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Short Stories

  • Miss America Kissed Calebby Billy C. Clark

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 21.95

    The mountain is a lonely place. Welcome to Sourwood, a small Kentucky town inhabited by men and women unique and yet eerily familiar. Among its joyful and tragic citizens we meet the crafty, spirited Caleb and his curious younger brother; Pearl, a suspected witch, and her sheltered daughter, Thanie; superstitious Eli; and the doomed orphan Girty.... more...

  • The Whole Story and Other Storiesby Ali Smith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.28

    A brilliant collection of stories from a much loved and highly praised author. Stories for people who've grown up being told time is running out - and don't want it to . . . How do you ever know the whole story? How do you ever know even part of the story? How do you find meaning when chance and coincidence could, after all, just be chance... more...

  • The Daylight And The Dust: Selected Short Storiesby Janet Frame; Michele Roberts

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    I'm a short story addict, both reading and writing them, and I always keep hoping for the perfect story.' (Janet Frame to Tim Curnow, January 1984) THE DAYLIGHT AND THE DUST is the most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame's stories ever published, taken from the four different collections released during her lifetime and featuring many of... more...

  • Appleby Farmby Cathy Bramley

    Transworld 2015; US$ 3.38

    Freya Moorcroft has wild red hair, mischievous green eyes, a warm smile and a heart of gold. She?s happy working at the café round the corner from Ivy Lane allotments and her romance with her new boyfriend is going well, she thinks, but a part of her still misses the beautiful rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm. Then... more...

  • Collected Storiesby Henry James

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Encompassing a period of almost fifty years, the stories of Henry James represent the most remarkable feat of sustained literary creation in modern times. For sheer richness, variety and intensity, they have no equal in fiction, enabling us to trace the evolution of a great writer in the finest detail. This collection reprints all the major stories... more...

  • Emperor of the Airby Ethan Canin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2015; US$ 14.00

    EMPEROR OF THE AIR "explores tricky family relationships and tender moments of self-discovery with a voice of compassion rarely found in contemporary short fiction" (San Francisco Chronicle). Whether his characters are struggling to save trees in their yards, their marriages, or themselves, Cannin renders their moments of revelation with rich observation,... more...

  • City Beastsby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 9.99

    All-new stories about the urban worlds where animals and humans fight, love, and find common ground, from the nationally bestselling author of Cod and Salt . In these stories, Mark Kurlansky journeys to his familiar haunts like New York?s Central Park or Miami?s Little Havana but with an original, earthy, and adventurous perspective. From baseball... more...

  • Retributionby John Fulton

    Picador 2015; US$ 7.99

    The stories in John Fulton?s striking debut collection are set in cars, laundromats, motels, ranch houses, androadside diners, where his characters struggle with and against the demands of family loyalty, love, loss, andsexual desire. A teenage girl attempts to lose her virginity while her mother dies at home; a middle-aged Casanova passes himself... more...

  • Little Nightmares, Little Dreamsby Rachel Simon

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 7.99

    Rachel Simon?s debut, originally published in 1990, is a collection of stories about the struggle for love and intimacy, told from the point of view of adolescent girls, young mothers, and elderly women. Some are rooted in reality, others in magical realism, with tones ranging from serious to comic, sunny to dark. Throughout, Simon employs such a... more...

  • There's Something I Want You to Doby Charles Baxter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 11.99

    From one of the great masters of the contemporary short story, here is an astonishing collection that showcases Charles Baxter?s unique ability to unveil the remarkable in the seemingly inconsequential moments of an eerie yet familiar life.   Penetrating and prophetic, the ten inter-related stories in There?s Something I Want You to Do are held... more...