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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...

  • The Dead Fish Museumby Charles D'Ambrosio

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    ?In the fall, I went for walks and brought home bones. The best bones weren?t on trails?deer and moose don?t die conveniently?and soon I was wandering so far into the woods that I needed a map and compass to find my way home. When winter came and snow blew into the mountains, burying the bones, I continued to spend my days and often my nights in the... 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...

  • 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...

  • Fragile Thingsby Neil Gaiman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    ?A prodigiously imaginative collection.? ? New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice   ? Dazzling tales from a master of the fantastic .? ? Washington Post Book World   Fragile Things is a sterling collection of exceptional tales from Neil Gaiman, multiple award-winning (the Hugo, Bram Stoker, Newberry, and Eisner... more...

  • Coronadoby Dennis Lehane

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • War by Candlelightby Daniel Alarcon

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    Something is happening around the globe: mass movements of peoples, dislocations of language and culture in the wake of war and economic crises -- simply put, our world is changing. In this exquisite collection, Daniel Alarcón takes the reader from Third World urban centers to the fault lines that divide nations and people. Wars, both national and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Things You Should Knowby A. M. Homes

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    In this stunningly original collection, A. M. Homes writes with terrifying compassion about the things that matter most. Homes's distinctive narrative illuminates our dreams and desires, our memories and losses, and demonstrates how extraordinary the ordinary can be. With uncanny emotional accuracy, wit, and empathy, Homes takes us places we recognize... more...