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  • 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...

  • Send Meby Patrick Ryan

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 13.00

    Patrick Ryan?s first work of fiction is written with such authority, grace, and wisdom, it might be the capstone of a distinguished literary career. In the Florida of NASA launches, ranch houses, and sudden hurricanes, Teresa Kerrigan, ungrounded by two divorces, tries to hold her life together. But her ex-husbands linger in the background while her... 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...

  • Voodoo Heartby Scott Snyder

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Scott Snyder?s protagonists inhabit a playfully deranged fictional world in which a Wall Street trader can find himself armed with a speargun, guarding a Dumpster outside a pawnshop in Florida; or an employee at Niagara Falls (his job: watching for jumpers) will take off in a car after a blimp in which his girlfriend has escaped. But in Snyder?s wondrous... more...

  • Now You Love Meby Liesel Litzenburger

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 12.00

    Her father is gone for good?not on a business trip like her mother said?and Annie knows it. Her little brother, Gus, might believe that he?ll come back, but Annie is too sharp, too observant, to believe this comforting lie. In their little house by the shore of Lake Michigan, where everything is the same and yet not, Annie, Gus, and their dreamy, beautiful... more...

  • Our Former Lives in Artby Jennifer S. Davis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    Set against the backdrop of the Deep South, these nine haunting stories explore big themes?authenticity, the relinquishing of childhood, the acceptance of dreams lost?in a way that ultimately affirms the act of living and the value of human relationships. In ?Giving Up the Ghost,? a man sits beside a fatal car wreck to share the last moments of a stranger?s... 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...

  • 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...

  • Bang Crunchby Neil Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.95

    In Neil Smith?s nine stories, average people find themselves in decidedly unusual situations, as the mundane and the fantastic collide. A woman mourning the loss of her husband finds solace in talking to his ashes, entombed in a curling stone. The title story zeroes in on a girl with Fred Hoyle syndrome, whose age expands and contracts like the universe.... more...