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  • 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...

  • Mermaids on the Moonby Elizabeth Stuckey-French

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 13.00

    When thirty-five-year-old France?s father calls to say that her mother, Grendy, has run off, France suspects foul play and heads south to investigate. Recently reunited with fellow former ?mermaids? from Mermaid Springs, FL?one of the Sunshine State?s premier, pre-Disney attractions?Grendy had successfully revived her career in kitschy underwater pageants.... more...

  • You Are Not a Stranger Hereby Adam Haslett

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 14.95

    In his bestselling and lavishly praised first book of stories, Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone , explores lives that appear shuttered by loss and discovers entire worlds hidden inside them. The impact is at once harrowing and thrilling. An elderly inventor, burning with manic creativity, tries to reconcile with his estranged gay son.... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...