics, and The Shakespeare Club, an ensemble of senior citizens who keep their secrets close to home, play host to murder, ..murder that takes more than one way of ''seeing'' to solve. more...

  • Farley Brothers Drugs & Sundriesby Kathryn North

    Hard Shell Word Factory 2004; US$ 5.50

    Laughter and a tear or two await readers of these dozen stories. Allie attempts to seduce her clueless husband of thirty-some years. Dale struggles to be a good daddy to two children who are not legally his. Studs manages to lose a hearse, the corpse still inside. more...

  • Odd Anglesby Steven Fisher

    SynergEbooks 2004; US$ 5.98

    These stories are uncollected in three ways. First they're uncollected in the sense there's no unifying theme, form or genre to hold them together as is today's standard in short fiction volumes. Second, Fisher's imagination works in an uncollected manner; whatever pops into his head, that's what he writes about, whether it be a mainstream, science... more...

  • Expect the Unexpectedby John A. Broussard

    Bitingduck Press 2006; US$ 2.99

    The lovely, lonely princess wandered along the edge of a pond thinking about finding a mate, but her father’s kingdom was poor, and no noble had ever asked for her hand. Suddenly a large bullfrog jumped up on the bank and said, “Kiss me and you will find a mate.” “What do I have to lose?” thought the princess, as she stooped down and kissed the frog.... more...

  • Coronadoby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.71

    Along with completely original material, this new collection is a compilation of the best of Dennis Lehane's previously published short fiction, including "Until Gwen," which was adapted for the stage in 2005 and appears in this book as the play Coronado . By turns suspenseful, surreal, romantic, and tragically comic, these powerful tales journey... more...

  • Every Night Is Ladies' Nightby Michael Jaime-Becerra

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    With a cast of characters so vivid they seem to leap from the page, this collection of linked short stories offers a portrait of individuals aching to find their place in an indifferent world. The characters who inhabit these stories -- teenagers, beauty queens, race car drivers, and even grandfathers -- fall in love, strive to make ends meet, or... more...

  • Drasticby Maud Casey

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    Meet the college graduate working in a whole body–donation clinic; a young woman obsessed with Benedictine monks; a middle-aged woman who becomes a stand-in talk-show guest; unlikely friends who meet in a domestic violence shelter; a young girl and the father who stole her away to escape his wife's mental illness; a graduate student from a suburban... more...