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  • The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 15.99

    Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter,... more...

  • Jeffrey Archer Presents: New Wifeby Mark Trainer

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 0.99

    "This is a moving story, well told and beautifully written." --Jeffrey Archer In celebration of Jeffrey Archer's latest short story collection, And Thereby Hangs a Tale , St. Martin's Press sponsored the "Jeffrey Archer Presents" Short Story Competition. #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of the short story Jeffrey Archer is known... more...

  • Thumbprintby Joe Hill

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 6.99

    A short story from critically acclaimed, bestselling author Joe Hill about a young woman who returns home from a military tour in the Middle East . . . and her dark past follows closely behind. more...

  • Suderby Percival Everett

    Dzanc Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Suder, Percival Everett’s acclaimed first novel, follows the exploits and ordeals of Craig Suder, a struggling black third baseman for the Seattle Mariners. In the midst of a humiliating career slump and difficulties with his demanding wife and troubled son, Suder packs up his saxophone, phonograph, and Charlie Parker’s Ornithology and begins a personal... more...

  • How to Breathe Underwaterby Julie Orringer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    A New York Times notable book and winner of The Northern California Book Award for Best Short Fiction, these nine brave, wise, and spellbinding stories make up this debut. In "When She is Old and I Am Famous" a young woman confronts the inscrutable power of her cousin's beauty. In "Note to Sixth-Grade Self" a band of popular girls exert their... more...

  • The Thing Around Your Neckby Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    In these twelve dazzlng stories, the bestselling, award-winning Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie explores the ties that bind men and women, parents and children, Africa and the United States. Searing and profound, suffused with beauty, sorrow, and longing, these stories map, with Adichie's signature emotional wisdom, the collision of two cultures and the deeply... more...

  • Just After Sunsetby Stephen King

    Scribner 2008; US$ 10.99

    A stunning collection from international bestseller Stephen King that displays his phenomenally broad readership (stories published in The New Yorker , Playboy , and McSweeney’s and including the 25,000 word story “Gingerbread Girl” published in Esquire ). Stephen King—who has written more than fifty books, dozens of number one New York Times... more...

  • Madwoman On The Bridge And Other Storiesby Su Tong

    Transworld 2009; US$ 11.27

    Set during the fall-out of the Cultural Revolution, these bizarre and delicate stories capture the collision of the old China of vanished dynasties, with communism and today's tiger economy. The mad woman on the bridge wears a historical gown which she refuses to take off. In the height of summer she stands madly on the bridge. Until a young female... more...

  • Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collarby Richard Ford

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    Edited byRichard Ford and featuring stories by Russell Banks, Alice Munro, Tobias Wolff,Jhumpa Lahiri, JohnCheever, and many others, Blue Collar,White Collar, No Collar is a profound and groundbreaking anthologyexploring resonant themes of employment, service, and daily obligations asunique windows into our culture, our society, and our very humanity.... more...

  • A Week in Summerby Maeve Binchy

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 0.99

    After many happy years of marriage and raising a family, Brian and Kathleen suddenly find themselves a bit lost in life. Midwesterners who’ve never traveled, Kathleen decides that what she and Brian need is a vacation, and with the help of an enthusiastic travel agent she plans a trip to Ireland in search of her roots. In beautiful, quaint Lisdoonvarna,... more...