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  • Tenth of Decemberby George Saunders

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People • The New York Times Magazine • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • New York • The Telegraph • BuzzFeed • Kirkus Reviews • BookPage • Shelf Awareness One of the most important and blazingly... more...

  • To Cut a Long Story Shortby Jeffrey Archer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.39

    From the master storyteller comes a masterful collection of fourteen riveting tales of elaborate confidence tricks, political chicanery, immoral behavior, and dangerously illicit affairs, rendered with the breathtaking narrative twists that have become the Jeffrey Archer hallmark. Here are all new stories that will engross and astonish, peopled with... more...

  • Going to Meet the Manby James Baldwin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    "There's no way not to suffer. But you try all kinds of ways to keep from drowning in it." The men and women in these eight short fictions grasp this truth on an elemental level, and their stories, as told by James Baldwin, detail the ingenious and often desperate ways in which they try to keep their head above water. It may be the heroin that a down-and-out... more...

  • In Our Timeby Ernest Hemingway

    Scribner 2002; US$ 10.99

    THIS COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES AND VIGNETTES MARKED ERNEST HEMINGWAY'S AMERICAN DEBUT AND MADE HIM FAMOUS When In Our Time was published in 1925, it was praised by Ford Madox Ford, John Dos Passos, and F. Scott Fitzgerald for its simple and precise use of language to convey a wide range of complex emotions, and it earned Hemingway a place beside... more...

  • Everything's Eventualby Stephen King

    Scribner 2002; US$ 10.99

    A collection of stories, Everything’s Eventual includes one O. Henry Prize winner, two other award winners, four stories published by The New Yorker , and “Riding the Bullet,” King’s original ebook, which attracted over half a million online readers and became the most famous short story of the decade. “Riding the Bullet,” published here on paper... more...

  • The Anchor Book of New American Short Storiesby Ben Marcus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    “In twenty-nine separate but ingenious ways, these stories seek permanent residence within a reader. They strive to become an emotional or intellectual cargo that might accompany us wherever, or however, we go. . . . If we are made by what we read, if language truly builds people into what they are, how they think, the depth with which they feel, then... more...

  • The Best Manby Brenda Jackson; Cindi Louis; Felicia Mason; Kayla Perrin

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 6.79

    He'll leave you begging for more... THE BEST MAN Brenda Jackson's "Strictly Business" Houston freelance writer Gina Grant Farrell just got a job offer too good to refuse-a week on a Texas ranch to interview the ruthless, ambitious, and very handsome millionaire Mitch Farrell, who happens to be none other than her ex-husband! Is Mitch's proposal... more...

  • At the Hairdresser'sby Anita Brookner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 4.21

    Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. This is a poignant novella from Anita Brookner. 'I rather hope I shall die at the hairdresser's, for they are bound to know what to do. At least that is what I tell myself.' Solitude is a... more...

  • How to Leave Hialeahby Jennine Capó Crucet

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.60

    United in their fierce sense of place and infused with the fading echoes of a lost homeland, the stories in Jennine Capó Crucet’s striking debut collection do for Miami what Edward P. Jones does for Washington, D.C., and what James Joyce did for Dublin: they expand our ideas and our expectations of the city by exposing its tough but vulnerable underbelly.... more...

  • Like a House on Fireby Cate Kennedy

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 19.99

    WINNER OF THE 2013 STEELE RUDD AWARD, QUEENSLAND LITERARY AWARDS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 STELLA PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2013 KIBBLE AWARD From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots . In Like a House on Fire , Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their... more...