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  • For All the Obvious Reasonsby Lynn Stegner

    Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    For All the Obvious Reasons is Lynn Stegner?s superb collection of nine, remarkably distinct tales of passion, clear-eyed wisdom, and honesty honed to a cutting edge. These are stories the reader can?t shake: A woman living a marital shadow-life realizes that her long compensating heart has begun to ominously decompensate. An affluent New Yorker... more...

  • Colonel Julian and Other Storiesby H.E. Bates

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 3.99

    Colonel Julian and Other Stories was Bates's first collection following World War II, containing stories he wrote between 1941 and 1951. The New York Times called the collection 'distinguished...Mr. Bates avoids the sensational or the melodramatic; through an unerring selection of the exact gesture or thought or act or incident, he reveals the... more...

  • The Golden Orioleby H.E. Bates

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 3.99

    In this collection of five novellas, Bates contrasts two comic stories with the atmospheric title story, and includes a complex psychological tale alongside the romantically bleak. 'The Golden Oriole' features a fragile and troubled woman, frozen in a stultifying and unconsummated marriage, who finds her sensuality awakened by a virile admirer. ... more...

  • Movieolaby John Domini

    Dzanc Books 2016; US$ 10.99

    MOVIEOLA! is a collection of linked short stories that delights and exploits the language and paraphernalia of industrial Hollywood. The collection delves into a night at the movies, featuring all the familiar typesthe rom-com, the action-adventure, the superhero and the spybut the narratives are still under construction, and every storyline is... more...

  • Goodnight, Beautiful Womenby Anna Noyes

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 13.11

    Set largely on the rural coast of Maine, and imbued with the overcast beauty of that region, these stories depict the inhabitants of small towns and even smaller domestic circles, exploring the boundaries of familial intimacy in resonant detail. Throughout these gorgeously unclassifiable, hypnotic stories are women mad with longing, muted by heartache,... more...

  • Speak Gigantularby Irenosen Okojie

    Jacaranda Books Art Music Ltd 2016; Not Available

    A startling debut short story collection from one of Britain?s rising literary stars. Irenosen Okojie?s gift is in her understated humour, her light touch, her razor-sharp assessment of the best and worst of humankind, and her unflinching gaze into the darkest corners of the human experience. In these stories Okojie creates worlds where lovelorn aliens... more...

  • But You Scared Me the Mostby John Manderino

    Chicago Review Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    This collection of twenty-six dark but often humorous short stories features a pantheon of disturbed and disturbing characters, human and otherwise. Many of the stories are modern takes on classic monsters crafted with twisted plots and Twilight Zone-esque endings. For example, "Wolfman and Janice" is about a werewolf  who is doing the best he can... more...

  • Jungle Heartby Ann Bennett

    Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2016; US$ 0.00

    "Jungle Heart" is a short story adapted from the full-length novel "Bamboo Heart" by Ann Bennett, part of a trilogy of WWII historical novels set in Southeast Asia that may be read in any order. more...

  • The Price Of Desire: The Price of Success / The Cost of Her Innocence / Not For Sale (Mills & Boon By Request)by Maya Blake; Jacqueline Baird; Sandra Marton

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 7.09

    "The Price of Success Marco de Cervantes, owner of the Espiritu racing team, can?t stand the fact that Sasha Fleming isn?t above using her wide-eyed beauty and tempting curves to become Espiritu?s first female racing driver. The infuriating thing is ? she?s the best driver around! more...

  • Playing Her Cards Right: Choose Me / Have Me / Want Me (Mills & Boon By Request) (It's Trading Men!, Book 1)by Jo Leigh

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 7.09

    "Choose Me Charlie Winslow is wealthy, successful, and usually found mingling with the A-list crowd. So when he goes on a Valentine?s Day blind date with small town girl Bree Kingston, the last thing he expects is to fall head over heels? more...